Chris Jericho has revealed why he will never take a bump like the one he took from Eddie Kingston ever again in his career.
Back at Revolution in March 2022 Eddie Kingston and Chris Jericho stole the show with their opening contest that saw Kingston pick up the win. At the beginning of the match, however many fans were shocked when they saw Jericho apparently get dropped right on his head. Now the ROH World Champion reveals that was all part of the plan.
Speaking on AEW Unrestricted, Chris Jericho said he told Kingston to dump him on his head but added that he’ll never take a bump like that again:
“I was like ‘We’re on first. I want you to just dump me on my head’ and it was a terrible bump, it was terrible. I’ve only taken one other bump like that in my life, taken from our broadcast colleague Taz back when I was 25 years old. And I’ll never do it again.”
“Was it scary? Yeah, it was scary, but it was also like, I want to start the show off by making people go ‘Holy sh*t. What the f*ck just happened?’ And once we did that, it changed the dynamic of everything. I’m an artist. I’ll take the risk. That’s what we do.”
“I will never take another bump like that again, but I never thought I’d take a fluorescent lightbulb to the head from Nick Gage last year. But once again, why did I do it? Because the story warranted it. That’s why we did Barbed Wire Everywhere this year.”
“It’s not just a bunch of guys falling in barbed wire ’cause we’re marks. It’s because the story worked. And it really made a difference to do things that way. That’s what I think keeps my longevity, or keeps me where I think I should be because I understand that the story leads you.”