Chris Jericho discloses Vince McMahon's angry phone call

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Chris Jericho discloses Vince McMahon's angry phone call

Chris Jericho was one of the best performers to set foot in the ring in modern wrestling history. After collecting WWE glory for many years, the Canadian has decided to accept the proposal of the newborn All Elite Wrestling, of which he has quickly become one of the undisputed symbols.

Since leaving the Stamford-based federation, Y2J has not failed to make a few digs at Vince McMahon and the environment that had allowed him to make himself known to the general public. During the last edition of 'Broken Skull Sessions', Chris recalled an episode dating back to 2005, just days before the expiration of his first contract with WWE.

Jericho had communicated to Vince that he would be taking a break from the scene after the challenge with John Cena scheduled at SummerSlam.

Chris Jericho's WWE return in 2007

“I remember getting a furious call from Vince McMahon asking me what my problem was.

He accused me of already having a deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling. I replied that I did not know what he was talking about and that we had already discussed it some time before. I just wanted to disconnect for a while, spend time with my kids and get rid of all the stress that comes with being in WWE.

It is impossible to find a compromise with Vince, he always wants to be right," Chris Jericho said. Jericho then returned to WWE two years later, waging a feud with Shawn Michaels that culminated in 'Unforgiven' in 2008.

“HBK has always been one of my favorite athletes along with Ricky Steamboat and Owen Hart. These are the guys on whom I modeled my career. Shawn was my hero and our match at WrestleMania 19 was one of the best of my entire career.

People couldn't wait to attend that meeting, it was clearly perceived. We gave them something they will never forget” - concluded Jericho. Chris Jericho also narrated a backstage incident with Vince McMahon, where the WWE Chairman was unhappy with what the current AEW star said after a show went off the air.

Jericho used an expletive during a promo which left McMahon disgruntled. "And in those days - as you know, we did it countless times - you grab the microphone and you would say a promo for the fans after the show was done, you'd always leave them with something extra.

So I grabbed the mic and I remember the crowd was going crazy and it was such a great moment. Did I just say that? And I look over at Jerry Lawler and he was like (nods head), 'Yeah, you said it, you just said the 'F' word.'

Probably nobody cared, but this is WWE... I go to the back and Vince is standing there (imitates McMahon) 'Come here, pal (shakes hand)', and like a moron I go, 'Didn't you hear what I said out there?' '(Vince) What did you say?' '(Jericho) Ummm, nothing' (Vince) What did you say?' 'I said the best effin' crowd' He was like, 'Ughh, Jericho' and he walked out and I stood there, like, 'No!'"