WWE just lately dropped a bombshell by revealing former AEW Champion Chris Jericho as the subsequent visitor on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions. Austin has shed some mild on how the entire thing got here collectively, and he addressed whether or not or not Vince McMahon was hesitant to have Y2J seem on the present.
Chris Jericho is finest identified for his time in WWE the place he held a number of championships and feuded with many high stars. He captured his first WWE Championship by defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin at Vengeance in 2001, the identical night time he defeated The Rock to win the WCW World Championship. Jericho and Austin will come face-to-face as soon as once more on the subsequent episode of Broken Skull Sessions.
According to Sports Illustrated, Stone Cold Steve Austin got here up with the thought for Chris Jericho to seem on the present. The Rattlesnake despatched Vince McMahon a textual content asking for his approval and the WWE Chairman gave him the thumbs up:
“I was having a beer one night after my Broken Skull Sessions interview with The Undertaker aired, and out of the blue, Chris Jericho reached out and said, ‘Man, that was a great interview’ … I sent him back a couple of those emojis, one of a beer mug and the other of an eagle, and then he called me right then and there.”
“I texted Vince and said we had this badass idea about Jericho coming on the show … Vince goes, ‘It’s cool. Go ahead.’ But me and Vince don’t always do well with phones and texts and all that, so I texted one more time, ‘Are you sure it’s OK to have Chris Jericho on the show?’ Vince gave me the thumbs up, and Chris came out to do the show.”
The report additionally states that AEW President Tony Khan gave Jericho permission to seem on the WWE-produced present.
Stone Cold Steve Austin reveals why he wished Chris Jericho as a visitor on the WWE Network collection
Stone Cold Steve Austin was the driving pressure of WWE through the Attitude Era, and the identical applies to Chris Jericho for AEW. Both males have super respect for one another and it is a win for each firms, particularly WWE, whose Network content material just lately made the transfer to the Peacock streaming service. Steve Austin added,
“Having someone from there on a WWE show, especially the caliber of Chris Jericho, is pretty damn cool. Chris spent almost 20 years in WWE. When you talk about best runs in the history of the business, Chris Jericho’s name is going to come up.”
“He’s a worker’s worker and a student of the game. Think about all the holy s— moments he’s had in his matches, or how he can light up a place on the microphone. Chris is one of the biggest personalities in the world, he’s the real deal.”Advertisement
“We go into everything. Jericho is one of the all-time greats, and it’s going to be cool to have someone from AEW on a WWE show. To bottom line it, I’m excited for people to watch this show.”
Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions that includes AEW’s Chris Jericho will air on Peacock within the US and internationally on the WWE Network on April eleventh, 2021.