That’s what he tells SI, at least:
“That feud in WWE was really damn good, but we’re both so different now,” said Jericho. “It won’t be the same. Moxley was never this confident or this good in WWE. As Moxley said in our ‘Talk is Jericho’ podcast interview, he didn’t know who he was in WWE. He was constantly at odds with the creative and at odds with himself. This is a completely new guy. Dean Ambrose was only a portion of his career. To me, Moxley is the real guy. And there is a new-look Chris Jericho with all this creative freedom in AEW, so it’s going to be very intense and it’s going to be a lot of fun.
“I know a lot of people have already said, ‘This is happening too quickly.’ Everybody needs to sit back, relax, and watch the story unfold. Trust me, we are not rushing anything. I wouldn’t allow it.”
One could argue how good the feud in WWE actually was — after all, that company never quite got the Dean Ambrose character — but it’s absolutely fair to wonder how fast AEW got around to Moxley vs. Jericho. Having said that, assuming they take their time with it, what they could put together on Dynamite could be historically good.
Considering recent viewership trends it may need to be.
Let’s hope for the best.