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Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by cero2k » May 9th, '18, 22:11

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With him facing Kenny Omega at the Tokyo Dome, participating in WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble, and returning to New Japan Pro Wrestling to continue his feud with Tetsuya Naito, Chris Jericho has had an eventful 2018.

And on today's episode of Talk is Jericho with Daniel Bryan, Jericho revealed that he was also the backup plan to team with Bryan against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn if Shane McMahon wasn't cleared in time for WrestleMania 34.

"A few weeks before WrestleMania, maybe three or four weeks, I get a call from Vince," Jericho said. "And he’s talking about Shane and his appendix, not his appendix, his diverticulitis, and he had an infection in his hand and he had, there was one other thing as well...staph infection...hernia, that was it. And he goes, ‘Listen, we don’t know if he can do ‘Mania.'"

Jericho said Vince asked him what he thought about coming to New Orleans and filling in for Shane if he couldn't wrestle. There was the problem of Jericho having a Fozzy concert in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on the day of the show and a WrestleMania watch party event scheduled, but Jericho said they looked at their options and he would have been able to get to the Superdome in just enough time with the help of a police escort.

While he was ultimately able to make the show, Shane's status for WrestleMania was put into doubt when he was hospitalized with acute diverticulitis and an umbilical hernia. WWE.com posted the news less than two weeks before WrestleMania, but Bryan & Shane vs. Owens & Zayn was announced as planned the next day.

Bryan said WWE is in a stage where they don't tell the wrestlers anything because the company is afraid they'll reveal information to the "dirt sheets," but he was told they had a good backup plan that he assumed was Jericho because of Jericho's history with Owens.

The tag match was Bryan's return to the ring after being cleared to compete by WWE. Prior to the Greatest Royal Rumble, Jericho's most recent match for the company was against Owens and AJ Styles last July.


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Post by cero2k » May 9th, '18, 22:12

You mean to tell me, did i get this right? we were gonna get Dragon/Jericho vs Owens and Zayn AT wrestlemania, and instead we got fucking Shane McMahon?


fuck...this....company
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Re: Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by NWK2000 » May 9th, '18, 22:40

cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:12
You mean to tell me, did i get this right? we were gonna get Dragon/Jericho vs Owens and Zayn AT wrestlemania, and instead we got fucking Shane McMahon?


fuck...this....company
It was still a great match, don't hate.
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Re: Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by cero2k » May 9th, '18, 22:43

NWK2000 wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:40


It was still a great match, don't hate.
it was A match, but great is not what i'd use to describe that match. Great hot tag maybe
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Re: Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by Bob-O » May 10th, '18, 07:59

cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:11
Jericho revealed that he was also the backup plan to team with Bryan against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn if Shane McMahon wasn't cleared in time for WrestleMania 34.
HA! i KNEW IT!!!!
cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:11
WWE is in a stage where they don't tell the wrestlers anything because the company is afraid they'll reveal information to the "dirt sheets,"
Oh good, WWE has entered 2001 gracefully...

For real though, it blows my mind that Meltzer gets what he gets. You'd think people'd be afraid to talk to him by now. Trusting Dave with information is like believing Matt Sydal when he says he won't smoke any synthetic marijuana if you let him go to that party tonight...

"Hey! So who's Shane's backup at 'mania if he can't work?"
"Oooh, Dave... I don't know if should tell you. You'll ruin the surprise..."
"NOOO! No, no, no... I'm just curious. They probably don't have anyone yet, right?"
"No, they do, but I really shouldn't t-"
"C'mon... you can tell me. It'll be our secret..."
"Dave, I gotta go, before somebody sees us."
"What? Me? 'Uncle Dave'? No, we're friends! Special friends, who keep special secrets!"
"Dave, leave me alone."
"It's Jericho, isn't it? Everybody already knows, you might as well just say it."
"I'm gonna call Vince..."
"Do it! Tell him you're talking to me, let's see what he says... You know what? I'll call him."
"No! Don't!"
"You know what the best part of Summerslam is gonna be? When I beat you, and then on SmackDown Live, you come out to the world and you say AJ Styles is better than me. And if you don't, John, you're a liar... And if you do, you're a loser"

