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Chris Jericho Thinks Soon AEW Will Beat RAW In Ratings

The inaugural AEW Champion Chris Jericho who is a former WWE star and a former six times WWE world champion recently said that AEW will be beating RAW in ratings very soon. AEW has already managed to beat NXT in ratings even with their B show.

Since the very first day of formation of the promotion, AEW proved out to be stronger than WWE. They have shown promises and ambitions to grow popularity and make steps forward unlike WWE recently. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic WWE was forced to release a lot of big names from the roster. AEW signed most of them and utilizing them quite well.

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Chris Jericho Thinks Soon AEW Will Beat RAW In Ratings

There is a huge problem with WWE recently that their failing to utilise their big names. There are a lot of wrestlers in WWE Who are capable of doing a lot but they are either doing a mid card or a lower mid card role. The biggest example of this being the Phenomenal AJ Styles who has the potential to be a face of any promotion but is jobbing mid card right now.

AEW has find a lot of big names recently including a CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole and more. These names are enough to beat WWE in weekly television show ratings. They have already managed to beat NXT. Their next target is Friday Night Smackdown and soon the target will be Monday Night RAW. Is WWE coming to its end? Soon we will get all the answers.

Champion Chris Jericho who is a former WWE star and a former six times WWE World champion recently spoke to Busted Open Radio where he said that AEW will be beating RAW in ratings very soon. He said;

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“When we, you know, beat them, that the word that you used, and now they’re kind of rebranding and reconfiguring because what else can they do? They’re number two when it comes to what they were trying to do in this battle.

“But here’s the best part, we were never worried about NXT and never really paid attention to what they were doing. We were looking at what Raw is doing and what Smackdown is doing. If you want to talk about a war, that’s the real war.

“If this was Game of Thrones, NXT was the first wave that we blew through. We’re storming the castle. We’re storming the fortress. I think that’s one of the things that’s going on now too when you see, oh this week AEW beat Smackdown and in the 18-49 demo or 18-34 demos.

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“Even just winning one or two of those demos, that’s a big deal. Sooner or later, we’re going to start beating Raw. It’s not going to be every week, but I bet you over the next two to four months, maybe four to six, we’re going to start beating Raw and that’s my prediction that I’m saying to you guys right here.

“The reason for that is because, we keep talking about the cool factor, but it’s the storytelling and it’s that we don’t panic. We’re in no rush. We live in our own world, our AEW world. We book accordingly. We book smartly.

“If you watch our show, it’s like watching the first three Star Wars episodes. One thing always leads the next and sometimes you’ll see something where the seeds were planted months earlier, but we all know what we want to do and where we want to go.”

H/T and transcribed by Fightful

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Chris Jericho Says AEW Was Never Obsessed With Beating NXT

Former WWE star Chris Jericho who is also the inaugural AEW World Champion recently said that AEW was never obsessed with beating WWE NXT in TV ratings. AEW which is the more successful show that the promotion right now is beating NXT in ratings almost every week.

Recently in the AEW All Out pay per view event, we have seen some of the excellent matches and some greatest debuts in professional wrestling history. Ruby Riott aka Ruby Soho made her AEW debut. On the main event segment of the night, Adam Cole and Bryan Danielson also made their debuts. We were the biggest names in WWE who have decided to join their Rival promotion.

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Chris Jericho Says AEW Was Never Obsessed With Beating NXT

We have already seen the major ex wrestlers from WWE joining AEW. Tony Khan got everyone he could from WWE. The biggest shock had to be CM Punk joining the newly formed promotion. He is indeed one of the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling, and him joining the promotion gives them a huge boost against WWE.

AEW has already launched in new weekly show called Rampage we should be telecasting against WWE Friday Night SmackDown. With the quality the show is offering, soon it will be a more superior show than SmackDown.

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It is quite confusing what is WWE trying to do right now. They are letting most of their big names go, der booking bad segment and matches. Sometimes it feels like they were intentionally losing to AEW.

Chris Jericho who is the inaugural AEW World Champion recently spoke on Busted Open Radio where he said that AEW was never obsessed with beating WWE NXT in WWE rating. He said;

“Obviously, it’s a victory, and it’s a huge victory. The difference is that we weren’t obsessed with winning, losing, whatever it was.

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“We were obsessed about was putting on the best show we could, and we couldn’t worry if WWE was gonna put NXT on or if NBC was going to resurrect the Beatles. Whatever you’re going to do, we can’t focus on that.

