I don't know if anyone noticed this during the "first" Jericho/RVD match ... but Y2J's "Ask him!" line came out in two unexpected places last night.
It's like when Jericho has an opponent in the Walls of Jericho or some other type of submission, and he will audibly tell the referee to "Ask him!" if he wants to quit ... Well, last night he was choking Van Dam in the ropes when he said "Ask him!", which struck me as a little odd because (1) it was clearly an illegal choke and (2) RVD was in the ropes so a submission wouldn't have counted anyway.
Then, not too long after that, Jericho went for a pin ... and AGAIN he says "Ask him!"; now that one really threw me off, because I think that would have been the first time in wrestling history that a guy submitted from the pain and agony of having his opponent pin him.
Nothing really earth-shattering, but I just found it to be weird on Jericho's part, is all ... Even weirder than JR proudly proclaiming that Fred Durst is "all man". Ugh.
(edited by Alessandro on 28.10.03 1123) Alessandro "Hercules" Boondy
I think you'll also find that Jericho uses the "ASK HIM" line more often than not in situations where it's obvious the guy isn't going to give it up. It's not unlike his "Come on, baby!" w/flex cover...he does it to be antagonistic rather than to try and win the match.
Technically, I suppose, it's possible for the other guy to just submit at any point in the match. I think Zed's dead-on with the real reason (cheap pop thumbs up) but for a kayfabe-ish excuse, maybe Jericho's arrogant character thinks he's just THAT good.
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It seems to me that the biggest thing hurting wrestling now is a decided lack of competition against Vince and the WWF (I mean "E"). What Vince says is gospel, there is no leverage for anyone (wrestlers, writers, etc.).