Vince McMahon is well known for airing his opinion and one of his most recent controversial statements was his now infamous 'brass ring' statement.
During his widely debated statement he slammed current WWE superstar Cesaro for not trying hard enough to become a star and a wrestler loved by the WWE Universe.
McMahon completely fired off at certain superstars and accused them at not performing to their potential, with many former superstars stating afterwards that they thought McMahon's comments were out of the line and over the top.
Jericho sympathises with McMahon
However, legendary Chris Jericho - who has not always agreed with McMahon's opinions - believes that WWE's Chairman had a valid point with his comments at the back end of last year.
Jericho understands that many fans and wrestlers somewhat disagreed with McMahon's stance, but clearly pointing out the bossman's position and influence in the wrestling company, Jericho stated this week that all superstars need to strive to get better and separate themselves one way or another from the rest of wrestling's elite.
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“Vince is Vince, he has opinions and that’s really all that matters. If he doesn’t think that some guys are grabbing the brass ring then some of the guys better do what they can to stand out and step up," Jericho explained this week.
"I had to do it back in 1999 and 2000. I did it again in 2007 and 2008, and I did it again in 2012. You have to reinvent yourself, if something isn’t working you need to change the direction."
John Cena stepped up
Jericho defended McMahon's brass ring comments further when he highlighted the rise of John Cena. Cena struggled initially in WWE before he found his unique edge that made him become the most beloved wrestler in pro wrestling.
"John Cena did it. Remember the days when he was just a nameless, faceless guy?" Jericho added. "He started rapping and suddenly became the biggest name in the business. Nobody did that for John, he did it himself. He came up with these characters and then somebody went ‘wow that’s something we can do something with!’”