Twitter Tuesday: Team Cherichoon April 12, 2011 at 5:05 am
If you read the blog here then I’m sure you’ve figured out that I watch wrestling. At least casually. If you follow me on Twitter then you’re likely to have divulged the fact that I’m also a fan of Dancing With the Stars. For your own mental sanity try not to figure that odd combination out. In fact, I highly encourage you to just not think about it and move on.
Now, I don’t watch every season of Dancing With the Stars. It all depends on which celebs they have. For example: I didn’t even start watching until Season 3 when they had Mario Lopez (because I grew up as a HUGE fan of Saved By the Bell). I also have cheered on John Ratzennberger (Cheers and Pixar voice mascot), Kristi Yamaguchi (figure skater superstar), Warren Sapp (football player), and this season WWE wrestler Chris Jericho!!
Chris Jericho has always been one of my favorite wrestlers – even back in the days of the WCW. Not just because he’s got a ton of technical and athletic skill, not just because he can ‘sell’ a match better then most, not even because he stole my last name. All that is great! But the biggest reason I like Jericho is because he’s got charisma and style that just radiates through the screen. He’s Y2J, the “Ayatollah of Rock n’ Rolla”, and “The Best at What He Does” – and right now, what he does is ballroom dancing!
Now, regardless of who Jericho got teamed up with I’d be cheering for him – but he just happened to be teamed with my longtime secret love: Cheryl Burke. She’s been in almost every season of Dancing With the Stars (she missed the first season) and she won her first two seasons becoming the first two-time champion among the professionals. She’s also earned a second and third place finish. That’s a true championship caliber people. A perfect match for the First Ever Undisputed Champion of the WWE.
Now, just because they’re teamed together doesn’t make a pair great – let alone Twitter Tuesday worthy. What makes this team so worthy is because they’re working like a real team. They’ve taken up the nickname Team Chericho, they both Twitter daily about their practices and how proud/thankful they are for each, they’ve been touring together for book signings (which is awesome and I hope they’ll consider heading to St. Louis after the show’s over), and if you watch them on the show you can just tell they get along. How a team clicks (or doesn’t) is often half the fun of watching – and Team Chericho is totally firing on all cylinders together.
So, if you like wrestling, or dancing, or reality TV, or cool celebrities having fun then do yourself a favor and follow @IAmJericho and @CherylBurke and then join me in cheering them on to first place!!! Submit to the Waltz of Jericho!!