Chris Jericho recently was on Insight with Chris Van Vliet podcast, where he talked about AEW, WWE, Vince McMahon, Tony Khan and more.
Chris Jericho on Vince McMahon stepping away from WWE creatives
“I mean, once again, there’s the reasons why he was stepping aside, and I’m not talking about that side of things. I never thought he would step down. And then I think had those other issues not come up here, there is no way that he would have. But also too, Vince is also smart. And I bet you he was like okay, ‘I’m at the point now where this is not good for me to be here’. So he trained and groomed Triple H for 20 years, and probably felt confident enough that things are gonna continue without him.”
“I say this all the time in AEW, I think everybody could use six months working for Vince McMahon. Because that’s what you really understand what wrestling is, the wrestling business and how the business works.”
“I loved working for him and I loved going head-to-head with him and creating ideas and debating ideas and arguing ideas. But he always used to say, ‘I’m not here just to teach you wrestling lessons I’m here to teach you life lessons’. And he did teach me a lot of life lessons, the guys really f**king a cool guy. You know, from my experiences with him and not easy to deal with an a$$hole sometimes, but he’s your boss. You’re not supposed to be friends with your boss all the time. But then you can still get on the private jet and drink for four hours.”