Ahead of AEW’s upcoming All Out pay-per-view on Saturday, Chris Jericho has given an interview to Gary Cassidy from Sportskeeda where he talked about several subjects, from his feud with Orange Cassidy, allowing fans back into AEW events and AEW Champion Jon Moxley being ranked number one in the PWI 500.
Jericho was asked if he has thought about staying at AEW beyond his current contract, to which he replied:
(AEW) is the best time I’ve had the business in 10 years, 15 years maybe. So I won’t go anywhere. I have no intention of leaving AEW and I have no intention of not wrestling – but even if I don’t wrestle ever again, I’ll just be a commentator after that.
The ‘Demo God’ has been making very regular appearances on commentary for AEW, which could potentially be feelers for him moving to this further down the line – however we can be pretty sure he has more in the tank before that happens.
Commenting further on his time with AEW, Jericho feels “creatively stimulated” at the moment:
I’m very happy in AEW. I’m very creatively stimulated here and I enjoy coming to work every time, every week, every month, whenever it may be, and to me, the fact I’m having as much fun as I’m having and doing the work that I’m doing now after almost 30 years in the business is a testament to the longevity that I have and also to the great environment that AEW is providing for me.
It seems that ‘Le Champion’ isn’t going to show up anywhere else, and according to him neither is Brock Lesnar despite talk of him leaving WWE.
Reports surfaced this week that former WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, who hasn’t wrestled since WrestleMania, is now officially a free agent. However, Jericho doesn’t expect to see Lesnar anywhere else but back in the WWE:
I don’t think he’s really a free agent at all. I think it would take so much money to pry him away from Vince McMahon on Brock’s end and then for Vince to approve that… I mean, Vince has two billion dollars in the bank. What are you going to spend on Brock Lesnar that Vince isn’t going to match?
I think it’s just another one of the dances that Vince and Brock like to have where Brock’s contract expires, Vince lets it expire, and then they stay away from each other until the next Saudi Arabia show or the next show that has people in the crowd, or WrestleMania.
So don’t expect to see Brock Lesnar in the Casino Battle Royale at All Out but do expect to see Chris Jericho continuing to have fun in AEW as he battles Orange Cassidy in the first ever Mimosa Mayhem Match this Sunday.