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Chris Jericho thinks his Asylum match with Dean Ambrose was 'great'

While I (an admitted Jericholic) didn't dislike it as much as most of the internet seemed to, it would be hard to call Chris Jericho and Dean Ambrose's match at Extreme Rules a major success.

The first ever Asylum match was a long affair which teased brutality it could never deliver the 206 WWE. It also followed what was either the best or second best bout on the May 22 card, the Fatal 4Way Intercontinental title match between Miz, Cesaro, Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens.

Despite those limitation, Jericho unsurprisingly defends the bout on a recent edition of his Talk is Jericho podcast. Y2J goes a step further than that though, calling it "great":

We had kind of a dead crowd though because we had that amazing four-way match right in front of us, but you still got to work the match and we built it. We built it well.

[It was] a great match in a different way from the four-way. The fans were going bonkers at the end and that’s what it’s all about. Sometimes, you’ve got a quiet crowd and you build it. It’s like "Stairway To Heaven". It starts out slow and quiet and it ends up with a crashing guitar crescendo and that’s what you want.

He and Ambrose came up with the idea for the match. That the culmination of the match is a thumbtack spot - something that undoubtedly hurts like hell, but isn't crazy compared to backyard wrestling staples like barbed wire - and even that required permission from Vince McMahon.

We were really surprised, Ambrose and I, because we came up with the idea for the Ambrose Asylum. We were surprised that Vince allowed us to use the tacks! It hasn’t been done in 10 years. It [has] been that long between tack bumps. And when the finish came in and Ambrose is going over, I have to take the bump on the tacks. I have to. He can’t take the bump on the tacks and then go on and win. It just doesn’t make sense.

He talks a lot more about this one, and he says only, tack spot in his career during the podcast (and the transcription of it you can find over at Wrestling Inc).

As for you stupid idiots hoping Jericho is leaving soon, don't hold your breath:

I'm really enjoying this run. Probably one of my favorites that I've had, probably since 2009, I'd say. So for everyone who still thinks that I'm going to be leaving next week, I'm not going to tell you how long I'm staying in the WWE, but as you see, I'm going to be in the Money In The Bank match, so there you go. I'm very excited to be here in the WWE and pulling tacks out of my ass.

Chris Jericho... pulling tacks out of his ass. For you.

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