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WWE News: Chris Jericho was supposed to win the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33

Jericho talks about some big plans that were in store for him at WrestleMania last April...

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What’s the story?

Chris Jericho recently joined Busted Open Radio to talk about his recent run in the WWE.  He revealed that at one time he was going to win the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania last month.

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It has been over seven years since Jericho was a world champion in the WWE. He held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (old WCW gold belt) early in 2010, but lost it to Jack Swagger after he cashed in his Money In The Bank contract.

The heart of the matter

The idea was supposedly for Jericho to win at WrestleMania and then drop it to Brock Lesnar a few weeks later at Payback.

There is a good chance that this was the plan for that title at WrestleMania before they were able to get Goldberg to return. Kevin Owens would have carried the title until then instead of dropping it to Goldberg at Fastlane in March.

Jericho also pitched another idea at WrestleMania that would involve a match against Shinsuke Nakamura. The WWE decided to hold Nakamura’s main roster debut off until the first Smackdown Live after WrestleMania.

What’s next?

Jericho is on tour with his band Fozzy throughout most of May and a few dates in June. There is a chance he could return at Money In The Bank to screw over Kevin Owens to continue the feud.

Author’s take

On my podcast, Lost In The Midcard, the Jericho and Owens match was on my wish list for one of the main events. I thought Jericho deserved the moment due to the amazing run he had been on.

The proposed match against Nakamura would have made an amazing match as well. Thankfully both Jericho and Nakamura are on Smackdown Live, and hopefully, it is just a matter of time before we get that dream match.


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