Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has explained his backstage role within the promotion and the job title he’s adopted.
Jericho stated that he’s actually the Senior Advisor to the CEO, with the CEO of course being Tony Khan.
It’s unclear whether this is an official title or just what Jericho’s been ‘dubbed’.
Explaining his role is more creative than business-oriented, speaking on Sunday Night’s Main Event, Chris Jericho said:
“I think I literally have a position, Senior Advisor to the CEO, I’m not kidding. There was a time with EVPs and everything, I was like, ‘I don’t want to have anything to do with it’. These guys are doing a lot of work at the beginning with finding sponsors, going to Cracker Barrel, helping book towns, doing all this stuff. I didn’t want anything to do with that. On the creative side of things, I worry about Chris Jericho’s storyline first and foremost, I don’t know if I have a lot of say. Obviously, Tony is the boss and that’s one thing that has really grown and I knew it from the start. A lot of guys thought, ‘Oh, we’re a big committee and team’. No, there needs to be one boss and that’s Tony Khan. Then you file down from there. If Tony looks at a certain section and asks my advice or opinion, I’ll give my feedback. An advisor is a great way to explain what I do for AEW. Not just for Tony Khan, but for a lot of guys.”
Jericho spoke recently about one of the big improvements AEW has made recently is having backstage meetings to make sure there are no segments too similar during a show, which has been an issue throughout Dynamite’s history.
He will lead the Inner Circle into battle tomorrow as they face the Pinnacle in the first ever Blood & Guts match.
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