• Chris Jericho Recalls His First Encounter With Stone Cold Steve Austin
During a recent appearance on The Steve Austin Show podcast, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho talked about his first funny encounter with Stone Cold, never doing drugs & more.
Below are the highlights:
On his first encounter with Stone Cold Steve Austin:
“I met Austin on a plane one time and Austin gave me the greatest line of all time. It was a great line! I was walking on the plane. It was one of those rare moments when you would see WWF and WCW on the same plane. And Austin walked by me and said, ‘hey’. I only knew Steve Austin. I was like, ‘hey,’ he was like, ‘hey, there’s a gay guy on the plane.’ I said, ‘really?’ He goes, ‘yeah, give me a kiss and I’ll tell you who it is.'”
On never doing drugs:
“I was never interested. I don’t do drugs. Why would I want to do drugs? And I just never started with any of that. I never did any of the pills even back in Calgary and Mexico, guys that I’d hang with would do all the pills. I just didn’t! I don’t know why. Still to this day, I’ve never done cocaine in my life. Never! I just never had the desire to for whatever reason. No. Never once. Yeah, I mean, I did ‘shrooms and that sort of scene and that sort of thing. I just liked having a drink. The guys I ran with just liked to have a drink.”
On problems he faced initially as a heel in WWF:
“I came in as a heel, so I had no problem. I didn’t know you weren’t supposed to talk s*** about The Undertaker in a promo or talk bad about Steve Austin in a promo! That’s what heels do to babyfaces! Right? But I learned very quickly that that’s not what heels do when they first come in. I had no idea! Nobody ever taught me that in WCW. They didn’t even tell me how to bump and feed a comeback. I had been in WCW for three years and I had no idea what that even meant as crazy as it sounds right now.”
On making his way to the top:
“I knew I can’t win with Triple H and DX. And Rocky was always cool and Austin was in and out. Austin was always on your own, but always cool to me. But what I did was I worked really hard always, but I knew if I could get over with the bullpen, with the mid level guys, that would bleed up to the top. Bob Holly, those type of guys, JBL, Bradshaw at the time, working with those types, Rikishi, having great matches night after night, after night, with those guys, where I was programmed, word gets around, ‘hey, that guy’s not an asshole. You guys are talking s–t about him, but he’s really good and he’s a really good guy.’ That really helped to alleviate some of the tension that was there.”
On his idea when he started the Highlight Reel:
“My initial idea was learning from one of the greatest, I don’t know what you would call him, backstage interviewers, was Gene Okerlund who could lead you through a backstage promo even if you didn’t know what you were doing. Right? My idea when I started the Highlight Reel was I wanted to be the Gene Okerlund, have guys that didn’t get promo time, and let me do an improv promo. Let’s see what they’ve got. Of course, that did not fly with Vince. He wanted an actual promo segment with top level guys.”
• Tomorrow Is An Important Day For WWE – Could Result In WrestleMania 34 Main Event Getting Changed
According to The Dirty Sheets, filmmaker Jon Bravo is expected to release evidence of “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns purchasing steroids from jailed steroid dealer Richard Rodriguez tomorrow.
If the evidence is damaging enough, then WWE officials might change the WrestleMania 34 main event for the Universal Title to a Triple Threat match by adding Braun Strowman to the match.
This would also result in Strowman getting booked to win the match, not Reigns. This is the reason why WWE hasn’t added to Strowman to any WrestleMania 34 match till now because they are worried about the evidence Jon Bravo is going to provide regarding Reigns, according to The Dirty Sheets.
It should be noted that if evidence is provided regarding Reigns purchasing steroids after his WWE Wellness Policy suspension in the summer of 2016, then WWE could even suspend Reigns ahead of WrestleMania 34.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this situation.