Talk Is Jericho Podcast Highlights

Chris Jericho Talks At Length About Regrets Over Never Getting To Wrestle Owen Hart

During a recent episode of his “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, Chris Jericho spoke at length about his regrets of never getting to wrestle Owen Hart, how he thinks Owen’s career would have gone had he not died young and more. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On regretting never getting to work with the late Owen Hart: I think when I go through, like, my three heroes when I was a kid were Shawn Michaels, Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat, who is also here on this ship – I will be doing a live Talk Is Jericho with ‘The Dragon’. And the other one was Owen Hart. And I got to work with Shawn extensively. I got to work with Steamboat a bunch of times. I never got to work with Owen Hart and one of the reasons why I left WCW to go to WWE, if you have a list of 100 reasons, one of the 80 reasons or the 90th reason, or lower level reasons was ‘maybe I’ll get a chance to work with Owen Hart’ and before I got there, he passed away.

“So I never had the chance to work with Owen. I would have loved to have worked with him and I would have loved to have worked with him as a motivated performer. So if I could work with anybody, it would be Owen Hart. Stipulation: 30 minutes, clown nose match.”

On the potential Owen Hart had to become a huge star as his career progressed had he not tragically passed away in 1999: “Owen Hart would be so amazing in this day and age, in this era, because he was such a pioneer and such a revolutionary when it came to the style, the modern hybrid of Japanese, European, Calgary style, American style. He was a great character, but he was so f–king smooth in the ring that if he had guys to work with, guys that knew how to do that with him and draw that out of him, he would have been still remembered as he was, but he would have been even better if he got a chance to work with Eddie [Guerrero], Dean [Malenko], Chris Jericho, [Seth] Rollins, [Roman] Reigns, Kenny [Omega], Cody. Like, that’s Owen’s wheelhouse.”

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