When asked by a fan through social media if he would be in the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal at Wrestlemania 32 this year, Chris Jericho flat out stated that there was no chance in hell of that happening. The belief is that the former world heavyweight champion wants a regular match on the main card, preferably with someone younger and newer that he can put over. Jericho has a decent amount of backstage clout with WWE officials.
February 4, 2016
Earlier in the week, Chris Jericho revealed through social media that he was not going to be a part of Wrestlemania 32. However, he might be involved in the Royal Rumble, as the former world heavyweight champion is said to be backstage at Monday Night Raw, which is taking place in San Antonio. Jericho could be setting up his pay per view appearance tonight by declaring himself as an entrant.
January 4, 2016
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, JTG revealed that they were initially fired because Shad Gaspard messed around with the referee during a match. Management was livid about the incident, with then backstage agent Barry Windham yelling at them. Afterwards, John Cena started admonishing Cryme Tyme as well because he knew that it would ruin the push that they were receiving.
December 28, 2015
While having a discussion with Chris Jericho on his weekly podcast show, Talk is Jericho, JTG finally revealed what his name stood for. He stated that he felt he was "just too good". However, to prevent backstage heat from veteran performers and executives, he decided to tell people in WWE that the initials stood for "just too gangsta", which fits in with the Cryme Tyme gimmick that he had.
December 23, 2015
While doing a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, the Dudley Boyz revealed that they once had major backstage heat with Scott Hall because he threatened to kick out of their finishing move. The two of them have taken a lot of pride in their finisher over the years, noting that only Masato Tanaka and Chris Sabin have been allowed to kick out of the pin after taking the double team move.
October 31, 2015
A post on Instagram of Chris Jericho hanging out backstage with the Dudley Boyz while conducting a podcast interview. The legendary duo talk about their return to WWE and some of their greatest rivalries over the years. They also talk about incredible moments like putting Mae Young through a table.
October 16, 2015
Back when he was in WWE, Alberto Del Rio used to wear a scarf to the ring. The reason for that is because Vince McMahon hated the fact that Chris Jericho wore scarves backstage all the time. McMahon feels that it is a feminine product to wear. Since he hated it so much, McMahon felt that the scarves would bring even further heat to the heel character that Del Rio was portraying.
August 26, 2015
During his latest podcast interview show, Chris Jericho revealed that he was initially supposed to feud with Roddy Piper back when he was in WCW. Since he wasn't the superstar that he is nowadays, that was something that really excited him. However, a lot of things changed backstage, and the program was never started.
August 8, 2015
During a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Big E Langston revealed that CM Punk saved his career with WWE. Langston was worried that he was going to be sent back down to NXT, but Punk went to management and specifically asked to work with him. The two of them had no previous allegiance backstage, so this was simply a case of Punk wanting to him a coworker out.
August 7, 2015
During a podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Sheamus revealed that he had some backstage heat with Shelton Benjamin when he first started out in WWE. He stated that Benjamin had a weird fascination about pointing out how the Celtic Warrior was a rookie, even though he had worked in the industry for approximately seven years before joining the company. The Irish born wrestler stayed professional despite being bothered by it.
May 2, 2015