Chris Jericho Talks Ultimate Warrior As A Performer, What Warrior Said To Him In WCW

BANG Showbiz! spoke to Chris Jericho, who was promoting Fozzy performing at the Download Festival, and his Q&A shows at the Leicester Square Theatre in London on June 12 and June 15 (details). During the interview, Jericho talked about The Ultimate Warrior's passing and recalled a brief conversation that they had in WCW.


"I only treat people the way that they treat me and I only met Warrior once and he was really gracious and really cool to me back in 1998 in WCW," said Jericho, via XPose Entertainment. "He was there to do something with Hulk Hogan and I remember I went up to say hi to him and he went, 'Hey, Chris Jericho, I know you, you're doing a great job you're doing some good work.' I was a nobody at the time and I remember thinking, 'Wow, the Warrior likes me that totally smokes.' It made me feel that I must be doing something right and it gave me a little bit of a boost and I always remembered that.

"He's definitely a legendary guy that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, I'm glad he got to go in when he was still alive."


Jericho also discussed the Warrior as a performer.

"I always respected him as a performer, some of his matches were pretty quick I remember he came in the Winnipeg arena once and beat Andre the Giant in 30 seconds, at the time I was like, 'What a rip off! That sucks.' But I remember WrestleMania VI where he had a classic with Hulk Hogan, much like a lot of guys from that time period he had good matches when he had the right opponent."