Chris Jericho Is The Highest-Paid Wrestler In AEW

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Whether it’s Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Adam Copeland, Bryan Danielson, MJF, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Will Ospreay, Samoa Joe, Hangman Page, or someone else, All Elite Wrestling has a lot of well-known talent under contract.

Big-name talent earn big money due to the draw they bring to promotion in live event attendance, merchandise, pay-per-view events, engagement, and television ratings.

Jericho was the first major name to join the promotion when it first launched in 2019, before it had a television deal.

Dave Meltzer, speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, mentioned that Jericho is the highest-paid wrestler in AEW.

“I think he’s the highest-paid guy in the company. He is the highest-paid guy in the company. And it’s like, you really want to protect that investment if you’re paying a guy that much money. I mean, you can get anyone to put over these guys. It’s like you need to have him lose when the losses mean you know again, but it’s great for Takeshita.”