AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Takeaways: ‘Hangman’ Page the Next Bret Hart

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5.     For an Impromptu Main Event, Jericho and Cassidy Delivered

Chris Jericho is the greatest wrestler of all time.  He just is.  He is closing in on 50 and after having conquered the WWE, he took a brand-new promotion on his back and made sure that they did not fail.  He was the catalyst.  He was the legitimacy.  (True) mark jibber-jabber aside, these guys had the main event thrust upon them with just a day or two before they taped the show and they really freakin’ delivered.

He was selling the match but on his Saturday Night show he said, flat out, it was one of his “greatest matches ever” and he “really enjoyed it.”

Orange Cassidy came into AEW as a joke-guy.  He was hilarious and did hysterical things.

When he DID move, it was awesome, but that just made the whole schtick funnier.

At Fyter Fest, Cassidy transformed from punch-line comic relief to a legitimate contender in All Elite Wrestling.  He took Chris Jericho to the absolute limit before the Judas Effect took its seemingly unavoidable toll.

The transformation began over the last couple of weeks, as Cassidy became more and more invested in Chris Jericho.

Then, when he stood at the top of the ramp, took off all his gimmick attire, handed it to his/the “Best Friends,” Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta, and told them to head backstage to watch this, the most important match of his career, from the monitors?

That was some big boy, badass s–t to do.

In those moments, he was telling the world that Orange Cassidy is not a joke – and this was gonna be a war.  Over the next twenty or thirty minutes, it was – and Cassidy proved that he belonged in that ring with Jericho.

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In the spotlight.

In the World Championship conversation.

In the Main Event.

The kid is a f***ing contender.