“We can’t worry about it because we’re too busy worrying about our own show. We’re too busy worrying about putting on great stories and great matches in the middle of a frickin pandemic so when we won the war and won handily, of course it was the end of NXT because that was kind of the whole idea was put them against us, build them as a huge third brand, and then move on.”

H/T and transcribed by Fightful

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AEW All Out 2021: CM Punk Wins; Chris Jericho Saves Wrestling Career

CM Punk made his in-ring return at AEW All Out 2021 as he went on to defeat Darby Allin in a singles contest. This was Punk’s first match in seven years since leaving the WWE. His final match on TV took place at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in 2014.

AEW All Out 2021 took place at Punk’s hometown of Chicago and hence the crowd was firmly behind him. But the youngster Allin also managed to receive a number of chants for him throughout the match. Punk also debuted a new in-ring gear for his returning match as he wore a full-length track-pant instead of his usual vest.

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Near the end of the match, CM Punk was able to hit his GTS finisher on Allin for the pinfall victory. After the match, the former WWE Champion celebrated a bit before Sting arrived at the ring and check on his friend. Sting offered his hand to Punk and the duo shook it. Allin then got up on his feet after the match and also shook his hand with Punk to end the segment.

AEW All Out 2021: Former WWE Stars Daniel Bryan And Adam Cole Debut

Another former WWE Champion was in action at AEW All Out 2021 in the form of Dean Ambrose who is now going by the name of Jon Moxley. He defeated NJPW Legend Satoshi Kojima in a singles contest. After the match, NJPW wrestler Minoru Suzuki made his AEW debut and confronted Moxley, teasing the beginning of a feud.

Chris Jericho saved his career at AEW All Out 2021

Speaking of former WWE wrestlers, veteran Chris Jericho put his career on the line at AEW All Out 2021 in a match against MJF. Eventually, the legendary superstar went on to win the match and his career will continue in AEW.

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At first, MJF hit Jericho with the Judas Effect finisher and went for the cover. Jericho put his leg on the bottom rope, but the referee Aubrey Edwards didn’t see it and counted to 3. Hence, MJF was awarded the win. However, another referee informed Aubrey of what happened.

Hence the match was restarted in which Jericho made MJF tap out to the Walls Of Jericho. Via this submission win, Jericho’s AEW All Out 2021 didn’t mark the end of his in-ring career. Jericho is done with the WWE in 2018 where he made one last appearance on Raw during a Legends Night in January of that year. Thereafter, he participated in the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia entering in the 50th spot.

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Chris Jericho On Facing MJF At AEW All Out

Former WWE star Chris Jericho who is also the inaugural AEW World Champion recently talked about his match against Maxwell Jacob Friedman MJF and he said he was ready to put his career on the line.

Chris Jericho started his professional wrestling career back in 1990 at the age of 19 only. He started his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit. After traveling in various promotion like ECW and others, he went to WCW in 1996 where he got his first recognition.

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Chris Jericho On Facing MJF At AEW All Out

Jericho made his debut in WWE in the year 1999. His debut is still considered as one of the best debuts in the history of WWE. He went on to become one of the biggest stars in the history of the promotion as he won a total of six World Championships in his two decade long WWE career. He is also in nine times WWE Intercontinental Champion which is a record.

In 2018 he left WWE with a lot of pain in his chest to join the newly formed promotion AEW which is currently the biggest rival of WWE. Currently, he’s one of the biggest names of the promotion and it looks like he still has a long way to go.

Chris Jericho who is currently an Elite in the All Elite Wrestling recently spoke on Sports Illustrated where he talked about his match against Maxwell Jacob Friedman MJF and he said he was ready to put his career on the line. He said;

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“I thought it was a really important detail that I tap out to MJF,” Jericho says. “In pro wrestling, a clean submission for a babyface is something that never happens. It’s a sign of weakness if you tap out, even though we see it all the time in UFC.

“Sometimes, submission losses are even worse because you’re making this decision to tap. In WWE, babyfaces don’t tap out. If they do, they’re lower-level babyfaces. Star babyfaces don’t give up; they pass out.

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“That all started a long time ago [at WrestleMania 13] when Bret Hart had Steve Austin in the Sharpshooter and he passed out. So it was different with me and MJF. This was not me passing out, it was a legit tapping out and a facial expression afterward.

“It’s an important part of the story. Not every show can be Return of The Jedi. There needs to be some Empire Strikes Back in there, too. I remember Empire Strikes Back, seeing Han Solo go into the carbonite and Luke getting his hand chopped off.

