Chris Jericho Reveals Vince McMahon Was Unhappy With Kevin Owens for a Weird Reason

Published 10/23/2021, 11:06 AM EDT


Vince McMahon is one person who has never been shy about expressing his opinions. Sometimes, he praises his WWE superstars and sometimes he criticizes them. However, the WWE chairman is always straightforward in his approach.

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Recently, AEW superstar Chris Jericho revealed a story where Vince McMahon was unhappy with a WWE superstar. Jericho is best known for his time in WWE, where he won many championships and became a crowd favorite. Speaking to talkSPORT, Jericho revealed how Vince McMahon was not happy with the former WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens.

Jericho and Owens have a history, as both superstars have fought together and against each other. Jericho helped Owens to defend his Universal Championship on multiple occasions. However, Owens turned on him when Jericho accepted Goldberg’s challenge for the Universal Championship at the Fastlane PPV on behalf of Owens.

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This ultimately led to a match between Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 33. During a WWE documentary, McMahon told Kevin Owens that he wasn’t happy with the match. During his interview with talkSPORT, Jericho admitted that Vince McMahon considered their match as the ‘worst match in WrestleMania history.’

He said, “He [Vince McMahon] told Kevin it was the ‘worst match in WrestleMania history’ [laughs]. I never heard anything about that. When I came through, Vince went [thumbs up], so I think he was on Kevin’s case at the time.”

“I think he was going through a phase where he thought maybe Kevin had some extra weight that he wanted him to lose or wasn’t happy with his work as a heel,” Jericho added.

The former WWE superstar felt that irrespective of his weight and size, Owens is a brilliant performer just like Mick Foley, Vader, and Bam Bam Bigelow.

Is Vince McMahon unhappy with AEW’s recent success over WWE?

Vince McMahon is now challenged to his limits by Tony Khan and AEW. Unknown to none, AEW has emerged as a very difficult competitor of WWE in recent times.

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Things got only worse for WWE when they lost to a head-to-head with AEW Rampage. It so happened that two weeks ago, WWE announced a super-sized episode of WWE SmackDown which saw the event going head-to-head with AEW rampage for the last thirty minutes.

The results were out this week, and much to the disappointment of the WWE chairman, they were in favor of AEW. AEW Rampage got better ratings than WWE SmackDown in the 18-49 demo during the head-to-head.

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This is surely a worrying sign for WWE and Vince McMahon. Now, we will have to wait to see how Vince McMahon counters this defeat. How do you think Vince McMahon will react to this? Let us know.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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