Chris Jericho Reflects On His Reaction To Being Pitched Musical Chairs Segment In WWE


Chris Jericho recently spoke with former WWE Superstar Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore on his "Talk Is Jericho" podcast for an in-depth interview where the two spoke about a number of stories from their old days together in WWE.

During the show, the leader of The Inner Circle faction in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) reflected back on pitching an idea to WWE to have a championship match against fellow Canadian Chris Benoit in their home country, only to discover a silly idea was going to take place instead.

Featured below is an excerpt from the show where Chris Jericho recalls this particular story.

“I’ll never forget that week. I’m from Winnipeg. I think [Chris] Benoit was the champion at the time. I’m like, we should do something like Jericho vs. Benoit for the world title in Winnipeg. What a story, and [Brian] Gewirtz calls, ‘I got some ideas.’ What is it going to be?’ You’re going to play musical chairs.’ I was like, ‘What the f**k are you talking about?’ And I was super pissed because I was expecting some kind of classic angle in my hometown. First time ever on TV in Winnipeg, but I’ll tell you what, that segment ended up being great because we’re just having some fun with it, and it was actually really cool, but when I was first pitched that, I was like, ‘This sucks!'"

Check out the complete episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast featuring Chris Jericho's interview with Nick "Eugene" Dinsmore at WestwoodOnePodcasts.com. H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above Chris Jericho quote from his Talk Is Jericho podcast.

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