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Jericho Holds Backstage Meeting Regarding Tag Team Matches

AEW World Champion Chris Jericho was recently a guest on the Keepin’ It 100 podcast, where he revealed that he held a backstage meeting with the entire AEW locker room to talk about the issues that the promotion’s tag team matches are currently experiencing.

One of those issues is when wrestlers enter and exit a tag team match without even tagging themselves in, which causes a lot of confusion and disarray on who exactly the legal man is. Chris Jericho felt that the backstage meeting was necessary in order to remind all the wrestlers in the back that tagging in and out of a tag team match is very important and an essential part of the match.

Jericho specifically pointed to The Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix), who have been entering and exiting matches randomly as they are used to the Lucha Libre style.

This is what Chris Jericho said:

“I called a team meeting … the lack of tags and normal tag team wrestling psychology drove me nuts.” “It’s sort of making excuses for The Lucha Brothers because tagging in and out, they’re lazy, they don’t care. They walk in and out whenever they want and it’s not right. They would make excuses where they would say, ‘Oh, it’s lucha libre style.’ That’s funny, I worked in Mexico for two years and guess how you make a tag in a lucha libre match? You stand in the corner and you wait for a guy to touch you and you walk in.”

“I called a meeting with the whole crew and said ‘You’re burying the ref, if you don’t have any rules, you don’t get any heat, and it’s killing our show because our honeymoon period is over, and now people are watching us and they’re being confused by the lack of rules.'”

Jericho then said that once they had a couple of talks, they started to tag in and out and follow the rules.

This is what Chris Jericho said:

“Once we had a couple of talks with them, guess what they started doing? They started tagging.” “Maybe it was a habit or maybe nobody told them. You have a whole locker room of guys that have just worked indies their whole career and they don’t know little things.”

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