Former AEW World Champion, Chris Jericho, recently was involved in an interaction with PopCulture where he discussed the rise of All Elite Wrestling and what the future holds for the company. Jericho was directly asked whether he believes that AEW can surpass his former long term employer, WWE, as the most successful wrestling brand in the world.
Our sole focus is to grow our fan base – Jericho
“Well, in my opinion, what is the top wrestling promotion? To me, I think we already are, as far as in-ring product and entertaining shows, storylines, characters, et cetera,” Jericho answered. “If you’re looking at like will AEW overtake WWE as the wrestling brand in North America? I don’t know. But that’s not something that we ever really think about or worry about. All we’re worried about is continuing to grow our fan base, which we are, grow and continue to improve and create amazing stories, which we do.”
Later on in the segment, Chris Jericho described that ‘one element’ which is currently making Tony Khan’s promotion successful at the present and could make them even more successful in the coming days.
“We really are killing it in the demos, which equals higher television contracts when this current one expires in a few years,” Jericho said. “So ask me in a couple [of] years, if we’re going to be the most dominant promotion. I know we’ll be making a hell of a lot more money than we are right now, which will enable us to continue to put on the best wrestling product in the world today, which is what we’re already doing.”
With new stars signing up for AEW more frequently, it would be safe to say that AEW will surely be a tough competitor to WWE. AEW will look to continue their progress in 2022 with their first pay-per-view of the year, Revolution, which is scheduled on March 6 live from Orlando, Florida at the Addition Financial Arena.