Chris Jericho appeared on the latest edition of “Broken Skull Sessions” with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin on Peacock and the WWE Network.
The episode, which is just over two hours in length speaks on a number of topics, including his early career, his time in WCW, his WWE career, working for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and joining All Elite Wrestling.
““Hell Yeah” has frozen over, as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin welcomes sports-entertainment legend Chris Jericho to The Broken Skull Sessions. Unforgettable stories are told, and no topic is off limits in this unprecedented super-sized interview breaking down Jericho’s career.”
Check out some notes from the episode below.
⁃ The show kicked off with Jericho detailing how AEW came to be, noting how various names, mainstream and non-mainstream signed contracts with the company.
⁃ He then spoke about his displeasure with his match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 33 being moved down the card, which eventually led to his exit from the company.
⁃ He then went onto his childhood and how he was mocked for wanting to become a wrestler whilst growing up in Canada.
⁃ Jericho touched on his new book ‘The Complete List Of Jericho’ which includes every match of his career.
⁃ Jericho went through his time in WCW and how he made the most of whatever television time he managed to get.
⁃ He spoke about how his match against Goldberg in WCW never happened, and how he had to drop the United States Championship after deciding to not re-sign with the company, instead switching to WWE.
⁃ Jericho noted how he visited Vince McMahon’s house during a Raw booking meeting, whilst being under contract with WCW. He recalled how he ate brownies with Vince McMahon, which ended up being a test to see if he kept quiet on visiting him.
⁃ Jericho recalled how he saw a millennium clock at a post office, which gave him the idea for his debut on Raw.
⁃ Jericho and Stone Cold both complimented The Rock on his in-ring work and promo skills whilst watching Jericho’s WWE debut.
⁃ Jericho compared The Monday Night Wars to AEW vs WWE on it’s ‘realness’, mentioning how he got heat for what he said.
⁃ He mentioned how Michael Jackson’s post have him inspiration for his WWE debut.
⁃ Jericho noted how people were angry with him for immediately coming into the company and getting a top spot.
⁃ Jericho mentioned how he found out that he would be winning the World Title, noting that he heard Vince tell The Undertaker in catering.
⁃ Jericho noted how he wanted his retirement match to be one where he was seen as a coward than an ‘I’m sorry, I love you’ scenario.
⁃ Jericho complimented Cena as one of his favourite opponents.
⁃ Jericho mentioned how Jimmy Jacobs proposed him with the List Of Jericho.
⁃ He said that Vince didn’t let anyone else say stupid idiot in a promo as it only worked for him.
⁃ He said that Vince wasn’t present for the ‘Festival Of Friendship’ edition of Raw, which led to the people in charge trying to change the segment. Jericho messaged Vince, who told them to go ahead with the segment.
⁃ He said the original plan was for him to beat Kevin Owens for the Universal Title in the main event of WrestleMania, leading to Brock beating him for the title before he exited the company. However plans changed when Goldberg came in. This didn’t anger Jericho as such, however being placed in the second spot made him unhappy.
⁃ He mentioned how he felt like a ‘serial killer’ with his Painmaker attire in NJPW.
⁃ He discussed his match against Kenny Omega in Japan, noting how it made wrestling fun for him again.
⁃ He commented on his scrapped match against The Undertaker at the first Saudi Arabia show, and how he turned it down to face Tetsuya Naito instead.
⁃ He said how having fans back at Daily’s Place felt like Madison Square Garden.
⁃ He said Orange Cassidy asked him whether he sold a move too long during their feud, however he couldn’t give him an answer as there was no crowd reaction.
⁃ He finished by thanking Vince McMahon, WWE and Tony Khan for allowing him to do the podcast.