With Chris Jericho doing a Fozzy promotional tour, Robert Pasbani of Metal Injunction spoke with Chris on Sunday, after they has just completed their three concerts in three time zones in a span of 24 hours. During the interview, Pasbani asked Jericho about WWE firing Jimmy Jacobs, who came up with the idea for "The List."
"Jimmy's good and if I was there I would've tried to help him out, but it's not the smartest of moves," Jericho said. "If I work at McDonalds and post a picture of me hanging out with guys from Wendy's and hashtag 'Wendy's is great,' McDonalds might not be too happy about it.
"I think Jimmy's a smart guy and maybe wouldn't surprise me if he knew something was going to happen. Maybe he was getting sick of it, I don't know. I just know as soon as I saw that picture, I was just like 'ooof,' with the hashtag '#BCInvasion,' you can't do that man. I mean, you can't. Was it a fireable offense? Well, it's not my decision, obviously Vince thought it was, which tells me there was probably some other stuff going on and that was the final straw."
Jericho also revealed how much of a role Jacobs played during his last WWE stint, noting that Jacobs was his co-writer on "all of it."
"And I will say this, last year, 2016, Jimmy Jacobs was my co-writer on all of it. All of it! And the weeks he wasn't there I was like 'Ah f--k, I don't like this, I want Jimmy.' So he's very talented, and he really got me. I worked with him a few times and I went to [head writer] Dave Kapoor, 'I want Scoville, which is his real name, Chris Scoville, on every Jericho promo. No one else.' Because that's how much I trusted his talent, his instincts."
Jericho also discussed the psychology of the Festival of Friendship, how working with young guys is actually more beneficial to him, and some talk about his podcast interviewing techniques. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.