Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the best WWE starts of all time, and he recently spoke about wanting Chris Jericho on his podcast. AEW President, Tony Khan, gave permission to Chris Jericho to appear on the Broken Skull Sessions that is hosted by Stone Cold.
The show will be aired on Peacock and the WWE Network. The interview will premiere on the 11th of April. This means that it will premiere on night two of WrestleMania 37. The teaser of the interview did not mention AEW, but it advertised that this will be Jericho’s first appearance on WWE programming after nearly 3 years.
Stone Cold on Getting Chris Jericho on His Podcast and Vince's Reaction
Austin spoke to Sports Illustrated about having a huge AEW star on his podcast. “Having someone from there on a WWE show, especially the caliber of Chris Jericho, is pretty damn cool,” Austin said.
“Chris spent almost 20 years in WWE. When you talk about best runs in the history of the business, Chris Jericho’s name is going to come up”. Austin revealed that he started talking to Jericho about an interview back in November after he finished his interview with The Undertaker.
Austin even spoke about it with Vince McMahon. “I was having a beer one night after my Broken Skull Sessions interview with The Undertaker aired, and out of the blue, Chris Jericho reached out and said, ‘Man, that was a great interview,’ ” Austin recalled.
“I sent him back a couple of those emojis, one of a beer mug and the other of an eagle, and then he called me right then and there. “We got to talking. I’ve always respected the hell out of his career, and I’m glad they’re around—it gives the guys and girls in professional wrestling more places to work.
I said, ‘I’d love to have you on the show.’ And he said he’d love to do it, so I checked with Vince [McMahon] about it”. He then revealed that Vince approved Austin’s request to get him on his show.
“I texted Vince and said we had this badass idea about Jericho coming on the show,” Steve Austin said. “Vince goes, ‘It’s cool. Go ahead.’ But me and Vince don’t always do well with phones and texts and all that, so I texted one more time, ‘Are you sure it’s O.K. to have Chris Jericho on the show?’ Vince gave me the thumbs up, and Chris came out to do the show”.