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Chris Jericho Explains Why He Didn’t Like Orange Cassidy At First

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On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Wide Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to “NWA Starrcade 1986”.

The card can be found below:

Don Kernodle vs. Gene Ligon

Tully Blanchard, Arn & Ole Anderson vs. Sam Houston, The Italian Stallion & Rocky King

Shaska Whatley vs. Mark Flemming

Wahoo McDaniel vs. Steve Regal

The Warlord vs. Thunderfoot

Ric Flair vs. Todd Champion

The Rock-n-Roll Express vs. Mike Simani & Vernon Deaton

• Chris Jericho Explains Why He Didn’t Like Orange Cassidy At First

While speaking on his Saturday Night Special, former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho talked about fellow AEW wrestler Orange Cassidy and his gimmick.

Below is what Le Champion said about Cassidy:

“When I see Orange Cassidy, when I first saw his gimmick, I thought this was sh*t. I don’t like this guy, he’s making a mockery of the business.

And then I started realizing, hey Jericho, get your head out of your a$$ and realize that the reason that he’s over is because he’s doing something different and people enjoy that. And that’s what wrestling is all about, that’s what show business is all about, doing something different that makes you stand out and that makes people get behind what you’re doing.

So, I really started getting into what Orange was doing. Back in the days when we used to have fans in the arenas, people really enjoyed him, and enjoyed his work, and enjoyed his gimmick and I thought, ‘You know, we can really do something with this guy.’

So that’s what we decided to do, and I really enjoyed the match. I think we really showed him in a different light so that all his haters and all of his critics can eat their words about this.”

Jericho defeated Cassidy in the main event of last week’s AEW Fyter Fest (Night 2) special episode on Dynamite.

You can watch the highlights from their match below:

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