WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Wanted The CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho WrestleMania 28 Match To Run For Only Two Minutes

Former WWE Superstars CM Punk and Chris Jericho, who are now both working in AEW, faced each other in a WWE Title Match at WWE WrestleMania 28 in 2012, with CM Punk coming out of the match with a big win over Chris Jericho. Top All Elite Wrestling Star Chris Jericho recently took to his "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, where he spoke about his match against CM Punk at WrestleMania 28 and how WWE Chairman Vince McMahon wanted the match to last for only two minutes with a DQ finish.

Chris Jericho also said that the WWE Title Match was a bit underrated because it was on the same show as The Rock vs. John Cena Match and The Undertaker vs. Triple H Match and he understood the point the WWE Chairman wanted to make in having the match only last for two minutes with a DQ finish, but he as well as CM Punk wanted their matchup to be a modern version of the Randy "Macho Man" Savage vs. Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat Match.

Chris Jericho said:

“I think that match is a little underrated because of that [Rock vs. Cena along with Undertaker vs. Triple H being on the show] and I’ll also tell you one last little thing about it is Vince [McMahon] wanted that match to be two minutes long. Punk and I had visions of being Savage/Steamboat for the modern age. Vince did have a point looking back in retrospect because if you remember, I was calling his father a drunk, I poured alcohol down his mouth, I hit him with bottles, I did a lot of really sh*tty things and he wanted Punk to just get me in the ring and just go nuts and he wanted to do the terrible, kick the guy in the corner, ref counts to five, DQ. I said, ‘Vince, we can’t do that at WrestleMania.’ He goes, ‘What is he supposed to do? You insulted his family, you insulted his sister, you poured alcohol down his throat. What are you supposed to do? Tackle, drop down, leapfrog?’ And I was like, he has a point. He has a point. So, we decided that — Vince came up with the idea, if CM Punk gets disqualified, I win the title so he couldn’t go completely crazy and there was some semblance of rules that had to be followed so we could at least still have a match and there’s a reason why Punk just didn’t take a chair and take my head off so, I don’t know if I’ve ever told that story. A little scoop for you guys.”

You can check out Chris Jericho's full comments at this link. H/T to POST Wrestling for transcribing the above quotes.