Konnan has slapped back at the criticism of AEW’s Chris Jericho inserting himself into popular storylines.
Recently, Jim Cornette addressed the Chris Jericho vs Adam Cole storyline, noting that nobody gets over against Jericho.
Konnan spoke about the criticism of his friend on his k100 podcast, saying:
“The guys complaining that when anybody has a buzz going, [Jericho] inserts himself into the storyline, that’s kinda smart.
“Don’t hate the player, hate the game.”
A long-time friend of Jericho, Konnan would also explina that he would criticize the AEW star if there was something to criticize, but feels that Jericho has stayed relevant in the face of a fickle fandom.
He noted that, in AEW, fans loved Jericho during his early run but would turn their backs on him, comparing him to how fans loved Cody Rhodes upon his WWE return but have since soured on him.
Talking of Jericho’s relevancy, Konnan concluded:
“[Jericho has] done so much, it’s ridiculous, his work ethic is second to none. He stayed relevant for 30 f*cking years.”
Konnan would also say that while not every match or segment may be perfect, Jericho is still a reliable hand for good promos and good matches.
Here are the results from the May 17 episode of AEW Dynamite:
Christian Cage and Luchasaurus attacked TNT Champion Wardlow with a ladder, setting up Cage vs Wardlow in a ladder match at Double Or Nothing
Darby Allin & Orange Cassidy def. Big Bill & Lee Moriarty
Sammy Guevara def. Exodus Prime
Karen Jarrett appeared and helped Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt attack FTR
Toni Storm & Ruby Soho def. Hikaru Shida & Britt Baker
The 21-man Blackjack Battle Royal at Double Or Nothing for Orange Cassidy’s International Championship was announced
Tony Khan announced upcoming dates and locations for AEW Collision, but said the location of the premiere would be revealed next week
Roderick Strong def. Chris Jericho in a Falls Count Anywhere match thanks to help from Adam Cole
Jack Perry def. Rush
Darby Allin and Sammy Guevara ran out to help Perry when he was being attacked by Le Faccion Ingobernables
Jay White def. Ricky Starks via DQ when Starks used a steel chair that had been introduced by White’s partner Juice Robinson
Don Callis came to address turning on Kenny Omega, which turned into a big brawl between the Blackpool Combat Club and The Elite, including Adam Page returning and rejoining The Elite and setting up an Anarchy in the Arena match for Double Or Nothing
Transcript from Wrestling Inc.
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