Chris Jericho has a lot of hilarious pro wrestling stories from his legendary career in the business.
During a recent appearance on the Hollywood Raw Podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn, the leader of the Inner Circle faction in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and WWE legend shared some of them.
“Le Champion” touched on the smelliest wrestler he has ever encountered during his years in the business, reveals the funniest fan sign he has ever seen at a live event, shares a funny Hulk Hogan story and even reveals who he feels is the most underrated wrestler he has ever been in the ring with.
Featured below are some of the highlights of Chris Jericho’s interview on the Hollywood Raw Podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn.
On the smelliest wrestler he’s ever encountered: “I don’t know. I remember Kane’s glove always used to smell really sweaty and he used to put Febreze on it, so it smelled like putting cologne on a corpse sort of thing. But just his glove though, not the rest, just his glove.”
On the most underrated wrestler he’s ever personally worked with in the ring: “Let’s see. Who’s the most underrated wrestler? Oh man, those are hard. What pops into your head, it’s hard. There’s a guy called 2 Cold Scorpio who was really good that I don’t think gets the credit for how good he is. There are probably a million others too, but that’s the first who comes to mind.”
On the best fan sign he ever saw about a pro wrestler at a live event: “The best sign that I ever saw was when I was a bad guy and it said, Chris Jericho is STU, and then they ran out of room, PID. I was like, dude, come on. Chris Jericho is… You’re too f***ing stupid, sorry, to even space it out properly to say, Chris Jericho is… Write the letter smaller. If you mess it up, rip it up and do it again. You’re really losing your point here; Chris Jericho is stupid.
On a funny story about Hulk Hogan and a fan sign: “The other one that I always love is when I was in about the summer of 2002, I was working with Hulk Hogan. It was his last run in the WWE and we were doing all the live events non-televised. He was the good guy, I was the bad guy, and had so much fun. People just love Hogan and people just hated me. I remember one kid in the crowd had a sign that said Hulk Hogan is a Jedi. It was right around when the second of the new Star Wars movies came out, maybe Attack of the Clones. That just really bothered me. I remember I cut a whole promo on this kid who wrote the sign that Hulk Hogan was a Jedi, and how dare you compare the brilliance of a Jedi with the dumpster fire that’s Hulk Hogan. Then, at the end of the match, we ended up fighting ringside. And the kid who wrote it, Hogan held my arms behind me, he goes, ‘Hit him, kid.’ And I’m like, okay, what’s this kid going to do? Whatever. This kid, he’s probably eight years old balls up his fist and punched me in the face as hard as he could, and it really hurt. I was like, ‘Hulk, come on, man.’ He’s like, ‘Sorry, brother. I thought he would just give you a slap or whatever.’ I’m like, ‘Geez, Louise. If you were such a Jedi, why don’t you use mind control and tell him not to punch me in the face, Mr. Jedi?”
Check out the complete episode of the Hollywood Raw Podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn featuring the Chris Jericho interview at Apple.com.
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