“Embarrassing” Chris Jericho Botch Circulated Backstage In WWE For Weeks

Chris Jericho flips off the crowd at AEW All Out 2022

Although Chris Jericho spent two decades with WWE, ‘The Wizard’ became the butt of the joke when a botch of his was shown constantly backstage.

Now a face of All Elite Wrestling, Chris Jericho gained worldwide fame through his work with WWE. It was there that he held every championship imaginable, becoming a Grand Slam Champion in the process.

Despite this success, Jericho became a laughing stock backstage for a while when a botch of his – which came during a match vs. Cesaro – was shared backstage “for weeks” by Vince McMahon. The Jericho Appreciation Society leader shared the news when speaking on YoJoshMartinez’s SUPERSTAR CROSSOVER:

“One time I was working with Cesaro, and I say Cesaro because he was working as Cesaro at the time, in Las Vegas on a non-televised live event, a house show if you will, and I was wearing [knee] braces. As I climbed to the top rope to do my comeback, my brace got caught on the top rope and I literally fell into the ring.

Well, that’s embarrassing enough as it is, but for some reason Vince McMahon got a clip of it and proceeded to show it for the next like four weeks every time everyone was in the arena going over their stuff before the show. He just thought it would be great to show it over and over and over again. I’m like, ‘I wanna slap that stupid face of yours for showing this over and over again’.”

Chris Jericho’s full-time WWE career came to an end after the 2 May 2017 edition of Friday Night SmackDown, when he dropped the United States Championship back to Kevin Owens. Two additional televised matches followed Jericho in WWE, the last of which was as part of the Greatest Royal Rumble match in April 2018.

He signed with AEW in January 2019, which followed a handful of appearances for New Japan Pro-Wrestling. He was crowned the inaugural AEW World Champion that August, defeating ‘Hangman’ Adam Page at the first All Out pay-per-view.

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