In a recent interview with talksport.com, Chris Jericho opened up about the possible issues between Kevin Owens and Vince McMahon. These issues seemed to be in the past, but with Owens’ recent tweet (which was quickly deleted), suggesting that AEW might be on the horizon for the long-time wrestler, there still may be problems between the two of them (Vince and Owens).
Chris Jericho broached a very difficult subject in the wrestling industry, but he handled it with tact and discretion, but just like the writing on the walls of Jericho in biblical times, it would seem that all was made clear in what he had to say for one and all: there still are body-shaming issues within WWE.
It’s no secret that Vince regards body image as very important to his product, and he has a mold of which all wrestlers should be judged, based on that mold, and although there have been hefty wrestlers in the past, it would seem that he has issues with some and not others, as Jericho’s comments would show.
“…He told Kevin it was the ‘worst match in WrestleMania history’… (WrestleMania 33 match between Kevin and Jericho)…I never heard anything about that. When I came through, Vince (gave me a thumbs up), so I think he was on Kevin’s case at the time…I think he was going through a phase where he thought maybe Kevin had some extra weight that he wanted him to lose or wasn’t happy with his work as a heel…”via talksport.com
On Kevin Owens specifically, Jericho said:
“…Kevin is a very unique performer in that he’s amazing and he’s a bigger guy. Who cares? Mick Foley was a bigger guy, Vader was a bigger guy, Bam Bam Bigelow was a bigger guy. Didn’t affect their work. They were still great performers, and Kevin is one of those guys… ”via talksport.com
Jericho continued to say:
“…For whatever reason, Vince goes through phases where you just get stuck in his craw and he gets pissed off at anything you do, and maybe that was one of his reasons. But yeah… the worst match in WrestleMania history?! I was like ‘have you not seen Giant Gonzalez vs. The Undertaker?!”via talksport.com
On the match he and Owens had at WrestleMania 33, the build for the feud, and his own subsequent departure from WWE, Jericho added:
“…I wasn’t happy with that match because they had us on second at that WrestleMania, which was the writing on the wall that they didn’t care about the feud…That was one of the best feuds that was originally meant to lead to the main event of WrestleMania…I just knew it was time for me to go…”via talksport.com
Deonna Purrazzo and Britt Baker to unite?
Could it possibly be? And what more, can they actually win tag titles to boot? According to the current Knockouts and AAA Reina de Reinas Champion, it’s very possible indeed.
According to an interview she did with fightful.com, apparently, both she and Britt approached both Impact’s Scott D’Amore and Tony Khan about joining forces to win the Knockouts Tag championships!
“…I know that Britt and I have both done that. Went to Scott and went to Tony and was like, ‘When can we make this happen?’ I think it was a matter of time and when it would be right. That’s why I started saying, ‘We should just be a tag team.’ Because one of us has to lose a championship if we wrestle each other, but if we wrestle with each other against two other people, maybe at IMPACT! Wrestling where there’s Knockouts Tag Team Champions, we can wrestle the champions and become tag team champions together…So that way it’s the best way of both worlds. No one is the loser in that situation. We all win, right?”via fightful.com
Will this occur? Time will tell, but it seems possible, and to have these women on top of the industry in both companies and be tag champs at the same time would be epic.
Now, for a wee bit of fantasy warfare that should pretty much get both women over even more than they already undoubtedly are: have them join forces and use the “Forbidden Door” for that, but ultimately split up because one or the other turns and betrays the other…
Now that’s just a license to print money, and would be one heck of a pay-per-view moment and a match for the ages, and perhaps for the AEW Women’s World Championship.
Ah…we can dream, dear readers, can’t we?