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Eric Bischoff Says Jericho Isn’t A Top 5 Heel Of All Time

One of the most controversial personalities in all of professional wrestling and a former owner of WCW as well as a former talent of WWE Eric Bischoff recently took to his 83 weeks podcast to talk about a number of things, including AEW’s Double Or Nothing PPV Event.

Bischoff was also asked if AEW Star Chris Jericho is one of the top 5 heel of all time in wrestling. According to Bischoff, he loves Chris Jericho as well as Jericho’s work, but he doesn’t think Chris Jericho would be one of the top 5 heels of all time in wrestling.

This is what Eric Bischoff said:

“I don’t think so.” “I love Chris Jericho and his work, but I wouldn’t put him in the top 5 heels.”

“Here’s the disadvantage Chris has in terms of his legacy and being compared to people: the peak of Jericho’s career is behind him. Just like the peak of Hulk Hogan’s career was in the 80’s, doesn’t mean he wasn’t viable in the 90’s, but the very peak of Chris’ career was in WWE. That doesn’t mean the characters he’s reinvented hasn’t allowed him to sustain his relevance, but its going to be hard for Jericho to be remembered for something bigger than the star he was in WWE when he was surrounded by guys like The Rock, John Cena, Randy Orton, whose star was just as big as his.

“He certainly deserves a lot of credit for being able to reinvent himself and remain relevant but I don’t know if that in itself will put him on that same pedestal with guys like The Rock, Cena and Orton who were really his peers at the peak of his career.”

As Hulk Hogan did in June of 1994 when he moved from WWE (f.k.a WWF) to WCW, Chris Jericho did something similar to that when he jumped ship from WWE to AEW prior to the promotion’s launch. People then started to make comparisons between the two, but Bischoff talked about the comparisons and if he agrees with them.

This is what Eric Bischoff said:

“I think for a lot of reasons yeah.” “He’s the name, Jericho started making a name for himself before he came to WCW, I think WCW put Jericho on the map. Once he was on the map he decided to take over a small country in WWE and became an even bigger star than he was in WCW. Could Jericho move the same business to business needles that Hogan did? I don’t think so in fairness. But the difference between what Jericho brought to the table with AEW and Hogan with WCW, there’s not a lot of daylight. When Hogan left WWF and came to WCW, it was a big deal, I don’t think that same ‘OMG’ factor was necessarily there, it was close [with Jericho joining AEW]. “

Eric Bischoff also talked about what AEW and WWE are dealing with at the moment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Bischoff admitted that the current shows without fans are impossible for him to watch.

This is what Eric Bischoff said:

“The sooner WWE and AEW can get you to forget the last three months existed, the better off they’re going to be.” “This is horrible. This is a horrible time. For me, it’s impossible to watch. I would rather go beat my head on the bumper of my truck then to watch 15 minutes of wrestling in front of no crowd.”

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