Chris Jericho Addresses AEW’s Roster Size

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Chris Jericho addresses concerns about AEW having a bloated roster.

Chris Jericho was the first major AEW signing, aside from the members of The Elite. With his name on the roster, AEW was legitimized and for a short length of time, Chris Jericho was the top name on the roster. Now, AEW has a roster featuring names like Bryan Danielson, CM Punk, and Sting in addition to Chris Jericho and all of the young talents that AEW was built upon.

Chris Jericho told Josh Martinez that he believes the criticisms of the way AEW handles the roster is one of the biggest misconceptions about the company.

“Maybe the misconception is that we have too big of a roster,” Jericho said. “I mean it’s hard to get everybody on TV with only 3 hours a week but it’s important to have a big roster and to have a lot of variety and a lot of different guys on different levels. You’ve got vets like myself and CM Punk. Then, you’ve kind of got guys in their prime like Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega, then you’ve got the up-and-comers like Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Jungle Boy. It’s really like a grade football team where you have different levels of what you need to have a successful team. That’s why our team has been so successful.

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