Y2J spoke with CBS Sports’ In This Corner podcast this week to help promote the upcoming Greatest Royal Rumble event. Chris Jericho commented on his return this Friday and his relationship with Vince McMahon.
On being a part of the Greatest Royal Rumble:
It’s just one of those things where it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Obviously, you are getting a chance to work with Saudi Arabia at the highest levels. We have been there in 2015 and had some great shows, but it seems like they are kind of trying to change the way things are done over there.
And it’s really cool to have been asked by the WWE to be a part of it. As you know, I’m not working there full time right now but still part of the family.
On why the company can rely on him for appearances like this:
The WWE needs me as much as I… I shouldn’t say that. I enjoy working with the WWE and they enjoy working with me, and I don’t expect that to ever change.
On the changes of the GRR card:
Whether they want me to be part of the Royal Rumble or work against The Undertaker or work against Funaki in a lingerie match, whatever needs to be done, I’m happy to do it. That’s the good thing about my legacy and where I am at this point in my career is I can come and do whatever needs to be done. Opening match, main event, whatever it is, it’s going to be good.
Things change. This is part of the world of WWE and happens all the time. For me, until I actually walk into the ring, sometimes you never know what is going to happen. Things get changed during the show sometimes. I think sometimes fans get a little bit too excited about certain things that happen.
His relationship with Vince McMahon:
It’s good enough that they called me when this came up. I have a really good relationship with the company and with Vince in that I’ve been working there for 17 years, pretty much on and off. Up until this year when I did the show with New Japan, I’ve never wrestled in any other ring other that the WWE ring since 1999 and Vince knew about it right from the start.
It’s one of those things where WWE is my home base for wrestling. I’m not a full-time performer in the wrestling world, nor have I been since 2010.
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