WWE Stomping Grounds is set to place tonight in Tacoma, Washington. The match card is rather uninspiring, featuring four bouts we have already seen several times over the last two months.
Fans and wrestling critics alike are seemingly apathetic when it comes to Stomping Grounds, the same can even be said for WWE as a whole.
On his Talk is Jericho podcast, former WWE superstar and current AEW roster member Chris Jericho has shared his views on what the issue with Vince McMahon’s company is right now.
Chris Jericho referenced the Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin match that is likely main eventing tonight’s show, and said this is one of the issues with WWE right now:
“This match, to me, once again is one of the problems with WWE and maybe one of the reasons why tickets haven’t sold well in Tacoma. We just saw this match two weeks ago at Super [Show Down]. The classic thing is my neighbor is a good guy too, [that] doesn’t mean [Corbin] should be headlining pay-per-views over and over again.”
Jericho did say Corbin has some good qualities, but added that he should not be main eventing pay-per-views while immensely talented workers are given meaningless positions on the card. Chris Jericho used United States Champion Samoa Joe as an example:
“There’s heat, there’s go-away heat, there’s this guy isn’t ready heat. Corbin [is a] solid worker, solid personality, great guy. I don’t think he’s ready for the main event especially when you got Samoa Joe four or five matches down working for the United States Championship. Flip-flop it. Let Corbin work his way up through the ranks and let a guy who is a legit proven headliner who has drawn money. I know you’re not suppose to say TNA in WWE but let’s be honest, the biggest pay-per-view in TNA history was Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe. Joe can walk the walk and talk the talk. I think Corbin is still learning. I think the difference in this one is that there’s a special guest referee that’s going to be chosen by Corbin.”
Do you disagree with anything Chris Jericho had to say regarding WWE and their positioning of Baron Corbin? Let us know in the comments.
Thanks to WrestlingInc. for the transcription.