The former AEW World Champion revealed that on the back of AEW’s initial success with TNT with Dynamite, their new television deal is expected to be a bumper deal.
“We went from an ad-revenue share to a contract I believe $160 million dollars for four years from the demos and ratings that we got right out of the gate [After the first three to four months of being on television],” Jericho explained. “When I first started podcasting it was an ad-share. Either you strike up a chord and get a fanbase quickly or you don’t. So, we [AEW] were able to get one very quickly and it paid off in spades. And now, if you look at the television contracts that are out there, I mean, we are primed, if we continue to do the demos we are doing, for a huge renewal when the time comes just because of the ratings, and more importantly, the demos that we have been acquiring.”
“AEW’s treatment is a million times better than WWE’s ever was because the Khan family are owners of sports teams,” Jericho said. “So, they come at it from a sports standpoint. I never had hotels and cars provided ever. Never ever in the thirty years of working in the States. If I did a one-off or something, they’d never take care of that. AEW does.”
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