Asking JAMES ELLSWORTH for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Sep 2016
Re: Best Break Up = JeriKO
I would rate it alongside the Shield break-up because, unlike JeriKO, the Shield breaking up when they did was legitimately shocking. It was painfully obvious JeriKO would break up before Wrestlemania, and WWE kinda gave away what was happening in the two separate backstage segments with Triple H. The Shield, on the other hand, had seemingly no reason to break up and no indication of such a thing happening (there might have been a slight tease by Rollins the preceding week) after they had just absolutely demolished their only real competition (Evolution).
However, in terms of emotional investment in a segment and actually getting me to sympathise with the betrayed party, JeriKO wins hands down; I think even a lot of smarks probably felt legitimately sorry for Chris. Jericho was perfect towards the end with him seemingly shooting on how great the year with Owens was, and this segment marking the end of all that was a real gut-punch. Then, in kayfabe, you saw how much Owens meant to Jericho and how far Jericho was willing to go to show his appreciation for Kevin; the gifts might have not been what anyone would expect, but they were still indicative of a big effort. How Jericho delivered the "why is my name on here" line was really heart-breaking, and made Owens' sadistic attack all the more depraved. They're both amazing break-ups for different reasons, we'll see which is the more memorable one in five years time.
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Last edited by KOMania1; 02-15-2017 at 12:05 AM.