Chris Jericho’s ‘best friend,’ Kevin Owens, was a recent guest on the Talk is Jericho podcast and spoke about various subjects, including revealing the one guy he still marks out for, Shawn Michaels:
When he comes around, I’ll be honest, I’m kind of like a giggling schoolgirl. Like, he’s the one guy. Steve Austin or The Rock come by and I’ll talk to them and it’s great, but I can still contain myself. When Shawn’s here… He made me want to do this, so when I get to sit next to him and watch the show, like in Australia last year, he was on the whole tour with us and every night, I’d sit next to him and we’d talk about what’s happening in a match, wrestling, we’d talk about family, our kids. Stuff like that blows my mind.
WWE’s Universal Champion also revealed he wants to go back to his old stomping grounds to see what the Heartbreak Kid is teaching and take his class:
I don’t know the specifics, but I know he goes to the Performance Center and I know he’s working with some people. Like, I know he was at the last NXT television tapings. I was legitimately upset that I don’t live in Florida anymore because if I did, and I even talked to my wife about it, because I don’t know the specifics yet, but the next time I have a few days off in a row, I said, “I think I’m going to go to Florida, if that’s okay.”
She’s like, “Yeah, okay.”
I’m like, “You know, Shawn Michaels is there.”
She goes, “Yeah, yeah, it’s fine.”
I just want to go sit in on his class one day or something, but I don’t even know if he has a class. I don’t know what the specifics are. I just know that he wants to go help down there and he [has] been doing it and he [has] been going to the P.C. here and there. He was at the TV tapings. Yeah, I’d love to be around just to learn more.