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musique d'élite: Jumping the Shark with AEW?

Many shows have featured musical breakaway segments or even full musical episodes. This includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That 70's Show, Community, and many, many more. Of course, it's an acquired taste and even those that enjoy when shows do it still would expect a certain level of quality before blindly accepting the move.

So, when AEW decided to do a musical number segment so early into their run it raised more than a few eyebrows.

The clip in question, which can be watched above, starts with MJF and Jericho competing over how sick they'd like to get that evening with a fair dose of general bitching mixed in before they both launched into Dinner Debonair. The Broadway style affair served as an entry for MJF into Inner Circle which is honestly a decent fit. The segment itself is obviously polarizing and didn't do as well as Jericho would you like you to believe, but I honestly appreciated it for what it was. In a so bad it's good sort of way, at least. 

It was a surprise to all watching live which is something we don't get often enough in wrestling, either.

So, while I completely understand those that saw it and thought it was a jump the shark moment, I personally think such a take is an overdramatic overreaction. Personally, this was comedic entertainment and as stupid as it was I indeed entertained.

It's hard to complain about that and if it was a one off I'll take it. Lets just not make it a habit, though.

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