WrestleMania weekend was big for a number of obvious reasons, one of them being Chris Jericho’s appearance on Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin.
The fact that current AEW star Chris Jericho appeared on WWE programming got a lot of people talking, and Steve Austin confirmed that he had to pitch the idea to Vince McMahon himself.
During an interview with TV Insider the first ever AEW World Champion talked about how it all came together, and he noted that he thinks Vince McMahon might have second guessed the appearance after AEW’s ratings picked up.
“It was lightning in a bottle sort of thing with [respective company heads] Vince McMahon and Tony Khan giving their approval. I think it was also well-timed. The Peacock relationship with WWE was just starting. They wanted something huge out of the gate. It was perfect for us considering AEW had its first unopposed show [without NXT]. Once that big Dynamite rating came in though, I think Vince may have had a little bit of second-guessing. Would they do it again? Maybe. I don’t know if you can find anyone with respect and goodwill on both sides that would allow that. If they don’t do it again, it was one of the coolest moments in wrestling history.”
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