Chris Jericho has worked hard to establish himself as one of the most well-respected wrestlers in the pro wrestling business. Jericho has competed in various promotions all over the world in his career, which has spanned more than 30 years. Jericho had a very interesting relationship with Vince McMahon, as he once verbally thrashed McMahon for a good reason.

Chris Jericho became the Undisputed Champion after beating both The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night at Vengeance 2001. He etched his name in the record books with the win, but his run as the Undisputed Champion was subpar at best.

In his book “Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps,” Chris Jericho recalled confronting Vince McMahon when he came to know McMahon wanted to strip him of the Undisputed Titles. Jericho ended up verbally thrashing McMahon in the process.

“I was off to a terrible start as champion and everyone knew it, so much so that the next night at Smackdown! I started hearing rumors that Vince was going to have me drop the title. I dismissed them at first, but when three different people informed me Vince was second-guessing his decision, I started to think there might be something to it. Hearing the gossip really pissed me off. I’d only been the champion for a week, and after working my ass off for eleven years to get it I wasn’t going to give up that easily. I decided right then that I was going to go talk to Vince before it was too late.

Listen, Vince, I’m the Undisputed Champion and you gave me this chance for a reason. I’m sure there are some people behind the scenes who aren’t too happy with your decision, but I don’t care—I’m the champion! This is my time, my chance, and if people don’t believe in me, they can go f*ck themselves. And you know what, Vince? If you don’t believe in me, you can go f*ck yourself too!’ There, I’d said it. I had told the great Vince McMahon to go f*ck himself. But it was how I truly felt, and I was relieved. Now I would have to deal with the consequences.”

Chris Jericho also feels he became the Undisputed Champion far too early in WWE. Jericho was the champion for 98 days before dropping it to Triple H at WrestleMania 18. Regardless, Jericho will always remember what he accomplished in WWE.

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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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