Chris Jericho was a guest on Busted Open Radio’s episode that was posted on May 28, 2020. One of the most interesting things he discussed was people’s reactions to the Stadium Stampede Match.
Some people loved it. Others not so much. One person in particular who didn’t love it was Jim Cornette. Jericho didn’t mince words when came to what he thought of people who didn’t like the match:
“I’ll tell you this right now, there’s some people that are burying this match. Jim Cornette hated it. If you don’t like this match, then you don’t have a soul, because this was one of the most entertaining things that you can see.”
I doubt Jericho is the first person to say Jim Cornette doesn’t have a soul, but I can certainly understand why it might be a little much for some. However, it’s hard to argue the match was entertaining, but you have to let go of what you consider to be a “wrestling match” to enjoy it.
“And if you’re talking about a Jim Cornette, he booked a segment where I put his face in a cake in 1994. This is the 2020 version of sticking somebody’s face in a cake. This is the style of wrestling that I love.
“We have everything in there. If you didn’t like that, then you don’t like wrestling because this is what the essence of wrestling is, which is entertainment, but all sides of the coin. And I was very proud of it, and like I said, one of my favorite things I’ve ever done.”
Jericho has a long list of things that could be his favorites. To make his list is certainly quite the feat.
Thanks to Wrestlezone for the transcription of the quotes.