AEW star Chris Jericho believes AEW is currently in a better state than it was a month ago. It seems he could be indirectly mentioning CM Punk’s release from AEW. Recently, Punk’s contract with AEW was terminated after an investigation involving CM Punk and Jack Perry. Reports suggested that Perry and Punk had a backstage issue after Perry made remarks that were directed toward Punk.
Perry and Punk’s issue stemmed from Perry’s comments that were directed toward Punk during his Zero Hour match with Hook. When Perry got backstage, Punk was there because his match was next. This resulted in the two men having a heated exchange of words and a physical altercation took place.
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, CM Punk was not mentioned but Chris Jericho was directly questioned about whether AEW has improved as a company in the past month. Jericho responded in a positive manner and said:
“The short answer is yes. There’s also other people that are higher up in the company, we’re working together to suggest, and the thing with AEW is, we grew so fast. Look at our company now.”
“Look at the infrastructure. I was reading WWE layoffs the other day, and there’s people, I’m like, what is this position? I don’t even know what this means. WWE has such a huge infrastructure. We do not. We need to grow that. But who’s the right people? We’ve got to identify the place where we need a little bit of growth and go from there. Tony is very organized, and Tony’s very passionate. But once again, here we are four years in.”
“There’s a lot of stuff that none of us know. We’ve never ran our own company before, but we learned a lot from Vince. Tony’s Tony, Vince was Vince. You have to work within the boss’s system. It all rests in what Tony Khan want to do. What Tony Khan wants to do is continue to grow AEW. That’s what Chris Jericho wants to do, that’s what Bryan Danielson wants to do, that’s what Jon Moxley wants to do. So we’re all working together to patch up maybe some of the holes and continue to build this wall higher and higher and higher. To me, to see that growth so quickly is a little bit scary. We’re now figuring out what we need to do to continue to grow.”