WWE News WWE NEWS: Why did Jericho recently tell off WWE writers?, reveals big distraction before WM28 match vs. Punk, talks Rock & Brock, more (w/Video)
Feb 23, 2013 - 2:45:12 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
WWE part-time star Chris Jericho recalled recently telling off the WWE writers during an interview with AfterBuzz TV promoting his hosting role for Syfy's "Robot Combat League."
Jericho said he made his point after he was voted to face C.M. Punk in a RawActive match on the February 4 episode of Raw. This was after what Jericho described as a pre-Raw "flash poll" revealed that Randy Orton was expected to win the vote over Jericho and Rey Mysterio.
Jericho recalled thinking the afternoon of Raw, “I knew I was going to win." He claims the writers were shocked when he was chosen over Orton, then Jericho joked, “I went to the writers's room and said, 'All you guys with your flash polls, go F yourself, you can suck it.'”
It is one of the most head-scratching stories of the year that WWE thought Orton, who WWE has done nothing of significance with for several months, would be voted over Jericho, who was coming off a strong return and positive reaction at the Royal Rumble PPV.
Jericho said he thinks the freshness of his character when he returns to TV endears him to the audience, especially because he aims for "something fresh" every time he returns for a part-time gig.
On that note, Jericho compared his part-time runs to other part-timers The Rock and Brock Lesnar. "Nothing against what Rock does or Brock or any of those guys, when I come back, I don't just come back for Monday Night Raw. I do the house shows," Jericho boasted.
Moving back to C.M. Punk, Jericho also revealed why he was distracted when he faced then-WWE champion Punk at the WrestleMania 28 PPV last year in Miami.
Jericho divulged that the entire right side of his jacket broke before his intro. “I had to turn and walk backwards and cheat the camera,” Jericho said. “I didn't want anyone to see that the whole right side of my jacket had gone out...this was literally two minutes before I had to go to the ring. I was furious. I could have given a crap about the match (with Punk), all I cared about was my stupid jacket.”
[ VIDEO: The entire 60-minute interview can be found here at AfterBuzzTV.com or in the video below. ]
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