AEW Star Chris Jericho has opened up on the period of time when there was “legit heat” between him and Triple H.
In the build to his match against Chris Jericho at AEW Revolution, Eddie Kingston dropped a line that hinted at the real-life animosity the ‘Demo God’ had with multi-time WWE Champion Triple H. While the two have clashed in the ring many times, including in the main event of WrestleMania 18, it’s no secret that Jericho and Triple H have not always seen eye to eye.
During a recent appearance on the Kurt Angle Show (available via AdFreeShows), Chris Jericho discussed the tension between the two men. He also said believes that Triple H may have used the power he had backstage to affect Jericho’s position in WWE.
“There was a lot of politics at that time. And when I say this, it’s not from a bitter point of view or an angry point of view. It’s just the way it was. So, to come in, there was a lot of legit heat between Hunter and myself; it involved Chyna. It involved a little bit of X-Pac as well.
“But Hunter and I just didn’t like each other, and I think Hunter had such pull at the time, such power, that if he didn’t like me. Of course, even if he is not going out of his way to bury me to Vince, I’m sure every time my name came up, he would go, ‘Oh, that guy? Come on!’ It just was kind of the way the business worked at the time. So, I think that might have had a lot to do with it.”
I told him on this week’s show, and will say it again here. @IAmJericho is the greatest of all-time.
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) March 11, 2022
Chris Jericho explained that he hasn’t heard anything concrete about Triple H badmouthing him, but he could “read the room”. He noted that the two are fine with each other now.
“I think that was probably one of the reasons, and once again, I’m not saying I’ve heard this. I just can tell. I can read the room, the past that we had. We’re cool now, but at the time, we just f***ing didn’t like each other. It just didn’t work. So that had a lot to do with my standing of where I was at the time.”
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.