During a recent “Talk Is Jericho”, Chris Jericho discussed the origination of The Inner Circle. Here are the highlights:
On How The Idea For The Group Came About:
Tony’s original name, I can’t remember what it was, I didn’t like it as much. Then I came up with the idea of a fist, which would be five fingers forms a fist, and I thought it would just be some cool merch. Tony didn’t care for that one, but I had done something for BTE (Being The Elite) where I mentioned my inner circle and The Bucks said ‘that’s a cool name, what about The Inner Circle?’
On How Group Members Were Decided On:
One of the ideas originally was The Lucha Brothers and I thought they were too much like superheroes. I wanted killers and Santana and Ortiz were perfect.
I suggested MJF, but it was like we should keep him on his own, and then your name was mentioned. Perfect, Sammy’s great. Now we need a big guy, who’s it going to be? They wanted to use a boxer they had just signed from the UK and I was like ‘nah he’s not big enough.’ I said ‘Hager’s the guy.’ So we got him. So that’s kinda the whole get together was very much each guy plays a role and has a certain part within the system of the circle.
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Credit: Talk is Jericho. H/T ProWrestlingSheet.
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