Swerve Strickland is likely one of the best wrestlers on the AEW roster. Strickland is an unbelievable athlete, and his accomplishments within the ring are solely rising. He has been praised previously by Jon Moxley for his stint in Lucha Underground as Killshot. It appears Strickland has earned the respect of one other outstanding AEW star. Strickland earned Chris Jericho’s respect via his capability to spice up rankings every time he’s on-screen.
Wrestling tv rankings have at all times been an enormous factor within the professional wrestling enterprise. A major instance is the Monday Evening Wars between WWE RAW and WCW Nitro, which remains to be talked about to this date.
Not too long ago, Chris Jericho appeared on WTF With Marc Maron, the place he mentioned Swerve Strickland. To the Ocho, a terrific wrestler is decided by his capability to attract in rankings. For Swerve Strickland, it doesn’t appear to be an issue, as he at all times drives the rankings up every time he seems on-screen.
“Should you get put in that high place and also you don’t draw and folks don’t watch your matches…TV rankings are so vital. I learn the minute-by-minute TV rankings each week to see, how did I do? How did this man do? Who’s drawing each week? You possibly can form of see this sample of every time he’s on, the rankings go up. Swerve Strickland is a type of guys. He’s not a rankings bonanza, however every time he’s on, the rankings go up.”
When inquired additional about what makes Strickland such successful with the followers, Chris Jericho merely replied, “Connection”. One other one that Jericho believes has a connection and presence with the followers was AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill.
Chris Jericho additional went on to speak in regards to the significance of rankings to AEW CEO Tony Khan. He acknowledged that if a star is put in a high spot and isn’t in a position to attract rankings, they might be pushed down.
“They [Swerve & Jade] are stars and I wish to see what this particular person is doing. That issues. Should you don’t draw…my boss, Tony Khan is a numbers fanatic. If you’re put in that place and the rankings go down, you gained’t be put in that place anymore. That’s a part of it. It’s a must to join and folks have to look at you on display. If not, you gained’t be on display in that place, or possibly you gained’t be on the principle present, you’ll be on the subsequent present. There are ranges to that too.”
Chris Jericho can be seen in motion on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, the place he can be partnering up with Sammy Guevara to sq. off in opposition to the staff of Ricky Starks & Motion Andretti. For extra updates, keep tuned to Ringside Information.
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January 25, 2023 11:19 am