Chris Jericho took a jab at WWE for using zombies at WrestleMania Backlash.
The lumberjack match between Damian Priest and The Miz got a little weird as the lumberjacks weren't wrestlers in flannel, but instead were zombies. Yes, zombies. Not only did the zombies keep the action in the ring, it's also possible they ate John Morrison and The Miz alive as a group swarmed on both men during and after the match.
Chris Jericho wasn't a fan, commenting that it set wrestling back 30 years.
Zombies...ZOMBIES? Wow that just set wrestling back 30 years.— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 17, 2021
Jericho's comment is a riff off a report from PWInsider, which stated a WWE official said Blood & Guts "set the business back 30 years."
The zombies were a tie-in for Batista's movie "Army of the Dead." Batista hinted at the possibility of zombies being part of the event on social media and did the voiceover for the WrestleMania Backlash intro. However, even he wasn't going to take responsibility for WrestleMania Backlash turning into zombieland.
Wtf you telling me?!! You think I booked a bunch of fucking zombies. I’m on a damn plane! Shouldn’t you be tweeting Vince?! ---- https://t.co/Eb8wNdijRI— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) May 17, 2021
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