AEW is planning a long title reign for Chris Jericho.
Chris Jericho is AEW’s most famous star and it’s not even close. Not only is Chris Jericho bringing legitimacy and prestige to the new title he is also a key player in strategic business negotiations.
AEW and NJPW have had preliminary discussions on working together and possibly holding cross brand events but at the moment no deal has been reached.
Chris Jericho has a unique deal with AEW and NJPW that allows him to appear in both promotions.
AEW’s mindset is that with Chris Jericho as Champion NJPW would feel more comfortable with working with AEW on a larger scale.
Chris Jericho is not only a huge ratings draw and the biggest star in the Wednesday night wars, he also is a integral chess piece in a possible AEW/NJPW deal.
We are closely monitoring the NJPW/AEW negotiations and if a deal is to happen we would all pop a little bit of the bubbly. Stay tuned to Slice Wrestling for the latest updates.