Chris Jericho’s accolades in the pro wrestling world speak for themselves. He is also proud to be working in AEW and isn’t afraid to show it. Being a veteran in the business, he doesn’t really have much care about what his haters have to say.
Since making its debut in 2019, AEW has been working hard to provide an alternative product to WWE and in many ways, they have succeeded, especially when it comes to their form of storytelling.
While speaking on the Zaslow Show, Chris Jericho talked about his 5 Labors Of Jericho storyline with MJF and explained how facing Nick Gage made sense in the storyline. Jericho stated that he wants to tell stories in AEW similar to how the Marvel Cinematic Universe does.
“Anybody that knows anything about the way that I am and the stories that I tell, of course I would do (a deathmatch). It fit exactly what we were telling. A lot of people were like, ‘You don’t have to do that.’ My response was, ‘Of course I had to do it. It was what was best for the show and storyline.’ That’s another thing we take great pride in AEW is that we tell concise and detailed and well-written stories with not a lot of plot holes.”
“We don’t take the intelligence of our fans for granted. We want to tell stories the way the Marvel Universe would or Walking Dead where you watch the show and you’re rewarded for something that happened in episode one when you see it in episode ten. That’s what our mindset is and one of the reasons why the deathmatch with Nick Gage was such a surprise but also such a huge success because it fit the story we were telling. It wasn’t just a stunt or something for no reason. It really fit and showed a lot of depth in that story we were telling.”
Chris Jericho lost against MJF in the final labor and it is unknown what is next in store for him. Perhaps his feud with MJF is not over just yet. AEW obviously isn’t finished telling stories either.
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h/t to Fightful for the quotes