Chris Jericho Joins Larry King Today, The WrestleMania 22 Match That Almost Was: Who Was Supposed to Face Eddie Guerrero in Chicago?

Mike Killam

Y2J on Larry King

Former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho will join Larry King on Larry King Now at 5PM EST this Thursday. For more information, including a teaser trailer of the interview itself, visit the Larry King Now section on Ora.TV

Eddie Guerrero vs. HBK?

According to Court Bauer and John Pollock, there were plans in place for Eddie Guerrero to face Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 22. 

"We had talked about a fascinating idea. I’m not the biggest Bruce Prichard fan but to his credit, I believe it was Bruce Prichard who pitched putting Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania against Shawn Michaels …  Being the heartthrob in Mexico, and a mercurial figure south of the border, and the American version being HBK. They had never really worked before, and you would’ve had such a great dynamic between the two with heel Eddie vs. Shawn. That’d be your 'tear the house down,' high quality match at WrestleMania 22 in Chicago."

"Vince was like, 'God damn that’s really appealing. We could parallel their careers. What kind of footage do we have of Eddie outside of WCW? We could do some impressive packages.'"

Of course, with Eddie passing away in November, Shawn Michaels was re-booked to face Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 22 instead. For more, check out the Bauer & Pollock show

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