Backstage Notes From AEW All Out 2019 (Potential Spoiler For Weekly TNT Show)
Chris Jericho brings the bubbly...
The Alpha, who was reunited with his newly-won AEW World Championship yesterday after the belt was stolen while he ate at a Longhorn Steakhouse, defeated Adam "Hangman" Page in the main event of the show.
Without further ado, here's what Jericho had to say (thanks to reddit user AimarEraFutebol for compiling this comprehensive list of highlights):
There was a company-wide face scan (Jericho mentions these are for possible use in videogames & actions figures).
Chris Nowinski did a seminar for the workers regarding concussions. Tony Khan obviously organized the whole thing.
Dean Malenko was the producer for the main event. Jericho asked for the ref to be Aubrey Edwards. She's Chris' favourite referee.
Says that some ideas that him & Hangman had didn't work out as planned.
Catering is provided by Cracker Barrel.
The AEW women roster was picked by Kenny & Brandi.
Private Party approached Jericho asking if they could do a spinning elbow/Judas Effect type move. Jericho asked them to not doing it for a while.
Jericho loves Private Party and the Jurassic Express. Says he didn't "get" Marko at the beginning, but he has come around.
Thinks this was the best AEW "Buy-In" so far.
Says SCU are very valuable. Can work the opener, the mid of the show and the main event.
Luchasaurus/Jungleboy shirt on PWTees is outselling everyone in the last week.
Doesn't like hardcore for the sake of hardcore. Says he won't do any of that stuff. Doesn't think it's wrestling, but still gives props to Darby, Havoc & Janela.
Mox sent him pics of his injury. Says it's gross.
Omega vs. PAC went too long and the pair had to cut stuff in their match. Both were unhappy about it. Jericho didn't watch it but heard the reactions of the crowd backstage. Calls it the best match of the show.
Jericho loves Orange Cassidy. Looking forward to seeing more of him. Gives kudos to Chuck Taylor for getting in better shape.
Still trying to figure out The Dark Order, thinks TV will help them.
Thinks they've done a great job building Shawn Spears as a star.
Thinks Cody is on path to become the top babyface in the company.
Says in a Jeri-Show vs. DX tag match he took a similar head/table bump to Nick Jackson's. Says he should have probably been dead in that spot.
The Hangman vs Jericho match started slow on purposed.
AEW takes care of booking the hotels. Everyone stays in the same one and it's a big party before and after the shows.
POTENTIAL SPOILER for AEW weekly TNT show
- Shot some backstage stuff with Ortiz & Santana (AimarEraFutebol believes Chris pretty much spoiled his tag partners for the debut TV episode)