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Chris Jericho Recalls How Undertaker Talked Him Into WrestleMania Match

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At a sold out Inside the Ropes show in Manchester, Chris Jericho told an amusing story about his WrestleMania 29 match against Fandango.

Initially, the ‘Demo God’ thought he was going to be having a match with Ryback, and he started to get worried when plans for the match hadn’t been confirmed. After it was announced that Ryback would be in a different match against Mark Henry, Jericho became more concerned.

When he finally got to speak with Vince McMahon to ask what he was going to be doing, Vince told him:

“It’s going to be the same thing you do every year, you’re going to be looking at the lights, pal!”

After this, he told the ‘Million Viewer Man’ his match would be with Fandango. Jericho was furious with the idea, but Vince insisted, so he hung up on him.

Needing to talk to someone and still angry, Y2J called the Undertaker to tell him about what happened, but Undertaker told him:

“What do I think? Do it”

The Undertaker went on to tell him that while everyone talks about the big matches of his WrestleMania winning streak, against the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Ric Flair he also had less noteworthy matches against wrestlers like Giant Gonzales and Nathan Jones.

He said, “You just gotta do what the boss tells you to do, and if you can do a good enough job, he’ll make sure to take care of you.” Jericho learned a valuable lesson from this:

“When you’re given a task by your boss, it’s your job to do it to the best of your abilities. That’s what your paid for, it’s why we’re here.”

After that he decided to put everything into getting Fandango over. He went on to talk about how he thinks Vince McMahon got the idea from Fandango’s “Evil ballroom dancer” gimmick from Jericho’s time on Dancing With The Stars, his strategy for getting Fandango over, and how it worked out in the end.

You can watch Chris Jericho tell the full story below.

Jericho celebrates his 30th year in wrestling on this week’s AEW Dynamite. Check back at for all the latest news and results from the show.