• Steve Austin Comments On WWE Stars Not Being Open On His Podcast, Chris Jericho Says Talent Needs To Get Over With Vince McMahon First Before Fans
During a recent edition of The Steve Austin Show podcast, Steve Austin & Chris Jericho talked about WWE guys not being open on podcasts, Jericho’s current relationship with Vince McMahon and more.
Below are the highlights:
Steve Austin on guys not being open on his podcast:
“Most of the times when WWE comes through town, some of the guys or girls give me a head’s up to let me know they’re coming through. People from our business, it’s like if they’re currently in the (WWE) system employed, well, you’re (Jericho) kind of a free agent, but someone that’s in the trenches, well, Big Show, who I talked to on the Stone Cold Podcast, he’ll straight up tell you, ‘I ain’t being booked worth a s–t!’ and get away with it. Yeah, but you can’t do that with everybody.”
Chris Jericho on Vince watching guys’ actions on social media and podcasts:
“You’ve got to watch what you say at all times because they’re watching you even when you don’t think they are. They’ll find out. The boss will find out. I often wonder… It’s not even wondering – I’m sure it happens. He probably gets a report every day. ‘Here’s the social media report, here’s the Twitter report, here’s the podcast report. This person said this’ or ‘that person said that.'”
Jericho on talent needing to get over with Vince before WWE fans:
“It doesn’t matter what you’ve done anywhere else in the world until you go through the WWE curtain and Vince can see you. It doesn’t matter if you’re Steve Austin, Triple H, Mick Foley, Chris Benoit, AJ Styles, or Chris Jericho. I would probably say he doesn’t watch any wrestling whatsoever. He might hear some names. I don’t think he cares. Your job when you get to the WWE is to basically start from scratch and show Vince what you can do and if you get over with him, you’ll get a chance to get over. Not the pixie dust, but you need to get over with Vince first before you get the chance to really get over.”
Jericho on his current relationship with Vince:
“I consider Vince to be a friend of mine now. I asked him to go to AC/DC with me last year when they were at (Madison Square Garden) with Axl Rose and then he ended up tearing his quad and he never said he would go, but I invited him. What if he wants to go? What am I going to do? Do I stand in the seats with Vince and, like, air guitar with him? Like, what are we going to do if he shows up? Are these seats going to be good enough for him? Do I have to get a box now? What do I do?”
• Spoiler On Major Title Change At WrestleMania 34 & Post-WrestleMania 34 Plan
At WrestleMania 34, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles will defend his WWE Championship against the winner of the Men’s 2018 Royal Rumble match, Shinsuke Nakamura.
Current plan is for Styles to drop the Title to Nakamura at the “Grandest Stage of Them All” and then get drafted to Raw in the post-WrestleMania 34 Superstar Shakeup. No word yet on the exact date of the Superstar Shakeup.
Speaking of Styles, DirtySheets.Net is reporting that Styles has nagging injuries for a few months now, including a calf injury that worsened during the WWE Title match at FastLane 2018 PPV.
However, Styles will be ready to go at WrestleMania 34 against Nakamura in the WWE Title match, so nothing to worry about.