Chris Jericho on the 'comic situation' with Triple H
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In his podcast, Chris Jericho talked about the 'conflicts' between him and Triple H, especially after Jericho became part of the company. Jericho thinks he knows why things were the way they were. “There was a lot of animosity for real, because I had the audacity to come to WWE,” Jericho said, as quoted by pwmania.com “People didn’t like it.
They didn’t want WCW guys coming to WWE, because they felt we were inferior. So you could do ten things right, but if you did one thing wrong, you were under a microscope and you were in trouble. And those guys had pull, so they’d bury you to Vince”.
A comical situation occurred when Jericho decided to ask Triple H for help. “I remember Triple H, when I first got there, he said ‘If you ever need anything, give me a call,’” Jericho said.
“We were in San Jose, and I was trying to find directions to Stockton or somewhere like that. I went ‘I’ll call Triple H.He seems like a nice guy. This will be the start of our friendship.’ “So I call him, and he’s like ‘Hello, who’s this?’ ‘It’s Chris Jericho.
Do you know how to get to Stockton?’ ‘You want to know how to get to Stockton? By a f*****g map.’ And I hear this laughter in the background of X-Pac and Road Dogg. He hangs up, and I’m like ‘Well there goes that friendship down the toilet.’” This was followed by an 'unpleasant' conversation with Vince Mcmahon “I almost got fired about a month in,” Jericho said.
“I got called into a meeting with Vince, JR, and Blackjack Lanza and Vince said ‘The problem with you is the drizzling s***s. You’re not worth the paper your contract is printed on. You’re green as grass.’ I was like ‘Lighten up dude.’ There was a lot of heat, shall we say”.