WWE Legend Reveals Shocking Secret Behind Chris Jericho’s Undisputed Title Win

Published 12/13/2021, 3:00 PM EST


Chris Jericho pulled off a miracle back in 2001. Y2J defeated The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night to become the first-ever Undisputed Champion in WWE at the 2001 Vengeance PPV. First, he defeated The Rock to win the WCW Championship and later defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin to win the WWF Championship. But Jericho was not the first choice of Vince McMahon to be the first-ever Undisputed Champion in WWE.

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In a recent episode of The Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle revealed it was actually him who was supposed to be the first-ever Undisputed Champion in WWE. But Vince McMahon changed it in the last second and gave the limelight to Jericho.

The Olympic Gold Medalist revealed that the week before the PPV, he was still supposed to be the Undisputed Champion. He further added that Vince McMahon wanted him to win the two titles. But then he admitted Vince came to him and asked if it was okay with him if Jericho became the Undisputed Champion because Vince wanted to push Jericho.
He said, “Vince McMahon had me picked as The Undisputed Champion. He wanted me to win the two titles. And Vince came to me the week prior to the PPV and said, ‘Listen, is it ok with you if I give it to Jericho? Because I want to start pushing Jericho and I think this would be great for him.’ I said, ‘You should do that. I think Jericho needs it. This is a great opportunity for him.’”

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Vince McMahon once punished Chris Jericho $25,000

Just like all the other WWE superstars, Jericho also felt the wrath of the WWE chairman. But what was the incident in which Y2J got punished? In the Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored Podcast, Ric Flair recently talked about the incident which led to Y2J getting punished by Vince.

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Jericho injured Ric Flair by hitting him with a TV Monitor in the head. It did some serious damage to Ric Flair as he had 25 stitches after that incident. But Flair was not the only one to suffer. Vince punished Jericho for this incident with a fine of $25,000.

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Vince McMahon holds the authority in WWE and if any superstar causes trouble, he will never hesitate to punish them. That is the straightforward nature of Vince McMahon. It also proved that he cared for the superstars.

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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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