There have been a number of wrestlers that have made the jump to the big screen, but never has a wrestling character been portrayed in a movie.
Top AEW star Chris Jericho debuted his ‘Painmaker’ character during his time in NJPW, and he has occasionally brought the character to AEW television.
Speaking to the Rick & Cutter Show, Jericho spoke about his desire to bring the Painmaker character to the big screen, saying that he’s sick of the same superheroes getting movies, so he wants to create his own superhero.
“I just put out a comic book for a character that I played in Japan called the Painmaker. It’s a wrestling character that I made a comic book character with the end game being a Painmaker movie because I’m sick of Batman, Superman, Spider-Man movies. Sooner or later, someone has to create a new superhero, so I created this Painmaker character.
“‘You want to do a movie?’ Yeah, I’m going to do a movie. What do you think about that? You just get the confidence to know there is always a way to make things work if you believe in it and want to do it, then go do it. Don’t make excuses why it’s not going to happen, find out the reasons how you can make it work and then make it go happen.”
Jericho is set for an Unsanctioned match with Adam Cole at the AEW Double or Nothing event next weekend.
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
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