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]