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

Omega would have been a fine choice as the first champion. Page isn't ready and Jericho is Jericho, but they have options. I'm switching my brain off for this as best I can and just try and let them tell me a story.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

The fact of the matter is that Omega definitely should NOT be their first champion. Omega will certainly be the guy but he needs to be slowly introduced to the overall North American market. How do you do that? You feud him with the hottest wrestler in the industry in Moxley. People who dont know about Omega but know who 'Dean Ambrose' is are going to tune in to see what this is all about. Omega is a great worker but him as a wrestler is going to take time to get over with the mainstream audience. meanwhile Jericho is established and will be a major pillar as they go into TV. It makes the most sense to have him bring up Page in their matches to establish a full level of top teir talent for TV. You cant just give Omega winning away right away, it needs to be worked up to if he is going to be the guy. And while doing that yo need to bring up other guys so that he has competition to sell shows. Time will tell that this is the right approach
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Faces make better chasers than heels.

Heels typically make better champions than faces.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Building him up lets someone else get over more by beating him.

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One simple fact, he has a better character than anyone in wwe and is a main stream leader in wreatling. He redefines himself every promotion he goes in.


Plus tonys a mark for him lol,so thats also a big one

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Kenny isn't as well known to Western fans. And they want to attract as many people to their product as possible to start with. Using this idea, it'd even make more sense to put the title on Moxley before Kenny TBH.

So let Kenny feud with Moxley, who IS known more to Western fans and build up his profile for awhile and THEN have him win the title.

Also it gets around the potential complaints of The Elite "only pushing themselves."
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

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The fact of the matter is that Omega definitely should NOT be their first champion. Omega will certainly be the guy but he needs to be slowly introduced to the overall North American market. How do you do that? You feud him with the hottest wrestler in the industry in Moxley. People who dont know about Omega but know who 'Dean Ambrose' is are going to tune in to see what this is all about. Omega is a great worker but him as a wrestler is going to take time to get over with the mainstream audience. meanwhile Jericho is established and will be a major pillar as they go into TV. It makes the most sense to have him bring up Page in their matches to establish a full level of top teir talent for TV. You cant just give Omega winning away right away, it needs to be worked up to if he is going to be the guy. And while doing that yo need to bring up other guys so that he has competition to sell shows. Time will tell that this is the right approach
It's a silly approach because if Jericho is your first champion you're telling folk "hey this 50 year old who's past his prime is the best one on our roster". If I've never watched wrestling the dad bod guy barely keeping up probably isn't the ideal champion to present. If I'm an old fan who's truly out of the wrestling bubble is dad bod Jericho who isn't as good as I remember, who's the champion no less really a great look?


You want to show people how new and different you are you go full steam ahead out the gates with Omega. You do that by presenting and showing why he's considered one of the best, if not the best professional wrestlers in the world. You don't do that buy immediately establishing in your company where wins and losses matter, that this Jericho is better than Omega.

Jericho has his place and I agree he can bring up Page. It being for the belt is when I think it's silly. If Jericho is truly a draw, he doesn't need the belt first title match should've been Omega vs Moxley plain and simple.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

The message is simple.

Even Jericho that was the face of WWE and one of the most known superstars moved to AEW.

We are talking about a guy that his net worth is 18 million dollars and has more than 3 Million followers in twitter and Instagram. Ofc the appeal is there, only a fool can't see it.
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Garbage post. Jericho is a star and brings eyes to the product. He’s one of the reasons I’m watching
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

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The message is simple.



Even Jericho that was the face of WWE and one of the most known superstars moved to AEW.



We are talking about a guy that his net worth is 18 million dollars and has more than 3 Million followers in twitter and Instagram. Ofc the appeal is there, only a fool can't see it.
He has 3 million followers on Twitter and I'm sure just as much on Instagram. Yet not one of the AEW videos about DoN on YouTube pages directly connected to the company have over a million views. So if he can't even bring them a million views on YouTube how many folk do you think will be turning in on TV because Jericho is there?
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