It doesn’t come off as a surprise that Triple H and Chris Jericho never really saw eye to eye with each other, especially during the early 2000s. During his early days in WWE, Jericho saw a friend in Triple H, but this was not the case. Jericho recently revealed the first time he realized Triple H had it out for him.
On his latest Talk is Jericho podcast, which was recorded at a Jericho Chronicles live Q&A in London, Jericho shared his thoughts on why Triple H held great hostility towards him. Jericho explained it was all because of where he came from.
“There was a lot of animosity for real, because I had the audacity to come to WWE. People didn’t like it. They didn’t want WCW guys coming to WWE, because they felt we were inferior. So you could do ten things right, but if you did one thing wrong, you were under a microscope and you were in trouble. And those guys had pull, so they’d bury you to Vince.”
Chris Jericho explained how he was naive to Triple H’s animosity towards him in his early WWE days. He would soon get a rude awakening in a pretty interesting fashion.
“I remember Triple H, when I first got there, he said ‘If you ever need anything, give me a call,'” Jericho said. “We were in San Jose, and I was trying to find directions to Stockton or somewhere like that. I went ‘I’ll call Triple H.He seems like a nice guy. This will be the start of our friendship.’
“So I call him, and he’s like ‘Hello, who’s this?’ ‘It’s Chris Jericho. Do you know how to get to Stockton?’ ‘You want to know how to get to Stockton? By a f*g map.’ And I hear this laughter in the background of X-Pac and Road Dogg. He hangs up, and I’m like ‘Well there goes that friendship down the toilet.'”
It seems that not only was Jericho in Triple H’s bad book, but his then girlfriend Chyna also didn’t care for Y2J. Jericho believed she ruined the finish for his big match against Triple H on purpose.
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