Jacobs discusses the development of Jericho’s ‘List of Jericho’. He based it off of Steve Corino’s real life ‘Shit List’ and he initially pictured it being a crumpled up piece of paper. He thought there was a lot of interesting creative things that they could do with it and while some of the other writers weren’t sold on it, Jericho understood the concept immediately and couldn’t wait to start. Jericho eventually adapted the list into a fancy clipboard which he could use as a weapon if need be.
Jericho says that his character was so hot for a period of time last year and they were clicking on all cylinders as a creative unit. Jericho felt so confident at that time that he could get over anything that WWE threw at him. They thought their story culminated wonderfully with the Festival of Friendship, which Jericho calls one of the greatest segments on RAW last year.
Speaking about his release from WWE, Jacobs says he wasn’t trying to get fired by WWE when he was taking that now infamous selfie with the Bullet Club, but he wasn’t trying to not get fired either. After attending rehab for substacne abuse issues he started to realize that maybe it was time for a change and he believes that McMahon was convinced of the same.
After being released he was worried about money initially, but once the news broke that he was released by WWE he received plenty of booking inquiries and those concerns quickly vanished. He admits that taking a selfie with the hottest act in indie wrestling probably helped his brand outside of WWE.
That sums up another episode of Talk is Jericho. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!