• WWF/WCW Legend Calls Chris Jericho A “Shawn Michaels Wannabe”
On this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite (Fyter Fest – Night 1), Chris Jericho addressed Eddie Kingston ahead of their Barbed Wire Death Match.
Jericho said Kingston is to blame for what happened to Bryan Danielson, Santana, & Ruby Soho.
Jericho said next week Kingston will face The Pain Maker, and Kingston will once again be a loser.
Also during this promo, Jericho called himself “The Living Legend”.
This didn’t sit well with 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair.
Below is what The Nature Boy tweeted after hearing Y2J’s promo:
“Living Legend In Your Own Mind. Shawn Michaels Wanna Be. Ric Flair Never Will Be. WOOOOO!
Where Did You Buy That Cheap Suit? Obviously Not From @GentsPlaybook”
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) July 14, 2022
On his podcast, Flair said Jericho doesn’t belong in the G.O.A.T. conversation:
“You just can’t take my name off. So, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Steamboat right, there’s nobody, not just Chris that ever gonna be one of them. Nobody. Not me. I was never as technically gifted as any of them.
You cannot compare Chris or anybody else. It’s nothing personal against Chris. I have been there. I think he’s great.
This is nothing against Chris Jericho. But he nor me, nor a lot of people are going to be Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart or Ricky Steamboat.”
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• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend Jesse “The Body” Ventura celebrates his 71st birthday today.
The former Navy Seal became a professional wrestler in 1975, most famously performing for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association, before he joined the World Wrestling Federation full-time in 1984.
Jesse Ventura retired from active professional wrestling and became a color commentator, often teamed with play-by-play commentators Gorilla Monsoon or Vince McMahon.
Jesse is still widely considered to be one of the Top-3 color commentators of all time, with the other 2 being Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Jerry “The King” Lawler. No one else ever came even remotely close to those three.
Ventura, who also worked as an actor in several movies, such as Predator, The Running Man, Demolition Man, and Batman & Robin, was elected the 38th Governor of Minnesota in November 1998 and stayed in office for one term between 1999 and 2003.
In 2004, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his own son Tyrel Ventura.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSE VENTURA!