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Chris Jericho Says You Have To Get Over With Vince McMahon to Succeed & That He Considers Vince a Friend

February 14, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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– Chris Jericho recently appeared on The Steve Austin Show (transcript via wrestlinginc.com), here are the highlights…

Austin on WWE Stars Not Being Open On 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.” Austin continued, “people from our business, it’s like if they’re currently in the [WWE] system employed, well, [Jericho is] 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.”

Jericho On Vince Keeping Tabs on Interviews & Social Media: “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 Says You Have To Get Over With Vince McMahon Before getting a Chance to Get Over With The 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.” Jericho professed, “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 Being Friends With Vince McMahon: “I consider Vince to be a friend of mine now.” Jericho admitted, “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?”