Chris Jericho on a recent episode of his podcast: Talk Is Jericho, spoke on a wide variety of topics. One of these topics was about his Wrestlemania 33 plans changing.
Here are some of the highlights (h/t to Wrestling INC):
“[I]t was in November  maybe, Vince [McMahon] said, ‘Okay, at WrestleMania it’s you and Kevin Owens for the world title [Universal Title]. You’re gonna win the world title at WrestleMania.’ ‘Wow, winning the world title at WrestleMania?…..
[Vince] goes, ‘Yeah. You’ll lose it the next pay-per-view to Brock [Lesnar].’ I’m like, ‘That’s cool!'”
Jericho admitted that he was excited to win the title because it would have been his first as a babyface:
“And for me I’d never won the title as a babyface either, ever. It’s been six times but always as a heel. So this was kind of like, ya know, we’re not marks here, but it’s a pretty cool thing. Let’s be honest.”
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Brock Lesnar ended up changing the plans for Wrestlemania:
“One week later Survivor Series happens, Brock versus Goldberg. Goldberg beats Brock in a minute. And that’s when Brock went, ‘I can work with this guy [Goldberg]. I want to work with him. I’ll lose in a minute, but only if I can beat him for the title at WrestleMania.’ And Vince had to make a decision: what’s the bigger box office? Ya know and obviously, it was Brock and Goldberg, and Chris and Kevin take back seat.”
Discussion: Would you have preferred Jericho vs Owens for the Universal Title?