Impact Wrestling Offered Big Money For Chris Jericho Before He Signed AEW
Surprisingly Chris Jericho did turn down a couple huge offers in order to make All Elite Wresting become a reality.
During a recent interview with Wrestling Observer Radio, Jericho revealed that Impact Wrestling offered a huge deal in the “mid-seven figures” they wanted me in just to work 4 matches.
"In my mind, I was like from a pure business standpoint, I’m worth as much as Brock Lesnar at this point in time to WWE as far as what I bring to the table. That was just kind of the watermark that I had.”
“So for me to go back to Vince, it was like: ‘I want that type of a deal.’ Because that’s the way it should be in my mind.”
“When I was starting to talk with Tony and you know, I was negotiating with New Japan and even Impact as well– Like I said, the thing is, Impact offered me a hell of a deal for a four-match series. Like it was a really good amount of money. We’re talking mid-seven figures. They have some cash as well. I think people kinda gloss over Impact at this point in time. When they believe in something, they have money for it.
Chris Jericho has it worked out that while under AEW he's still able to make NJPW dates as well. Impact Wrestling might not be so easy.
What's your thoughts? Should Jericho of signed with Impact? Do you think there's a chance of him doing all 3? Leave your comments below.
Thanks Wrestling Observer Radio for the quotes
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