AEW Superstar Chris Jericho Makes a Huge Statement About Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Published 02/06/2021, 10:02 AM EST


Chris Jericho has been working on the mic for decades now and is regarded as one of the best speakers in the history of wrestling. His skills in front of live audiences are unparalleled and can solely decide demographic ratings as was proof during his infamous ‘Demo God’ promo.

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However, ‘The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n Rolla’ is of the opinion that there is someone better than him on the mic when it comes down to choosing the best, and his pick came as no surprise.

OSAKA, JAPAN – JUNE 09: Chris Jericho looks on during the Dominion 6.9 In Osaka-Jo Hall of NJPW on June 09, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

“Probably The Rock,” said Jericho in an interview on Hollywood Raw. This was part of a rapid-fire question round so Y2J didn’t really have time to elucidate on that answer. 

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Although, the name ‘The Rock’ has enough respect on it for fans to deduce why Jericho made that choice. It was, however, a coin toss since one would expect him to choose himself. 

The Rock delivered some of the best promos in WWE history

The Rock was one of the biggest performers in the Attitude Era. His work on the microphone defined WWE in such a way that it would never be the same again, yet linger with memories of ‘The Brahma Bull’.

His promos were so flawless that every backstage moment during the era was worth watching. Whenever a feud needed heat, The Rock was called up to do the needful. 

Chris Jericho himself is gifted when it comes to delivering promos. His experience, as well as natural talent, makes him the best active speaker in the industry. 

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In fact, the two mic giants met during the various feuds, most iconically when Jericho debuted for WWE through the millennium countdown to interrupt The Rock who was in the middle of another promo. 

 

Chris Jericho thinks Kane is the ‘smelliest’ wrestler

In the interview, Chris Jericho also named the ‘smelliest’ wrestler in his opinion, which was none other than Kane!

“I don’t know I remember Kane’s glove always just smelled like really sweaty and he used to put Febreze on it so it kind of like smelled like putting a cologne on a corpse,” joked Jericho. 

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If Kane’s glove smelled bad, imagine Mick Foley’s Mr.Socko. 

Nonetheless, Chris Jericho vs The Rock in mic delivery skills? It will probably come down to a coin toss decision for a lot of fans and rightfully so. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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