Chris Jericho Comments On The Death Of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Impact Wrestling Previews Ultimate X (Video)

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Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho spoke with Loudwire today after news of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s death; you can read a few excerpts below:

Jericho comments on news of Chris Cornell’s death today:

“It blows my mind that four out of the five big five grunge band singers have passed away. I always liked Soundgarden the best out of all them because of the vocals. He was basically a heavy metal singer.”

Jericho comments on Cornell’s vocal style and abilities: 

“No one ever really sounded like Cornell and no matter what projects he did whether he was singing and belting it out or doing a song like ‘Like a Stone’ from Audioslave where it was more introspective, his tone and his power and range were unlike anybody else.”

“I don’t know if Cornell influenced my vocals per se, but there is some similarities there,” says the singer. “He’s one of those guys where whenever I hear him sing it’s like, ‘Oh, what a great, great singer’ — just a beautiful, powerful, kick you in the f–king face type of a voice, which is very rare because nobody’s really sang like him before. Maybe nobody ever will.”

Ultimate X

The following is a look back at the Ultimate X match and it’s history in TNA / Impact Wrestling; the match will return on tonight’s show with Low Ki defended his title in a triple threat against Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett: