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 Posted: Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 05:05 pm
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This needs it's own thread as I'm sure people have a lot to say about it.  I fucking loved it.  If you're going to do something completely bizarre, I'll take this over the Firefly Funhouse match any day of the week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grzbDJdiwLo&feature=emb_logo

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For those who asked about the MJF and Chris Jericho musical number, it was a version of Me and My Shadow by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.  AEW went out and secured a license to use the song, but as it turned out, there was instrumental version out there that was suitable for what AEW used.  AEW's music guru Mike Rukus, set out to rerecord the music himself, playing all the instruments by ear and then received approval from both the original publisher of the song and the Frank Sinatra Estate.  That set the stage for this:

The segment has gotten a LOT of good and bad feedback online.  To me, it was a certainly unique way to get over the relationship between the two and has never been done before in pro wrestling, although purists will certainly jump and say there's a reason for that.   It all depends on how you look at pro wrestling and what you want it to be, but to me, if you weren't losing your mind years ago over WWE having their entire roster doing a West Side Story knockoff for their Royal Rumble commercial, you can't be mad at AEW for doing this now as a way to get over the obnoxiousness of two heels.  As someone who worked in the Broadway world and who knows how hard it is to create and produce that sort of material, I was amused personally and thought it was very, very different.  I don't know that tonally, it makes sense to do it for pro wrestling, but my gut is that the very visceral reaction it received guarantees we see a similar segment down the line at some point.

While everyone knows Jericho's musical background, MJF was heavily involved in musical theater and even had an accapella group in High School.

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I thought last night's show was one of the best they've done maybe ever but that segment? I was legit embarrassed for both of them..just godawaful..



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I thought it was great. I know some people would rather sit through a Randy Orton headlock for five minutes instead, but each to their own. Same deal with Omega's entrance. Wrestling is ridiculous at it's core, so no harm in playing up to that. The fact that it had enough of an impact on you to make a new thread to me says that it meant more you than maybe you think.

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The musical number with Chris Jericho and MJF was fun and funny. I am glad that by sheer luck I saw it live. However, AEW leans in on the comedy as much as the WWE, possibly more so, meaning too much. This is something for midcard comedy guys, not for top of the top main eventers.

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tamalie wrote: The musical number with Chris Jericho and MJF was fun and funny. I am glad that by sheer luck I saw it live. However, AEW leans in on the comedy as much as the WWE, possibly more so, meaning too much. This is something for midcard comedy guys, not for top of the top main eventers.

Jericho and MJF are mid-carders ar the moment. Not in any disparaging way, but their feud is not in the main event, yet.



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Kriss wrote: tamalie wrote: The musical number with Chris Jericho and MJF was fun and funny. I am glad that by sheer luck I saw it live. However, AEW leans in on the comedy as much as the WWE, possibly more so, meaning too much. This is something for midcard comedy guys, not for top of the top main eventers.

Jericho and MJF are mid-carders ar the moment. Not in any disparaging way, but their feud is not in the main event, yet.

Jericho is putting over young talent left and right, both in the ring and on the mic, and is being used as perfectly as any veteran ever has been.  It's amazing that so many online can't see it.  Jericho might be the single most important wrestler to a company since Hogan in 1984, albeit on a much smaller scale obviously.  But I don't even know how this company exists without Jericho right now.  He's made half the roster in about a year, at a time when Omega and the Bucks have done next to nothing when they were the ones expected to be the stars.  Even Moxley's impact is negligible somehow, but Jericho has never been hotter.  From MJF to Guevara to Orange Cassidy to Jungle Boy and at least a dozen other guys, it's amazing how Jericho has single-handedly given half the company credibility in one way or another, seemingly with ease and on a weekly basis.

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AEW could have a shit in the ring and wrestlers jumping over it and people will say it was AMAZING....

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krazykid18 wrote: AEW could have a shit in the ring and wrestlers jumping over it and people will say it was AMAZING....


Maybe, but AEW would build up to the shit for weeks, and Jericho would cut a promo making you believe that all you have ever wanted to see is a shit in the ring. WWE would have a shit appear in the ring with no explanation and The Miz would come out and say the shit stinks.



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I didn't like the dialogue of misplaced modifiers placing their orders. Based on the wording, I expect the baked potato to be less cooked through each time. Just another Wrestlerock Rumble for me.

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Only time in over 40 years as a fan that something has been so bad that I've changed the channel.



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BuddyPSHayes wrote: Only time in over 40 years as a fan that something has been so bad that I've changed the channel.That's an impressive level of fandom if that was the first time something made you do that.

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khawk wrote: BuddyPSHayes wrote: Only time in over 40 years as a fan that something has been so bad that I've changed the channel.That's an impressive level of fandom if that was the first time something made you do that.

That’s what I was thinking. Certainly I can think of 10 segments in WWE during Covid alone that has made me at least fast forward. 



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srossi wrote: khawk wrote: BuddyPSHayes wrote: Only time in over 40 years as a fan that something has been so bad that I've changed the channel.That's an impressive level of fandom if that was the first time something made you do that.

That’s what I was thinking. Certainly I can think of 10 segments in WWE during Covid alone that has made me at least fast forward. 

Little People's Court was the first thing that came to my mind. I'm sure there have been worse skits, but that one was very bad, very long, AND they replayed the entire thing in the third hour of the same Raw that they debuted it on in the first hour.



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I've seen dozens of things far worse in wrestling that were just BAD but this one was so cringe-worthy, that's what I took out of it. I felt bad watching it, not for me but for them..



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