• “Triple H and I just didn’t like each other” – WWF Legend On Backstage Politics
As we noted earlier, Chris Jericho appeared on The Kurt Angle Show and revealed that he was originally scheduled to be a part of the WrestleMania 16 main event, but got replaced by Mick Foley.
Jericho noted that Vince McMahon didn’t believe in him at that point, which could’ve resulted in him changing his mind.
However, Jericho noted that his heat with Triple H (who was the WWF Champion heading into WrestleMania 2000) could’ve also resulted in him being pulled from the match.
Below is what Y2J said:
“There was a lot of politics at that time, and when I say this, it’s not from a bitter point of view or an angry point of view. It’s just the way it was.
So to come in, there was a lot of legit heat between Hunter (Triple H) and myself. It involved Chyna. It involved a little bit of X-Pac as well, but Hunter and I just didn’t like each other.
I think Hunter had such a pull at the time and such power that if he didn’t like me, of course, even if he’s not going out of his way to bury me to Vince, I’m sure anytime my name came up, he would be like, ‘Gosh, that guy, come on.’ You know, it’s just kind of the way the business worked at the time.
So I think that might have had a lot to do with it. You know, ‘You don’t want Jericho in there. He’s not a big enough name. Bring back Foley or see if Austin’s available’, or whatever it may be.
That’s probably kind of one of the reasons, and once again, I’m not saying that I’ve heard this, I just can tell. I could read the room for the past that we had.
We’re really cool now, but at the time, we just f**king didn’t like each other. It just didn’t work. So that had a lot to do with my standing where I was at the time.”
2 Years later, in the main event of WrestleMania X8, Triple H defeated Chris Jericho in the main event to win the Undisputed WWF Championship.
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• Old School Wrestling Legend Would Have Celebrated Her Birthday
Today would’ve been the 99th birthday of Old School Wrestling Legend Mae Young (Real name: Johnnie Mae Young).
Mae Young competed in professional wrestling matches from 1939 to 2010, which means she wrestled in 9 different decades, being active in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s & 2010s.
In 2008, she was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Pat Patterson.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
March 12, 1923 – January 14, 2014