Vince McMahon Turned Down a Mega Match Between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Chris Jericho for This Weird Reason

Published 10/29/2021, 10:45 AM EDT


Dream bouts are well-known in WWE. WWE fans love the company’s approach of inviting other sports-people into the ring. At Crown Jewel, Tyson Fury faced Braun Strowman in a surprising encounter. During such battles, WWE fans are treated to a lot of twists and turns. Vince McMahon prevented one such blockbuster bout in 2009.

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Chris Jericho, a current AEW star and former WWE Champion, had a dream match in his mind for 2009. Vince McMahon, however, snubbed the segment. Y2J appeared in some of WWE’s most bizarre matchups. He is well-known for his trash-talking and ring skills.

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The match was supposed to be Chris Jericho against superstar-boxer, Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather appeared on an episode of RAW in 2009 alongside Jericho’s former rival, Big Show. Both men confronted each other during the show and the segment went ahead until Vince scrapped the idea.

Vince McMahon shot down Chris Jericho vs Mayweather

Chris Jericho had a dream match in his mind. In the summer of 2009, Floyd Mayweather appeared on an episode of RAW as a guest host where Jericho and Mayweather clashed. But it never became a full-on bout.

In 2017, Jericho featured in Busted Open Radio Wednesday, where he recalled his plan to face Mayweather. Jericho stated, “I was like, ‘How could I have forgotten about this?’ I text that picture to Vince and I’m like, ‘Why didn’t you book Mayweather vs. Jericho? We could’ve made $700 million!’ What a missed opportunity. With him, you never pitch ideas when he’s hungry. You never pitch ideas when he’s in the room with somebody else.”

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However, Jericho’s plan was shot down because Vince does not like to be pitched ideas when he’s hungry or sitting with other people. Jericho continued, “When I went to pitch it to Vince I read the room wrong and made some mistakes. Not only was there somebody else in the room, but he was also hungry and eating. It just led to this whole deck of cards falling, where had I pitched it under the rules of knowing my audience, I could have got it through.”

The match could have made millions to Vince McMahon, as Jericho stated in his statements. However, it was shot down because of McMahon’s bizarre rule.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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