Chris Jericho says AEW is better now than it was a month ago.
AEW has dealt with some negative buzz in recent months, especially after CM Punk was involved in an incident with Jack Perry at AEW All In. The backstage confrontation led to Punk's termination on September 2.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Punk was not directly named, but Jericho was directly asked whether AEW is a better company now than it was a month ago.
"Yes, yes, absolutely," Jericho said.
Jericho was then asked about his relationship with Tony Khan and whether he gives him suggestions. Jericho described how he is one of multiple people who is part of the effort to help AEW grow. He made it clear that they all want AEW to keep growing, and they're trying to figure out the best way to do that.
"The short answer is yes. There’s also other people that are higher up in the company, we’re working together to suggest, and the thing with AEW is, we grew so fast. Look at our company now. Look at the infrastructure. I was reading WWE layoffs the other day, and there’s people, I’m like, what is this position? I don’t even know what this means. WWE has such a huge infrastructure. We do not. We need to grow that. But who’s the right people? We’ve got to identify the place where we need a little bit of growth and go from there. Tony is very organized, and Tony’s very passionate. But once again, here we are four years in. There’s a lot of stuff that none of us know. We’ve never ran our own company before, but we learned a lot from Vince. Tony’s Tony, Vince was Vince. You have to work within the boss’s system. It all rests in what Tony Khan want to do. What Tony Khan wants to do is continue to grow AEW. That’s what Chris Jericho wants to do, that’s what Bryan Danielson wants to do, that’s what Jon Moxley wants to do. So we’re all working together to patch up maybe some of the holes and continue to build this wall higher and higher and higher. To me, to see that growth so quickly is a little bit scary. We’re now figuring out what we need to do to continue to grow," Jericho said.
Jericho then highlighted how he got into a fight with Goldberg earlier in his career, and it hit the news right away. He noted that in the age of social media, fans and critics alike focus on the negative. Jericho emphasized that AEW is aware of the issues, and he stated that they have been rectified. He also highlighted the positives in AEW right now.
“We know the issues. The issues have been rectified. But the point is, there’s so much positive things going on. Those things are always kind of a little bit downplayed. But it’s the negative that gets focused on. I know what’s going on in the locker room. We know what areas we need to work on. Negative press is negative press. Once again, you still got, out of those 81,000 people, how many people know what even happened or really care? The hardcore and the journalists and the guys who do this care, and we should. But there’s also fans…how about being number one on cable four weeks in a row? The number one show out of all shows is AEW. So to me, that’s a huge positive that also gets kind of lost in the shuffle because somebody’s in a bad mood one day or whatever it might be. It happens, it’s wrestling. There’s gonna be issues from time to time," Jericho said.
Chris Jericho previously commented on CM Punk getting fired. Click here to see what he had to say.
Tony Khan recently discussed his decision to address the crowd about CM Punk's termination. Check out his comments here.
Jericho will face Sammy Guevara at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam. More information is available here.
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