The wrestling world has been shocked by the information that AEW star Chris Jericho will seem on Stone Chilly Steve Austin’s Damaged Cranium Classes podcast on the WWE Community.
Although Jericho had a close to 20-year profession in WWE, being one of many pillars of their nearest rival as we speak is often a blacklist offence for WWE, historically.
This marks the primary time in earnest AEW and WWE can be working collectively and Stone Chilly Steve Austin defined to Sports activities Illustrated precisely how he made it occur.
“Having somebody from there on a WWE present, particularly the calibre of Chris Jericho, is fairly rattling cool,” Austin mentioned. “Chris spent virtually 20 years in WWE. If you discuss greatest runs within the historical past of the enterprise, Chris Jericho’s identify goes to return up.
“I used to be having a beer one night time after my Damaged Cranium Classes interview with The Undertaker aired, and out of the blue, Chris Jericho reached out and mentioned, ‘Man, that was an excellent interview’.
“I despatched him again a few these emojis, one among a beer mug and the opposite of an eagle, after which he referred to as me proper then and there.
“We obtained speaking. I’ve at all times revered the hell out of his profession, and I’m glad they’re round – it offers the fellows and ladies in skilled wrestling extra locations to work.
“I mentioned, ‘I’d like to have you ever on the present.’ And he mentioned he’d like to do it, so I checked with Vince [McMahon] about it.
“I texted Vince and mentioned we had this badass concept about Jericho approaching the present. Vince goes, ‘It’s cool. Go forward.’
“However me and Vince don’t at all times do nicely with telephones and texts and all that, so I texted yet one more time, ‘Are you positive it’s OK to have Chris Jericho on the present?’ Vince gave me the thumbs up, and Chris got here out to do the present.”
Jericho’s profession is greater than deserving of the highlight it’ll get on Austin’s present. From his early work in Japan, ECW and WCW earlier than his close to two-decade future in WWE, to Japan once more and at last AEW, he’s completed all of it.
Sports activities Illustrated affirm that AEW proprietor Tony Khan gave his blessing to the thought and Austin is worked up to get into all the pieces – and that may embrace AEW.
“Jericho’s one of the vital influential wrestlers over the past 30 years and he’s nonetheless going robust,” Austin mentioned. “The man has gotten over in each territory he’s ever been in. Chris has at all times been capable of reinvent himself and do one thing new and recent.
“He’s a employee’s employee and a scholar of the sport. Take into consideration all of the holy s*** moments he’s had in his matches, or how he can mild up a spot on the microphone. Chris is among the greatest personalities on this planet, he’s the actual deal.
“We go into all the pieces. Jericho is among the all-time greats, and it’s going to be cool to have somebody from AEW on a WWE present. To backside line it, I’m excited for individuals to look at this present.”