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    All Elite Wrestling Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    There's spoilers ahead, ladies and gentleman. If you didn't know, now you know. You wanna watch Double or Nothing and not know the results? Well, gtfo.


    Last night at Double or Nothing we learned that Adam Page (by virtue of winning the Casino Battle Royale) and Chris Jericho (via his victory over Kenny Omega) will squabble up in the future to decide the first EVER AEW Champion. And who wouldn't want the honor of wearing that huge fucking hunk of gold? It's gorgeous. Anyways, these two guys are certainly two of the most viable options AEW had at their disposal and a match between them is one that I think can be really entertaining. Despite the mixed emotions about The Hangman here, it's clear to see why he was entrusted with this opportunity. After all, Omega is ruled out for obvious reasons, Cody getting the shot would be too Jeff Jarrett-y, one of the Bucks wouldn't make sense so you're kind of just left choosing between Page himself, MJF and idk... maybe Jimmy Havoc? Jungle Boy? Sure, Moxley is in play but pitting these two guys who have WWE written all over them against each other to decide your first champion would never go over well.

    So let's take a look at some of the attributes of our two options and decide who should be crowned the inaugural AEW Champion.

    Chris Jericho

    Pros: Obviously the biggest draw in the company. No two ways about it really. The clear cut top heel (could be a good or bad thing given the situation). One of the best to ever do it. Still a strong performer in the ring nonetheless and someone who can sell snow to an eskimo.

    Cons: Comes with a bit of "WWE guy" baggage. Clearly in the twilight of his career.

    Adam Page

    Pros: Has the benefit of being a "homegrown" guy. Very over as a face. Lots of career left in front of him. Very marketable guy in my opinion. Cool finisher.

    Cons: Not as much mainstream appeal. Some would say not good enough yet to be in this position. Could say he's being shown some favoritism due to his closeness with Cody and The Bucks.

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    Now, personally, I'm not sure I've made up my mind. If I had to pick, I think I would go with Jericho. It would be helpful for this burgeoning company to crown a guy with a ton of name value as their first champion. Page could gain sympathy from the loss and maybe come back to avenge it down the road. Jericho won't need to keep the title for too long. I would have him lose it to Cody, Omega or Page after a few months of provoking the fans and when the hatred is at its peak, let one of those heroes knock him off to the delight of the fans.

    Who do you guys think should be crowned champion and why? Is there any possibility we get swerved and someone besides these two somehow gets the honor?

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Hangman is who I’d want but I’m almost positive it will be Jericho


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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    I feel like having someone who wasn't a former WWE guy for the first AEW champion would be all around the best move. So, of the two..Page.

    I'd like to see Jericho win the belt at least once, though.
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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    It's obvious they are pushing Page hard but I don't think they pass up the appeal of that belts lineage begining with a run from one of the greatest of all time.





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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Considering Page wasn't in their original plans, cause Pac messed those up. I'd like to imagine it has go to be Jericho. I just don't think Page is ready for it. It's going to be a great match nonetheless.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Yeah I wouldn't mind Page being the first AEW Champion. He has all the tools I feel to be a World Champion, but as people have said he's not really known compared to Jericho. If I had my way neither guy would be Champion and I would let it be decided with Omega and Moxley who I feel people would get into that just as much if the new AEW Championship was at stake.
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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kairi HoHo View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't mind Page being the first AEW Champion. He has all the tools I feel to be a World Champion, but as people have said he's not really known compared to Jericho. If I had my way neither guy would be Champion and I would let it be decided with Omega and Moxley who I feel would get into that just as much if the new AEW Championship was as stake.
    I'm actually with you on that. I love Jericho a ton but Omega vs. Moxley feels more unpredictable and it's kind of a can't go wrong scenario.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    For some reason I feel Jericho worked him being the first champ into his deal. Omega and Moxley is a feud that doesn’t need the title right now but I’m sure Mox will be the first in line for Jericho after his feud with Omega.


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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    If you want instant legitmentacy i say jericho.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Jericho did say he wanted to be the Brock Lesnar of AEW (among saying some other creepy things about Brock), so I imagine where they’re going is with Jericho on top and Page chasing for the title, picking up more steam and credibility on the way.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    From a business standpoint it would make more sense to have Jericho as the first Champion, especially heading towards a weekly TV show, even if it's just a short term thing. For what it's worth, I think Page will be the long term goal for the company, so he'll be champion at somepoint but I would imagine it will be Cody or Kenny who dethrones Jericho first up.
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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raye View Post
    Considering Page wasn't in their original plans, cause Pac messed those up. I'd like to imagine it has go to be Jericho. I just don't think Page is ready for it. It's going to be a great match nonetheless.
    I disagree, I think Page/PAC was always supposed to be the 2nd qualifier for the world title match so Page very much was in their original plans. They just ran into problems because PAC wouldn't lose to Page at this moment in time. It wouldn't of made much sense to have a man with no legs have an opportunity at the world title earlier than Page and PAC would have.

    I don't think it matters too much either way with the first champion, but as they are in the business of attracting new fans now not just keeping the existing ones, get the belt on the biggest star in the company and a man that knows how to deliver in that spot and act like a champion. Then the money is in the chase of people like Page, Omega, Cody and Moxley gunning for Jericho as his delusions about being the only reason AEW exist grow even stronger as their champion. It's a little early for Page, people still view him as the least popular member of The Elite.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    I think they should play it safe and try to establish the title before trying anything that may not work out as well as AEW hope. Jericho will establish the title off the bat and he has ton of feuds to go with.

    Page would be a new guy but he isn't ready.
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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Jericho should be first champ. Page has his entire career ahead of him. Jericho is instant name value and he proven to be a guy whos invested in AEW.
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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    I think Chris Jericho should be the first champion. He adds legitimacy to the championship because he is a former world champion and a wrestling icon. He gives the company a heel champion the chase until whoever can step up to take the belt off of him whether it is Hangman or Kenny Omega or Jon Moxley or whoever they want to build up as their top babyface. Jericho in the role as the top heel will be great for this company its starting years and whoever dethrones him will come off looking like a million bucks.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Ugh I just can't wait to see what somebody actually looks like holding the belt.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Jericho Jericho Jericho.

    Even as a new star Page isn’t ready. Absolutely my least favorite parts of both web series and I’m just not sold on anything about him aside from that sweet lariat.
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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Jericho, he adds instant legitimacy to the belt and he can still go (most of the time). Have him dominate the main event scene and keep the belt for about a year and then have Page take it. Page needs built up to a mainstream audience, he may have the info fambase but he doesn't have the mainstream.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    I really should have included a poll but it seems unanimous that WC thiks Jericho is the guy.

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    Re: Who should be crowned the first AEW Champion?

    Quote Originally Posted by The EC View Post
    I really should have included a poll but it seems unanimous that WC thiks Jericho is the guy.
    Fine, I'll disagree.

    A new promotion should make new stars from their own names ASAP. Jericho is ace, but he's long past his peak, and could easily disappear to do Fozzy/New Japan stuff at a moment's notice. Page isn't going anywhere any time soon, he's perfect to build around long term as they establish themselves.

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