Chris Jericho Defends Stadium Stampede Match: If You Don’t Like It, You Don’t Have A Soul

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Saturday’s Double or Nothing PPV featured quite a few highlights, but nothing quite as memorable as the Stadium Stampede match. While it received high praise from many wrestling fans, even those who disliked it certainly won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. While appearing on Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho had strong words for anyone in that camp:

I’ll tell you this right now, there’s some people that are burying this match. Jim Cornette hated it. If you don’t like this match, then you don’t have a soul, because this was one of the most entertaining things that you can see.

Jericho expanded on the Jim Cornette reference in particular, recalling off the wall segments they were both involved in over the years:

And if you’re talking about a Jim Cornette, he booked a segment where I put his face in a cake in 1994. This is the 2020 version of sticking somebody’s face in a cake. This is the style of wrestling that I love.

Finally, Jericho explained what he meant by his harsh words. With a mixture of comedy, serious action, and everything in between, he can’t fathom why a wrestling fan would be down on the presentation.

We have everything in there. If you didn’t like that, then you don’t like wrestling because this is what the essence of wrestling is, which is entertainment, but all sides of the coin. And I was very proud of it, and like I said, one of my favorite things I’ve ever done.

Considering how much Y2J has done in his long career, that’s high praise indeed. To hear the full quote from the horse’s mouth, check out the clip embedded below:

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