Friday, March 26, 2010
Chris Jericho Speaks On Edge's Attitude, Favorite Insults, More
ESPN.com has an interview up with Chris Jericho. Highlights are below.
On Edge's attitude of always wanting to steal the show: "If you don't have that attitude, then you shouldn't even show up, and that goes for whether you're in the main event or the opening match. What does it take? You just have to be smart about how you work the match, but a lot of it hinges on the crowd reaction. That's the X factor. Obviously, any match you have at Wrestlemania is magnified instantly just for the fact that you're at Wrestlemania, but sometimes the crowd goes nuts and other times they're a bit more subdued. So it really depends on what type of crowd we have and how they respond to our match. I think that's the biggest X factor on whether or not you have a classic, the reactions from the people that are there."
On what his favorite insults to the crowd are: "I like the way "gelatinous tape worm" sounds. It's not just that it's a tape worm, but it's made of jello. That's a double whammy right there. Mucilaginous is a good one too, but I'm not even quite sure exactly what that means."
On how he ended up on NXT: "I wasn't really given a choice in performing. I was basically just told I was going to be on the show and that was it. But I think it's a good concept. There are still some bugs that need to be worked out in the system, but I like my protégé, Wade Barrett. I think he's got great presence and a great character. I also think Daniel Bryan, obviously, is an extraordinary performer as well. Those two guys stand out to me right off the bat."