Over the weekend, during Chris Jericho’s Facebook Live show – Saturday Night Special he answered a few questions from fans.
During the Q&A, The former WWE and AEW Champion Chris Jericho was asked if he’s ready for his match against Orange Cassidy this Wednesday at Fyter Fest. He shared that it was already taped, but he believes it is one of his best ever matches. Jericho admitted that when he first heard about Orange Cassidy, he wasn’t a fan of him due to his gimmick.
“We taped it last week. It’s one of the best matches I’ve ever had. Really, really enjoyed it. It’s definitely worth checking out. Orange is great. He really is. He’s a great performer and when first came into the business – I’ve heard about him, was not a fan because of his gimmick. I think he really proved me wrong. I realized, ‘Holy smokes, he is actually a great wrestler.’ Great performer. He did the unthinkable.”
He goes on to say that Cassidy is “unique” and “doing something that has never been done before
“He definitely made it by doing something different. Like I said last week on Dynamite, the late Brian Pillman told me, ‘If you want to make it in wrestling, you have to do something that has never been done before.’ Orange did that. Congratulations. As soon as I pulled my head out of my ass, I realized this guy is unique. He’s different, he’s great, and I became a big fan. I really, really am excited for this Wednesday.”
What do you think? Is Jericho just blowing smoke or will it truly be something special? Where will this match rank on The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla’s great matches? Will it beat his match against Shawn Michaels and the Great American Bash? Will it be better than his match in NJPW with Kenny Omega? Or will it struggle to even make the list?
We’ll all find out at Fyter Fest.