Chris Jericho is one of the best AEW Stars on the roster currently, and he recently spoke about who he thinks is the best promo star in All Elite Wrestling. Jericho joined AEW after he left WWE and stopped wrestling for indie promotions.
He was the promotion's first-ever AEW World Champion. Jericho is still one of the most popular professional wrestlers in the world. AEW has been around for just over a year and has already generated some interesting and memorable promos.
Some of these promos are cut by the wrestlers themselves as AEW does not give its wrestlers any scripts. Jericho spoke about the AEW promo style on Keeping it 100 with Konnan. AEW has some old-school promo elements in almost all of its promos.
Chris Jericho on AEW Promos Stars
"It's funny because somebody was pointing that out, the old school promo or something, and I watched that just today," Jericho said. "Actually, Ricky Starks did one and I was like-- I text Cody and Tony and I was like, 'When did you guys start doing this? I want to do this!
This is how I learned how to do promos in the box in WCW, we'd have those in the back." Jericho then stated that many wrestlers want to act well. He stated that acting is a major part of cutting good promos, but not the most important one.
"It's rare that they can find good actors," Jericho said. "But take an example like Cody. He knows how to raise the voice at the right time. Dustin Rhodes, he knows exactly where to kick it in. I feel I'm the same way, but there is a lot of guys just basically talking."
Jericho has changed his look and gimmick numerous times during the course of his career. He did this to stay relevant and to make sure that he does not fall behind. He is still quite relevant in the world of professional wrestling, even though he started wrestling nearly 30 years ago.
"When I started doing that, no one was doing promos like that," Chris Jericho said. "It was very much like Disco said, just a bunch of yelling and screaming. I said, 'Let me take it the exact opposite way and turn it down.'
I remember sometimes I'd be doing a promo and someone in the crowd would say, 'We can't hear you!' And in my mind, it was like, well then you better f--king listen then. And that's when they'd really start to listen to what you're saying.
And when they're really listening, that's when you can reel 'em in because you know they have no choice but to really listen to what you're saying. That was in 2008, and here we are in 2020 and almost everybody's doing promos like that but without the reason behind it."