• Ivory Comments On Her Entertainment Weekly Cover With Steve Austin
During a recent interview with ESPN, Ivory talked about joining Hall of Fame, her Entertainment Weekly cover with Steve Austin, and having Vince McMahon’s seal of approval.
Below are the highlights:
On joining the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018:
“It means that it’s a full circle in your career, in your wrestling chapter. It’s great bragging rights for your family that have seen you go through the eras and I also feel like it’s an awesome tribute to the women in wrestling as a whole.
I liken it to almost getting married, it’s my wedding day, which I’ve never had one, so, this is probably as close to a wedding production as I’ll ever get. Hair and makeup, I will be speaking my vows – with regards to my wrestling career – to all these people I adore and love and we want it to all happen without a hitch.”
On her Entertainment Weekly cover with Steve Austin:
“I don’t think either one of us at the time knew what an honor that was – to be having her take our photograph. That was a highlight for me – it’s small because it’s not taking bumps or a big pay per view event or a big championship, but that was one of those amazing sidebar things that I got to do.”
On having Vince McMahon’s seal of approval:
“I always felt embraced by the family. I didn’t chat with Vince McMahon all the time, but he always gave me great opportunities. I always felt like I had his seal of approval like, ‘Yeah, give it to Ivory, she will do it right.'”
• Chris Jericho Recalls How His Big WrestleMania Plans Got Changed Because Of Brock Lesnar
During a recent edition of Talk Is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho talked about how Brock Lesnar wanting to work with Goldberg resulted in his WresleMania plans getting changed.
Below is what Jericho said:
“It was in November 2016 maybe, Vince said, ‘Okay, at WrestleMania it’s you and Kevin Owens for the world title (Universal Title). You’re gonna win the world title at WrestleMania.’ ‘Wow, winning the world title at WrestleMania?’
Vince goes, ‘Yeah. You’ll lose it the next pay-per-view to Brock.’ I’m like, ‘That’s cool!’
And for me, I’d never won the title as a babyface either, ever. It’s been six times but always as a heel. So this was kind of like, ya know, we’re not marks here, but it’s a pretty cool thing. Let’s be honest.
One week later Survivor Series happens, Brock versus Goldberg. Goldberg beats Brock in a minute. And that’s when Brock went, ‘I can work with this guy (Goldberg). I want to work with him. I’ll lose in a minute, but only if I can beat him for the title at WrestleMania.’ And Vince had to make a decision: what’s the bigger box office? Ya know and obviously it was Brock and Goldberg, and Chris and Kevin take back seat.”