Typically, Michael Cole sits down each week with Triple H for an interview on WWE.com. But with The Authority “on vacation” this week, he instead sat down with Chris Jericho.
Y2J and Mitchell (blast from the past) talked about his band Fozzy which has kept him busy during his time away from the company, having toured in 17 different countries last year and now getting setting to release their new album “Do You Want to Start a War” on July 22.
Of course, the conversation turned to his comeback from a week ago where he took a beating from the Wyatt Family and his upcoming match against Bray Wyatt at the July 20 Battleground PPV.
I’ve been watching him for a long time and seeing the evolution of Wyatt and his family, even when he was down at NXT and see how much of an impact he’s made here in the WWE. It doesn’t surprise me because he’s very different from anything we’ve ever seen before, a very unique character and catches people’s attention. It’s kind of a creepy situation with those guys because i believe it. What they’re playing to me, it’s real. The guys are really from the swamps and out there to do some mean things, evil things.
Of course, leave it to me to come back with this big triumphant return and triumph over The Miz and give the Codebreaker to his moneymaker and then five seconds later get the crap kicked out of me by Bray Wyatt and his family. So it’s classic Y2J – the highest of highs, the lowest of lows. But I’m really excited. I like coming back to the WWE with a mission. And my mission now is to face Bray Wyatt and teach him a few lessons about how things work in the WWE.
It’s not surprising that Jericho would feud against Wyatt since the two had a match together last year in NXT and he came away impressed with him. Since they, Wyatt has become one of the hottest acts in the WWE. Jericho fits in perfectly in a feud with him: both can talk, both can work in the ring and both have great minds for the business which could make their time together intriguing and memorable.
Jericho also talked about his match on this week’s Smackdown where he renews his old feud against Randy Orton, the same guy who punted him into one of his breaks from wrestling. His “Talk is Jericho” podcast also came up in the conversation:
Steve Austin has a podcast on PodcastOne. He said they really want you to do one, you should try it so I started ‘Talk is Jericho’ in December. It’s a blast for me. To sit down with interesting people and have a real conversation with them, it’s pretty rare. For example, I just had Pat Patterson the other day. I interviewed him yesterday. I’ve known Pat for 15 years. You might see him for five minutes here, five minutes there but to sit down for an hour and really get deep into a conversation, you hear things that I’ve never heard before. And it’s real interesting I think for fans to be a fly on the wall for those conversations whether is wrestling guests or music or actors of Ghost Hunters, whatever it is. If it’s interesting to me, I’ll have them on the show.