AEW star Chris Jericho who is also a former WWE star has lambasted his former company in a recent interview with Digital Spy, mentioning the fact that they do not treat the veteran stars with ‘respect.’ He shared the examples of Sting and Paul Wight(f.ka. The Big Show in WWE) who both signed with All Elite Wrestling(AEW) recently and were not properly used in WWE.
Chris Jericho believes the legends were almost insulted during their WWE stints
AEW has been signing the veteran stars who were not used up to their potential in WWE. The eventual signings of Sting and Paul Wight had shocked the pro wrestling fans and they were also glad to see their favourite stars get the importance of legends.
Now, Chris Jericho has made a comparison how WWE treats the legends and how well AEW does it.
Chris Jericho claimed that the veterans were almost insulted in WWE and were not treated with respect in the recent times. He named a few legends and threw his name in the list as well confirming that he was not happy with the treatment of WWE.
He said: “These are guys that were kind of almost insulted in their WWE runs. [Sting and Wight were] definitely not treated with too much respect over the last few years. We treat our legends with respect, we don’t make jokes out of them and WWE is notorious for that, whether it’s Sting, Paul Wight, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts, Dustin Rhodes, throw in Chris Jericho.”
He added: “We know how to treat our legendary performers with respect and make them all look great and make them all worthy of being in AEW because if they aren’t worthy of being in AEW why would they be there?”
Paul Wight, formerly known as Big Show made his debut on Dynamite and is a great addition to the promotion. It was revealed that he will not only wrestle in AEW, but also be a commentator for AEW’s YouTube show, AEW Dark: Elevation. He had also revealed that a “Hall of Fame-worthy” wrestler will debut at AEW’s Revolution show.
On the other hand Sting will compete at Revolution and at the event he will team up with Darby Allin to take on the team of Ricky Starks and Brian Cage in a tag team bout.