Chris Jericho is one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time, having won an impressive 35 titles among the most prestigious wrestling companies. The seven-time WWE World Champion is one of four athletes to have completed the Grand Slam in both the old and the new format.
During the presentation of ‘Double or Nothing’, the first pay-per-view of the newborn All Elite Wrestling which took place on January 8, 2019, Y2J announced that it had signed a contract with Tony Khan’s company and then brutally attacked Kenny Omega.
The Canadian champion has never forgotten his past in WWE, the federation that has given him popularity in every corner of the globe. During a recent interview with ‘TalkSport’, Jericho recalled his match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 33.
The current AEW star revealed that Vince McMahon seemed happy to him backstage, although he later berated KO for the progress of the dispute.
Chris Jericho opens up on Vince McMahon
“Vince McMahon told Kevin Owens he had just seen the worst match in WrestleMania history,” said Chris Jericho.
“He didn’t say anything to me, on the contrary, he gave me a positive gesture with his thumb. I think he had it especially with Owens at that juncture” – he added. Chris and Kevin faced off again in the subsequent Payback PPV: “My experience working with him has been really great.
The match we played in Payback was also spectacular and full of twists. We started a very high-level feud that should have ended in the WrestleMania main event, but the WWE management decided to go a different path”. The episode of AEW Dynamite on 7 October 2020 was entirely dedicated to Y2J to celebrate his 30-year career.
The main event of the evening was a tag team match between Jericho and Jake Hager against the Chaos Project, with the former taking the win. WWE RAW star Riddle revealed that Vince McMahon ‘didn’t get him’ at first when he was called up to the main roster from NXT.
“And at first, they didn’t get it,” said Riddle. “Nobody got it, Vince [McMahon] didn’t get it. He was like, ‘You’re a goof’ and I went, ‘Well I’m a goof that can kick your a** dude.’ I know I’m goofy but like, when I get in that ring, I turn it up and at first, he didn’t see it but now I think they see the in-ring ability with the entertainment side of it.”
Once Vince McMahon became more familiar with Riddle, he understood him a whole lot better. The latter was paired with one of the biggest stars in WWE history, Randy Orton, to form a tag team called RK-Bro.