Long-time WWE superstar Chris Jericho has finally detailed his failed negotiations with WWE for his upcoming cruise. Jericho has always been one to help push younger talent and get them over. His most recent tenure in the WWE saw Y2J lose a plethora of matches to young stars like Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, and AJ Styles. It’s safe to say that Jericho is always willing to help out the future superstars in any he can.
In fact, Jericho recently tried to get some NXT stars booked for his Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea cruise. He recently appeared on the Killing The Town with Storm & Cyrus podcast and discussed the fascinating idea he had.
Jericho told them that he and his Fozzy band got to appear on the “KISS Kruise” in 2015. Y2J said he called his manager and tried to put together a cruise that would include wrestling and rock.
Jericho then approached Triple H and the company about possibly bringing NXT talent aboard a cruise. Here’s what their response was, according to Jericho.
“We had some conversations, and, basically, typical WWE, after three months of talking about it, I had a 35-minute conversation with three executives that I’ve never heard of before just to tell us that they’re passing. And I was like, ‘why didn’t you just tell me in, like, three minutes, ‘we’re passing?” I had to sit there for 35 minutes and hear all the reasons why.”
Jericho also added that Vince McMahon is no fan of cruises since he once saw somebody suffer food poisoning while aboard one of the ships.
So as it turns out, Y2J wasn’t able to get the WWE to say yes to lending some NXT talent to his cruise.This is obviously no surprise, as Vince McMahon and co. have never been ones to perform shows at different venues. The cruise will still go on, however, but instead of NXT talent, Jericho will work with Ring of Honor.
Since leaving the WWE to return to Fozzy and perform at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January, Jericho has been sharing a number of frustrating incidents with the WWE. Most recently, he discussed Vince McMahon crowning him as WWE Champion because the “business was going in the toilet.”
Now that he’s not working with WWE for the time being, Jericho is free to say what he wants. He won’t be facing any repercussions, and the man is always one to tell a good story. So we won’t complain.
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