Tony Khan Reveals Which WWE Angle Inspired Chris Jericho vs. Jungleboy Storyline


All Elite Wrestling (AEW) president Tony Khan was recently interviewed on “AEW Unrestricted” to talk about several professional wrestling topics.

Here are the highlights:

Being in the ear of his commentators like Vince McMahon is with his:

Tony can tell you. You’ve worked different places. You’ve worked with me, and you’ve worked for Vince McMahon. And I am not in your ear as much. And I am in you ear sometimes, but when I am in your ear, I try not to do it when you’re talking. Like if Jim and Excalibur are talking, that seems to me the best time to talk to you. If you and Jim are talking, seems like the best time to talk to Excalibur. Definitely, when Jim’s talking, I can’t really imagine talking to Jim when he’s talking. I’ve heard that’s what they do. I don’t really understand why they do that.

Chris Jericho and Jungle Boy’s match from December:

Recently, we gave Jungle Boy a really great opportunity. He killed it and lasted 10 minutes with the champion. That’s something that I’ve always wanted to do. The story of that match is pretty cool. That was an idea I had years ago. We were laying out plans for Double or Nothing. It was two nights before Double or Nothing, and we were in the hotel room.

I was with the Bucks, Cody, Kenny and Dustin, and it was totally unrelated to Double or Nothing. We should have been talking about Double or Nothing. Dustin, do you member when you did the 10-minute challenge with Ted DiBiase? I was saying man that’s a great angle, and it’s been done other places. ‘You can’t last 10 minutes with me kid.’

And I thought for Chris Jericho and for Jungle Boy, Jack, this could be a star-making spot for him the same way it was 30 years ago for Dustin, and I felt like it really helped him connect with the audience. So we really held him back almost for a long time to where that would be the first real thing Jack did.

Scorpio Sky filling in for Christopher Daniels and Socal Uncensored becoming the first-ever AEW Tag Team Champions:

Have it be C.D. and Frankie so it looks like it’s gonna be the more experienced team in Christoper Daniels and Frankie Kazarian. Have C.D. get knocked out with a package piledriver by Pentagon which was the whole idea, and then Sky in street clothes, whose not even supposed to be in this tournament, well he’s gonna be the last minute sub. He’s gonna come in.

He’ll win all three matches, get the pins in all three matches, and he’s gonna look like a real star. Then wouldn’t it be cool after that if he worked with Chris Jericho really got on the map. Literally all that stuff with Chris when he got to All Out and got to TV that we would do programs with Chris and Sky and Chris and Jack. That was stuff in May I really wanted to do.

Also Read: Video Archive Of Tony Khan On AEW Unrestricted, AEW Dark Returns Tonight

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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