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Jericho isn't in the same league as Austin or Rock!!

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Why do I make this blog? Well, my 2 favorite superstars of all-time is Rock and Austin. Some people actually believe Jericho is in the league of Rock and Austin which I believe is a joke. I made posts on forums where I named Jericho over-rated just because of it. No chance Jericho is in their league. Points used against me is he beat them both on the same night. Who gives a crap? That doesn't make him better than Rock or Austin because he beat them. If that were the case, how many times better is Cena than Jericho because I don't remember a match ever when Jericho defeated Cena. What I'm going to do is compare the time Jericho became a main event talent aka wins his first world title. See how many main events he has had at the major ppvs in comparison to Rock/Austin. He certainly couldn't draw like them at all. SMS=Summerslam; SVS=Surivor Series; WM=Wrestlemania. How many main events did Jericho have from the time he became world champion til now? How about Rock and Austin in comparison? By the way, let us say that main event means last match here. Not using Rumble because Royal Rumble match is always the main event.

Rock won his first WWE title at SVS of 98 main eventing facing Mankind. WM main event WWE champion vs Austin. SVS 99 triple threat match WWE title main event Big Show/ HHH/Rock. WM 2000 fatal 4 way Rock vs HHH vs Foley vs Show in WWE title main event. SMS 2000 triple threat match main event for WWE title Rock vs Angle vs HHH won. WM 2001 Stone Cold vs Rock main event for the WWE title. SMS 2001 Booker T vs Rock WCW title. SVS 01 Team WWE vs Alliance. SMS 2002 Lesnar vs Rock WWE title. SVS 2011 Rock/Cena vs Miz/Truth. WM 28 Rock/Cena. -all Royal Rumble WWE title matches, Rock/Hogan WM 18, Rock/Austin WM19, among others he has 11 main events.

Austin won his 1st WWEtitle WM 14. SMS Taker vs Austin WWE title. WM 15 Rock vs Austin WWE title. SMS 99 Austin vs HHH vs Mankind WWE title. Advertised to be in triple threat match vs Rock and HHH SVS 99, but hit by a car to be kept of TV and Big Show replaced him. SVS 2000 HHH vs Austin. WM 2001 Rock vs Austin WWE title. SMS 2001 Angle vs Austin WWE title. SVS 01 Team WWE vs Alliance. Took his ball went home after that match w/Scott Hall. Rock/Austin 3 didn't main event WM 19. Hasn't truly had a match since that time. Him and Rock took some serious periods off Austin for neck that kept him out from November 99-No Mercy of 2000 while Rock did movies for periods of time. 8 main events total - Rock/Austin 3; Rumble main events including 3 Rumble victories.

Jericho won his first WWE title at Vengeance of 01. WM 18 main event WWE title vs HHH. Only WM he main evented aka last match and the crowd was dead. SVS 02 EC. SMS 03 EC. SVS 04 Team Orton vs Team HHH wasn't even the captain of the team. Through the years, he became a midcard talent teaming w/Christian competing for the tag titles, battling for the IC title until he finished on top losing to Cena to take a 2 year absense. SVS 08 Cena vs Jericho World title. SMS 2010 Team WWE vs Team Nexus.
6 main events total in like a decade while Austin/Rock in 5 years out main evented him at the major ppvs minus the Rumble matches and the rest of the ppvs or it would have been a helluva lost worse. He lost in every single main event if you take into account he was eliminated in the tag matches. Austin/Rock didn't lose in all their main events on the big 4 ppvs. You'd think a major draw like Jericho would be able to get advertised to hype WM 19 if you face a guy like HBK. WM 19 claimed only 4 main event matches not featuring in the promo is HBK vs Jericho. 4 main events was Hogan/Vince, Rock/Austin, Lesnar/Angle, and Booker T vs HHH. Jericho can return and not main event ppvs. If Austin or Rock would come back, they would main event ppvs year round just like Lesnar.

Cena won his first WWE title at WM 21 in 2005. WM 22 Cena vs HHH WWE title. SMS 06 Edge vs Cena WWE title. WM 23 HBK vs Cena WWE title. SMS Orton vs Cena 07 WWE title. SVS 08 Jericho vs Cena world title.
SVS 09 HHH vs HBK vs Cena WWE title. SMS 10 Team WWE vs Team Nexus. SVS 10 Cena refs Barrett vs Orton. Count that as a main event or not, but the main hype surrounding it was Cena being free or fired. For Jericho's sake, I won't count it. WM 27 Miz vs Cena WWE title. SMS Punk vs Cena WWE title. SVS 11 Rock/Cena vs Miz/Truth. WM 28 Rock vs Cena.
12 main events in 7 years of just 3 major ppvs per year. Cena to me will go down as a bigger star than Jericho as well. He is the biggest draw WWE has right now. Austin and Rock are bigger draws as well. That is why I take it as a slap in the face when Jericho is mentioned in the same sentence as Rock/Austin/or even Cena. After they won their major championship they didn't go back to winning midcard US or IC titles like Jericho. Midcard Wrestlemania or a major ppv event.

