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Chris Jericho on Hulk Hogan Vs The Rock leaving him disappointed in his Wrestlemania main event

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Chris Jericho shocked the world when he became the first-ever WWE Undisputed Champion. This led to a main event match at Wrestlemania 18 but it didn’t go the way he wanted it to.

While speaking to Inside The Ropes, Y2J discussed how The Rock vs Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 18 overshadowed his own main event. Him claiming he had a Wrestlemania main event feels like a hollow achievement to him.

“Let’s be honest, the main event and the fact that it was on last, but the main event of the show was Hogan and Rock and I knew it. Most people would be pitching for their match to go on last, I was pitching for it not to go on last.”

“I was like, ‘How do you follow Hogan and Rock?’ and Triple H — rightfully so he was fighting for the title match to be last, but we couldn’t follow it, we just couldn’t and you could see the air go out of the room — that’s a match I’ve never watched it back. Because I remember being kinda disappointed in it, you know?”

Y2J spoke to CM Punk many years later about why he left WWE and one of the reasons was due to him never main eventing Wrestlemania.

“I said dude, you worked with the Undertaker at WrestleMania — that’s the main event, any Taker match’ — he says ‘Well you can say that because you were on last.’ I said, ‘Okay I was on last, but I wasn’t the main event.”

Jericho can still say that he technically had a main event match at WrestleMania, which CM Punk can never say. It can’t be argued that The Rock vs Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 18 stole the show.

  • oppa

    I believe Jericho over HHH on this one. The whole point of the show was it was supposed to be HHH’s crowning moment to comeback from injury and win the title at Mania. That’s what he wanted to end the show with. People in WWE didn’t know that Hogan and Rock would take all of the air out of the building and that people would leave after their match feeling that they got their money’s worth. Truth be told, every time HHH went on last on a WrestleMania, he was upstaged by another match. His best matches always came when he wasn’t last on the card.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I remember reading many articles, where Triple H said, that he didnt think it should have gone on last as well. And I dont even remember Hogan v Rock match as very good, a few spot for sure, but nothing monumental. Hunter and Jerichos match was better, just not as “big of a deal”. I honestly thought that Austin should have gone against Hogan. But I thought I remember reading that Hogan wouldnt lose to Austin and neither would Austin to Hogan, but then Hogan changed his mind about losing to Rock.