Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?
The logic is simple. You have a brand-new company that's just starting out on TV and needs a "hook" to draw people in. Jericho, is by far their most well-known name and is considered to be a legend in the business by many. And he's the guy who most fans would have the best chance of having her of, etc.
So having him as champion when they debut on TV gives them the best chance of maybe drawing in some more casual eyes/lapsed WWE fans. Meanwhile, you build up younger guys and then they go over heel Jericho later on to get the rub.