Chris Jericho spoke to the media following AEW Fight For The Fallen. He didn’t seem all that tired, then again, he wasn’t in Daily’s Place watching the show until the end.
Y2J did comment about how the heat and length of the show contributed to the crowd losing steam, but he did his best to pick things up with his promo.
He said that when someone comes from WWE it’s just like working in a factory’s assembly line. Because every day they do as they are told and recreate the actions dictated to them. However, things are not the same at all in AEW.
“Tonight — and I said this to Dean Malenko — tonight is the first time in twenty years that I did a promo with no script, no approval about what I’m going to say and really no idea what I’m gonna say.”
“Just knowing that I have a point and some directions that I may or may not want to go. When Hangman got busted open that changed the entire design of the promo and it was very liberating. How good are you Chris Jericho? Can you go out there without a net with no pre-prepared memorized script and captivate an audience?”
“I think it worked out well of course I can do it is, we never get that chance to do in in WWE. So it’s the other side of the coin if you want creative freedom we can give you that in AEW. I think that’s one of the reasons why there is a buzz in this company is that fans can feel that.”
Chris Jericho invaded the ring after Adam Page defeated Kip Sabian to bust Hangman open. The blood on Jericho’s hands changed his creative direction and he ran with it.
So when Y2J came back out before the main event to cut a promo it was all coming from the top of his head. Hopefully, this is just a taste of what fans can expect from this point on when it comes to the creative freedom and trust AEW has in their stars.
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