Chris Jericho Says He Still Talks To Kevin Owens From “Time To Time”

Chris Jericho On Vince McMahon’s Criticism Of His WrestleMania 33 Match With Kevin Owens, Says Vince Was Being Hard On Owens

AEW superstar and leader of the Inner Circle Chris Jericho recently spoke with TalkSport about a number of different topics, including the Demo God’s WrestleMania 33 matchup with Kevin Owens and how Vince McMahon was highly-critical of the bout after it concluded. Check out what Jericho had to say on the subject below.

Says he thinks Vince McMahon was just being hard on Kevin Owens at the time:

“He told Kevin it was the worst match in WrestleMania history [laughs]. I never heard anything about that. When I came through, Vince went [thumbs up], so I think he was on Kevins case at the time. I think he was going through a phase where he thought maybe Kevin had some extra weight that he wanted him to lose or wasnt happy with his work as a heel. Kevin is a very unique performer in that hes amazing and hes a bigger guy. Who cares? Mick Foley was a bigger guy, Vader was a bigger guy, Bam Bam Bigelow was a bigger guy. Didnt affect their work, they were still great performers and Kevin is one of those guys. For whatever reason, Vince goes through phases where you just get stuck in his craw and he gets pissed off at anything you do and maybe that was one of his reasons. But yeah the worst match in WrestleMania history?! I was like have you not seen Giant Gonzalez vs The Undertaker!

How he thought the match was great and how great that feud ended up being:

“It was great. And then the next match we had at the following pay-per-view was amazing as well. I wasnt happy with that match because they had us on second at that WrestleMania which was the writing on the wall that they didnt care about the feud. That was one of the best feuds that was originally meant to lead to the main event of WrestleMania and then it ends up on second. I just knew it was time for me to go. Little did I know Id be gone forever, seemingly, but thats how it goes.

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