Saturday night is a big night for Chris Jericho as he’s set to face Adam Page in the first ever AEW World Championship match at All Out.
Whether or not Chris Jericho will walk out with the belt remains to be seen, but it appears that Jericho will be with AEW for the long haul.
All Elite Wrestling is set to premiere on TNT on Wednesday, October 2 and AEW will be going head to head with NXT which will is set to go live on USA Network on September 18.
Recently there’s been a lot of talk about a war between NXT and AEW, but during an interview with Hollywood Life Chris Jericho downplayed the idea of a possible war.
“I am not at war with anyone at NXT. Why would you start a war with some minor leagues? I think we [AEW] are doing what we are doing on Wednesday night and WWE decided to counter-program with NXT.
There is no war for me at all because there is not one guy on that show that I have ever heard of before and that is not being snobby– it’s just that I don’t watch NXT. So, if you want to watch NXT, that is fine. If you want to watch AEW, that is fine as well. But, it is certainly not a war on our part, because we have been doing great on our own — selling out shows and selling 10,000 tickets in five minutes without any type of war or competition.
I think this just adds more eyeballs onto us. The one thing I learned when I was in WCW is the worst thing you can do is worry about your competition. Worry about what you are doing and clean your [own] house and make sure your own shit is going good. That is what we are doing, and we are not worrying about whatever anyone else is doing.”
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