Chris Jericho and Steve Austin broke the forbidden door down during WrestleMania week when Jericho appeared on Austin's "Broken Skull Sessions," which aired on Peacock.
The interview marked AEW and WWE coming together to produce new content for fans. AEW was heavily discussed during the interview, which had to happen for Jericho to consider making an appearance.
"I wouldn't have done the show if it wasn't to talk about my whole career, including AEW," Jericho said on Busted Open Radio. "There would be no benefit for me to do the show just to talk about old things I had done in WWE. Steve wouldn't have had me on either. We were both very adamant that if we were going to do it, we had to do it right. That's one of the things I enjoyed and people were so surprised. You have to know how I do things at this point in time and I wouldn't do anything that wasn't exactly the way I wanted it. It turned out perfectly."
Jericho and Austin previously revealed that Vince McMahon and Tony Khan signed off on the project, knowing what it would entail.
When asked if he was worried about things being edited out, Jericho said, "We were both adamant about how we wanted the show to be done, but if a certain 73-year-old [Vince McMahon] wakes up one day and goes, 'What? I never said that,' the whole thing could be changed and wiped off the face of the earth. There was a lot of trust from Vince and Tony Khan towards both Steve and myself, knowing we wouldn't go that way. There was no reason to talk about things that were going to bury either side. It was a very positive interview. It was a lot of trust afforded to us. The moment Vince said, 'do it,' he knew what we'd be talking about. If it was anybody else, I don't know if we would be afforded the same trust and there may have been more 'snakey snakey,' but I had Steve's word and Steve had my word that we would do our best to do a great show. There was no reason to tear anyone down and that's why it pretty much aired exactly as we spoke. I don't think much was edited out, a couple of lines here and there, probably ten minutes out of the two hours plus that we talked and that was more for time purposes."
Jericho continued by saying, "We weren't worried about edits. I'm gonna say that Steve and I had final cut, but you know how it works there, one guy has final cut, but to Vince's credit, he was completely hands-off as far as I know and basically, nobody knew. We were laughing about how Triple H found out about this on the conference call with NXT, which I'm sure he loved. That's how close to the vest it was. It was our idea to start with AEW because there were so many questions about us talking about it, so we figured, 'Let's get to it right away.'"
Jericho also noted that they could have done a part two interview because there is so much of Jericho's career that went uncovered as it's hard to pack 30 years into two hours.
Jericho is set to face Dax Harwood on Wednesday's episode of AEW Dynamite. Fightful will have live coverage of Dynamite beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
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