On the latest episode of Talk Is Jericho, host Chris Jericho and guest Suge D revisit their Dynamite match from a few weeks ago, with Le Champion breaking down the in-ring psychology of the bout, and how the story would have translated well if there was a live crowd.
Had we had that exact same match, same scenario and there was 5,000 people, they knew the story, they would have been chanting. When you hit me the week before in the street fight, they would have been chanting your name. So my psychology of this is your kicking the s–t out of Le Champion. We’re painting this portrait of this guy as one of the guys. So for you to just be kicking and fighting and kicking and fighting and boom and people and you got me down, and I hit you with one move. And guess what? It’s my best one that no one’s ever kicked out of. I’m not hitting you with a suplex. I’m not hitting you with this or that. I have to hit you with my absolute best move. That’s beaten everybody from Hangman Page to Kenny Omega to Cody Rhodes and the mascot on the field at the stadium match. So to me, it’s like we’re not wasting time. We’re not wasting moves. I disrespected you. You proceeded to kick the s–t out of me. If there was a crowd, we probably could have gone an extra 30 seconds because you would have heard ‘Pete. Pete. Pete,’ then boom, balloon pop. Literally, our job is to suspend disbelief and people would think Pineapple Pete’s got him, and it took me the only move I got that no one’s ever kicked out. I’m choosing that one. It’s not a Code Breaker. It’s not a Lion Tamer. It’s not a Lionsault. It’s the Judas.
Jericho later compares the match finish to a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indiana Jones chooses to shoot a potential threat instead of wasting time fighting.
It was like, you know Raiders of the Lost Ark? It’s when the guy, the big swordsman, takes out his sword, and he spins it around. He spins it around and he’s like, I don’t have time for this. He’s just gonna kick my ass. I’m just gonna shoot him boom done. That’s what we did that day, and I was really happy with that, with that whole segment because we planted these seeds we didn’t even know we planted four weeks prior in Atlanta. It was a little story inside of a big story, but that’s what wrestling is like you said, we’re telling stories.