When Chris Jericho Put Shane McMahon in His Place at WWE Survivor Series 2016 for Going Off Script

Published 08/18/2021, 2:27 AM EDT


After 30 years in the pro wrestling business, Chris Jericho remains one of the best in-ring workers. He not only makes the match entertaining but also helps his opponents to ‘look good’ in the ring.

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With his patience and reputation, Jericho has remained a precious co-worker to many. However, there was one time when even the ‘Le Champion’ lost his cool. The culprit was none other than Shane McMahon.

It was Survivor Series 2016, Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens were the co-captains of Team RAW for the traditional 5-on-5 brand vs brand elimination match. McMahon was a part of the SmackDown team which was the eventual winner.

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Jericho recollected the memory of the match on the Barstool Sports’ From the Top Rope podcast. For some reason, Shane hit Jericho in the face twice and back-to-back.

Jericho rolled down the ring and kicks steps and flips a part of the commentary table. But when he came back in again, Shane-O-Mac punched him in the face for the third time.

Now Jericho had enough. He asked Shane to throw him in the corner and “watch the boot, watch the dropkick.” When Jericho is in the corner, he kicked Shane right in the face and dropped a “Jean-Claude Van Damme double kick” from the second rope, and took down McMahon.

Now, McMahon was dazed and confused. Then Chris Jericho asked him to “calm the f*** down.” Eventually, Bray Wyatt picked the win for SmackDown when he pinned Roman Reigns.

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What is Chris Jericho up to these days?

Jericho is currently one of the most decorated superstars in AEW. A few months ago, they even held a “Jericho-special” edition of Dynamite to commemorate the Demo God’s 30 years in the business.

On AEW, Jericho is serving the “Labours of Jericho” where he faces one new opponent every week to have a match with MJF. So far Jericho has defeated, Shawn Spears in a Chairs match where he had to wrestle under normal singles match rules.

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Jericho then defeated Nick Gage in a No Rules match, Juventud Guerrera, where Jericho had to hit a top rope maneuver to win. Last week he defeated Wardlow and got his match against MJF. But in the upcoming match, Jericho can not use his Judas Effect finisher.

Are you looking forward to Jerichovs MJF? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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