Since signing with AEW, Chris Jericho has made it clear that, while he is grateful for his time in the WWE he’s finding AEWs willingness to let him be more creative in his character rejuvenating.
Jericho reiterated that idea during the post-event scrum after Saturday’s Fight For The Fallen event. Though Jericho didn’t have a match, he did attack Adam “Hangman” Page after Page’s match with Kip Sabian. He also cut a promo on Page.
Jericho told Wrestling Inc. during the scrum that the promo he gave on Page was unscripted and was the first unscripted promo he had done in 20 years.
“Tonight is the first time in 20 years that I’ve ever done a promo with no script, with no approval of what I say and really with no idea of what I’m going to say,” Jericho said.
“I think it worked out very well and of course I can do it, but we’d never, ever get that chance to do that in WWE. So it’s the other side of the coin, if you want creative freedom, we can give you that in AEW. I think that’s one of the reasons why there’s such a buzz about the company, it’s because the fans can feel that,” he added.
He also talked a little about Jon Moxley’s comments about WWE creative that were given during Jericho’s podcast noting that there was truth in what Moxley said.
“This is not a burial of WWE. When you work there, it’s how it is. If you work in a factory and they tell you that you have to put this box in this conveyor belt every day and that’s how you make your money, then you do it, and if you don’t like it you go somewhere else. That system is very confining when it comes to a lot of creativity,” said Jericho.
Jericho’s next match will be against Hangman at All Out. The two are squaring off to become the first-ever AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
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