Chris Jericho has revealed that a number of AEW stars have signed new deals with the company. Jake Hager has signed a contract extension with AEW, joining fellow faction members Matt Menard and Angelo Parker (Also known as 2.0).
The trio are key members of the Jericho Appreciation Society, alongside Sammy Guevara, Daniel Garcia and Chris Jericho. With these new deals, the trio will stay in AEW into the future, although the details of these new contract have yet to be disclosed.
During an interview with Inside the Ropes, Chris Jericho spoke about a number of topics regarding AEW, including the contract situation involving his JAS teammates. The former AEW and WWE Champion revealed Jake Hager has signed a new contract with AEW, as well as Matt Menard and Angelo Parker.
Jericho claimed “I feel proud that they got contract extensions” and also revealed the trio were all given raises on their current deals.
“Jake Hager too, they all got contract extensions. I’ve told the story many times about how the Jericho Appreciation Society came to be. It was never planned, it was just something that happened in accordance to the circumstances that we were facing.”
“I think the moment the five of us got together, it was a different vibe than the Inner Circle but I knew those guys were really good. I do feel proud that they got contract extensions, raises, everything in-between,”
Jake Hager was an early signing in AEW, making his debut with the promotion on the first episode of AEW Dynamite. The former World Heavyweight Champion aligned himself with Chris Jericho and was a founding member of the Inner Circle. He originally signed a 3 year deal which would be expiring right about now, so Jake Hager’s contract extension makes sense.
The details of Matt Menard and Angelo Parker only joined AEW in 2021 and the details of their contracts are unknown. They may have signed a one year deal and had it extended or they may simply be rewarded with a pay rise after a great first year in the company.
Chris Jericho is set to face Bryan Danielson in the semi final of the AEW Championship tournament. CM Punk had to vacate the championship due to injury and could be fired after a backstage fight with The Elite caused all men involved to be suspended indefinitely.