Chris Jericho is currently working for AEW, but he spent many years as a WWE Superstar, and he’s competed in some memorable WrestleMania matches to say the least.
On the Road to WrestleMania 33 Chris Jericho found himself involved in a feud with his former friend Kevin Owens, and before the Show of Shows Owens dropped the Universal Title to Goldberg.
In the end Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens ended up facing off in a US Title match at WrestleMania 33, but Jericho told Inside The Ropes that originally Vince McMahon told him they were going to be the main event.
“There’s no bitterness when I tell this story or no anger; it’s just the way it is. I’ve been working in this business for a long time. So you mentioned Kevin Owens and Jericho and we had the best story on the show for months. One of the original plans from Vince’s (McMahon) mouth to my ears directly was the main event of WrestleMania, was going to be Jericho vs Owens for the world title, and Jericho wins the title, for the first time ever as a babyface. I’ve never been a babyface world champion ever. Weird to think of it, right? Seven-time champion as a heel.”
“Next week the plans changed, which Vince did not tell me, Goldberg vs Brock for the title, because that’s what they wanted to do. That’s fine. Maybe from a marquee standpoint, that might have been a bigger money match, but from a story standpoint ours was worth more. But the difference was we went from the main event to being put on second. That’s an insult, because the second match is just another match. Either you’re on last or you’re on first, and maybe the semi-main event. But that’s it, those are your big money spots at WrestleMania.”
Chris Jericho will not be appearing at WrestleMania this year because he’s signed to AEW, but he will be appearing on Broken Skull Sessions during WrestleMania weekend. Kevin Owens will be in action at WrestleMania 37 when he takes on Sami Zayn.