Chris Jericho discusses AEW’s creative process

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Chris Jericho discusses AEW’s creative process

Chris Jericho is one of the most titled wrestlers of all time, having won 35 titles across WWF/E, WCW, ECW, NJPW, CMLL and AEW. He is credited as the first undisputed WWF champion in history, having unified the WWF Championship and WCW Championship at Vengeance in 2001.

He is a total seven-time world champion, having once held the WWF Championship and the AEW World Championship, twice the WCW Championship and three times the World Heavyweight Championship. He is also a nine-time Intercontinental Champion (reigns record) and a two-time United States Champion, making him one of four wrestlers to complete the Grand Slam in both the old (fourth) and new (seventh) format.

Chris Jericho recently discussed AEW’s creative process in an interview with The SDR Show and discussed the only thing that they had to get approval on for the Stadium Stampede match.

Chris Jericho on AEW’s creative process

“Everyone works together, but there’s no real rules.

I mean, once in a while you get a few things that maybe other guys have ideas that you will use. But most of the time everyone is in charge of their own stuff. And that’s why it’s working, that’s why it’s so exciting.

And not to bag on anywhere else, but there’s such a chain of command in WWE, for example with the creative stuff. We have to get it approved from this level, and this level, and this level, and this level. And by it gets back, it’s completely different from what you had originally kind of envisioned.

And we don’t have that in AEW" - Chris Jericho said. On the Stadium Stampede match, he added: “I mean, that was just, that was one of the best things I’ve ever done in 30 years of being in the business.

And that’s just 10 guys getting together with different ideas, and banging it out and not having to worry about, ‘Well, did so and so approve this?’ or ‘What are we gonna do with that?’ As a matter of fact, the only thing I had to get approved was knocking out the Jacksonville Jaguars mascot.

And the only reason why I had to get that approved is because the NFL didn’t want us to do it. But Tony Khan didn’t care, so we did it. But other than that, everything was kinda free form, man. It’s like, it’s ‘How creative can you be and how well can you make the piece and the segment that you’re working in?’ And that’s why it’s been such a success”.