SI Learns ‘8 Things’ About The New Chris Jericho Book, Including Jericho Improvising With Shaq, How Much Did It Cost To Destroy His Hotel Room?

Bill Pritchard

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Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard recently got an advanced copy of the new Chris Jericho book, The Best In The World (At What I Have No Idea), and writer Nicole Conlan compiled a list of eight things she learned during her reading. You can view a few excerpts of the list below: 

Shaquille O’Neal‘s appearance on Monday Night Raw was mostly improvised.

Jericho writes: He seemed OK with it but totally uninterested and practically blew us off, but when showtime arrived, Shaq delivered a three-pointer (#basketballanalogyfail). … Shaq interrupted me [in the ring] and said, “Hold on… CHRISTINA.” I had no idea the big man was going to say that, and I could barely keep a straight face as the fans erupted accordingly to the insult. Then at the apex of their cheers, Shaq leaned down and planted a big wet kiss on my forehead. I also had no idea he was going to kiss me. But he did it with such perfect comedic timing that it brought the house down.   (p. 156)

What N.I.B. stands for:

‘N.I.B.’ is a Black Sabbath classic and its meaning has been debated during late-night drinking sessions for many years. Did it stand for Not In Body? Name In Blood? Nazarine Is Burning? Or my personal favorite, Nativity In Black?

‘I don’t even know what a nativity IS, man!’ Ozzy said with a laugh. ‘I thought of that one because the drummer in Black Sabbath [Bill Ward] used to have a really long pointy beard that looked like the nib of a pencil. So that’s what I called the song… NIB.’  (p. 159)

How much it costs to destroy a hotel room

I admitted to Johnny [John Laurinaitis] that I’d drunk too much on the plane and took it out on my room. He said he understood and then presented me with a bill for seventeen hundred dollars, the cost of the damage I’d caused.

Destroying a hotel room was fun, but really expensive. Next time I’ll leave the room trashing to the Keith Moons of the world and stick with stealing a couple extra bars of soap.  (p. 272)

You can see view the rest of the list on Extra Mustard by clicking here. The new Chris Jericho book, The Best In The World (At What I Have No Idea), is scheduled for release on October 14th. 

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