Chris Jericho has been around the professional wrestling for well over the last two decades. This has included seeing his fair share of wrestlers come to the WWE over that span. In a recent interview with The Sun, Jericho had nothing but high praise for current WWE champion AJ Styles.
“There’s always a little bit of a transition period. I’m happy that I was able to help him with that. I think the WWE might not have known how good he was when he first came in and why would they? He hadn’t performed in a WWE ring and therefore they wouldn’t know how good he is. And after a month or two months of seeing what this guy was capable of, I don’t think he had anybody denying the fact that he is one of the best in the world. And now he’s the champion on Smackdown, as he should be. He’s a great performer, he’s a great character … I think he’s a better performer now than when he first got here because he has adapted, he has learned and he’s gotten better. He’s a joy to work with, he’s a funny guy, he understands the business. All across the board he’s A-plus, A-plus, A-plus. I’m proud of him, happy for him and like you said he’s only just begun. My goodness, it’s only been nine months. Imagine where he’s going to be next year at this time.”