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Chris Jericho reveals original plans for Universal title at WrestleMania 33

Chris Jericho

Whether you liked it or not, the Universal Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 was a great moment in the coveted history of the show.

However, during a recent interview with Inside The Ropes podcast, Chris Jericho revealed that the plans for the title were different before the involvement of the WCW Star and they changed not once but twice.

According to him, the original plans were for Brock Lesnar to defeat Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship which, for a week, had changed to Jericho taking the belt from Kevin and then dropping it to the beast:

“I think once we got to about December, I started pitching to Vince, I said, ‘listen, like this Jericho character, this is not me, this is the most popular I’ve ever been.’ I said, ‘you could put the world title on this guy if you wanted to. And this is not pitching.’ And he said, ‘yeah, absolutely.’ So I said, ‘why don’t we have a title match at The Royal Rumble, me and Owens, and what if I win and he wins the next week?’ I think originally he was supposed to lose to Brock at WrestleMania. And Vince finally came back to me, I don’t remember when it was, and he said, ‘I want you to beat Owens for the title at WrestleMania and then you lose to Brock’ and I said, ‘f–k yeah!’ And that changed the next week.”

Apart from this, Chris Jericho also talked about coming up with the idea of Festival Of Friendship and more.


  • HBK

    Always wanted to see y2j vs lesnar, and Kane vs lesnar ( back in 02)

  • Arnold Jackson

    It’s quite the leap of truth isn’t it?

  • CC

    “Whether you liked it or not, the Universal Championship match between
    Brock Lesnar and Goldberg at WrestleMania 33 was a great moment in the
    coveted history of the show.”
    It really wasn’t.

  • Thomas Murray

    Whether you liked it or not…… Why because you said so ? How arrogant, as many other than little nippers thought it was like their first one, a pile of sh it