Steve Austin Reveals How WWE Organised AEW's Chris Jericho Being On Broken Skull Sessions
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Steve Austin has revealed how Vince McMahon signed off on All Elite Wrestling's Chris Jericho being the next guest on Broken Skull Sessions on the WWE Network.
Jericho, who wrestled for WWE between 1999-2018, has been unveiled as the shocking next guest on Austin's in-depth interview show, despite being a full-time wrestler with AEW.
Jericho has been less than flattering about McMahon's promotion since signing with AEW, making his involvement in an official WWE product once again even more surprising.
Austin has now given the details of how the interview with Jericho arose, before speaking with McMahon about including Y2J.
The WWE Hall Of Famer told Sports Illustrated: "I was having a beer one night after my Broken Skull Sessions interview with The Undertaker aired, and out of the blue, Chris Jericho reached out and said, ‘Man, that was a great interview. I sent him back a couple of those emojis, one of a beer mug and the other of an eagle, and then he called me right then and there.
“We got to talking. I’ve always respected the hell out of his career, and I’m glad they’re around – it gives the guys and girls in professional wrestling more places to work. I said, ‘I’d love to have you on the show’. And he said he’d love to do it, so I checked with Vince about it.”
“I texted Vince and said we had this badass idea about Jericho coming on the show. Vince goes, ‘It’s cool. Go ahead’. But me and Vince don’t always do well with phones and texts and all that, so I texted one more time, ‘Are you sure it’s okay to have Chris Jericho on the show?’. Vince gave me the thumbs up, and Chris came out to do the show."