Chris Jericho has opened up about his WWE exit and the way a WrestleMania match with Kevin Owens helped him resolve his future. Jericho mentioned the match towards Owens at WrestleMania 33, which was second on the cardboard, felt like an insult.
Chatting with Inside The Ropes, Jericho acknowledged that the unique plan for his feud with Owens was to culminate in a important occasion match for the world title. Nonetheless, WWE and Vince McMahon determined to vary the principle occasion to Goldberg and Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33.
“There is no bitterness after I inform this story or no anger; it is simply the best way it’s. I have been working on this enterprise for a very long time. So that you talked about Kevin Owens and Jericho and we had the most effective story on the present for months. One of many authentic plans from Vince’s (McMahon) mouth to my ears immediately was the principle occasion of WrestleMania, was going to be Jericho vs Owens for the world title, and Jericho wins the title, for the primary time ever as a babyface. I’ve by no means been a babyface world champion ever. Bizarre to consider it, proper? Seven-time champion as a heel,” Chris Jericho mentioned.
“Subsequent week the plans modified, which Vince didn’t inform me, Goldberg vs Brock for the title, as a result of that is what they wished to do. That is tremendous. Perhaps from a marquee standpoint, that may have been an even bigger cash match, however from a narrative standpoint ours was value extra. However the distinction was we went from the principle occasion to being placed on second. That is an insult, as a result of the second match is simply one other match. Both you are on final otherwise you’re on first, and possibly the semi-main occasion. However that is it, these are your massive cash spots at WrestleMania,” Jericho mentioned.
Placing that match second on the WrestleMania card made Chris Jericho understand that it did not matter what he was doing in WWE.
The tense Chris Jericho vs Kevin Owens feud
Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens had a incredible storyline in WWE, the place the 2 former buddies changed into rivals.
The feud resulted in a match at WrestleMania 33 for the US title the place Owens defeated Jericho. It was Jericho’s final WWE WrestleMania match. Since then, he has gone on to turn out to be one of the standard members of the AEW roster.