Chris Jericho has recalled his rivalry with late WWE Superstar Chyna and explained why she was “terrible” to work with.
Chris Jericho burst into WWE in the summer of 1999 with one of the most memorable debuts in the history of the company. Rather than progress straight to main events, however, the former WCW star ended up doing battle over the Intercontinental Championship and feuding with The Ninth Wonder Of The World, Chyna.
Appearing on the True Geordie Podcast, the AEW star explained why he was in a no-win situation tangling with the star who wielded significant political power due to her relationship with Triple H at the time:
“Terrible, she was terrible to work with. She wasn’t good but she thought she was. And she was also in a position where she was being pushed really big so she could beat up guys. She couldn’t, and like I never got that credit. No one ever said I made her look good, it was the other side of the coin.”
“I got in big trouble because at one point when I first started working with her, Vince said to me ‘Don’t treat her like a woman, treat her like a wrestler.’ And she was really stiff too, worked very strong. I’m not talking bad about her it is just the truth.”
“When we worked together, it was a solid fight in many ways. I remember one time she got a little bit of a black eye from me, and you would have thought that I cut her arm off with a chainsaw. I’m like f*ck, I didn’t do it on purpose. But what do you expect? It was a tough position for me to be in, it was my first real angle in the WWE, but I did the best that I could. I hope that I proved some things, but there were a lot of issues with working with her.”
Chris Jericho also discussed his infamous backstage confrontation with Brock Lesnar and why he wanted to bite Lesnar’s nose off.
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