• “Nobody cares about the f*cking Intercontinental Championship” – Vince McMahon To Multi-Time Intercontinental Champion
In a stage special with Inside The Ropes, AEW wrestler Chris Jericho recalled his conversation with Vince McMahon about what Y2J was going to do at WrestleMania 29.
Jericho wanted to win the Intercontinental Championship there, but McMahon didn’t want it to happen.
Here’s what Jericho said:
“The idea when I came back that year was at WrestleMania, I would face Ryback. I thought he was so popular that he could work with Undertaker at a WrestleMania and maybe be the guy to beat the Streak.
I knew something was going on because every week somebody new was getting an angle for WrestleMania and I kept asking, ‘when are we starting the build for Ryback and Jericho?’ All I heard was, ‘Vince wants to talk to you on his own.’ I knew it wasn’t going to be Ryback.
I get Vince on the phone and I’m like, ‘What am I doing at WrestleMania?’ He goes, ‘The same thing you do every year, you’re going to be looking at the lights pal, haha.’ Whenever Vince opens the conversation with a bad joke, you’re not going to like what he’s going to tell you.
‘What about Wade Barrett? I’m a 9-time Intercontinental Champion, I can go for my record-breaking 10th victory.’ He goes, ‘Oh, nobody cares about the f*cking Intercontinental Championship.’ I said, ‘But they don’t care about Fandango either.’ ‘That’s your job, to make them care.’ So, I hung up on him.”
The Miz faced Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Championship instead, while Jericho lost to Fandango.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 9, 1999) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured matches on the road to the ‘WWF No Mercy 1999’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
The Godfather vs. The Big Boss Man
The Big Show vs. Chaz
Hardcore Champion Al Snow vs. Steve Blackman
Gangrel vs. The Inferno Kid