Chris Jericho’s entrance into AEW meant that he left WWE behind him. The scenery might have changed, but the idea behind the pro wrestling business remains the same.
The world lost Pat Patterson recently, and his legacy has been discussed by many people, including Chris Jericho. Le Champion considered Patterson the “Yoda to my Luke,” after his passing. During Talk Is Jericho, he explained one of that “Pat-isms” that came from Pat Patterson are still used by Jericho in his current situation.
“I used so many ‘Pat-isms’ that sometimes I think their mine, but he had a great saying. I’m sure you’ve heard it before, when we would talk about Vince [and] how he changes his mind, and Pat would always say, “Sometimes he likes chocolate. Other times, he likes vanilla, but it’s always his ice cream store, so give him what he wants,” and I say that all the time, even when people talk about Tony Khan. Listen, it doesn’t matter what you want. It’s his show. It’s his company and we have to do what the boss wants. And some days, it’s chocolate.”
Pat Patterson knew what he was talking about when it came to the pro wrestling business. Chris Jericho obviously saw this and realized that Patterson’s words were worth not only remembering, but to live by as well.
Many “Pat-isms” are still around the pro wrestling business. Some people might not realize how much of an influence he really had. After his passing, plenty of stories have come out that will hopefully let today’s generation and those in the future know the undeniable impression he had on the entire pro wrestling landscape.