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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Build on a guy who is a well known name first.. then get ahead with less known/younger guys. It has nothing to do with Jericho needing the title or whatever you guys are talking about.

You create stars by having them feud with your biggest name. It makes the most business sense to have him win the title first and get it out of the way. Then build babyfaces.. and feuds around him for a solid main event competition.

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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

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Build on a guy who is a well known name first.. then get ahead with less known/younger guys. It has nothing to do with Jericho needing the title or whatever you guys are talking about.

You create stars by having them feud with your biggest name. It makes the most business sense to have him win the title first and get it out of the way. Then build babyfaces.. and feuds around him for a solid main event competition.
Because that worked wonders for TNA in 2002 with Jeff Jarrett as champion right?
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Because that worked wonders for TNA in 2002 with Jeff Jarrett as champion right?
Jarrett won NWA title and kept it for the longest time.. because he owned the company. If Cody/Omega/YBs did it and kept it for years.. then yes.. your comparison would have been valid. Right now.. not so much.
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Because that worked wonders for TNA in 2002 with Jeff Jarrett as champion right?
Lol are you comparing Jarrett to Jericho... these guys arent even close.

Tell where where they’d go after putting the belt on the least known guy in the Elite? It would kill Page as a future star since theres like 4-5 guys hotter than him in the promotion right now. What kind of run would he have with guys like Mox or Omega inevitably waiting to take the title from him
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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.
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You are right about somethings, but I think many people will disagree with
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Is not even the main focus right now.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Was Jericho/Owens the last properly enjoyable feud from start to finish? Arguable I suppose, but even so that was all on Jericho. Within recent memory he also got the word 'it' over just to see if he could. He may be less tight around the torso than he used to be but he's still pretty tonk for a fairly small guy.

Plus if you want legitimacy in your wrestlers' looks then stop marking for bodybuilder physiques as those guys can't really fight. Look at the UFC, Daniel Cormier is fatter than Jericho.
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