The reaction from Vince McMahon to Chris Jericho appearing on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions show has been revealed.
The shocking announcement was made earlier today and the show will air on Peacock/WWE Network on April 11.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Austin said:
“I texted Vince and said we had this badass idea about Jericho coming on the show. Vince goes, ‘It’s cool. Go ahead’. But me and Vince don’t always do well with phones and texts and all that, so I texted one more time, ‘Are you sure it’s okay to have Chris Jericho on the show?’. Vince gave me the thumbs up, and Chris came out to do the show.”
On how the idea originally came about, he said:
“I was having a beer one night after my Broken Skull Sessions interview with The Undertaker aired, and out of the blue, Chris Jericho reached out and said, ‘Man, that was a great interview. I sent him back a couple of those emojis, one of a beer mug and the other of an eagle, and then he called me right then and there.
“We got to talking. I’ve always respected the hell out of his career, and I’m glad they’re around – it gives the guys and girls in professional wrestling more places to work. I said, ‘I’d love to have you on the show’. And he said he’d love to do it, so I checked with Vince about it.”
Twitter has been going a bit mental ever since the announcement, and the show is sure to be watched by a hell of a lot of interested people.