• Chris Jericho Explains Why AEW Is “Dangerous” At This Point
Current AEW Superstar Chris Jericho was interviewed on ‘Busted Open Radio’, where he spoke about WWE’s TV ratings being down big time, because of their inability to create new big stars.
Here’s what Y2J said about the situation:
“When Vince goes to the investors and says, ‘the RAW ratings are down because we haven’t created any new stars’, that’s completely on you guys!
[AEW] knew from the start we had to make stars.
A lot of the guys on our show, Bucks, and Kenny included, Hangman Page…I said it on the Broken Skull Sessions, they weren’t known on a national level. On a national network television level. We’ve built them up, and then suddenly all these kinds of the second wave of guys and girls are getting in there.”
And now AEW is dangerous because we have 12 people that you can put in the main event at any point in time. Next month it’ll be 14 people you can do that. And to me that’s just smart booking. It’s what any professional sports team does. If you’re talking about the Rangers, you’re talking about the Knicks, you’re talking about the Giants, you want to build next year’s All Star team starting now. And that’s what we did.
It’s really working. When you see those ratings coming through, I do take great pride in it. Because I feel, once again, because I was with AEW when it started and I was kind of the first face of the company. When there’s more faces now, that just shows we’re doing things right.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 2, 1988) – WWF Prime Time Wrestling
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Prime Time Wrestling’.
It featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1988’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Greg Valentine vs. George Steele
– Scott Casey vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– The Ultimate Warrior vs. Joe Milano
– Ken Patera vs. Paul Sarantini
– Rick Rude vs. Don Muraco
– Barry Horowitz vs. Jose Luis Rivera
– Dino Bravo vs. Nelson Veilleux
– Ted DiBiase vs. Brutus Beefcake