Should Chris Jericho Turn Face In AEW?
Ever since arriving in AEW as their biggest signing, Chris Jericho has been one of the top villains they have. He’s a first ballot Hall Of Famer, one of the most well loved and respected wrestlers there has ever been in the industry. Jericho would shock AEW in the early days, beating Kenny Omega at the first Double Or Nothing, then beating Hangman Page for the AEW Championship at All Out later that year.
He’d form The Inner Circle on the first episode of AEW Dynamite, setting up months of domination as the brand grew around him. However, 2020 has not been his best year. He lost the AEW Championship to Jon Moxley, lost a feud to Orange Cassidy, and now is down in the tag team division. While he might be able to claim the AEW Tag Team Championships alongside Jake Hager, but another singles run with a different alignment might be in order.
Chris Jericho Has Never Been A Face In AEW
Despite being one of their most popular stars, with fans loudly singing along whenever his theme song plays, Chris Jericho has been firmly in a heel role since joining in AEW. He just got to play the role of just being Chris Jericho, an over-the-top wrestling rockstar, a character which lends itself well to being a heel. Add in having Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guevara & Jake Hager to help him cheat? It’s not hard to see how he’s become one of their top villains.
However, this has just about run its course. Others like MJF, Brian Cage, Lance Archer, and possibly Kenny Omega are more fitting as top heels in the company. The Inner Circle is becoming less important with each passing week, and if you strip them away from Jericho? We could see him play a new role in the company.
Fans Can Easily Get Behind ‘Le Champion Of The People
Due to his long tenure in professional wrestling and it’s consistent quality, Jericho could reinvent himself into anything and have fans buy into it. This opens many doors for him, and allows him to step into being a sympathetic babyface with ease. Just have Inner Circle turn on him or find a new leader in Eddie Kingston, stack the odds against him, and you have another face of Jericho for fans to love.
His final run in WWE saw something similar, when Kevin Owens broke off their friendship with a vicious beatdown. Fans were strongly behind Jericho after this, and that same connection would be easy to rekindle in AEW. They already cheer for him simply for being Chris Jericho, why not give them reason to get fully behind him?
Do you want to see Chris Jericho as a face in AEW, or should he remain a hated villain on their roster? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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