• Chris Jericho To Naito – “I’ve Seen Pieces Of S*** Like You Come & Go”
At New Japan Pro Wrestling’s NJPW Best of the Super Jr. (Night 4) event, a promo from Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho aired and it was about Jericho’s next opponent in NJPW, Tetsuya Naito.
Below are the most important parts of Jericho’s promo (full video of this promo is below the transcript):
“Naito, I’m gonna f*** you up. I’m gonna take your Intercontinental Championship from you – not because you want it – you don’t want it – you’re ‘too Tranquilo’. I’m not tranquilo. I’m f***in crazy.
Naito, I’m gonna take the Intercontinental Championship from you and add it to my collection. 10 Time Intercontinental Champion.
You say you’re superior to me in every way other than name recognition? Hey man, like I said, you’re great, you’re beyond great! You’re the best New Japan has to offer. But I’ve seen pieces of s*** like you come and go, year, after year, and guess what? Chris Jericho is still here.
That’s why I came to New Japan, to f*** you up, “Mr. Main-Event” (laughs). You have no idea what it takes to be in the main event, you have no idea what it IS to be THE main event. Well Naito, congratulations, you got your wish, you’re gonna be the most popular star in the world now. And you’re gonna be known as the man that Chris Jericho made famous. Because I’m gonna make you famous Naito, when I beat your f***in a$$ at Dominion, take the Intercontinental Championship from you – away from those filthy animals in Japan – and take it back to the United States where it belongs.”
• Big Show Reveals Why Vince McMahon Was Pi$$ed At Him Before WrestleMania 21, Comments On His Return Plan
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show podcast, former WWF Champion The Big Show talked about his health, his hip resurfacing, getting faster again, why Vince McMahon was pi$$ed at him before WrestleMania 21, when he plans to return & more.
Below are the highlights:
On how he has benefited from his hip resurfacing:
“Right now, quality of life is really good. There’s no stiffness. My range of motion is ridiculous. I’m not done in the ring yet. Hell, I’m 380 lbs. I feel now, especially in my hip, has more range of motion now, and I’m faster than I moved in 17, 18 years. I wrestled with Fit Finlay a little bit at WrestleMania. I got in there and rolled around the ring with Fit and the doctor. And Fit was laughing. He was like, ‘you’re fast again’, which made me feel good because my mobility is back and I had lost so much mobility before. Fit laughed at me and he goes, ‘yeah, you used to lean to the left and go that way or lean to the right and go that way’ because I couldn’t. I didn’t have the ability to plant my foot and turn because there was no joint space, so it’s been rough, man.”
On why Vince McMahon was pi$$ed at him before WrestleMania 21:
“I think my heaviest I was 537 lbs. When I did that match with Akebono, I think Akebono, for a shoot, weighed 488 and I weighed 509 because I remember Vince being pi$$ed at me because Akebono was supposed to weigh more than me. And McMahon looks at me and goes, ‘509 lbs?’ He shook his head and walked off. I was like, ‘I’m a quarter-ton of fun! What do you want me to say?'”
On when he plans to return to WWE:
“Hopefully soon. I know this month, I’ve got a lot of commitments as far as the Special Olympics. I’m getting ready for the USA Games on July 1st in Seattle. I’m looking forward to that. I’m visiting with a lot of athletes in different states now.”