Chris Jericho, the former WWE star recalled his match at WrestleMania 29. He faced the Fandango, the newcomer who made his in-ring debut at the event.
Chris Jericho on being “double-crossed”:
During the interview with Inside The Ropes, Chris Jericho revealed the conversation he had with Vince McMahon ahead of their match and how Jericho misunderstood the finish of the match, that made him furious.
Jericho to Vince McMahon:
“‘And who am I gonna be working?’ He’s like, ‘Chris, I’m gonna have you work with this new guy, Fandango.’ I’m like, ‘Oh that’s the guy with the sh*tty, stupid vignettes,’ and I couldn’t believe it. I wasn’t incensed. I was like, ‘What are you talking about, Fandango!? This guy doesn’t even have a match yet.’ Vince was like, ‘I know but he’s the new guy and he’s gonna debut at WrestleMania versus Chris Jericho, versus Y2J. What a great way to start a career,’ and I was like, ‘No!’”
“I can’t believe now, thinking back how mad I was. Like it’s his f*cking company. Vince can put me in there with whoever he wants. I can’t be mad about it but I was so insulted and angry and I was like, ‘I can’t work with Fandango.’ He goes, ‘Don’t worry, just take 90 percent of the match and then do the finish.’”
Chris Jericho was defeated at the pay-per-view in a huge upset.
On losing at WrestleMania he revealed:
“The finish of the match was me losing, which was another thing that I called Vince [about] the day [when] I got the finish. I called him, I was like, ‘You double-crossed me! You f*cking asshole, you double-crossed me!’ He goes, ‘What you do mean?’ ‘You said that I would take 90 percent of the match and then go to the finish.’ He goes, ‘That’s exactly what I said,’ and that’s when I realized like, ‘Oh… that is exactly what he said.’ I thought he meant I take 90 percent of the match and then go to the finish of me winning. No, you take 90 percent of the match and then lose to the new guy who they’re building, of course. So I f*cking apologize and walked away with my tail between my legs but the match happened, the reaction was great.