Jericho had just 2 1 on 1 matches in the main event of the 3 major ppvs in the last decade since winning his first WWE title. He didn't win any of his main event matches aka last matches on the major ppvs either. He lost in every single one of them. He didn't win his first or any major championship at Wrestlemania or big ppv event. Jericho isn't in Austin or Rock's league. Anyone who believes he is needs check the facts than his homerism. He isn't even in Cena's league for goodness sake. Hard to tell if he will even main event when he goes in to the HOF. I like Jericho, but I don't like it when people put him in the same category of top draws w/likes of Rock/Austin or even Cena. He is good, but he isn't that good. He may be better in the ring, but when it comes down to it....he isn't in their league. If he was, Jericho vs HBK at WM 19 would have been advertised as a main event. He would wins at major ppvs, not open them after winning the big one. Certainly not go back to winning IC titles for goodness sake. Jericho isn't in the league of Austin/Rock!!

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  1. DK Wrestling Savior's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WeDominate99
    Im saying that Y2J came back TO PUT... PEOPLE... OVER. Something that the Rock never did why ? he has a huge ego. I remember him saying that he came back home, you problably remember that. He was on 1 show after WM so your hero doesn't really like you I KNOW, cause if he did he would be here often to ELECTRIFY you wouldn't he ? DIE HARD fan ? Please STFU that comes from the guy that "I don't watch WWE anymore, TNA has gotten better, TNA is better." A DIE HARD FAN WOULD BE PART OF THE UNIVERSE FOR EVER not fuck it when it sucks.

    I don't know why the hell you're talking about that no one is on twitter anymore except you and nobody uses tout.

    GO FB that
    There are so many idiotic statements in your comment here that I don't even know where to start and where to end.

    First, EVERYBODY is on Twitter. You have no clue what you're talking about. And don't play it off like you don't Tout. You know you do, just like I"m sure you're right there to watch Saturday Morning Slam, NXT, Superstars, and all those webisodes on their youtube channel.

    Second, yes, I did stop watching WWE. And yes, TNA is better. That is my opinion. Last time I checked, I was still allowed to have one of them.

    Finally, putting people over has nothing to do with anything that this guy wrote in his blog. Jericho is not the type of person that can carry a company. He can main event and wrestle, yes, but draw and actually do what Rock, or Austin, or Cena has done....read it loud and clear....HE'S NOT IN THEIR LEAGUE.
  2. akbar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WeDominate99
    Im saying that Y2J came back TO PUT... PEOPLE... OVER. Something that the Rock never did why ? he has a huge ego. I remember him saying that he came back home, you problably remember that. He was on 1 show after WM so your hero doesn't really like you I KNOW, cause if he did he would be here often to ELECTRIFY you wouldn't he ? DIE HARD fan ? Please STFU that comes from the guy that "I don't watch WWE anymore, TNA has gotten better, TNA is better." A DIE HARD FAN WOULD BE PART OF THE UNIVERSE FOR EVER not fuck it when it sucks.

    I don't know why the hell you're talking about that no one is on twitter anymore except you and nobody uses tout.

    GO FB that
    This blog ain't about who has the biggest heart and who is the biggest prick, I don't know why everyone keeps on going on about Jericho's noble peace prize efforts.

    Its just simply about which is the bigger star and superstar with the highest caliber.
  3. Dr. Death's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by DK Wrestling Savior
    There are so many idiotic statements in your comment here that I don't even know where to start and where to end.

    First, EVERYBODY is on Twitter. You have no clue what you're talking about. And don't play it off like you don't Tout. You know you do, just like I"m sure you're right there to watch Saturday Morning Slam, NXT, Superstars, and all those webisodes on their youtube channel.

    Second, yes, I did stop watching WWE. And yes, TNA is better. That is my opinion. Last time I checked, I was still allowed to have one of them.

    Finally, putting people over has nothing to do with anything that this guy wrote in his blog. Jericho is not the type of person that can carry a company. He can main event and wrestle, yes, but draw and actually do what Rock, or Austin, or Cena has done....read it loud and clear....HE'S NOT IN THEIR LEAGUE.
    1st Bolded = I'm not on twitter, neither is my brothers, sons, daughters, wife, cousins, nieces, nephews, etc... So that means that not everybody is on twitter. I bet over half the world isn't on twitter. What about the homeless, the elderly in assisted living, new born babies, etc...? I don't think they are on twitter either. I don't think that the Queen of England is on twitter either, so your assumption that everybody is on twitter (or facebook) is ridiculous to say the least.

    2nd Bolded = This is just your opinion, but not an undisputed fact. IMO Jericho is better than both Rock and SCSA, but hey - to each his own here.

