The rivalry between WWE and All Elite Wrestling is more real than some think. So much so that former WWE Champion Chris Jericho was turned away from WWE’s booth at the Toy Fair 2020 in New York City.
Jericho revealed on a recent edition of Talk is Jericho that he and other AEW stars were at the convention for the launch of AEW’s action figures. Wanting to see the WWE booth, Jericho ventured over only to be turned away. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling Inc.:
“Talking about about the Toy Fair, we, being AEW, had a really big display in the back of the convention center. I was there. Kenny [Omega] was there. Cody [Rhodes], Hangman [Page], The Bucks, I remember Luchasaurus and Jungle Boy. We had kind of our A crew was there. It was so funny. Typical WWE bulls**t, they wouldn’t let us up there to see their display, and so one of the guys let me in. And then I was filming something.
“He goes, ‘You can’t film.’ I go, ‘Why?’ He goes, ‘Because I’ll get in trouble if they know you’re up here.’ I’m like, ‘I’ve made these guy f**king 200 Chris Jericho WWE action figures! And I can’t come look at your display?’ But their display was in the back of the room in a corner. They had nobody there. None of the talent was there and I thought, this is pretty lame in comparison to what AEW has, which really surprised me especially at the Toy Fair in New York City.”
Chris Jericho had been part of WWE off-and-on from 1999-2018 when he made his final appearance with the company.