Chris Jericho says WWE is notorious for insulting their legends while comparing AEW’s treatment of their own legendary performers.
Chris Jericho has taken a shot at the WWE regarding the manner in which they deal with their legends. The first ever AEW Champion claims that the WWE treat their legendary acts like jokes and named two former WWE stars who were ‘almost insulted’ during their run in Vince McMahon’s promotion.
While speaking with Digital Spy, Chris Jericho compared how the AEW and WWE handled their legends. While citing Big Show and Sting, Jericho stated that the two were not treated with respect in the WWE. AEW on the other hand, make their legends look worthy of being with them.
Chris Jericho says WWE is notorious is notorious for insulting their legends
“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.
“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?”
Speaking of AEW’s newest acquisition, Big Show, Jericho said that he saw value in him as a great mentor to the bigger guys in their promotion.
“He was considered to be a WWE tent pole; one of the foundations of the company but they weren’t really using him.
“But I know the value of [Wight]. He’s got one thing you can’t teach, experience and who he is as a character, understanding comedy, drama and when to be violent.
“I also know that he’s a great mentor for some of our bigger guys that we have. Lance Archer and Luchasaurus; those types of guys and most importantly I know how dangerous a motivated Big Show can be.”
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