AEW’s ‘Le Champion’ Chris Jericho recently discussed the characters in the company that he ‘wasn’t a fan of’ when they first appeared. Jericho would mention how he has come to appreciate all three for their different strengths and what they bring to the table as performers.
“The idea of wrestling is to be different and get over. If you can do that? You’ll make money. And listen, is it a six foot eight muscle guy? We went through that phase. Is it a five foot six guy with a mask? We went through that phase. When I first came in here [to AEW]? I had a big issue, or problem, with Marko Stunt, Orange Cassidy, and Chuck Taylor.”
Jericho then revealed why he would change his opinion on the aforementioned talents.
“Instead of Rey Mysterio and Bobby Eaton…and I don’t know what Orange Cassidy would even be related to, you know!? You now have Marko who’s a smaller guy, and we have Chuck Taylor, who’s doesn’t have the best physique but he’s a great wrestler. Then we got Orange, he was completely carved out this whole new character for himself. As soon as I actually pulled my head out of my ass I went ‘holy sh*t this guy is over.’ That’s what it’s all about.”
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