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Mark Jindrak Says Raw Debut Against Chris Jericho Was “The Sh*ts”

Mark Jindrak

Former WWE Superstar Mark Jindrak has been less that complimentary about his Monday Night Raw debut describing it as weird.

Mark Jindrak began his wrestling journey in 1999, training at WCW’s Power Plant under the guidance of the legendary Paul Orndorff. When the company was brought by WWE in 2001, the young hopeful headed to the sports entertainment giant.

In the months that followed, Jindrak appeared in numerous developmental promotions to further sharpen his skills, as well as occasionally wrestling on Sunday Night Heat and popping up on television during the ‘Invasion’ angle. It has since been confirmed that during this period, the young star was earmarked for a spot in the Evolution stable alongside Triple H, Ric Flair and Randy Orton. However, the position was eventually filled by Batista.

In July 2003, Jindrak finally made his in-ring debut on Monday Night Raw against Chris Jericho. Speaking to Rene Dupree on his Cafe de Rene podcast, Jindrak explained that he wasn’t exactly a fan of how everything went down that night.

“I debuted on RAW in Montreal and I wrestled Chris Jericho… That kind of was the sh**s, that lead-in, because it was my first match on RAW and they didn’t make a big deal [of it]. The deal was Chris Jericho had cut a promo dissing the Montreal Screwjob or whatever, so it wasn’t even about me. It was just weird.”

Mark Jindrak remained with WWE until being released in July 2005. He wrestled his last match the previous month on an episode of SmackDown against Rene Dupree.

After leaving WWE, Jindrak ventured to Japan before appearing for a number of Mexican promotions including CMLL and AAA. It was during a second stint in CMLL in 2017 that star became a World Champion for the first time.

H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.