Former WWE Champion Chris Jericho has criticised his former employer for not being able to create star professional wrestlers to secure the future of the promotion.
WWE HAS BEEN CRITICIZED FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO CREATE NEW STARS
WWE has been recently criticized for not being able to create new main event talents. The Main Event of Night 2 of WrestleMania 37, for example, contained three superstars, all of them with history of main eventing WrestleMania before. 35 year old Roman Reigns was the youngest man in the match which also consisted of 39 year old Daniel Bryan and 47 year old Edge.
JERICHO BELIEVES THAT THE BLAME LIES UPON THE WWE MANAGEMENT
According to Jericho, who currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Vince McMahon has no one to blame but himself for the lack of new main-event superstars in the company. When McMahon goes to the investors and blames the reduction in ratings to the absence of new stars, the fault does not lie on the talent’s side, but on WWE’s side.
“When Vince goes to the investors and says ‘the Raw ratings are down because we haven’t created any new stars, that’s completely on you guys!,” he says.
He adds that AEW idealized from very beginning the need to create main event stars. Almost none of them, including the bigger known stars such as Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, were relatively unknown in the national level, but now, according to him, they are definite main event material. It has been realized due to the constant build provided to them on weekly television by the AEW management. Their success has led to a second wave to forage their way to main event.
“We knew from the start we had to make stars. A lot of the guys on our show, Bucks and Kenny included, Hangman Page; I said it on the Broken Skull Sessions, they weren’t known on a national level. On a national network television level. We’ve built them up, and then suddenly all these kind of the second wave of guys and girls are getting in there,” Jericho says.