Chris Jericho Recalls WWE Turning Down Will Ferrell Appearance Because They Don't Pay Celebrities

WWE had a chance to land a big celebrity and do some good for charity, but it didn't happen according to Chris Jericho.

Speaking on his Talk is Jericho podcast, Jericho recalled Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and actor Will Ferrell linking up for an appearance at WrestleMania, but didn't want to pony up any cash for their appearances.

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"Chad Smith from the Red Hot Chili Peppers had done a bunch of stuff with Will Ferrell. They did a drum-off in [Los Angeles] and they wanted to do something for charity at WrestleMania. [WWE] was like, 'You have to understand, we don't really pay guys.' This is Will Ferrell. If you had Will Ferrell and Chad Smith in whatever, you can do a million things. Will Ferrell in WWE and WrestleMania would make a difference. 'We don't really pay our celebrities.' You guys are idiots because he wants to do it and have a good donation for his charity. It's 500 grand to Will Ferrell's charity, get him on the show, and have that recognition," said Jericho.

Jericho didn't give a timeline for when Smith and Ferrell would have appeared at WrestleMania. They had a drum-off on The Tonight Show in 2014 and WrestleMania was held in California in 2015.

Elsewhere during the podcast, Paul Wight recalled WWE not being able to come to terms with Justin Bieber for an appearance at SummerSlam. You can find that story by clicking here.

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