In an interview with Inside the Ropes, Chris Jericho spoke about his match with Triple H at Wrestlemania X-8 and his disappointment with it. Triple H ended up winning the match, which was for the Undisputed title that Jericho held at the time. Here are highlights:
On his match not being able to follow Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock: “Let’s be honest. It main evented in that it was on last, but the main event of the show was Hogan and Rock and I knew it. I was actually..most people would be pitching to have their match go on last, I was pitching to have it not go on last. Because I said, ‘how do you follow Hogan/Rock?’ And Triple H, and probably rightfully so, was fighting for the title match to be last, but we couldn’t follow it. We just couldn’t. And you could see the air go out of the room. That’s a match I’ve never watched it back because I remember being kind of disappointed in it, you know? Main event at Wrestlemania.”
On what he told CM Punk about main eventing Wrestlemania: “I remember talking with CM Punk years later and one of his big reasons why he left wrestling was he was really mad he wasn’t the main event Wrestlemania, he wasn’t on last. I said, ‘Dude, you worked with the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, that’s the main event. Any match with Taker..’ He said, ‘you can’t say that because you were on last.’ Okay I was on last, but I wasn’t the main event. Just because you’re on last doesn’t make you the main event per se.”
On not enjoying his Undisputed Title run: “That run with the Undisputed Championship, to win it was great, but the whole run with it was terrible for me, in my opinion. Angles were shit, I was champion but I’d be fourth on the show.”
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