• Chris Jericho Owes His Career To Scott Hall, Says WCW Personality
On a recent episode of his weekly ’83 Weeks’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff said that Chris Jericho might owe his long illustrious career to none other than the late, great Scott Hall.
During their November 3rd 1997 match on WCW Monday NITRO, Scott went off-script and changed the finish mid-match, letting Chris roll him up for the win.
Here’s what Bischoff had to say:
“I don’t think it was an, I don’t think consciously anybody was going, okay, let’s, we got Jericho here.
Oh, look what they did with 1-2-3 Kid, and what Scott Hall did. I don’t think it was con, at least I don’t think it was a conscious effort. Certainly not on my part. Um, Did Scott Hall kind of go back to the well and do something that, and suggest doing something that had worked really well previously? It’s entirely possible.
Doesn’t make it a bad move, does it? And by the way, how did Chris Jericho do? I think he did okay. Yeah, so maybe it was the right thing to do. Maybe Chris Jericho owes his career to Scott Hall. Who knows? Maybe you have, you know, 1-2-3 Kid, a surprise win that he got in WWF, which really put 1-2-3 Kid on the map.
And perhaps Scott went back to the well and said, Hey, it works so well with 1-2-3 Kid. Let’s do it again with Chris Jericho. That could have happened, and if it did happen, guess what? It f**king worked, so good on you Scott.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 28, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was pre-taped at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Chris Jericho vs. Edge & Christian
Chris Benoit vs. Matt Hardy
The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan vs. The Acolytes
Raven vs. Jeff Hardy
T&A vs. Too Cool
The Rock & The Undertaker vs. William Regal. Kane & Rikishi