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WWE News: Chris Jericho is not a fan of Southpaw Regional Wrestling Season two

Rohit Nath
3.95K   //    30 Sep 2017, 22:44 IST

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Chris Jericho as "Clint Bobski" in Southpaw Regional Wrestling

What's the story?

In an interview with Ring Rust Radio, Chris Jericho expressed some surprising displeasure at the second season of Southpaw Regional Wrestling.

In case you didn't know...

Southpaw Regional Wrestling seemed like a one-time thing, featuring a select few WWE superstars in a few episodes parodying the vibe of Southern American wrestling in the 1980s. The first episode can be seen below:

With a few episodes, Southpaw Regional Wrestling became an instant viral hit, gaining a lot of traction. The acclaim it gained saw WWE create a second season of the show. Below is the first episode of said season:

The heart of the matter

Here is what Chris Jericho had to say about the second season of Southpaw Regional Wrestling(H/T Reddit user jimmysmith69):

I would love to see a few more but I don’t know if the series took off virally like they thought it would and I am not sure what the numbers are on that but it was a lot of fun while we did it and hopefully get to do more. I think a lot of times the initial one is always the best because it’s such a surprise and nobody really knows what they’re getting into.
Where with the second one everybody wanted to get involved and some of the characters weren’t as strong. I think Miz’s guy was terrible in it whatever he was called. I just thought it was terrible and it wasn’t funny. I thought the Butcher Boys weren’t funny.
The first one was really funny because no one was really trying. They were just being whatever they wanted to be. It’s like a sequel to a movie where you stumble onto something and it’s never as good as the original. If they do more Clint Bobski will be there and if they don’t it was fun while it lasted.

Chris Jericho isn't fully wrong about the fact that there were a little many people involved in the second season. What made the first season special was their attempt to capture the vibe of the 80s wrestling in the south and they had limited characters, all of whom made it special.

This time it seemed like everybody got in and as the saying goes, "Too many cooks spoil the broth".

What's next?

Regardless of season two not living up to the hype of season one, hopefully, season three is released to the WWE universe at some point in the future.

Author's Take

Although I did enjoy season two, it undoubtedly did not match season one's quality. They also happened to miss out on one of the best characters from season one: Big Bartholomew!

Hopefully, season three remains with a smaller cast and they bring back Big Bartholomew! Who doesn't want to see a pro-USA babyface Rusev?

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Rohit Nath
Rohit is an avid wrestling fan and aspiring Sports Psychologist.
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