Chris Jericho Signs New Deal With AEW, Named Creative Advisor

Chris Jericho at Inside The Ropes show

It has been confirmed that Chris Jericho will be staying with AEW for at least another three years.

The former WWE Superstar joined All Elite Wrestling in January 2019 and went on to become the first-ever AEW World Champion that August. Jericho has remained at the forefront of AEW programming wrestling the likes of Bryan Danielson, Jon Moxley, Darby Allin and many more.

Jericho is currently the Ring of Honor World Champion having defeated Claudio Castagnoli at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam back in September. His most recent defence came against Bryan Danielson.

Chris Jericho To Stay With AEW Until At Least 2025, Role Expanded

In a press release confirming Jericho’s new contract it was announced that he also serve as a producer and creative advisor as well as an in-ring performer.

AEW President Tony Khan hailed Jericho as one of the “greatest professional wrestlers of all-time” explaining that the star had become a valuable leader with the company.

“Chris Jericho long ago cemented his legacy as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, and we’re fortunate to have his skills, charisma, knowledge and insights in AEW for years to come.

Chris has discovered a fountain of youth this year, and he’s having some of the very best matches of his legendary career against some of the top names in wrestling. In expanding his responsibilities, he’ll continue to serve as a valuable leader with our roster having the opportunity to utilize one of most creative minds in the history of wrestling.”

Speaking to Variety, Chris Jericho explained that it was an easy decision to re-sign, adding that it feels as though AEW is his company.

“I guess the simple answer is ‘Why not?’” Jericho said. “Things have been going so well in the company, and I really do feel that this is my company. It’s tattooed on my heart, so to speak. I’ve been here since day one, and there’s really no reason not to be here continuing forward.”

“When AEW first started, I think basically it was Chris Jericho and a group of very talented people that might not have been as well known,” he continued. “Within three months that changed and now within three years, we’ve got at least a dozen, maybe two dozen, of our own homegrown stars that came into their own on AEW television.”

The news of Jericho’s new contract comes after it was recently announced that Jon Moxley had signed a new five-year contract.