Matt Hardy Explains Why Top AEW Star Is Like Hulk Hogan In WCW

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Matt Hardy Explains Why Top AEW Star Is Like Hulk Hogan In WCW AEW

Matt Hardy has explained why he believes a top AEW star is like Hulk Hogan in WCW.

As previously reported, All Elite Wrestling announced that Chris Jericho had signed a three-year contract extension that will see him stay with the company until December 2025.

On the latest “Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, Matt Hardy was asked his thoughts on Chris Jericho being named a creative advisor for AEW in his deal.

He answered:

“I just think Chris Jericho is so multi-talented and he understands how to do sports entertainment. He understands how to do wrestling. He understands character work, if your a Danhausen type, how to portray that and optimize it and get the most out of it. He understands if you’re a very serious wrestler like Bryan Danielson, he realizes how to get the most out of that. That’s something I think is hugely beneficial because you have a lot of guys that are great wrestling minds, but they only did one gig. I feel like when you’ve done so many different gigs and you’ve been serious, you’ve been able to create drama, you’ve been able to create comedy, you’ve been able to draw money, and you know what you have to do to make something work, I feel like Chris is the epitome of that.”

Hardy continued on to explain why Chris Jericho was needed for All Elite Wrestling when they first started, saying:

“Chris Jericho is the same as Hulk Hogan was whenever WCW got hot. I mean, he was the guy the people know, probably the biggest household name they could get their hands on and just super beneficial. I mean, Chris Jericho goes down in the conversation as one of the GOATs without a doubt. I mean, he’s one of my close, dearest friends as well. You know, he is just so amazing, and the fact he’s been able to keep himself in that top position for so long is a credit to how talented he is.”

Aside from creative advisor, Jericho also took on the role as producer and mentor backstage for the company.

Chris Jericho last competed on the October 18 edition of AEW Dynamite with a successful ROH World Title defense over Dalton Castle.

The Ocho will team up with ROH Pure Champion Daniel Garcia to face Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta on the October 26 edition of Dynamite.

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