Chris Jericho he is a passionate student of the professional wrestling business, having been a fan and then struggled for three decades in a variety of promotions. U AEW the star has been influenced by numerous different people during her career, one of whom has been WWE President Vince McMahon.
Despite working for a rival promotion in AEW, Chris Jericho spoke openly about his friendship with Vince McMahon, which he revealed earlier this year.
Jericho was a guest of the former WCW star Konnan’s Keepin it 100 podcast where he talked about the Le Dinner Debonair segment in AEW with MJF, which received mixed reviews. The former WWE star said the segment was, in a way, influenced by Vince McMahon and by him signing Stand Back in the late ’80s.
Chris Jericho on the AEW segment influenced by Vince McMahon
Chris Jericho revealed that he was a big WWE fan of the 80s, including non-fight segments like Vince McMahon signing Stand Back, which also featured Hulk Hogan on bass guitar.
“I even got into a fight with WWF in the ’80s. Yeah, we loved Andre and Hogan. Yeah, we loved Steamboat and Savage. Don’t forget that Steamboat and Savage were based around George” The Animals “Steele, the most ridiculous .character of all time.There was Vince McMahon singing Stand Back with Hulk Hogan touching the bass at the bottom.I love that stuff.I’ve always done it and Vince loves clothes.Then, I’m like, let me try something. “(H / T WrestlingNews)
Chris Jericho answers a question if he’s been doing too much comedy on AEW over the last year. He said that at this point in his career all he wants to do is have fun. He also revealed that the Le Dinner Debonair segment was MJF’s idea.
“The routine of singing and dancing, I won’t do it with anyone, it was MJF’s idea by the way. The guy was a childhood prodigy. He’s been singing and dancing for five years.”
He said AEW will not resort to such segments every week, but also said that fans remember what they did.
Published on 21 Nov 2020, 17:51 ET