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Chris Jericho: “One of my mission statements in AEW is to build new talent”

AEW World Champion Chris Jericho recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about a wide range of topics. 

In this interview, Jericho talked about AEW having younger stars that they need to build up, which is not lost on Jericho.

In fact, Jericho just retained the championship over Scorpio Sky on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite in Champaign, IL at the State Farm Center on TNT. He addressed the criticism from fans that the promotion isn’t telling them who these wrestlers are outside of the top stars. 

“Guys like MJF, Darby Allin and Scorpio Sky have been in main event matches. We’ve made those guys into stars very quickly. It’s only been nine weeks of TV, so imagine where we’ll be after nine months?

“One of my mission statements in AEW is to build new talent,” said Jericho. “People complain, ‘We don’t have any idea who this people are!’ It’s only been nine weeks, and we’re focusing on one person every couple of weeks. Building new stars will make this promotion successful. This past week gave Sammy Guevara some spotlight, as well as Ortiz, Santana, and SCU.”






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