Chris Jericho has recalled having to take control of a slightly fraught build-up to the 2016 Money In The Bank Ladder Match telling anyone who disagreed, “Go and see Vince.”
Jericho was speaking to fellow AEW star Jon Moxley on his Talk Is Jericho podcast about their Money In The Bank match at the event of the same name.
On a night where all three members of The Shield had the WWE Championship at one point or another, Jon Moxley eventually came out on top, but Chris Jericho detailed the pre-match negotiations and how he had to take the wheel from an overly eager Sami Zayn:
“It was you, and me, and it was Sami and Kevin, and it was Cesaro and Del Rio. And Sami and Kevin were convinced that they needed to build an apparatus and take some kind of ridiculously, stupid bump or else nobody would care, and you were just sitting there being typical Mox. ‘Whatever you guys want to do,’ and Sami was talking, talking, talking.”
“And Cesaro said, ‘Sami, can I say something?’ And Sami goes, ‘No’ and continues talking. Cesaro was just like [Jericho makes an angry noise], and I remember, at one point, I said, ‘Okay, stop. I’m the captain now. I’m taking over. Everything has to be approved by me. If you got a problem, go talk to Vince. It’s all about climbing the ladder and reaching for the title. That’s all that matters,’ and we had the match. You won.”
“It ended up being really good, and afterwards, Sami went, ‘Wow, you were right. You had some good ideas there.’ I’m like, ‘Yes, of course I’m f*cking right!’”
Chris Jericho will lead his Inner Circle team into battle against American Top Team and The Men Of The Year at the upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view.