Seemingly this week the main topic of the wrestling world hasn't been anything related to WWE, it has been the launch of All Elite Wrestling.
The reveal of Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks' new promotion has sent ripples through the industry, and their first rally on Tuesday brought several major bits of news.
Not only are they hosting their first special event live in Las Vegas this coming May, but two big, big signings were revealed.
The first was the man formerly known in WWE as Neville, who is now under the guise of PAC. The former Cruiserweight Champion confronted Adam Page on the stage to confirm his arrival in AEW.
But the marquee arrival was saved until the final segment of the rally, where it was announced that none-other than Chris Jericho had joined forces with Rhodes, The Bucks and the Khan Family to join the start-up brand.
It's scary to think that the company hasn't even had a show yet but they've already got some brilliant talent locked down and a hardcore fanbase, and if they end up getting Kenny Omega as well, he and Jericho would headline a ridiculously-talented main event scene.
Details have now emerged about Jericho's contract with AEW, and it makes it really unlikely that wrestling fans will see Y2J in a WWE ring in the near future, if ever again.
Per Cageside Seats, Dave Meltzer has stated that Jericho's deal is set to last three years, meaning that now he's at the age of 48, an in-ring return to WWE following the expiration of his deal seems really unlikely.
And Meltzer has gone on to state that it's the 'best contract Jericho has ever signed' which could mean he's going to get paid a ton of money for not that many dates, pretty much like Brock Lesnar.
You have to remember as well Jericho said last year he would feel uneasy about working with another brand in the States due to his respect for former boss Vince McMahon, although the fact he showed up at ALL-In suggested he may have gone back on his word long before signing with AEW.
McMahon will likely be unhappy that Jericho has signed with a new rival promotion that could step on his territory, and removing him from the official television intro package pretty much shows his disdain.
Knowing Jericho's passion for the business though, we will probably see him in the 2022 Royal Rumble once he's done with AEW, providing he would want to return and not sail off into the sunset.News Now - Sport News