AEW World Champion Jon Moxley recently signed a five-year extension with the company, that would keep him contracted to All Elite Wrestling until 2027.
Moxley’s new contract included additional responsibilities behind the scenes in the company, including a coaching role for younger talent on the roster.
Moxley isn’t the only former AEW World Champion locked down, as Variety exclusivly revealed that former AEW World Champion and current ROH World Champion Chris Jericho has signed a three-year extension with the company.
Variety confirmed that, in addition to his in-ring roles, Jericho will take on increased responsibilities behind the scenes in AEW, where he will now serve as a producer and creative advisor, while he continues to work as a mentor to young talent.
In a statement about the extension, Tony Khan said:
“Chris Jericho long ago cemented his legacy as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, and we’re fortunate to have his skills, charisma, knowledge and insights in AEW for years to come. Chris has discovered a fountain of youth this year, and he’s having some of the very best matches of his legendary career against some of the top names in wrestling. In expanding his responsibilities, he’ll continue to serve as a valuable leader with our roster having the opportunity to utilize one of most creative minds in the history of wrestling.”
When Jericho was asked why he opted to stay in AEW, he said:
“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.”
“When AEW first started, I think basically it was Chris Jericho and a group of very talented people that might not have been as well known,” he continued. “Within three months that changed and now within three years, we’ve got at least a dozen, maybe two dozen, of our own homegrown stars that came into their own on AEW television.”
Jericho is set to defend his ROH World Championship against former ROH World Champion Dalton Castle on tonight’s AEW Dynamite show.
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