“Then I had to wait three years, all pissed off. But it’s all part of it. So I thought, in our match, what we did added a different layer—not only did MJF win, he made me tap. That paints an even more desperate picture for me entering this rematch at All Out.”

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Chris Jericho Makes Shocking Announcement On His Last Match

Former WWE star Chris Jericho who is currently an Elite in the All Elite Wrestling recently said that the professional wrestling fans will never get to know when and what will be his last match. Jericho who is already above his 50s if still going quite strong as a professional wrestler.
Chris Jericho started his professional wrestling carier back in 1990 at the age of 19 only. He started his professional wrestling carier on the independent circuit. After travelling in various promotion like ECW and others, he went to WCW in 1996 where he got his first recognition.

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Chris Jericho Makes Shocking Announcement On His Last Match

Jericho made his debut in WWE in the year 1999. His debut is still considered as one of the best debut in the history of WWE. He went on to become one of the biggest stars in the history of the promotion as he won a total of six World Championships in his two decade long WWE career. He is also in nine times WWE Intercontinental Champion which is a record.
In 2018 he left WWE with a lot of pain in his chest to join the newly formed promotion AEW which is currently the biggest rival of WWE. Currently he’s one of the biggest names of the promotion and it looks like he still has a long way to go. We can never predict the last match of Y2J.

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Chris Jericho who is currently an Elite in the All Elite Wrestling recently spoke on Bubba Show on 100.7 Star in Pittsburgh where he said that the professional wrestling fans will never get to know when and what will be his last match. He said;
“So, whenever I have the last match, who knows when that might be? It all depends on what the storyline is and what’s going on at the time, but I don’t think I’m going to be one of those guys that has like, ‘this is the last match, and it’s the big brouhaha’ and then cry at the end of it as Jericho wipes the tears away and goes thank you for the memories—I’m not that type of guy, I don’t care about that sort of stuff.

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“So, when I have my last match,” Jericho said, “you might not even know it. It just depends as long I can continue to perform at the highest of levels that I feel that I can, then I’ll keep going, and when I feel that I can’t, then I’ll step aside,” he said. “When that is who knows and who that’s going to be against like I said, it all depends on where we’re at at the time.”

H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone

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Chris Jericho Praises Roman Reigns; Says He Is “Killing It”

Former six times WWE world champion Chris Jericho who is also a former nine times WWE Intercontinental Champion recently praised the current WWE Universal champion Roman Reigns for whatever the Big Dog is doing as the face of WWE.

Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns Had a Feud back in 2016 when Jericho was still with WWE. The mentioned feud was more of a sub-feud for the universal Championship feud between Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens. Owens what’s the reel life best friend for Jericho during the time.

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Chris Jericho Praises Roman Reigns; Says He Is “Killing It”

Jericho wrestled Roman Reigns on a numerous occasions during Reigns’ feud with Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship. They did not have any steady feud but their matches were extremely entertaining to watch.

WWE wanted Reigns to build as the face of the promotion for quite a long time. Now they are finally being able to do it. Reigns if finally the face of WWE, he is holding the WWE Universal championship for almost a year.

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Former nine times WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho who is also a former six times WWE world champion recently talked on Konnan’s Keepin It 100 podcastwhere he praised the current WWE Universal champion Roman Reigns for whatever Reigns is doing as the face of WWE. He said;

“That’s no surprise, because when I was there in 2016, I worked with Roman, basically all around the world. I was a heel, and he was a babyface. It’s a no-brainer here. You know what Roman is? I’ve always said this and he’s doing it now. If you just drop the f**king script and just let him be him, he’s Cool Hand Luke. He’s like the coolest cat. He’s a f**king great guy. Just let him be him.”

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“That’s what he’s doing now, obviously with a heelish slant, which is great. When he eventually turns babyface, he’ll be even bigger than he is now because he is just a cool, cool guy. Now they’re letting him do all this stuff, and it doesn’t surprise me that he’s killing it because he’s that type of performer.”

H/T and transcribed by Wrestling News

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Booker T On Chris Jericho Criticizing WWE

The two times WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently spoke about the former six times WWE World Champion Chris Jericho criticizing WWE after leaving the promotion for the All Elite Wrestling.

Chris Jericho left WWE in 2018 after being with the promotion for almost 20 years. In this long period of time, he achieved a lot of Championships and accomplishments including six world championships, a total of nine Intercontinental championships, two WWE United States championships, a total of 7 Tag Team championships and a lot more.

