Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has commented on whether he believes free agent Brock Lesnar would be a good signing for the promotion.
Lesnar is currently not under contract with WWE which opens up the possibility of him signing elsewhere, something that has obviously prompted a lot of speculation.
Speaking with Sportskeeda, Chris Jericho said he doesn’t believe Lesnar is truly a free agent despite not being under contract. He explained:
“Well the reason the rumors are only out there is because someone said free agent. I don’t think he’s a free agent at all. I think it would take so much money to pry him away from Vince McMahon on Brock’s end and then for Vince to approve that. Vince has two billion dollars in the bank. What are you going to spend on Brock Lesnar that Vince isn’t going to match. Vince and Brock have a strange love affair to begin with. Would Brock fit in AEW? Would Brock pay back his salary that you would pay him? Who’s to say. But I think UFC and AEW is just another one of those dances Brock likes to have where Brock’s contract expires. Vince lets it expire and then they kind of stay away from each other for a few months until the next Saudi Arabia show or the next show that has people in it or WrestleMania. I don’t think Brock is a free agent in that sense of that word. I just think he’s currently not under contract right now.”
But hypothetically, would he be a good get for AEW? Jericho isn’t sure he’d be worth the investment. He added:
“With the amount of money it would take to take him away from the world of WWE, it would be astronomical, Vince would never allow it and I don’t know if you can make that investment back or if it’s worth it for AEW at this point in time or UFC or any other company that isn’t WWE at this time.”