Chris Jericho on Vince McMahon helping The Rock and Batista get into Hollywood


The WWE has been responsible for not only finding some of the biggest professional wrestling stars of all time, but some of the biggest stars in the world period throughout the years.

Over the years stars the likes of The Rock, John Cena, and Batista have been made in the professional wrestling industry, a professional that demands a lot of time, hard work, and dedication - the three of which sometimes need to be taught. When there's teaching needed to be done, it's most likely going to be done by "The Chairman Of The Board" Vince McMahon. McMahon has guided the careers of The Rock, Cena, and Batista, en-route to them becoming big stars on the big screen.

Another one of those stars is Chris Jericho, who although was already a rock star before joining the WWE with his band, Fozzy, also learned a thing or two about work ethic from Vince McMahon upon landing in WWE from World Championship Wrestling (WCW) back in the 90s.

Jericho recently did an interview on the Q with Tom Power show to talk about a variety of topics, including the success of former WWE stars such as The Rock, Batista, and John Cena in Hollywood. "Y2J" explained how McMahon helped those three's careers outside of wrestling by what he taught them in WWE (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):

"You talk about someone like The Rock who goes to Hollywood and it's like, 'This guy's work-ethic is incredible! He's the greatest in the crew, he buys presents for the catering ladies, he does all the press, he's tireless.'

"It's because that's the way that our boss is," Jericho said. "No matter if you work for Vince and go off and never work for him again, he's always our boss in the back of our minds because he does teach us how to make it.

"He told me once, 'I'm not just trying to give you lessons about wrestling, I'm giving you lessons on life.' That's what he's done for us and that's why we have such a great work ethic."

What are your thoughts on Jericho's comments regarding how McMahon helped Batista and Rock break into Hollywood? Have you enjoyed the likes of Cena, Rock, and Batista's careers on the big screen? Or did they do their better work inside the WWE ring? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!

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