Chris Jericho, on his Saturday Night Special, revealed when Tony Khan gained the confidence to start AEW.
"(The match between Jericho and Omega in NJPW) made Tony Khan go, 'Holy smokes, I think I can start my own wrestling company' because my match with Omega at Tokyo Dome did such good business worldwide."
"Right now [is the proudest moment of my career]. To have AEW built up, and the stuff we've done in just a year, just makes me feel incredibly proud."
"There was a certain time in 2015 [in WWE] when I just did house shows. I was not on TV. And then the feud with Kevin Owens really reinvigorated me, and then the match with Kenny in Japan made me go, 'Oh my god, this is wrestling.' I would have probably quit wrestling if not for AEW, and now I have no plans to stop."