WWE News: Chris Jericho reveals backstage secrets about Vince McMahon. The AEW star spoke of the WWE Chairman’s hypocrisy.
It is a well known fact that Vincent Kennedy McMahon is a stubborn man. The mad genius took the WWE to dizzy heights almost on his own and he did it the way he thought was best for the business. However, its hard to deal with situations not of your doing when almost everything has gone your way and the brunt of that stubbornness was felt by his employees.
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The recently released Zack Ryder spoke about the manner in which his character was treated after he managed to get himself over in an interview with Chris Jericho on his Talk is Jericho Podcast.
“Every year, as long as I was in WWE, after the RAW after Mania, we have this BS company everyone there at TV meeting where we say the brass ring is there. It’s yours. It’s a fresh year. Who’s gonna get it?” Hawkins said.
“Ever since Long Island Iced Z and Z! True Long Island Story, they don’t even bother with that meeting anymore because they know it’s not true. It’s not true because even if you grab the brass ring, you’re going to get your hands smack. You to have it. You’re not going to have it.”
Chris Jericho agreed with his guest and added that Vince was a hypocrite who did not feel the need to validate an idea that didn’t come from him. He also revealed that Daniel Bryan was also held back by Vince. However, his popularity eventually forced the WWE to give in.
Chris Jericho reveals backstage secrets about Vince McMahon
“And once again, you guys don’t have to contribute this if you don’t feel it, but there really is a bit of a strange resentment. If Vince doesn’t think of it, it’s not valid,” Jericho said.
“It’s not real, and the same thing happened with Daniel Bryan when he first came in. I mean Vince did not like him because he was a vegan and all these other reasons. He went and got over because he knows that how to get over, and they still resisted it for so long until finally they had no other choice.
“I feel the same thing happened with Zack Ryder in that you got over so well. You gave yourself an internet title.”
Ryder then revealed the heart wrenching story of how he regretted not standing up for himself.
One of the most heartbreaking things in my career and also my life was seeing all the hard work from Z! True Long Island Story literally every week, it was getting erased,” Ryder revealed.
“I felt like someone had a giant pencil eraser and was erasing a part of my body. That’s what it felt. One of my biggest regrets is that I was too young and afraid to almost, not stand up for myself, but question like, ‘hey, why is this happening?’ I should have went right to Vince and said like, ‘hey, I’m selling this merch. I’m doing this. I’m doing that. Why is this happening?’ And I just took it.”
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