If there was someone that Chris Jericho thought could have broken The Undertaker's fabled streak in the mid-2010s, it was Ryback.
Speaking on his Saturday Night Special stream, Jericho was asked about his thoughts on the former Intercontinental Champion. Le Champion said Ryback was great to work with and thought he was set to be a massive star until backstage politics got in the way.
"I think Ryback is great. I think he was a huge star that was kind of buried by politics for whatever reason and actually, when I came back to WWE, the year I worked with Fandango, I was originally supposed to work with Ryback. That’s what we had kind of worked out at the time and for whatever reason, Ryback didn’t happen. Vince changed his mind as he has wanted to do, like I said and they changed it to Fandango," Jericho said.
Jericho also talked about a time where he thought Ryback could be the one to break the Undertaker's WrestleMania streak and even went as far as propose that Ryback should be the one to do it.
"But there was a time where Ryback was so popular, that I suggested he should be the guy that beats the Undertaker. He’s the one and it didn’t go that way and sometimes there’s complaints about his work. I loved working with Ryback. I did a bunch of house shows with him in Calgary, and we had great matches so really, really a big fan of Ryback, especially at the time, probably 2014, 2015 when he was kind of at his peak," Jericho said.
Of course, history would not only allow Ryback to not even face Undertaker at WrestleMania, but the honor of breaking the streak fell on some guy named Brock Lesnar.
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