Since joining All Elite Wrestling back in 2019, Chris Jericho has had one mission – to create new stars.
Speaking on a recent edition of the “In The Kliq” podcast, the “Wizard” had some high praise for the likes of Ricky Starks, Scorpio Sky, Kenny Omega, Jungle Boy, Ortiz, Santana, Sammy Guevara, Orange Cassidy, MJF, and others.
Jericho said, “So my #1 mission from day one when we started AEW was to to do my best to make new stars. Because at first I think the company was on my back. And I knew like, you’ve only got about a month or two. It can’t always be Chris Jericho. We need to make as many — and think about this. Cody Rhodes right out of the gate, like he was not the Cody he is now. Mox was still Dean Ambrose. Nobody knew Kenny Omega. Nobody knew the Bucks, Darby Allen, Scorpio Sky, Jungle Boy, Ortiz, Santana, Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager when he came back. All those guys, in the first three months I worked with. We had a short window of time to make as many stars as we could.”
He continued, “So that’s always been my goal. And Ricky Starks is another guy, like people love him. All he needed was a story. He needed to be on TV featured every week. And that’s kind of what we’ve done… it’s all about making as many guys as you can main event-level talent, right? And it’s not easy to do. The guy’s gotta do most of the work. I can help though, and that’s kind of what I’ve been doing. And all of my stories have been revolving [that].”
Ricky Starks defeated Chris Jericho at this past Sunday night’s AEW Revolution pay-per-view event.
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