Chris Jericho has message for Roman Reigns haters, talks fans turning on Reigns
IGN has a new interview with Chris Jericho, who was promoting the release of The Road Is Jericho: Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J. During the interview, Jericho was asked if Roman Reigns was ready to headline WrestleMania (play button) next week.
Jericho had some strong words for the people who turned on Reigns at the Royal Rumble. Here are a few highlights from the interview.
Fans not in a position to say who’s ready and who’s not
"Look, like I've said before, if you're going to give someone a shot, give them a shot," Jericho replied. "There've been tons of guys who when they've been put in the main event at WrestleMania might not have been quote-unquote ready.
“Who's to say who's ready and who's not? Let's see how the crowd reacts when they get there. But all I know is that Roman Reigns was everybody's favorite guy until the Royal Rumble. And then everyone turned on Roman Reigns. It's so funny how two days before, and the year before, everybody loved Roman Reigns.
“Everybody. All the fans did. And don't tell me that you didn't because they were all saying 'Roman Reigns, Roman Reigns, Roman Reigns ...what? Daniel Bryan didn't win the Royal Rumble? We hate Roman Reigns! Boo!' And meanwhile, ever since then - I mean, we did house shows in Calgary and Edmonton and it was like Beatlemania. They were going nuts for him. And that was a week after the Royal Rumble.
Every fan should shut the hell up
"So I think that he is ready, as much as anyone can be ready in this day and age. So let's see how it goes. I mean the match he had with Daniel Bryan at Fastlane was incredible. And you can't tell me that it was all because of Daniel Bryan. Really? Because I always heard in the business that it takes two.
“And I think I've proven myself to be a fairly decent worker, so if I'm telling you it takes two, I think every fan should shut the hell up and listen to what I'm saying. He did a great job of living up to his end of the bargain and he'll do the same thing at WrestleMania. They will leave no stone unturned to make that a great match. They will get all the benefits. All the bells and whistles. And as long as they can hold it together, I think it's going to be great."