• 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 an 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?”
• WWE Re-Doing Major Attitude Era Storyline With Ronda Rousey?
There’s speculation going on that WWE is trying to re-do the Stone Cold – Mr. McMahon Attitude Era storyline with Ronda Rousey – Stephanie McMahon.
After WWE’s preview for RAW tonight, it looks like that might be the case as they’re teasing that Ronda’s feud with Stephanie isn’t over and this feud will likely turn into a long-term feud (just like Austin & Mr. McMahon feud).
Below is what WWE posted:
Will Ronda Rousey face repercussions after attacking Stephanie McMahon again?
“In an impressive WrestleMania debut, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey teamed with Kurt Angle to defeat Stephanie McMahon & Triple H, doing some serious damage to the Raw Commissioner’s left arm in the process.
When Stephanie attempted to “befriend” Ronda and put the WWE “machine” behind The Baddest Woman on the Planet, Rousey saw through the façade and went to work on Stephanie’s arm once again, further damaging the injured limb.
The McMahons aren’t known for taking disrespect lightly, so what awaits Ronda when she enters Raw on Monday?”
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