In the latest edition of Talking is Jericho The Demo God spoke about his decision to sign with AEW in 2019, and how the conversation with former WWE president Vince McMahon went when he told him he was taking the deal. Jericho says McMahon initially thought he was bluffing and then was surprised he didn’t come back. Highlights are below.
How Vince McMahon thought he was bluffing:
“I did give WWE a chance, I did give them a chance. I said, here’s the offer I got from this new company, and I was told Vince said, ‘Take it.’ I think he thought I was bluffing. And when I took it, about a week later, he said, ‘Did you take it?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Can you get out?’ I said no! You told me to take it, why should I try to get out?”
Says Vince asked him about TV deals and other details he couldn’t discuss:
“And then he’s like, who’s bringing in guys, who’s the broker to bring in guys, that’s what Vince asks me, and it’s like I’m like, well, it’s me, but I don’t I want to don’t tell him that. And he’s asking me all these, what kind of TV deal, you can’t ask me these questions!”
(H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania)