Jericho compared to 'Taker Jun 12, 2019 14:54:38 GMT -5
Post by Bandalero on Jun 12, 2019 14:54:38 GMT -5
Also, Jericho has adapted his wrestling style to something more conducive to his age, much like Ric Flair who was able to have great matches into his 60s. It's more about ring psychology and less about the moves they do. Taker and Goldberg showed at Super Showdown that as they got older, they needed to adapt their styles because it isn't as easy to do all the power moves that their younger selves made a living off of. Too easy to botch and seriously hurt someone someone trying to do what they should admit they can't do anymore.
I have much respect for Taker and what he has done, but maybe a little bit more for Jericho who has shown over his career that he isn't blowing smoke up our ass when he says he is the best in the world at what he does.
Extremely well said.
Jericho understands this business and how to create longevity. He's probably also made the right investments over his career and could retire tomorrow if he wanted to. And now he's just having fun, while 'taker doesn't look like he's having fun at all. We all know Vince only cares about his creations, and it's fortunate/unfortunate that Mark stepped into this gimmick and did it so well, because it will literally be the death of him. That's some irony right there.