Taking to Twitter, former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has said that Jim Ross essentially made sure WWE signed him back in 1999, noting that JR has always been a big defender of his.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) January 3, 2021
This comes after a fan took to Twitter to share his shock that Jim Ross had to convince Vince McMahon to sign Chris Jericho, something that was revealed on a recent episode of Jim Ross’ Grilling JR podcast:
Exactly!! I listen to Jim Ross’s podcast. Stunned Jim had to sell Vince on Jericho. Chris is so talented, he doesn’t get the top guy love he deserves.
Both Jim Ross and Chris Jericho joined fellow former WCW name Tony Schiavone and Excalibur in the commentary booth for AEW Dynamite last week, the tribute show to Brodie Lee.