WATCH: The First Pro Wrestling Promo of a Young Chris Jericho

Published 01/28/2021, 9:03 AM EST


Chris Jericho has worked across various companies and has contributed a lot to the industry. Currently, he is signed with AEW.

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However, before the wrestling industry knew Chris Jericho as the pro-wrestler who has an eye for talent and has always worked to bring talent forward, he was just another man with a dream of making it big.

The first time he cut a promo was during Summer 1991 for WFWA at Winnipeg. During his first year, he insisted on using the southern accent for his promos. However, it did not play a significant role in his rise.

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His enthusiasm, appreciation, and aspirations are visible throughout the entire promo. He claimed he was ready to “slam and jam” all over the country, and undoubtedly, he did so.

Chris Jericho doesn’t want to leave AEW

Chris Jericho was one of the first major pro-wrestlers who transitioned from AEW to WWE. He revealed it was Vince McMahon’s decision that made him quit WWE.

After coming to AEW, Jericho rose to the top quickly. He established himself as a pro-wrestler and a talent scout. In fact, he created the Mimosa Mayhem Match to put Orange Cassidy over. He wanted to be the one Cassidy defeats as it would make him gather more attention from the fans.

In one of his podcast sessions, Chris Jericho explained that after spending time at AEW, he does not see himself quitting the company to move back to WWE.

One of his reasons was that AEW takes care of its pro-wrestlers. When the wrestlers are travelling, the company pays for the flight ticket, rental cars, and hotel rooms, which was not the case in WWE.

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“To me, it’s one of those things where I’m really glad that we were able to take a chance, and get this company off the ground and make it successful. And I have no intentions of ever going anywhere ever again.

“I like it here, I like working for the Khan family. And it’s been a lot of fun which, sometimes, it was not as fun in WWE. So it’s definitely a whole different vibe here.” h/t talkSport.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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