Chris Jericho Claims Vince McMahon Wasn’t Blindsided By His AEW Signing

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All Elite Wrestling’s latest signee Chris Jericho says former boss Vince McMahon wasn’t blindsided by his decision, because they had a private talk beforehand.

Jericho was a guest on SiriusXM’s Busted Open this week and spoke about his conversation with WWE’s head honcho, saying: 

“A lot of that stuff is private but I did have a very amicable conversation with him. He knew what I was doing, it wasn’t a surprise. I didn’t just show up in Jacksonville and that was it. The bottom line is the Khan family isn’t messing around. They want to make a go at this and you know they have a lot of money and they have a lot of capital.”

While talking about a potential TV deal for All Elite Wrestling, Jericho also made an interesting comment in regards to Kenny Omega’s future.

“By me joining the company, I think fans and wrestlers most importantly go holy sh*t this is the real deal,” he explained. “If Jericho went there, this is real. Because a lot of people don’t know Kenny, or Cody, or the Bucks. We know them. But your average fan doesn’t.”

This would seem to indicate that Omega is planning to be part of the promotion. However, with Jericho’s history, he could always be trolling. 

As we previously reported, AEW President Tony Khan says there are “a number of interested parties” who want to bring All Elite Wrestling to television every week.

Stay tuned. 

[H/T Ringside News]

  • PurpleHaze

    Is tony Khan any relation to killer Khan?

    • Louis

      Genghis Khan.

      • PurpleHaze

        Are you looking forward to the AEW? If nothing else it’s sparked my interest in Wrestling again

        • Louis

          If it ends up on free tv like CW Network, I’ll watch it.

          If it ends up on something like POP or AXS, I probably won’t watch it. I just don’t have the time to go out of my way to search for it.

          • PurpleHaze

            I’m sure it will, hopefully NBC but that’s probably wishful thinking

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

            Right there with ya. Needs to be on a good channel otherwise I won’t care… No major network= just another indy.

        • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

          I’m curious to see how it plays out…
          I like some of the stuff that I’m hearing… But, there are a number of major red flags as well.

          • PurpleHaze

            Sounds like someone has a lot of money to play with, I hope it doesn’t turn out like the shit WWE calls sports entertainment

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

            Be more worried that it’s looking and smelling a lot more like TNA than wwe.

          • PurpleHaze

            That would really suck, I guess Jericho got a big payday so he wins either way

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

            Just seems that way to me. Khan is a mark (Dixie) and Cody/Bucks are Jarrett.

            WZ “writer” called me a troll in the story about their new podcast and I’m dying! 😂😂😂

          • PurpleHaze

            I’m over at WZ and read the article where Jericho is comparing his leaving WWE to go to AEW bigger than when Hogan left WWE for WCW, all the marks are turning on him in the comments section

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

            Yeah, that is batshit funny!!!

          • PurpleHaze

            Which writer?

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

            Kevin Kellam?

          • PurpleHaze

            I don’t know many of them anymore

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

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    • Louis

      Brother!!!!!!!!!

      • PurpleHaze

        Hey Brother Louie how have you been my friend?

        • Louis

          Hanging in there. You doing good, brother?

          • PurpleHaze

            Oh I’m surviving man, it was a rough Christmas time this year, my lady’s mom lost to cancer after three long bouts , other than that I’m good, hbu

          • Louis

            My condolences.

          • PurpleHaze

            It’s all good man she was a warrior

      • PurpleHaze

        Did those jerkoffs finally get banned from here?

        • Louis

          Seems like it. I blocked the person but but when I am not logged on O have not seen him/her.

          • PurpleHaze

            Good deal , I’ve been through that crap before, some idiot cloned my whole family , I was so glad when they put the blocking option on disqus

    • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

      Star Trek Khan.

      • PurpleHaze

        The Wrath of Khan

      • PurpleHaze

        What’s up with that guy named Swallop? How come none of the guys like him at WZ? I think he’s pretty comical the way he trolls some of them

        • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

          Swallow can be funny… But, a lot of times he comes off as a weak troll and leaves himself open to getting torn apart by the others.

          • PurpleHaze

            I leave him alone, he does tend to dig himself a deep hole a lot of times

          • Kiwassa Lou DiFigliano

            Exactly. WZ ran a story a few months back about how the “office” wouldn’t let Goldust attend All In. I corrected them by saying it wasn’t the wwe office that wouldn’t let him go but rather the police department he works for denied his time off request. I follow Goldy on Twitter… So, that’s how I knew… Swallow tried to argue that it was wwe that wouldn’t let him go…. After a few others chimed in, Swallow shut up and deleted his posts.
            Otherwise, he doesn’t bother me… Like i said, his troll game is fairly weak.

    • Testify over the wall

      Yes he is also known as Shere Khan pronounced Shao Khan in certain circles, not to be confused with Chaka Khan ancient founder of the Great Mongol Empire and female R&B/funk/soul stealer/singer etc.

      • PurpleHaze

        Thanks for the clarification

  • PurpleHaze

    It’s business, i hope it blindsided McMahon, Lord knows he’s blindsided more than his share of people

  • Jon Duke

    It’s all a setup. I can explain.

    Linda McMahon is in the Trump cabinet. Trump hates the NFL. Trump loves Fox. He gets WWE a very lucrative deal with FOX in exchange of Vince restarting XFL to compete with the NFL.

    NFL team owner hears about it and goes:”Two can play that game” and throws money to the hottest act in Professional Wrestling to start something to compete with WWE.

    You’re welcomed!

  • James Smith

    Jack swagger and shelton Benjamin should go to aew