With Lesnar no longer being under contract with WWE and talks between the two sides being halted for now, the belief is that the rumors of him potentially joining AEW is only for him to use that as leverage in order to get more money out of Vince McMahon.
Even Jericho stated in a previous interview that he doesn’t think Lesnar is really a free agent.
While doing an interview with Sports Illustrated, Jericho also stated that he thinks Lesnar is using AEW as leverage. However, if a deal is reached, he’d be a classic heel and slap Lesnar in the face. A work of course.
“I don’t know if Brock fits the whole AEW idea or attitude. That’s a Tony Khan decision and a Brock decision. Do I think Brock does this every few years just to up his price with Vince? Of course he does. He’s a genius when it comes to that.
But hey, if he showed up in AEW, I’d be happy to go up against him and do the match we were supposed to do in April of 2018 in WWE that Vince then changed. We’ve never had a match on TV or pay-per-view, ever. If it came about, I’d be happy to go up and smack him in his fat face.”
Jericho also talked about facing Orange Cassidy at All Out, who he wants to wrestle in AEW that he hasn’t already, and more. Check out the full interview here.