• WWF Legend Returning At The Greatest Royal Rumble Because It’s a Once In A Lifetime Opportunity
During a recent appearance on CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast, Old School WWF Legend Chris Jericho commented on why he is returning to WWE for the Greatest Royal Rumble event, his relationship with the company and Vince McMahon & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why he is returning to WWE for the Greatest Royal Rumble event:
“It’s just one of those things where it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Obviously, you are getting a chance to work with Saudi Arabia at the highest levels. We have been there in 2015 and had some great shows but it seems like they are kind of trying to change the way things are done over there. And it’s really cool to have been asked by WWE to be a part of it. As you know, I’m not working there full time right now but still part of the family.”
On his relationship with the company and Vince McMahon:
“It’s good enough that they called me when this show came up. I have a really good relationship with the company and with Vince in that I’ve been working there for 17 years pretty much, on and off. Up until this year when I did the show with New Japan, I have never wrestled in any other ring other than the WWE ring since 1999 and Vince knew about [NJPW] right from the start. It’s one of those things where WWE is my home base for wrestling. I’m not a full-time performer in the wrestling world, nor have I been since 2010.”
For those who somehow don’t know, Jericho was scheduled to face The Undertaker in a Casket match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event at one point, but the roles were switched again and Rusev was put back in the spot of The Undertaker’s opponent at the event.
Jericho is now scheduled to be a part of the 50 man Royal Rumble match once again.
Rusev trolled Jericho by tweeting a photo of Taker vs. Y2J match graphic with caption #TBT (Throwback Thursday):
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) April 20, 2018
• Triple H & Shawn Michaels Have Big Plans For 22 Year Old NXT Star
According to Slice Wrestling, Triple H & Shawn Michaels (who now trains NXT talent) have big plans for the 22 year old NXT star, The Velveteen Dream (who wasn’t called up to the main roster after WrestleMania 34).
Velveteen Dream Is Staying In #NXT While "Online Rumors" Were Suggestion He Was Possibly Being Called Up During The #SuperstarShakeup HHH And HBK Both Have High Praise And Big Plans For The 22 Yr Old Star In NXT pic.twitter.com/cLVmFeAFhQ
— SW (@SliceWrestling) April 23, 2018