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Chris Jericho Addresses Criticism of AEW Roster Bloat

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AEW star Chris Jericho is addressing the criticisms hurled at the company for what many perceive to be a very bloated roster. As WWE made a series of releases, AEW swooped in and signed a number of them, while still adding more wrestlers from around the world.

The result has been a bloated roster where a number of wrestlers aren’t being utilized, or utilized consistently, and storylines seem to be few and far between, with some AEW talent looking to leave the company.

During an appearance on the Superstar Crossover podcast, Jericho argued that it is important to have a variety of talent on a roster, but admitted that it is tough to get every single member of the roster television time with only three hours of TV per week.

“Maybe the misconception is that we have too big of a roster” Jericho said (via Fightful). “I mean it’s hard to get everybody on TV with only 3 hours a week but it’s important to have a big roster and to have a lot of variety and a lot of different guys on different levels.

“You’ve got vets like myself and CM Punk. Then, you’ve kind of got guys in their prime like Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega, then you’ve got the up-and-comers like Daniel Garcia, Sammy Guevara, Darby Allin, and Jungle Boy.

“It’s really like a grade football team where you have different levels of what you need to have a successful team. That’s why our team has been so successful.”

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