Chris Jericho: Vince McMahon Asked If I Could Get Out Of AEW Contract When I First Signed

Chris Jericho saw similarities between him jumping to AEW and Scott Hall & Kevin Nash jumping to WCW in 1996.

Hosting a special NWO panel on the Chris Jericho Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea: Part Deux, Scott Hall was telling the story of how he went to Vince and let him know about WCW's contract offer. Hall, as he's said many times, wanted to take the money and Vince wasn't offering the same amount

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Chiming in, Jericho discussed his conversation with McMahon when he signed with AEW.

"I'm not in AEW because I was a rebel. I'm in AEW because Vince went, 'Go.' And then when I went, he went, 'You signed the contract?' 'Yeah.' 'Can you get out of it?' 'No. You told me to sign it.' He had the opportunity to stop it, like he did with [Scott Hall], which is very interesting to me. 23 years later, he made the same...I love Vince," he said.

Jericho has previously stated that WWE and Vince McMahon never put an offer on the table for him to stay in the company. You can view his comments from January 2019 by clicking here.

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