Speaking with WhatCulture, Jericho named Roman Reigns as a guy he wishes could one day join the All Elite ranks.
‘Le Champión’ said:
“We do have a select handful of WWE recruits, but if everybody got released and the company ended tomorrow, we wouldn’t take a lot. I would put Roman Reigns at the top of my wish list for anybody because not only is he a great worker, he’s such a cool guy. If they just let him be him, he’d be the biggest star in the industry. That’s a guy I’d love to get my hands on for sure, one of the few I’d love to have from WWE.”
He also made a point of saying that one thing the promotion doesn’t want to do is just sign every ex-WWE star it can. He added:
“Our goal and what wrestling is all about is building new stars. It’s not going to be long before Sammy [Guevara] and MJF and Darby Allin and Scorpio Sky and these other guys are major major headlining stars. We need to build stars, this is not a a place where anybody in WWE can just show up. We’re very selective on who we take on.
“Nothing against anybody involved because they’re very talented, but there’s nobody on that list that we’re looking at. We’re not doing what WCW did in the 90s or what Impact did. We realize that’s not how you do it and it becomes a retread, we need to make our own stars.
“Look at Moxley now, it’s a different guy, look at Brodie Lee, they wouldn’t even put him on TV for the last eight months and now he’s headlining PPVs and kicking ass doing it.”
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription