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Chris Jericho On How He Convinced Vince McMahon To Let Him Feud With Rey Mysterio Over The Mask, Nikki Bella Joins Dancing With The Stars

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Chris Jericho On How He Convinced Vince McMahon To Let Him Feud With Rey Mysterio Over The Mask

During a recent appearance on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWF Legend Chris Jericho revealed how he convinced Vince McMahon to let him feud with Rey Mysterio over Mysterio’s mask. Below is the story:

“I’d never done a real storyline or any angle with Rey. We had worked a few times in WCW and Japan but never had a real angle. And I thought we could really tear it up basing it around his mask. Vince was not interested because he didn’t think anybody cares about masks.

And you know I’d explain it to him why the mask means something to Lucha Libre history and his family lineage and everything and all of that but Vince just didn’t see what the big deal was. And the way I pitched it to him was: ‘here’s why it’s a big deal. Because I’m a bully and for the first time in my career I’m bigger than somebody and I’m a bully that’s gonna walk into the class and steal the kid’s milk money and then I’m gonna take that milk money and throw it in the garbage. I don’t care about the milk money, I just don’t want him to have it. So I’m gonna take it from him cause that’s what bullies do.

And once I explained to Vince that concept of the mask, ‘why does anybody care about the mask?’ — ‘I’m just gonna take it from him. I don’t care about showing his face I just wanna take that mask away from you because I’m a bully and I don’t want you to have it.’ And when I explained it to him that way he really understood and we really went full-steam into this classic storyline with Jericho and Mysterio based around his mask.”

Nikki Bella Joins Dancing With The Stars

Below is what WWE posted regarding former Divas Champion Nikki Bella joining the cast of Dancing With The Stars:

“Nikki Bella is temporarily hanging up her wrestling boots for ballroom dancing shoes as she officially joins the celebrity competitors on Season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Fearless Nikki will waltz into the ballroom with professional partner Artem Chigvintsev, who will also be dancing for his first Mirror Ball Trophy. The official cast announcement was made Wednesday on “Good Morning America.”

While Artem assured “GMA” hosts that he hasn’t experienced a Bella Buster yet, Nikki hasn’t ruled it out.

“I try to fight him every rehearsal,” Nikki joked.

The show premieres Monday, Sept. 18, at 8/7 C on ABC.

Brie Bella revealed on The Bella Twins YouTube Channel that she and the Bella Family will be in attendance for the live premiere on Sept. 18 in Hollywood.

The Season 25 celebrity cast also includes former NFL star Terrell Owens, Barbara Corcoran of “Shark Tank,” actor Frankie Muniz, and married entertainment personalities Nick and Vanessa Lachey.

The Bella Twin is the third WWE Superstar to cha-cha into the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom. Chris Jericho competed in Season 12 in 2011 and was eliminated fifth out of 11 contestants. Stacy Keibler competed in Season 2 in 2006 and placed third.”

Nikki’s fans can enjoy her photos below:

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