WWE Undisputed Championship or AEW World Championship? Chris Jericho names his favourite title win over the course of his three decade career.
Chris Jericho started wrestling all the way back in 1990’s. He has since worked with almost every major wrestling promotion in the world. He has won a total of 36 championships during his time with ECW, WCW, WWE, NJPW and now AEW.
Of his 36 championships, 7 of them have been World titles. Apart from being the innaugral AEW World Champion and WWE Undisputed Champion, he is also three time World Heavyweight Championship and two time WCW Champion (known as the World Championship in the WWE).
Any world title reign is impressive. There are two in particular from Jericho’s career however that stand out . One, the Undisputed Championship that he beat the Rock and Stone Cold in the same night for. Second, the AEW World Championship when the company had just begun.
WWE Undisputed Championship or AEW World Championship? Chris Jericho names his favourite title win
On the latest edition of Chris Jericho’s Saturday Night Special was asked about his favourite title win. The 50 year revealed his choice and also explained the reason behind it.
“The Undisputed Championship is one just because of the monumentalness of it but really honestly winning the AEW title for the first ever AEW World Championship because, and I say it all the time, when AEW started it was a gamble. People forget that. We started originally and we had an ad revenue share on TNT. Which means if we get ads we get a piece of it, not enough to sustain a company but we did such good ratings out of the gate that we signed the four-year extension for $175 million.
“A lot of that first three month period was built of the back of Chris Jericho and the feud I had with Kenny [Omega], Hangman [Page] going into the Cody feud and just the fact that we took a chance to make this company something special and it worked because of me and everybody else but it was on my shoulders and suddenly I was able to give some of it to Kenny, some of it to Hangman, some to Cody, some to The Bucks as they became more well known and then we brought in Mox and the Inner Circle became huge. Then Max [MJF] got more steam and Jungle Boy, darby, Orange Cassidy, Britt Baker, Shida and now we have this team of twenty backs to hold this company on, and the passion of Tony Khan.
“All that stuff contributed to the reason why we’re so successful but a lot of it started with me as the first AEW Champion and some people didn’t like that at first but I think it was the way to go because I had the name value. People knew who I was. People may not have known who Hangman Page was so I think it really made a difference and I’m proud of that.”
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