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Chris Jericho extends AEW Contract an extra year amid speculation

Chris Jericho extends AEW Contract an extra year amid speculation

Chris Jericho has had his AEW contract extended a further year, locking him into AEW until at least 2023.

Chris Jericho‘s AEW contract is a hot topic of debate, especially with the news about MJF’s AEW contract situation looking dicey.

MJF is looking to leave AEW for WWE if his demands aren’t met by Tony Khan, and fans fear a similar situation with former AEW Champion Chris Jericho.

Chris Jericho was one of the marquee signings by AEW in their infancy with his signing being the first shot fired toward WWE. Jericho was a huge name in wrestling and the biggest star in AEW at that point.

He later became the first ever AEW Champion and led the company in the opening days of AEW Dynamite. He lost the title to Jon Moxley and has had memorable feuds with the likes of Orange Cassidy, MJF and Eddie Kingston.

Chris Jericho would be a huge loss for AEW once his contract runs out. He has been a guiding for young stars like Sammy Guevara and Daniel Garcia in his role as their mentor and group leader.

WWE will have their eye on the former WWE Champion once that happens for one last return, but when does Chris Jericho’s contract with AEW expire?

Chris Jericho AEW Contract

Chris Jericho’s contract with AEW was a two-year deal that he signed in early 2019. The deal was due to run out in 2021, but AEW President Tony Khan picked up the two year option on his deal, extending it to 2023.

This information was revealed by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, and corroborated by Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select.

This only leaves around 7 to 8 months left on Chris Jericho’s AEW contract. With the likes of Cody Rhodes already jumping from AEW to WWE, we could see Le Champion have one final run in WWE once his AEW deal expires.

However, by the time his contract is up, Chris Jericho will be nearly 54 years old and passed his prime as a wrestler. The allure of leading his own group in the Jericho Appreciation Society may be enough to keep in AEW, but with Y2J you never know what’s coming next.

Chris Jericho even teased a WWE return to take on Kevin Owens in recent weeks, although that seems to have just been to mark the anniversary of their “Festival of Friendship” on Monday Night Raw.

Chris Jericho’s AEW contract is currently expiring in January 2023 and he has yet to agree a new deal with Tony Khan.

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