Chris Jericho is undoubtedly a seasoned veteran in the world of professional wrestling, with a career spanning over three decades. With such extensive experience, Jericho is acutely aware of his own value within the industry. He is also an expert at blading during matches and it seems he helps AEW talent blade the way he did in Japan.
Before making his way to AEW, Chris Jericho has competed in almost every major pro wrestling company including WCW, WWE, NJPW and others. He especially made a name for himself in WWE.
While speaking on a recent episode of Talk is Jericho, Chris Jericho and Lance Storm talked going on tour for Atsushi Onita’s Frontier Martial Arts-Wrestling promotion back in 1991. Jericho also revealed how he helps AEW talent blade the way he did in Japan.
The only instructions we were given were, ‘Atsushi Onita up on Mark [Starr]’ with his Thunder Fire Powerbomb,’ and we were to get color,” Storm said. “We were to get busted open and bleed in this match. And neither one of us had ever done that. And that was it. Just go have a main event.
I still make blades to this day exactly the way that Boulder showed me,” Jericho said. “I make them for everyone in AEW because no one’s ever done it before.”
Chris Jericho is currently engaged in a feud with Ricky Starks on AEW television. We’ll have to wait and see how their feud will be booked in the coming weeks.
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