Chris Jericho Believes Kevin Owens Had Heat With Vince McMahon Over His Size
Owens was told McMahon was not happy with his WrestleMania 33 match
Chris Jericho has reflected on his WWE WrestleMania 33 match with Kevin Owens, revealing that the two wrestlers got very different reactions from Vince McMahon after the bout.
WWE documentary footage shows McMahon telling Owens he wasn't happy with the match immediately after its conclusion, with further evidence suggesting the WWE Chairman said it was 'the worst match in WrestleMania history'.
However, Jericho says he got a thumbs up from the boss and believes McMahon was just on Owen's case at that moment in time.
In an interview with TalkSPORT, Jericho said: "He [Vince] told Kevin it was the ‘worst match in WrestleMania history’. I never heard anything about that. When I came through, Vince [gave me a 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.
"Kevin is a very unique performer in that he’s amazing and he’s a bigger guy. Who cares? Mick Foley was a bigger guy, Vader was a bigger guy, Bam Bam Bigelow was a bigger guy. Didn’t affect their work. They were still great performers, and Kevin is one of those guys.
"For whatever reason, Vince goes through phases where you just get stuck in his craw and he gets p*ssed off at anything you do and maybe that was one of his reasons. But yeah… the worst match in WrestleMania history?! I was like ‘have you not seen Giant Gonzalez vs The Undertaker!"