Interesting Update On New Chris Jericho AEW Deal

3 months ago by Laura Cude

Interesting Update On New Chris Jericho AEW Deal AEW

An update has emerged regarding Chris Jericho’s reported ‘contract extension’ to remain with AEW for another three years.

According to a recent report, Jericho’s AEW deal is ‘not a contract extension.’

As per Wrestler Observer Newsletter:

“Chris Jericho signed a new contract with AEW through early January 2026 (the press release said December 2025 but it’s been confirmed it’s actually January 2026). While figures were not available, his old deal was $3 million per year and he obviously got a raise, and given the timing, likely a good raise. This is not a contract extension.

“His old deal, a three-year contract with a two year option, similar to the timing of The Young Bucks and Adam Page, was to expire in January 2024 at $3 million per year. This past week he signed a new three-year contract with a higher dollar figure (we don’t know the raise but it is a bigger contract and obviously the biggest contract of his life) that goes into effect in January 2023, essentially ending his old deal one year earlier and starting a new contract at that point in time.”

I guess you could say it was a contract renegotiation. Or a bargained contract replacement?

Whatever the term is, it definitely was not an extension, rather the terms of the deal will replace the existing terms, one year before the original contract’s termination date. Got it?

Chris Jericho’s deal was originally revealed in a Variety exclusive on October 18. It was reported that the Ring of Honor champion would be taking on behind-the-scenes responsibilities in addition to his in-ring role.

Jericho’s deal will see him take on roles as a producer, creative advisor and mentor to younger talent.

He commented on the reason behind his decision, saying:

“I guess the simple answer is ‘Why not?’ 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.”

Chris Jericho recently defended and retained his ROH World championship against former title holder, Dalton Castle at AEW’s Title Tuesday edition of Dynamite on 18 October.

The match was the latest in a string of defences against previous ROH World Champions as Chris Jericho continues his pledge to desecrate the title.

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