Chris Jericho has labelled a classic segment from the days of Extreme Championship Wrestling as the “best segment ever!”
The first-ever AEW World Champion was responding to a hilarious video on social media of Bubba Ray Dudley following the instruction of Sign Guy Dudley and finding himself face to face with The Blue Meanie.
A mime routine follows with the two ECW stars mimicking one another before Meanie blinks first and flinches when Bubba Ray Dudley goes to throw a punch. Rather than take a potential beating, Blue Meanie turns on his tail and runs but heads straight into a wall knocking himself out.
After seeing the clip on Twitter, the Demo-God gave his three-word take on the scene, saying simply:
“Best segment ever!!!!!!!”
Best segment ever!!!!!!! https://t.co/NfwvMhz5Sf
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 13, 2021
The Blue Meanie recently appeared on an episode of Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw, where he and JBL discussed their infamous shoot fight at ECW One Night Stand in 2005.
Meanie discussed the aftermath of the event and how the two men were able to quash the beef between them and use the well-publicised rivalry to make some money:
“The most important thing is we got to SmackDown on July 4, 2005 and [JBL] approached me and said ‘Hey, want to go talk?’ I said ‘Absolutely’. . . Here’s the deal, you’ve all been to TV and there’s signage everywhere. Catering, kayfabe, Vince’s office. So, as we’re walking I’m seeing less signage.”
And I’m like ‘If me and John go into this room and there’s plastic on the floor, I’m running.’”
“We went in the room like two men, he shut the door behind me. He said ‘Hey, we can either fight or make money.’ I said ‘Uh, I’d like to make some money, sir.’ And we had a heart-to-heart talk.”
“I explained everything at the time, how I thought he bullied me. He told me about his experiences with the NFL and playing for the Raiders and a little bit of ball-breaking and ribs, and stuff like that.”