Legendary wrestler and current AEW star Chris Jericho recently weighed in on his favorite commentary team of all time. During a watch-along of a 1987 episode of WWE Saturday Night's Main Event, Jericho expressed his admiration for the duo of Vince McMahon and Jesse "The Body" Ventura.
Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Canada, where he never heard the voice of legendary commentator Gordon Solie. As a result, McMahon and Ventura's commentary work was particularly impactful for him. He praised Ventura for his heel work on commentary and noted that McMahon was an expert at promoting the product.
"I grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. I never heard Gordon Solie's voice ever to this. so I didn't hear Gordon Solie," Jericho said. "Jesse the Body and Vince McMahon are the greatest commentary team of all time."
Former WWE Wrestler Praises McMahon and Ventura's Commentary Energy.
Storm, a former WWE wrestler who was also present during the watch-along, echoed Jericho's sentiments, praising Ventura for his heel work and the energy he and McMahon brought to the table.
Their pairing was short-lived, however, as Ventura left the promotion in 1990, eventually leading to a career in acting and politics. Despite their brief time together, McMahon and Ventura left an indelible mark on the wrestling world.
Their work on "Saturday Night's Main Event," "WWE Superstars of Wrestling," and several pay-per-views in the late 1980s is still remembered fondly by many wrestling fans. McMahon's ability to promote the product and Ventura's expertise in playing the heel made them a dynamic duo that was unmatched at the time.
Jericho's comments about McMahon and Ventura come as no surprise, as he is a renowned wrestler and commentator in the industry. He has also expressed admiration for other legendary wrestling commentators, such as Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan.
As the wrestling industry continues to evolve, it's clear that the contributions of commentators like McMahon and Ventura cannot be overstated. They helped to shape the way fans view and interact with the sport, and their legacy continues to inspire wrestlers and commentators to this day.