“I think probably when I did Dancing with the Stars Vince probably watched it and thought all the dancers looked gay and thought they’d make a great heel. This is his his new pet project. He loves it. He’s rolled with it from the start and now it’s getting over to a degree- I don’t know if he’s more over or the song is over, but at least there’s a reaction.
PWInsider.com is reporting that both Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar have signed new WWE contracts. Jericho has signed a short-term deal which will see him compete on WWE shows through WrestleMania 29. PWInsider adds that Jericho was kept hidden in a bus until his time was up for the Rumble to keep the element of surprise. He left WWE this past August to tour with his band Fozzy. Meanwhile, former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar also penned a new – and most likely a multi-million dollar – deal with WWE. His one-year limited appearance contract through WrestleMania 29 has been extended for another two years, keeping him around through WrestleMania 31.
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“Lionhearts”, Tiger Jacksons and Bearcat Wrights, oh my: WWE.com has stumbled into the zoological sub-genre of sports-entertainment.
Dating back to the squared circle’s “pioneer era” and the likes of “Russian Lion” Georg Hackenschmidt, extending all the way through to present day, Superstars have repeatedly turned to beasts of the wild for inspiration in devising new methods of intimidation.
David Dexter reports that Chris Jericho appeared on Wrestling Voice Radio with Duane Doogan (available on WrestlingVoiceRadio.com, iTunes and Stitcher Radio).
Highlights from the interview are as follows:
Does he believe there is an attitude of ‘if you’re not with us, you’re against us’ within the WWE: “I don’t think it’s a vicious thing, I think there is just so much going on in the WWE at all times, so many angles, stories, it’s kind of out of sight, out of mind. If they had their way, I’m sure everybody who ever worked there would be working for them. If that was the case you’d have Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and every single person only working for them but guys move on and branch out and sometimes they support that, sometimes they don’t.”
David Dexter reports that former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho called Dave Lagreca and Mike Riker on Busted Open to get his take on Ryback vs CM Punk at Hell In A Cell. You can hear Busted Open on Sirius 92, XM 208 and on Sports Zone on the internet.
WWE officials had been negotiating with Chris Jericho on a new contract in recent weeks, but talks fell through. WWE opted to cease talks with the wrestler/musician in recent days.
WWE Vintage Collection on September 7th, 2012 featured these matches:
WCW World 6-Man Tag Team Championship Match The York Foundation vs. Dustin Rhodes, Big Josh & The Z-Man WCW Main Event – November 3rd, 1991
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He is The Lionheart, The Man of 1,004 Holds, The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla and Y2J.
And now, the WWE Universe must refer to the storied grappling career of Chris Jericho in the past tense.
WWE Vintage Collection on August 17th, 2012 featured these matches:
* Dino Bravo vs. Sam Houston (WWF Prime Time Wrestling – July 25th, 1988)
* Lance Storm vs. Chavo Guerrero (WCW Nitro – July 31st, 2000)
* Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero (WCW Thunder – January 15th, 1998)
* Edge vs. Christian (WWF Unforgiven 2001)
* The Hart Foundation vs. The Rougeaus (WWF Event – September 10th, 1988 – Boston)
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Chris Jericho was interviewed by The Austin Chronicle this week to promote the WWE SmackDown tapings and Fozzy’s new album. Here are some highlights:
Austin Chronicle: When you’re thinking, OK, now’s Fozzy time and now’s WWE time,” how do you make that decision?
Chris Jericho: It’s really a decision that’s made for me. Back in the 2000s for the first three Fozzy records, I did the WWE and Fozzy at the same time, which was fine. But when we were doing Chasing the Grail, our last record, in 2009, myself and Rich Ward, my partner in crime, were thinking, ‘We’ve really got to take this to the next level, because this record is great.’ I left WWE when Grail came out, went touring for 16 months, did 15 countries and amassed an even bigger fanbase than we had. It was a real credibility gain for us. Then when we started doing Sin and Bones, as the singer I write the lyrics and I record the vocals, which takes about 15 days. Other than that I had about nine months of doing nothing, so that’s when I decided to come back to the WWE, knowing that when this record came out that I’d be finished for whatever indeterminate amount of time.