Chris Jericho Wanted To Throw A Fireball At Roman Reigns, Talks Casket Match Change

Chris Jericho spoke with Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV ahead of this week's Greatest Royal Rumble show. You can check out the full interview above, and submitted highlights below:

Why Roman Reigns can't get over:

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"I think he's like a modern day John Cena. For years fans just booed Cena because they think it's the cool thing to do. They're not paying any attention to what he's really doing and that's what Roman is now. They just see Roman and they just start booing because it's the in thing rather than just shutting up and watching this guy for what he is which is a great performer. And that'll come. Obviously if he turned heel he'd get over, but if he turned heel all the people that booed him would start cheering him. I think it's just a matter of time and staying the course and he needs some good heels to work with. Heels that want to be heels."

 

He wanted to throw a fireball at Roman Reigns:

"I had an idea that I wanted to do and I pitched it to Vince. I wanted to throw a fireball in Roman's eyes and blind him, like an old school Memphis idea. Vince said he'd think about it. We were going to have a program and then it changed. If we had a long program, I probably could have got it done. So there's a secret, exclusive for you."

 

Why Rusev replaced him in the Casket Match at the Greatest Royal Rumble:

"I was announced for the Greatest Royal Rumble and then I got a text asking if I wanted to do a Casket Match and I said sure. Then I got a text a couple of days later saying you're not in the casket match anymore and I said yeah, sure, no problem. That's the thing with WWE, it changes constantly and you have to go with the flow. It'd be great to do a Casket Match, it'd be great not to do one. So who knows? I might get added back in 5 minutes before. That's how it works."

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