Storylines in AEW do not go through the conventional method as they do in WWE. Chris Jericho also has the privilege of giving his input in the creative process in AEW.
Jericho recently spoke on Keeping It 100 where he talked about his storylines in AEW. He said that there is always heat in his angles. He added that there are beginnings, middles and proper ends as well. A solid story can take its time and does not have to be the same every time. He then talked about the finish in his match against MJF at AEW Full Gear.
“A couple weeks ago when I was on commentary, MJF attacked me. We let them know it wasn’t going to be a finger poke of doom. Then when we had the match, it was very serious until the finish, which you kind of have to do, that sort of Eddie Guerrero finish for where we’re going. My feuds always have heat. They always have a beginning, middle, and end, and it’s always planned out accordingly. Sometimes you might just have to wait, but isn’t that what good storytelling is?”