AEW star Chris Jericho is a veteran star in the industry having experience of three decades. Recently the former AWA World Heavyweight Champion Larry Zybszko appeared on the It’s my Wrestling Podcast and spoke about the time that he filed a lawsuit against ‘Le Champion’ and the WWE. Randy Orton Gets Biggest Payment In WWE History
Zybszko reveals why he filed a lawsuit against Chris Jericho
The 69-year-old told during the podcast that he was using the nickname ‘The Living Legend’ even after WCW ended. Larry used the nickname to do independent wrestling after WCW and also when TNA started. Jericho, who is a former WWE star had started using the same nickname and Larry Zybszko held conversations with some people from the promotion to work out a match between him and Jericho.
However, that plan did not work out and it had provoked him to file a lawsuit against Jericho and WWE. Here is what he said:
Even though WCW just ended I was still using the “Living Legend” to do independent wrestling, TNA stuff when they started, so I was still using the living legend – that was my trademark. And then he (Jericho) started using the living legend. I kind of was talking to some WWE people, I was actually trying to like maybe work something out where I come in and wrestle Jericho – but then it didn’t work out so I wound up kind of filing a lawsuit against them to make them shut up.
We filed it but then it was just kind of like a double knockout and nothing happened. Okay, we won’t use it, okay good. I mean there really wasn’t much I could do, I could come in and do broadcasting, I was getting too old to wrestle. I mean, there’s no hard feelings against the WWE or anything.
Larry Zybszko is a popular name in the business and he is often remembered for his feuds with his mentor Bruno Sammartino in the 1980s. He has worked both as a wrestler and commentator for WCW. Adding to his list of honors, Larry was the last holder of the AWA World title.