• AEW Wrestler Says DX vs. Brothers Of Destruction At Crown Jewel 2018 Was The Worst WWE Match Ever
While speaking on Busted Open Radio, AEW’s Chris Jericho discussed why he wants to face wrestlers younger than him and also named the worst match he’s ever seen in WWE.
Here’s what Jericho said:
“Yeah, I mean the thing is when I came back in 2016, I remember working with Seth Rollins one night and I love working with Seth and Roman and Sami, Cesaro, and all those guys I worked with and I remember he wanted to do two dives in a row. Two topés in a row, and in my mind, I was like, ‘That’s stupid!’ I was taught you do one dive, you put it in the right spot, and that’s it, but times have changed.
Now two dives, three dives in a row is just what you do and I remember that was the transition part of me where I was like, I can be a stick in the mud, old school, ‘Brother, that’s not how we do it’ or I can get my head out of my a$$ and work like these guys that are 15 years younger than me and remain relevant. And that’s what I did and that’s why that run in WWE was so successful.
I didn’t want to work with Kane. I didn’t want to work with Hunter. I didn’t want to work with Shawn. I want to work with guys that were younger than me because it puts you in a different position.
The same thing in AEW. There will never be a Chris Jericho vs. Matt Hardy match. Never! Never, never, never, because we’ve seen that. You put it on, suddenly, it’s just two guys that worked 20 years ago in WWE. That doesn’t make any sense. There might be a Chris Jericho-Sammy Guevara vs. Matt Hardy and Darby Allin match.
That’s exciting to me, but I never wanted to just…okay, well, the worst match I ever saw was Saudi Arabia, Triple H and Shawn Michaels vs. Kane and Undertaker. That was such a stupid idea in the booking. It never should have happened. It should have been Shawn & Hunter vs. Roman & Seth and Taker & Kane vs. I don’t know – give me two names of guys – Cesaro & Kevin Owens, whatever you want.
That’s exciting, but it’s like, ‘Oh, we’ll go up there and just wing it, brother.’ That doesn’t work anymore. That old school mentality doesn’t work. So, I think it’s kept me relevant to work with these younger guys and also learn from them, but more importantly, take these styles that they have and put my psychology in them.
Darn, I mention the Isiah [Kassidy] match. I almost said that was one of my favorite matches because it was just last week and as good of a match I had in three years. It was and that was his second-ever singles match. Second ever singles match! My second ever singles match, I was dropkicking Don Callis in the corner and belly-to-belly suplexing him as shoot because I was much stronger and tougher than him.
This guy’s working his second-ever singles match on national TV and we killed it! So, that’s exciting, because I took what he did, put in the blender with what I do, and suddenly you have a 49-year-old guy and a 23-year-old kid having a great match and that’s what wrestling’s all about.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 8, 1988) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1988’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. WWF Intercontinental Title: Ultimate Warrior vs. Gene Ligon
2. Dino Bravo vs. John Latu
3. The Rockers vs. Rusty Riddle & Sandy Beach
4. Bad News Brown vs. Warren Bianchi
5. Don Muraco vs. Larry Stephens
6. Junkyard Dog vs. Brian Costello
7. WWF World Tag Team Titles: Demolition vs. DJ Peterson & Tommy Angel