Chris Jericho has worked hard to establish himself as one of the most well-respected wrestlers in the pro wrestling business. He has worked in numerous pro wrestling companies over the years and made an impact everywhere. He also hit back at fans recently.

Jericho has managed to keep himself relevant throughout the years by constantly changing up his gimmick in meaningful ways, thereby gaining new nicknames in the process.

Botches are commonplace in pro wrestling as well. While speaking on the True Geordie podcast, Chris Jericho stated that he feels it’s disrespectful of fans to criticize botches in pro wrestling.

“Things happen in a match. The f****** word I hate the most that fans use is botch. ‘Oh, you botched that one.’ Shut your f****** mouth. There is no such thing as a botch. This is a live show. Mistakes happen. Why? Because we are human beings and we’re live.

If it happens in a hockey game, the fans don’t start chanting in unison ‘You fucked up, you f****** up’. If you go to a Broadway play and someone fumbles their lines, people don’t start chanting ‘You f******up, you f******up.’ You go to a wrestling match and miss a hip toss. People start chanting. That’s b*******. It’s fucking disrespectful. And wrestling fans walk the line of being disrespectful. WWE Hall of Fame and people are f****** booing the Bushwhackers for being in the Hall of Fame? F*** you.

So that to me is like yeah, I love wrestling fans. If there were no fans there will be no career of Chris Jericho, but you guys gotta keep it in check sometimes and show some respect.

Jericho is currently feuding with Eddie Kingston on AEW television. It remains to be seen how the storyline will progress in the coming weeks.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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