During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, WWF Legend Chris Jericho discussed the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight, his confrontation with Mayweather, a WrestleMania 30 plan he pitched to Vince McMahon & more. Below are the highlights:
On his confrontation with Floyd Mayweather in 2009:
“I was like, ‘How could I have forgotten about this?’ I texted that picture to Vince McMahon and I’m like, ‘Why didn’t you book Mayweather vs. Jericho? We could’ve made $700 million!’ What a missed opportunity.”
On when one shouldn’t pitch an idea to Vince McMahon:
“With him, you never pitch ideas when he’s hungry. You never pitch ideas when he’s in the room with somebody else.”
Jericho then noted how he pitched an idea to Vince McMahon about him facing Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 30 in 2014, where WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels would’ve been in his corner and Wyatt Family members Luke Harper & Erick Rowan would’ve been in Bray’s corner.
However, that idea wasn’t approved by Vince and Y2J explained why:
“When I went to pitch it to Vince I read the room wrong and made some mistakes. Not only was there somebody else in the room, but he was also hungry and eating. It just led to this whole deck of cards falling, where had I pitched it under the rules of knowing my audience, I could’ve got it through.”