Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho battled for the United States Title at WrestleMania 33. That match was supposed to be for the Universal Title, but Goldberg swooped in and took the title from Owens. What transpired at WrestleMania that year caused Vince McMahon to declare that he just saw the worst match in WrestleMania history.

While talking to Talksport, Chris Jericho dove into that Mania match with Kevin Owens. He discussed how McMahon told KO that he had the worst match in the history of the show of shows. That was something that Vince McMahon didn’t tell Jericho. Le Champion also believes that McMahon was hard on Owens because he had a little extra weight on him at the time.

“He told Kevin it was the ‘worst match in WrestleMania history.’ I never heard anything about that. When I came through, Vince [gave me a thumbs up], so I think he was on Kevin’s case at the time.”

“I think he was going through a phase where he thought maybe Kevin had some extra weight that he wanted him to lose or wasn’t happy with his work as a heel.”

“Kevin is a very unique performer in that he’s amazing and he’s a bigger guy. Who cares? Mick Foley was a bigger guy, Vader was a bigger guy, Bam Bam Bigelow was a bigger guy. Didn’t affect their work. They were still great performers, and Kevin is one of those guys. ”

In the end, Chris Jericho couldn’t believe that Vince McMahon said that their match was the worst in WrestleMania history. After all, The Undertaker battled Giant Gonzalez on the grandest stage of them all in the past.

“For whatever reason, Vince goes through phases where you just get stuck in his craw and he gets pissed off at anything you do and maybe that was one of his reasons. But yeah… the worst match in WrestleMania history?! I was like ‘have you not seen Giant Gonzalez vs The Undertaker!”

Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens are now separated by company lines. We’ll have to see if they ever meet again, because Owens’ WWE contract is running up sooner than later.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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