    Let's everybody try to discuss the difference of OPINIONS without shouting please.
  4. A.J. The People's Champ's Avatar
    THE ROCK IS MY ALL-TIME FAVE AND JERICHO IS UP THERE. WHATS IRONIC ABOUT YOUR BLOG IS THAT ROCK AND Y2J WERE GOLDEN WHEN THEY WORK TOGETHER ESPECIALLY ON THE MIC. Y2J DEBUT? GOLDEN. .ROCK AND JERICHO BACKSTAGE BEFORE THIER #1 CONTENDER MATCH? FUNNY AND GOLDEN...AND WHENEVER THEY TAG TEAMED ON STEPHANIE,(not in THAT way lol) IT WAS PRICELESS! PLUS JERICHO IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW THATS ENTERTAINING AS HEEL OR FACE. LASTLY, HE MAY NOT BE A TOP DRAW, BUT WHEN HE HAS THE MIC PPL LISTEN.
  5. PhEonYx's Avatar
    I had to sit back for a quite a while before taking this ALL in. The question tossed up for debate is whether or not Jericho is "in the same league" as Rock/Austin.

    Jericho is the more technically sound and far better in ring performer. He can keep up with Rock on the mic, and at times dance circles around him. Austin was mediocre on the mic, and couldn't draw as a heel whatsoever. On the other hand Rock was able to draw both as a heel and a face, as well as Jericho.

    Now before you idiots start criticizing me for my Austin comment about being mediocre on the mic, or not being able to draw as a heel. This is simply "my opinion". Take me back to the attitude era, I couldn't stand the likes of Austin or The Rock. Over rated stars (IMO), that were "simply over".
    We all sit here taking shots at Cena, saying he's boring and has been shoved down our throats for years, meanwhile, I share the very same opinion when I think of how I felt about Rock and Austin back in the A.E.

    As for Top Draw when it comes to merchandise, Jericho "is NOT in the same league" as Austin or Rock. ...

    What sets Jericho apart from Rock/Austin is his thrive to still compete. Even at his age, I believe Jericho can out wrestle more than half of the E's current roster.

    Should Jericho be placed in the same league as Austin or Rock?? You bet your ass HE SHOULD BE!!!! He may not have been a Top seller, or could draw as they did, BUT he certainly could out wrestle, and out talk both of them on any given night.
  6. azure's Avatar
    Now as much as I love the rock and austin as performers and wrestlers. You have to understand 1 thing. The rock comes back to wrestle when the money is gd or vince needs a favour to bring in more cash for PPVs, austin himself is retired and has been mentioned albeit even teased 1 more match often.

    But Bottom line is both of these guys were pushed to the moon. Austin and the rock were as popular as they were because they were given creative control of how they could talk on the mic and react with the fans, Austin most definetly if you've read his book.

    True as it was for Y2J as well, im sure he asked for the same le-way as the rock and austin as well to speak his mind too, but then again it was the attitude era and tv back then was gritty and hard so im sure vince would have wanted his biggest stars to say the stuff that would grab the audience.

    Now as for Y2J not being in the same league as austin/rock? Ok step back and look at eddie guerrero and chris benoit. Both of these guys were given the chance to run with ball and be what the company wanted and altho they lacked the charisma on the mic, (benoit especially, but eddie had the charisma and the ppl followed him) they were 2 of the hardest, pure wrestling athletes and ass kickers in the company who I personally believe were better in the ring and as wrestlers and perfomers then Rock/austin and even y2j. They both showed us great stories and matches, 5 star nearly every time.

    Y2J has the charisma and wrestling ability, he's great as a heel and a face but unfortunetly he wasn't pushed to the moon as rock and austin were. If vince had turned around and said 'this is our guy, he's gonna be our boy to sell our product' then hands down vince would have made Y2J 'the man' to take the ball and run with it.

    But when it comes down to it, Y2J doesn't have to come back and wrestle, infact he could just enjoy a comfortable life with his rock band. But no he comes back, he wrestles and sometimes wins and often loses. But hey he's putting younger talent over, he's giving back to the company.

    THAT in my book makes him a better man and greater wrestler then john fucking cena who always has to win because he's vince's current ass licker. Like Triple H was back in the day burying talent just to stay on top and to always be the same, cena is no different then and now.

    I may not rank Y2J up there as a wrestler I would watch granted but I respect the fact he comes back time and time again and puts younger talent over. He has greater charisma and is a great wrestler. So what if he's not in the same league as austin/rock, he's still the man and will always be a draw.

    Nuff said
  7. Bagg's Avatar
    Yeah Jericho is not in the same league as Austin and Rock because Austin and Rock are not in any wrestling leagues! Theyre doing movies and TV shows while Y2J slugs it out on the road. This and for this reason only is why its complete BS that people are on here trashing Jericho for devoting his life to entertain all of you. Yeah more people know Stone Cold, yeah more people know Rock, but Y2J devoted his life to completely solidifying the undercard everywhere he went. One other thing, during the attitude era, what moment gave me the biggest goosebumps? When jericho showed up on the titantron in Summer of 09. Enjoy your Rock main event of the royal rumble people, because he found another way to make more money during wrestlemania weekend rather than scorching the wwe for millions of dollars, so you fanboys get him at the rumble for another five star, five moves of doom snoozefest.
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