AEW star Chris Jericho was a guest at The Kurt Angle Show, where Kurt Angle stressed that he considers Jericho a great fighter and that he has surpassed the legendary Shawn Michaels. “Chris, I want to tell you this,” Angle told Jericho, as quoted by wrestlinginc.
“I’ve always thought Shawn Michaels was the greatest of all time. And I’m not saying this to blow smoke up your ass, but what you’ve been able to accomplish in AEW, and how long you’ve been able to have this career, I think that you have taken over Shawn as the greatest of all time”.
Angle continued: “You really have, Chris. I mean that with all my heart”.
Kurt Angle on Jericho
Kurt Angle once again confirmed what he said, for Lucha Libre Online. Jericho has indeed been on the wrestling scene for many years, there is a lot of success behind him and what he has achieved should be a motivation for young talents to persevere, quality and talent pay off in the end.
What he’s been able to do with his characters, changing and innovating himself and being able to be as effective as he is in the business this late in his career, at 51, 52 years of age, and being in the business for over 30 years,” Angle responded.
Of course, not everything could have happened without Jericho's effort and work. It is his constancy that makes him such a great wrestler. Many hope to watch him for a long time. “He’s put in a lot of time, a lot of effort, and he’s very talented,” Angle said of Jericho.
“So, I put him up there with Shawn Michaels, but now, after being in AEW and doing the things he’s doing now, he has to be the greatest of all time, especially (for) the amount of years he put in”.