WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash recently shared his insights on the potential return of AEW star Chris Jericho to WWE. Speaking on a special Christmas edition of his podcast, "Kliq This," Nash commented on the ongoing speculation surrounding WWE’s interest in re-signing certain AEW talents, including Jericho.
The discussion was initially sparked by rumors of WWE's Executive Vice President, Triple H, allegedly offering contracts to Jon Moxley and other AEW stars following the expiration of their current deals with AEW. Nash, also known as "Big Daddy Cool," expressed his thoughts, particularly on Chris Jericho's situation, stating, "I'm just saying that they're [WWE] going to grab the guys...
you know, Chris [Jericho] is just... I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't grab Chris. I just think that Chris is... what’s Chris now, 55? 53? When I came back and wrestled Paul [Triple H], I was 55 or 56." This statement indicates Nash's belief in Jericho’s ongoing prowess in the ring and his potential value to WWE.
Jericho's AEW Commitment
Despite Nash's speculation, Jericho, who extended his contract with AEW in 2022, has shown little interest in returning to WWE. His current deal with AEW is set to expire in 2026. Earlier this year, Jericho openly dismissed the idea of returning to WWE, expressing his satisfaction with AEW's operations and his intention to conclude his wrestling career within the promotion.
Although he maintains a positive relationship with Triple H and Vince McMahon, Jericho left WWE in 2018 and has since been focused on his journey with AEW. This stance seemingly diminishes the chances of his WWE comeback, even for a potential Hall of Fame induction, a prospect some fans had hoped for.
Jon Moxley, another prominent AEW figure, also appears to be firmly rooted in the promotion, having signed a five-year extension last year. This agreement secures his presence in Tony Khan’s company until at least 2027, further aligning AEW's top talent with its growing legacy.
As the wrestling world continues to evolve, the dynamic between WWE and AEW remains a point of interest, with speculation and rumors adding to the excitement and unpredictability of the industry.