Chris Jericho has been part of the pro wrestling business for well over three decades now and has accomplished a lot in his career till now. That said, Jericho is known to say some bizarre things from time to time that make fans question his sanity. This includes his recent claim that Hulk Hogan is a better worker than Ric Flair. Now it appears that Jericho was ripped for this take.

Le Champion has competed in numerous pro wrestling companies over the course of his career, including ECW, WCW and WWE and more. Being a true student of the game, Jericho has a deep respect for those who came before him.

On a recent edition of his Talk is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho hosted a watch-along of a Saturday Night’s Main Event episode from 1987. During the show, Chris Jericho stated that Hulk Hogan was a better worker than Ric Flair.

While speaking on his Drive Thru podcast, pro wrestling veteran Jim Cornette talked about Chris Jericho’s comments. Cornette ripped Jericho and believed that he was simply sucking up to Hulk Hogan.


“Hulk Hogan was a good worker athletically, [and] physically. He was a great worker psychologically. (…) But can anybody ever say that Hulk Hogan was better inside the ring as a performer than Ric Flair with a straight face? That’s insane.

It depends on, as I just said, what kind of working. But just to make a blanket statement that Hogan was a better worker than Flair and the connotation that that would give, he’s trying to suck up to Hogan for some reason, Jericho is. I’m just not sure what.”

An ex-WWE Superstar also shared his negative experience working with Chris Jericho. Regardless, Jericho has a right to his opinion and not everyone has to agree with him on this matter.

What’s your view on what Jim Cornette said? Are you surprised by it? Let us know in the comments!

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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