Chris Jericho has managed to become one of the top stars in the wrestling business throughout the course of his career, but when he first joined WWE in 1999 he was simply trying to make an impact.
Jericho debuted in a big way as he worked promos with names like The Rock and The Undertaker, and at one point he interrupted an Undertaker promo and called it boring.
The first ever Undisputed Champion discussed his early days with WWE during an episode of Talk Is Jericho, and he explained that both Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels warned him not to call The Undertaker’s promos boring.
“Then I buried The Undertaker huge the next night, but that was kind of what my role was. I was the ‘Millennium Man’, and I was there to save the WWE. I remember the time with Undertaker. I said something along the lines of ‘I just interrupted your super boring promo,’ and he just happened to be doing a super boring promo. So I came out and said it. Instead of getting the heat, I got a super reaction because he was telling this really boring story about him and Big Show in the desert, and Show got bit by a scorpion, so he carried Undertaker on his motorcycle out of the desert.
Like what are you talking about? I remember like Shawn Michaels was around and Austin too, and they said, ‘for future reference you might not want to call the biggest name in the company boring next time.’ I go hahaha. Meanwhile, not realize that they were giving me a little bit of a heads up, like hey you piece of s–t, watch what you’re saying.”
Luckily for Chris Jericho things turned out alright.
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