Booker T Talks The Evolution Of Chris Jericho


Recently, on his Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T commented on the evolution of Chris Jericho and how younger talents would benefit from more creative freedom.

Below are some highlights:

(h/t: Fightful)

“This is a guy that has always been able to reinvent himself. I don’t know how many Chris has been able to do this and do it to the point where people go, ‘man. This is a new Chris Jericho. When I first saw him in Japan and he came out and he had the face paint on and he had the hat on and the spiked jacket, and I’m like, ‘what is going on with Chris, man?’ But, it worked. Especially over there in Japan. They love the pageantry, man. They love being able to go out and make the fans look at the wrestling so much more than just the wrestling match. You see something so different when you watch a New Japan big show in the Tokyo Dome. There’s gonna be somebody coming out dressed so flamboyantly.”

“I think it’s something that we definitely need. I think when you have someone like Chris Jericho, and not just someone just like Chris Jericho, we’ve got so many young guys out there that [are] just looking to come up, they’re looking to find their own niche. They’re looking to literally create their own identity. And I think if we just sat back a little bit and give them the reins I think to actually do it. I think overproducing sometime can actually handcuff you know young talent more than [help them.]”

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