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Booker T On Chris Jericho Criticizing WWE

But he was extremely disappointed with WWE after the treatment he received from the promotion before WrestleMania 33. Jericho along with Kevin Owens carried the whole division of Monday night RAW before the event. They were scheduled to face each other for the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33.

But suddenly before the event, WWE changed the plan and they removed the duo from the title picture and placed Goldberg and Brock Lesnar in it. Jericho and Owens were not even given the opening match of the night. It made Jericho really disappointed.

The former 5 times WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T recently spoke on his Hall of Fame podcast about Chris Jericho criticising WWE again and again. He said;

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“It was after someone said the Blood and Guts Match set wrestling back 30 years, so I understand the jab back. But Chris Jericho knows that thing was about getting a check. It was about a promotional tool to actually get this out there to get people to the drive-in or movie theatre to see this thing.

“I totally understand it, but a lot of people from the outside looking in, when they see something like that, they go this is corny, this is cheesy…..this is entertainment. How many times have you heard me say that’s their stuff. If I want to run something, I’ve got to create my own.

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“That’s why I created Reality of Wrestling just so I can call the shots, create the storylines, the angles I want to do, the angles I always wanted to do or angles I pitched once upon a time. That’s the only way. But when you’re dealing with somebody else’s stuff, that’s theirs, they’re going to do it their way. Just get it, understand it because I don’t think that’s ever going to change.”

Credit: Hall of Fame Podcast. H/T 411Mania

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Chris Jericho Takes On The Criticism That AEW Has Too Many Factions

The former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho recently spoke on the criticism that has been raised by the critics and the fans that AEW has too many factions.

The All Elite Wrestling is one of the hottest wrestling promotions of The United States of America and of the whole world right now. A lot of fans and critics are even considering the so is even better than WWE from many aspects.

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Chris Jericho Takes On The Criticism That AEW Has Too Many Factions

But there is a criticism on AEW that they have too many stables right now. The former 6 times WWE world champion Chris Jericho spoke on this criticism on a recent episode of Sunday Night’s Main Event;

“It’s not something I’ve been privy to, but what I think is that Tony Khan likes factions. If you work in New Japan, everyone’s with a faction. When I go there, I feel lonely because it will say so and so is part of this faction, then it’s, Chris Jericho, ‘solo’.

“I got no friends. I think he likes having the factions, and here’s the real reason why, my opinion, you have to ask him, is I think he likes having people involved.

“And everybody on our show has a purpose and a point, and I would never suggest that someone doesn’t get TV time. So when you put together, for example, The Factory with QT [Marshall] and then now, Anthony Ogogo gets TV time [and] Nick Comoroto. My point is that they’re getting TV time, and they’re on the show, which they wouldn’t be if they weren’t involved in this faction.

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“I know one of the things people were saying was, ‘There was 75 people on Dynamite last night,’ and that might be true, but look at what we’re doing on that Dynamite where there were 75 people.

“For example, the main event was Jungle Boy vs. Darby [Allin] and the crossover with [Hikaru] Shida vs. Tay [Conti]. We are building our own stars, and if you have to see 75 people on the show, just go with it because out of those 75, hopefully over the next three or four years, we will build them all into stars.

“Some will be opening match level, some will be main event PPV headliners but that’s how you get started, giving these guys experience and getting them face time on TV where people know who the hell they are. And that’s very important when you’re trying to build your company from scratch, which is what we’ve done.”

We believe having Patience is not a bad thing in wrestling. In fact it is good from almost every aspects. Factions made WWE attitude Era so famous, factions like the nWo helped WCW reach the sky. Even when TNA was going through its most entertaining period, their factions made a vital role.

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Today WWE is not being much entertaining it is because they do not have enough factions. We do not understand with WWE’s problem with the factions right now. Even when they make some good factions, they do not hesitate to break them instantly even when the factions are getting loved by the fans.

So having many factions are definitely not anything bad. In fact, it is good. Faction based wrestling is very important to help a promotion reach the sky.

Credit: Sunday Night’s Main Event. H/T 411Mania

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Edge Talks lack Of Part Timers At WrestleMania 37

Former eleven times WWE World Champion Edge recently took on the complaints of the WWE Universe regarding the involvements of the part-timers on almost every year’s WrestleMania. Edge says he enjoys it when part-timers get involved at the biggest show of the year.

