Chris Jericho is one of AEW’s top stars and he was actually one of WWE’s biggest stars at one time, and he recently spoke about the math that made him respect Triple H forever. Chris Jericho and Triple H have fought each other countless times.
They were at one time two of the biggest stars in the WWE. Chris was even the first-ever WWE Undisputed Champion. The only reason why Chris left the WWE was that he felt like he could not add any more value to the WWE. He was also not being used like the star that he once was in the WWE.
Chris Jericho Talks About The Match That Eventually Made Him Respect Triple H
Chris has never been a Triple H fan, but he remembered a match against Triple H on RAW that actually made him respect Triple H as a true professional wrestler.
He spoke about the match on his podcast called Talk is Jericho. Chris Jericho fought the tag team consisting of Stone Cold and Triple H that night. It was for the WWF Tag Team Titles. Chris Benoit was Chris Jericho’s partner that night.
“The finish of the match was going to be that a bunch of different things happen," Jericho recalled. "I end up hitting Austin with the Lionsault, Triple H comes in with a sledgehammer, I move, he hits Austin with the sledgehammer, I take Triple H out, Benoit does a diving head butt, 1-2-3, we win, and this was going to be our coronation to the next level."But then Triple H tore his quad moments before going into the end of the match”.
"Suddenly he's gone," Jericho remembered. "And when that happens, you know 'uh oh, something's not right here,' because these are four pros amongst pros, you don't forget spots or you don't do stuff. I went onto the floor and he's just laying there, not even screaming, he's there saying like, 'I think I tore my quad.'
And I was like, 'What?!' " Jericho then went on to ask Triple H if he could use the Walls of Jericho on him, which is now known as the Lion Tamer. Triple H asked Jericho to put him into the Walls of Jericho to work towards the finish.
Jericho remembered that he could actually hear Triple H scream in pain when he was put in the Wall of Jericho. At the end of the match, Chris Jericho went backstage and eventually heard the news that Triple H would be out for six months. So Triple H worked through the injury, even though it was an extremely serious one.