Originally published at Chris Jericho feels AEW is 'absolutely' better now than it was a month ago
‘Absolutely’ is the answer Chris Jericho gave when asked if AEW is better now than it was a month ago.
As of this writing, one of five matches scheduled for AEW Dynamite Grand Slam is a singles match between Sammy Guevara and Chris Jericho. The two have not been seeing eye-to-eye and have decided to hash their issues out with a match and then get back to teaming.
Busted Open Radio’s Dave LaGreca and Bully Ray welcomed Jericho onto their show and he spoke about how proud he is of the ‘future’ of AEW. He highlighted names such as Guevara, MJF, Eddie Kingston, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks and Darby Allin.
Jericho added that he’s not the future of the company. He reiterated that he does not find it interesting to work with a Matt Hardy or Christian Cage present day because they’ve done that a multitude of times in the past. He said to do it would feel early 2000s TNA-ish.
Very proud (of MJF). Very, very proud… Our story went a year, because I think it was like 366 days from our first meeting. I remember Tony Schiavone, we did a split screen, we both said, ‘What an idiot’ at the same time, to the last time we did whatever we did, and that was the idea. That’s the idea of anything I’ve done in AEW. It’s not about me anymore. I’m not the future of AEW. A guy like Max is and still is not even half as good as he’s gonna be three or four years from now. I just tried to teach him a few things but, he’s a natural, right? But to work with him or to work with Sammy (Guevara), Dani Garcia, Orange Cassidy, the stuff I’ve done with Darby Allin, working with Mox when he first came in. Mox was not the Mox he is now when he first came to AEW. Neither was Cody (Rhodes) when we did our first feud. He was not the same guy. So just being with those guys and learning together and working together has just been a blast and I say this to Matt Hardy or Christian: There’s no need for Jericho and Christian to have a match or Jericho and Matt. We’ve seen that match a thousand times. To me, that would almost feel like early 2000s TNA. I don’t wanna do that. Put Matt with Isiah Kassidy and put Christian with Jack Perry and put Jericho with Sammy Guevera or Will Ospreay… You both benefit each other. They get the rub from working with an experienced guy, you get the rub from working with a younger guy and it’s still contemporary. All these matches are fresh matches and that’s what it’s all about. I really enjoyed working with Ricky Starks here and I’m trying to think of all the guys I’ve been with; Eddie Kingston. Man, we had a great feud. I love Eddie. I never even knew who the hell Eddie Kingston was. I never heard of him. I thought when they first brought him in that he was Eddie Edwards. I didn’t know Eddie Kingston. ‘Who is that?’ The guy’s f*cking great. What a great talent that never had a chance and now he’s really starting to blossom into what he’s gonna be so, I’m very proud of all those guys, to see their development.
To cap off Jericho’s appearance, the conversation shifted over to situations occurring backstage and those things getting out to the public. Jericho said that’s been happening across wrestling for years, even mentioning his scuffle with Bill Goldberg. Jericho was asked if he feels AEW is better now than it was a month ago and he said the following:
Yes (AEW is better than it was a month ago). Yes, absolutely.
Samoa Joe is making the media rounds and he spoke about the altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry from AEW All In. To read Joe’s comments, head over to this link.
If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.