• “These are guys that were insulted in their WWE runs” – Chris Jericho On Sting & Big Show
During a recent interview with Digital Spy, WWF Legend & current AEW Superstar Chris Jericho talked about Sting and “The Big Show” Paul Wight signing with All Elite Wrestling.
Jericho said Sting & Big Show were insulted during their WWE run, but AEW knows how to treat Legends:
“These are guys that were kind of almost insulted in their WWE runs. [Sting and Big Show were] definitely not treated with too much respect over the last few years.
We treat our legends with respect, we don’t make jokes out of them and WWE is notorious for that, whether it’s Sting, Paul Wight, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, Jake Roberts, Dustin Rhodes, throw in Chris Jericho.
We know how to treat our legendary performers with respect and make them all look great and make them all worthy of being in AEW because if they aren’t worthy of being in AEW why would they be there?
Everybody’s that’s under contract in AEW is there and designed to be as much of a star as they possibly can be.”
Jericho said the following about Big Show’s signing:
“He was considered to be a WWE tentpole, one of the foundations of the company but they weren’t really using him.
But I know the value of [The Big Show], he’s got one thing you can’t teach, experience and who he is as a character, understanding comedy, drama and when to be violent.
I also know that he’s a great mentor for some of our bigger guys that we have, Lance Archer and Luchasaurus, those types of guys and most importantly I know how dangerous a motivated Big Show can be.”
Jericho ended by saying that Sting (who will have his first match in over 5 years this Sunday at AEW Revolution 2021 PPV) has a lot left in the tank:
“Here he is getting planted on a powerbomb from Brian Cage and then doing a great Stinger Splash and the Scorpion Death Drop, he’s got a lot left in the tank.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (March 3, 2006) – WWE Friday Night SmackDown!
On this day in 2006, World Wrestling Entertainment aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE Friday Night SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania 22’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– Tatanka vs. Booker T
– Randy Orton vs. Super Crazy
– MNM vs. Matt Hardy & Road Warrior Animal
– Fit Finlay vs. Bobby Lashley
– World Heavyweight Title: Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker