3. Big Update Regarding The Shield’s TLC 2017 Opponents, Chris Jericho On Why He Got Into A Heated Argument With Triple H Earlier This Year
– As we noted before, a complete Shield reunion (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose) is expected for TLC 2017 PPV. At first, word going on was that Intercontinental Champion The Miz & Miztourage were expected to The Shield at TLC 2017, but that’s not the case.
The Miz & Miztourage are only being used to reunite the complete version of The Shield and won’t be facing The Shield at TLC 2017. Speaking of the Shield’s opponents, expect The Miz (who’ll be defending his Intercontinental Title against Roman Reigns) & Braun Strowman (who has had his problems with Reigns, defeated Dean Ambrose on Raw this week and will face Seth Rollins on Raw) to be on the Shield’s opponent team.
Regarding the third wrestler on the opponent’s team, it could be the returning Samoa Joe. However, it should be noted that The Shield would most likely compete in a TLC match (the match in which they made their in-ring debut). We’ll keep you updated regarding this.
– During a recent interview with Live Audio Wrestling, WWF Legend Chris Jericho revealed that he got into a heated argument with Triple H earlier this year due to his “Festival of Friendship” segment on Raw. Below is the story:
“The Festival of Friendship is something I had pitched months before. “Friendship the Magician” was something I pitched right off the bat, the dancing girls was something I pitched off the bat, getting thrown through the TV is kind of a homage to me throwing Shawn through the TV. So all this stuff got approved and then finally, we decided to do it in Vegas.
But here’s the big thing, the day we had the show, Vince wasn’t there, and they tried to change it to where Kevin would just attack me. And my whole thing was, the whole drama is the revealing of The List of KO and, “Hey, how come my name is on this?” and the looking up and the feeling of, “Oh s***, don’t do it, don’t do it,” and then he attacks.
I was telling Triple H, if you watch a horror movie and there’s two guys in a forest and one of them gets his head chopped off from behind, he never saw it coming, there’s no stakes at all. The other turns around the corner and sees the killer with the big knife and he’s like, “Oh s***.” Everyone knows it’s gonna happen before the guy does. And then when the guy notices, he’s done. I said, “This is the Red Wedding. It’s Game of Thrones. It’s the big reveal that you do not expect coming.
I had to fight for that all day long, and there was some real heated debates going on between me and Triple H. I said, ‘This is the way we’re doing it. It’s the way I explained it to Vince. I’ll call Vince right now while he’s in a plane. I don’t care, I’ll find him. I’ll send a carrier pigeon to get him’.
And finally, I think it was just exasperation where they said fine. And then when it worked out afterwards I get nothing but calls and praise and texts. Once again, sometimes you gotta stand up for yourself. I knew that my idea was right.
I’m not always right but I knew that I was right. It had to be the slow reveal of everyone in the building knowing that I’m done before it happens.”