During his latest YouTube stream, Jericho had high praise for Ryback, who he said was always a good worker, and explained that he was initially supposed to face him at WrestleMania 29 instead of Fandango.
Chris Jericho said:
“I think Ryback is great. I think he was a huge star that was kind of buried by politics for whatever reason. And there was – actually, when I came back to WWE, the year I worked with Fandango, I was originally supposed to work with Ryback. That’s what we had kind of worked out at the time. And for whatever reason, Ryback didn’t happen. Vince changed his mind as he is wont to do, like I said. And they changed it to Fandango.”
He then added that he even once suggested Ryback to end Undertaker’s streak, saying:
“There was a time when Ryback was so popular, that I suggested he should be the guy that beats the Undertaker. He’s the one. And it didn’t go that way, and sometimes there’s complaints about his work. I loved working with Ryback. I did a bunch of house shows with him in Calgary and we had great matches. So really, really a big fan of Ryback.”
Quotes via Cultaholic.com