Chris Jericho’s interview with Steve Austin on Broken Skull Sessions is now on demand on Peacock and the WWE Network, and it’s fair to say that Jericho isn’t holding back with his opinions and stories.
The former WWE and current AEW star revealed the reason he decided to leave WWE shortly after WrestleMania 33.
“I had this big program with Kevin Owens in 2016, which, in my opinion, was one of the best stories, if not the best story, for that year. And we get to WrestleMania, it changed from Kevin and Jericho to Brock [Lesnar] and Goldberg. And great, no problem. But when Kevin and Jericho went from the main event proposed to the second match on the show, I thought to myself, this is where I’ll be for, in my opinion, for the rest of my time in WWE. The second match guy. And in my mind, I wasn’t a second match guy.
“So that’s kind of the reason why I went to New Japan [Pro-Wrestling] and suddenly headlined the Tokyo Dome three ears in a row, and when the opportunity for AEW came up, I said I want to continue to do this. I like being the guy, which I’d never been, really before. And that kind of carried over in AEW, and it became a big success.”
Jericho’s appearance was greenlit by both Tony Khan and Vince McMahon, so it could be a sign that WWE’s attitude to AEW is softening a bit.
We’ll be bringing you all the highlights from Jericho’s interview throughout the week.