On the latest episode of “Talk is Jericho”, Chris Jericho discussed the decision to put his world title match against Hangman Page on last instead of the ladder match between The Lucha Brothers and The Young Bucks. While he defended the decision, Jericho did note that Kenny Omega and PAC were the ones upset about their time getting cut. Here are the highlights:
On Why The AEW World Title Match Deserved To Go On Last:
There’s been some debates that ‘Well you should have put the ladder match on last cause you can’t follow it. I disagree. The World Title match is The World Title match and that’s why you put guys in there that can have a World Title match. Now before I get into the kind of the mechanics of this, I was watching a match that Steve Austin sent me (yes, Steve Austin and I are still very good friends. He’s allowed to be friends with me.) It was Harley Race vs. Terry Funk, 1977 Houston for the NWA Title, best two out of three falls. They went 45 minutes, they didn’t do anything, but it was one of the best matches I’ve seen. It was a true World Title match. What is a true World Title match? A true World Title match should have a story, it should have intensity, it should have some viciousness and it should be completely between two men that are fighting for the biggest prize in the sport. And if you can’t put that on last, then you shouldn’t be a champion. If you can’t put that on last, then you shouldn’t have a World Title because any single person that is in that business, any single performer in AEW, male or female, their goal should be to be the champion…
On Kenny Omega & PAC Being Upset Their Time Was Cut:
I didn’t see the match but I could hear it and afterwards, both Kenny and PAC were mad because I guess their match went too long and they ran out of time and they had to cut out a bunch of stuff and they were not happy about it and meanwhile it’s like the best match of the show…
You can listen to the episode below:
Credit: Talk Is Jericho. H/T Wrestlezone.