Chris Jericho was the biggest name to join the inaugural AEW roster when the promotion first launched in 2019 before holding a single event or even getting a television deal. Jericho was also the first-ever AEW World Heavyweight Champion.
Jericho will wrestle MJF at the upcoming All Out pay-per-view event on September 5th with the stipulation that Jericho’s career will be over should he not win the bout.
During today’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, a fan asked Dave Meltzer about Jericho’s AEW contract status as he has a three-year deal and it’s coming due this fall. Meltzer noted that while Jericho did sign a three-year deal, he has a one-year option on it.
“There’s a one-year option. So in a sense, it’s up at the end of next year. So a year and a half left.”
Jericho and MJF have been feuding for months including Jericho just dropping a loss to MJF on the August 18th edition of Dynamite.