Chris Jericho Names Swerve Strickland As A Ratings Draw

Wrestling television ratings have always been a big thing in the pro wrestling business. A prime example is the Monday Night Wars between WWE RAW and WCW Nitro, which is still talked about to this date.

Recently, Chris Jericho appeared on WTF With Marc Maron, where he discussed Swerve Strickland. To the Ocho, a great wrestler is determined by his ability to draw in ratings. For Swerve Strickland, it doesn’t seem to be a problem, as he always drives the ratings up each time he appears on-screen.

“If you get put in that top position and you don’t draw and people don’t watch your matches…TV ratings are so important. I read the minute-by-minute TV ratings every week to see, how did I do? How did this guy do? Who is drawing every week? You can kind of see this pattern of whenever he’s on, the ratings go up. Swerve Strickland is one of those guys. He’s not a ratings bonanza, but whenever he’s on, the ratings go up.”

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho will be seen in action on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, where he will be partnering up with Sammy Guevara to square off against the team of Ricky Starks & Action Andretti.

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