Following Chris Jericho’s historical and momentous AEW World Title win at All Out, he took to his Talk Is Jericho podcast and spoke about a number of topics including him being a huge supporter of Referee Aubrey Edwards and how she was chosen to be the referee of his main event against “Hangman” Adam Page.
This is what Chris Jericho said: “Hangman and I had talked about a few things and kind of decided what direction we wanted the match to go in, and then talked with our producer, Dean Malenko.” “The referee, Aubrey Edwards, who I specifically requested to be our referee for two reasons: 1. I think she’s the best referee in the company, just for me, for my opinions. We’ve got some good referees but I like her style, and I like the fact that we had the very first female referee officiating a world title match. You talk about the women’s revolution and all this other stuff, like, I think the fact that she is my favorite referee in there, I thought she was deserving of the honor, and she did a great job. And it lead to an awesome spot in the middle of the match.”
All Out was an event filled with huge moments, amazing matches and historical first-time instances. One of the most talked-about matches at All Out which arguably could have been the main event was the Ladder Match between The Lucha Brothers and The Young Bucks for the AAA World Tag Team Titles. Chris Jericho gave his opinion and said that he disagrees with the people who think that. Chris Jericho also said that a World Title Match should always be the main event of a wrestling show.
This is what Chris Jericho said: “There’s been some debates that, ‘Well, you should have out the ladder match on last because you can’t follow it.’ I disagree.” “The World Title match is the World Title match, and that’s why you put guys in there that can have a World Title match… A true World Title match should have a story, it should have intensity, it should have some viciousness, and it should be completely between two men that are fighting for the biggest prize in the sport. If you can’t put that on last, then you shouldn’t be a champion. If you can’t put that on last, then you shouldn’t have a World Title! Because any single person that’s in this business, any single performer in AEW male or female, their goal should be to be the champion.
“I don’t care if you have a double, blow up your ball bag, dynamite stick up the ass match before it – if the World Title doesn’t go last – it’s the same reason why Hunter vs. Jericho went last at WrestleMania X8 when we had Hogan vs. The Rock two matches before.” “Now, I didn’t agree with it. I thought we should have went on before Hogan and The Rock, but Triple H was adamant that the World Title goes last. Of course he was winning, but listen, if you can’t put the championship last whether the match suffers or not, that’s just the way it goes. I thought we worked a great match.”