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Re: Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by Big Red Machine » May 10th, '18, 08:27

cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:43
NWK2000 wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:40


It was still a great match, don't hate.
it was A match, but great is not what i'd use to describe that match. Great hot tag maybe
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Re: Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by Big Red Machine » May 10th, '18, 08:30

Bob-O wrote:
May 10th, '18, 07:59
cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:11
Jericho revealed that he was also the backup plan to team with Bryan against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn if Shane McMahon wasn't cleared in time for WrestleMania 34.
HA! i KNEW IT!!!!
cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:11
WWE is in a stage where they don't tell the wrestlers anything because the company is afraid they'll reveal information to the "dirt sheets,"
Oh good, WWE has entered 2001 gracefully...

For real though, it blows my mind that Meltzer gets what he gets. You'd think people'd be afraid to talk to him by now. Trusting Dave with information is like believing Matt Sydal when he says he won't smoke any synthetic marijuana if you let him go to that party tonight...

"Hey! So who's Shane's backup at 'mania if he can't work?"
"Oooh, Dave... I don't know if should tell you. You'll ruin the surprise..."
"NOOO! No, no, no... I'm just curious. They probably don't have anyone yet, right?"
"No, they do, but I really shouldn't t-"
"C'mon... you can tell me. It'll be our secret..."
"Dave, I gotta go, before somebody sees us."
"What? Me? 'Uncle Dave'? No, we're friends! Special friends, who keep special secrets!"
"Dave, leave me alone."
"It's Jericho, isn't it? Everybody already knows, you might as well just say it."
"I'm gonna call Vince..."
"Do it! Tell him you're talking to me, let's see what he says... You know what? I'll call him."
"No! Don't!"
General rule for Jericho is that if he says he's not doing something but it makes total sense for him to do it, he's doing it.
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Re: Jericho was the backup plan for Shane McMahon at WrestleMania

Post by cero2k » May 10th, '18, 10:01

Big Red Machine wrote:
May 10th, '18, 08:30
Bob-O wrote:
May 10th, '18, 07:59
cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:11
Jericho revealed that he was also the backup plan to team with Bryan against Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn if Shane McMahon wasn't cleared in time for WrestleMania 34.
HA! i KNEW IT!!!!
cero2k wrote:
May 9th, '18, 22:11
WWE is in a stage where they don't tell the wrestlers anything because the company is afraid they'll reveal information to the "dirt sheets,"
Oh good, WWE has entered 2001 gracefully...

For real though, it blows my mind that Meltzer gets what he gets. You'd think people'd be afraid to talk to him by now. Trusting Dave with information is like believing Matt Sydal when he says he won't smoke any synthetic marijuana if you let him go to that party tonight...

"Hey! So who's Shane's backup at 'mania if he can't work?"
"Oooh, Dave... I don't know if should tell you. You'll ruin the surprise..."
"NOOO! No, no, no... I'm just curious. They probably don't have anyone yet, right?"
"No, they do, but I really shouldn't t-"
"C'mon... you can tell me. It'll be our secret..."
"Dave, I gotta go, before somebody sees us."
"What? Me? 'Uncle Dave'? No, we're friends! Special friends, who keep special secrets!"
"Dave, leave me alone."
"It's Jericho, isn't it? Everybody already knows, you might as well just say it."
"I'm gonna call Vince..."
"Do it! Tell him you're talking to me, let's see what he says... You know what? I'll call him."
"No! Don't!"
General rule for Jericho is that if he says he's not doing something but it makes total sense for him to do it, he's doing it.
to reach the point where not even Daniel Bryan was told is crazy tho
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