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

AEW is already starting to feel like WCW and TNA by having Chris Jericho be the main focus of the promotion. The fucking guy is in his 50's and looks horrible. He has a massive beer belly, is in terrible shape, and never drew a dime in WWE, and yet THIS is the poster boy of the fucking company. He's declined tremendously in the ring as well. It's bullshit and Jericho has always been insanely overrated.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

He's the biggest name and will bring eyes to the product. My little brother who is a massive wrestling fan, says he is a WWE guy but is curious about what Chris Jericho is gonna be doing in AEW because we all grew up as Jeriholics

But I DISAGREE that Jericho NEEDS to win the world title to be a draw in AEW. His name is bigger than the AEW World Championship so quite frankly, he doesn't NEED the world title and putting it on him is a WASTE and could possibly backfire because as much beloved as he is he's still a 50 year old wwe guy and that doesn't scream "paradigm shift"

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

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He's the biggest name and will bring eyes to the product. My little brother who is a massive wrestling fan, says he is a WWE guy but is curious about what Chris Jericho is gonna be doing in AEW because we all grew up as Jeriholics

But I DISAGREE that Jericho NEEDS to win the world title to be a draw in AEW. His name is bigger than the AEW World Championship so quite frankly, he doesn't NEED the world title and putting it on him is a WASTE and could possibly backfire because as much beloved as he is he's still a 50 year old wwe guy and that doesn't scream "paradigm shift"
I agree; but sucks they sort of pidgeonholed themselves here already, because I like Hangman but he isn't the answer yet....I do think end game wise though the goal is to get the belt on Kenny. The chase is always the most exciting thing to watch, so I think that is the logic here. Jericho vs Kenny 3 for the AEW 'chip at MSG.

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It's not bait, it's fact. You're trying to create a new product as an alternative to the WWE and present yourself as hip and cool. You don't accomplish that by having your FOTC be a washed up, 50 year old, with an evident drinking problem, and a huge sagging beer belly and fat drooping from the sides of his tights.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?



You're such a negative person OP.
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Who says he's the main focus of the promotion for all of 2019? They've had one fucking show. They have to start somewhere, and they're featuring the single most recognizable name on the roster for now to kick things off.

Now back to the WWE section with you. Go on, get moving.

Send lawyers, guns and money.

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

they need all the stars they can to detract attention from the can't-miss TV that WWE produces


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

Ugh youre just talking to talk at this point. Like did you even watch? Jericho’s not even close to being the main focus... He isn't even heavily featured in their YouTube series.

Jericho is playin the role of the crafty legend and he does a pretty damn good job at it. Jericho through and through is a legend who has reinvented himself a billion times and gotten over every single time. He’s arguably a top 10 all around performer of all time so I would make sense to get the ball rolling with him as their first champion. As Brock has showed, simply holding the title doesn’t necessarily make you the focus of the show
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Re: What is the appeal in having Jericho be the focus of AEW in 2019?

Name recognition for a starting promotion is really important and Jericho gives AEW that.

But he's not in this position (of probably being their first champ and one of their main fixtures) only because of name recognition. He's almost 50 but remains an incredible character, great on the mic and can still go in the ring. He's not some washed up veteran on his last legs, he's still an amazing talent.

If they're smart, they'll give him a lengthy run while preparing young talent to take the company to take them to another level in the near future.
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