Chris Jericho could’ve had a huge match take at WrestleMania.
Make no mistake about it, WrestleMania is the biggest event of the year for the sports entertainment company, which started back in 1984 and has featured some of the biggest matches in the history of the professional wrestling business.
The former WWE Champion appeared on Busted Open Radio earlier this week, and during the interview, he brought up how he had a program with former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, who just picked up a TKO victory over UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, in the summer of 2009.
By looking at the history books, Mayweather worked a program with The Big Show in 2008, which led to a match at WrestleMania 24 that saw Mayweather pick up a win. If the match between Jericho and Mayweather actually did take place, then it would’ve gone down at WrestleMania 26 in 2010.
Jericho recalled watching the confrontation and dreamed about the massive payday that he would’ve received if he had the chance to work a match with Mayweather. Jericho discussed his admiration for McMahon and talked about the best practices for pitching ideas to McMahon. Here is what he had to say (h/t Wrestling Inc):
"I was like, 'How could I have forgotten about this?' I texted that picture to Vince (McMahon), and I'm like, 'Why didn't you book Mayweather vs. Jericho? We could've made $700 million!' What a missed opportunity,'" Jericho joked.
"With him, you never pitch ideas when he's hungry," Jericho said. "You never pitch ideas when he's in the room with somebody else."
Also during the interview, Jericho revealed another great idea that he had with an up and coming prospect at the time. According to the former WWE Champion, he believed that a match Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania in 2014 would have been something to be seen. Jericho came up with an idea where WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels would've been in his corner and the Wyatt Family in Wyatt's corner. Although he had strong beliefs for his idea, he made the pitch at the wrong time, and it didn't workout well for him.
"When I went to pitch it to Vince I read the room wrong and made some mistakes. Not only was there somebody else in the room, but he was also hungry and eating. It just led to this whole deck of cards falling, where had I pitched it under the rules of knowing my audience, I could've got it through."
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