Chris Jericho: “I think everybody could use six months working for Vince McMahon”

During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Chris Jericho reflected on his time working with Vince McMahon in WWE…

“There are the reasons why he’s stepping aside, and I’m not talking about that side of things. I never thought he would step down. I think had those other issues come up, there is no way he would have. Also, Vince is also smart and I bet he was like, ‘Okay, I’m at the point now where it’s not good for me to be here.’ He trained, groomed, Triple H for 20 years and probably felt confident enough that things were going to continue without him.

I say this all the time in AEW, I think everybody could use six months working for Vince McMahon. That’s where you really understand what the wrestling business is and how the business works. I loved working with him, I loved going head-to-head with him and creating ideas, debating ideas, arguing ideas. He always used to say, ‘I’m not here to teach you wrestling lessons, I’m here to teach you life lesson.’ He did. He taught me a lot of life lessons. The guy is a really fucking cool guy, from my experiences with him. Not easy to deal with, an asshole sometimes, but he’s your boss, you’re not supposed to be friends with your boss all the time, but you can still get on a private jet and drink for four hours listening to the Stones.” (quote courtesy of Jeremy Lambert)