AEW Superstar Chris Jericho Reveals He “Always Loved Working” with WWE Icon Hulk Hogan

Published 05/10/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 04: Chris Jericho attends the All Elite Wrestling panel during 2019 New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for WarnerMedia Company)


Chris Jericho worked in WWE for decades before he moved to AEW. In his long tenure as a WWE superstar, Jericho faced almost every big star, including Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan.

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Recently, Jericho confirmed one of Hogan’s claims from his wrestling days.

Notably, Hogan recently shared a picture of a beer can.

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In the said picture, he revealed how he would “get history made with thousands and thousands standing until the music stops” as he consumed alcohol ahead of his matches.

The ‘Le Champion‘ then responded positively to Hulk’s words. Jericho retweeted Hulk’s post and wrote, “I can vouch for that!!! Always loved working with The Hulkster.”

Chris Jericho and Hulk Hogan had a storied rivalry in WWE

Chris Jericho and Hulk Hogan met multiple times in WWE. With their rivalry focused on the WWE Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship, the duo met mostly towards the end of the Attitude Era.

In 2002, they clashed on four different occasions, with the title on the line. Interestingly, Hogan won all of these four bouts despite being in the midst of one of his last runs as an active performer.

Jericho, on the other hand, was just starting out. However, despite losing to Hogan, the matches truly established him as one of the hardest workers in the company.

Jericho would go on to win multiple World championships and headline many pay-per-views with legends.

However, their bouts would be limited to WWE only. As many know, Hogan is banned from AEW, Jericho’s current company.

In the wake of last year’s Black Lives Matter movement, AEW president Tony Khan banned both Hogan and his ex-wife Linda as a response to past controversies.

However, Tony never forgets to credit Hulk when it’s due. In a recent Tweet, he revealed he became a wrestling fan after watching Hogan on the ‘A-Team.’

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“The first time I saw wrestling, I was watching A-Team and Hulk Hogan was on the A-Team. Then I was going through the toy stores and I learned that he was a real person.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Hulk Hogan attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

“I started watching more wrestling, and I liked, you know him [Hogan]. But I also liked the ‘Macho Man’ and started watching other wrestling companies about six months later, but really, I just couldn’t get enough of it.”

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Hence, out of his love for professional wrestling, Tony started a promotion of his own when he grew up.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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