The complaint among the fans was first raised when CM Punk dropped the pipe bomb. Since then it became a trend to feature part-timers on the WrestleMania card every year. The question was raised more when WWE took away the WWE title from CM Punk in 2013 and gave it to the Rock just before WrestleMania ending Punk’s epic run.

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Edge Talks lack Of Part Timers At WrestleMania 37

Fans were left disappointed again when WWE decided to cancel Bray Wyatt’s Universal title run by giving the title to Goldberg. Also, when Goldberg was given the Universal title from Kevin Owens, the backlash of this incident was so high that Chris Jericho decided to take part with WWE.

‘The Rated R Superstar’ Edge recently took on this matter when he did a media conference call before WrestleMania 37. He said;

“A large segment of our fanbase always says, ‘Part-timers always clog up.’ Well, they aren’t this year, but then you’ll get people complaining that they aren’t there,” Edge pointed out. “You can’t please everybody. It’s just the nature of the beast, but I do think it’s a great opportunity for a lot of talent to really get a chance to step up, and that’s exciting. As a talent, personally before, I was always excited when those guys came back.

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“For instance, WrestleMania 18 in Toronto, [Hulk] Hogan – Rock, are you kidding me? I’m excited about that because I’m a fan, and to me, with those guys back, that’s more eyeballs and if I’m not on the show, then I just got to do more to get on the show. I always took that responsibility upon myself, but this year, the chains are off.

“It’s a fun opportunity to see a Cesaro get the kind of chance he’s getting, to see Matt Riddle and Sheamus. Bobby Lashley, after all of these years, get an opportunity to walk into this as WWE Champion at 44, that’s incredible. Then you got Sasha [Banks] and Bianca [Belair] who are breaking boundaries.

“There’s a lot of exciting and fun elements, and it almost feels like, I don’t want to say a rebuilding phase, but it almost feels like, okay, here’s this group, and we’re moving forward now. And for whatever reason, my old butt from the past generation is in on this ride too. That’s super exciting because I want to be on this ride with everybody.

“That’s why I am showing up every week. That’s why I’m doing the same schedule as everybody else right now because if I’m asked to be in this position, that’s what it entails, and at the end of the day, I love doing this.”

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We think Edge has a point, but we cannot agree with him totally. Part-timers are fun to watch as long as they are not taking away any full-timer’s opportunity that was earned by hard work. This is the reason why part-timers should never be in any title picture. As long as they are on the non-title matches things are quite fine.

H/T to Wrestling Inc

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‘It Turned Out Perfectly’ – Chris Jericho On The Broken Skull Sessions

After Chris Jericho left WWE for the All Elite Wrestling, it never seemed like the former Nine Times WWE IC Champion would ever go to WWE ever again.

But it did not happen as it looked, fortunately. The 50 year old recently joined the Broken Skull Sessions of Stone Cold Steve Austin in WWE. Even though this stuff only takes place backstage but it was one of the most shocking moments of this year so far.

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But there was nothing too controversial spoken as it was clearly predicted by most of the wrestling pundits. It went more like the Hall of Fame induction of Jeff Jarrett. But things were pretty fun on the Broken Skull Sessions and the anticipation of the fans paid off quite a bit.

Chris Jericho recently appeared on Busted Open Radio where he discussed his interview on the Broken Skull Sessions. He said how he and Steve Austin were adamant to get it done;

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We were both adamant about how we wanted the show to be done, but if a certain 73-year-old [Vince McMahon] wakes up one day and goes, ‘What? I never said that,’ the whole thing could be changed and wiped off the face of the earth.

There was a lot of trust from Vince and Tony Khan towards both Steve and myself, knowing we wouldn’t go that way. There was no reason to talk about things that were going to bury either side. It was a very positive interview. It was a lot of trust afforded to us. The moment Vince said, ‘do it,’ he knew what we’d be talking about.

If it was anybody else, I don’t know if we would be afforded the same trust and there may have been more ‘snakey snakey,’ but I had Steve’s word and Steve had my word that we would do our best to do a great show. There was no reason to tear anyone down and that’s why it pretty much aired exactly as we spoke. I don’t think much was edited out, a couple of lines here and there, probably ten minutes out of the two hours plus that we talked and that was more for time purposes.

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Jericho is now heading towards a feud with the AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and the AEW fans are badly waiting to see this epic feud. Jericho’s involvement in the Inner Circle stable is also quite interesting. We hope to get the best outcome of it.

(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)

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