AEW World Champion Chris Jericho is one of the biggest names in the professional wrestling industry, and he is never known to mince his words. Ever since joining AEW, Jericho has repeatedly criticized WWE, sometimes in character, and sometimes out of it.
In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Jericho talked about how Roman Reigns will be one of the biggest stars in AEW, and WWE is holding back the real Roman Reigns with scripted promos.
“If you had a guy like Roman Reigns in AEW, he would be so over. Roman is so legit, a real cool dude, man. He’s a great guy. He’s super cool. He’s like the guy you want to hang out with.”
“AND YOU KNOW, THEY NEVER PORTRAY HIM LIKE THAT ON THE SHOW. THEY ALWAYS GIVE HIM THESE PROMOS TO READ AND THE REAL ROMAN REIGNS NEVER REALLY SHINES THROUGH.“
Chris Jericho gave props to the former WWE Champion but at the same time, criticized WWE for the micromanagement of the Big Dog, which was even brought up by CM Punk on WWE Backstage last week.
Jericho also talked about Bray Wyatt‘s current persona, The Fiend, and how it comes across as cartoonish rather than scary. Jericho said he watched Survivor Series and found it great, but didn’t like the promo between Daniel Bryan and the Miz regarding the Fiend.
“I watched Survivor Series and it was really good. But they had this promo with Daniel Bryan and Miz and it’s like, for the sake of our children, our families, you have to stop The Fiend. Nobody talks like that.”
“YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? YOU CAN STILL PUT THE GUY OVER BIG TIME BUT, NOT WORRY, LIKE, WHAT… IS HE’S GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND BREAK IN YOUR HOUSE AND STEAL YOUR KIDS… IT’S JUST NOT BELIEVABLE. AND IT’S CARTOONISH IN A BAD WAY.“
Chris Jericho is the inaugural AEW World Champion and is yet to lose a singles match in the company.