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post #61 of 114 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 05:08 PM
 
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

At most I see him defending the title a couple of times at smaller shows like Fyter Fest. He's not going to have a lengthy reign. I doubt he even defends it once if he even wins at all, which isn't a guarantee.
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To answer ops question, Jericho isn't the focus, it's Omega. Jericho is there to get Kenny to a mainstream US audience and build the brand.
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Jericho has proven time and time again that he can reinvent his character, he can still work even in his 50s.

He can't be that bad considering every major promotion in the world wanted him and has successfully headlined the biggest promotion in Asia and the hottest promotion in North America.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

OP how did you come to such a conclusion after one show? Lol this is definitely bait.



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

Chris Jericho vs Adam Page for the first belt is just stupid as hell. I mean the first champion is either going to be an over the hill 50 year old vet being who can't keep up with the talent in ring, or a guy who's only in the main event because he's close friends with the higher up. They're doing a lot right from production, promoting, and DoN was enjoyable. But they're lucky they have goodwill with hardcore fans, because this is the type of shit that'd normally be killed.

The first champion should've been Omega plain and simple. This is them making a WWE style mistake of fucking up something that was way too simple, out of the gate. They silliest part is they're doing Omega vs Moxley anyway, but instead of for the prestige of being the first champ, it's for basic you attacked me.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Omega ABSOLUTELY should not have been the first champion. The money in Omega is in the chase, and that chase should be built up through television. Omega was at his hottest during his 2 year IWGP title chase in New Japan, and it kind of mellowed out after he won the title(not to say his reign was bad, but definitely not as epic as the chase).

Jericho should win the title, fuck the talk of him being old and washed up, his character work is top notch, and he still is having good matches, guys like Undertaker, Goldberg, Batista even Triple H these days are washed up. Jericho's body of work over the last 18 months has been incredible, the match against Omega, the matches against Naito, Omega match at DoN was good too. The Okada match wasn't amazing, but it was still good.



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Chris Jericho vs Adam Page for the first belt is just stupid as hell. I mean the first champion is either going to be an over the hill 50 year old vet being who can't keep up with the talent in ring, or a guy who's only in the main event because he's close friends with the higher up. They're doing a lot right from production, promoting, and DoN was enjoyable. But they're lucky they have goodwill with hardcore fans, because this is the type of shit that'd normally be killed.

The first champion should've been Omega plain and simple. This is them making a WWE style mistake of fucking up something that was way too simple, out of the gate. They silliest part is they're doing Omega vs Moxley anyway, but instead of for the prestige of being the first champ, it's for basic you attacked me.
You’re overthinking it.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

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Omega ABSOLUTELY should not have been the first champion. The money in Omega is in the chase, and that chase should be built up through television. Omega was at his hottest during his 2 year IWGP title chase in New Japan, and it kind of mellowed out after he won the title(not to say his reign was bad, but definitely not as epic as the chase).

Jericho should win the title, fuck the talk of him being old and washed up, his character work is top notch, and he still is having good matches, guys like Undertaker, Goldberg, Batista even Triple H these days are washed up. Jericho's body of work over the last 18 months has been incredible, the match against Omega, the matches against Naito, Omega match at DoN was good too. The Okada match wasn't amazing, but it was still good.
That's because NJPW fucking ruined Omega and Naito's momentum because they had to push Okada. Them aside Omega should be first AEW champ because that's making a real statement about it being a real alternative and being something different and fresh. If I'm not a hardcore wrestling fan that's itching for any wrestling I can find, why would I stop to see a Jericho who's best days are clearly behind them.

The money is in not having viewers first view of your champion being an old Jericho. Jericho is just as washed up as the guys you mentioned. He can't keep up with anybody he's wrestling. The only difference between Jericho and the guys you named is Jericho has always been a hardcore favorite.

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You’re overthinking it.
Nah I'm calling it how it is. Neither Jericho nor Page should be their first champion ones too old and washed and the other isn't ready.

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It's possible that TNT requested Jericho be the star they program around initially. He is familiar and he's got a good reputation with the hardcore audience that is going to provide a backbone for this thing. It's pretty smart to make him a focal point out the gate.
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He's entertaining and famous...

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