Jericho says “it’s f*cking disrespectful” when fans call out wrestling botches

Jul 14, 2022 - by James Walsh

During an appearance on the True Geordie podcast, Chris Jericho commented on a backstage incident with Brock Lesnar after Lesnar competed against Randy Orton at the 2016 Summerslam PPV event…

“Things happen in a match. The f*cking word I hate the most that fans use is botch. ‘Oh, you botched that one.’ Shut your f*cking mouth. There is no such thing as a botch. This is a live show. Mistakes happen. Why? Because we are human beings and we’re live.”

“If it happens in a hockey game, the fans don’t start chanting in unison ‘You f*cked up, you f*cked up’. If you go to a Broadway play and someone fumbles their lines, people don’t start chanting ‘You f*cked up, you f*cked up.’ You go to a wrestling match and miss a hip toss. People start chanting. That’s bullsh*t. It’s f*cking disrespectful. And wrestling fans walk the line of being disrespectful. WWE Hall of Fame and people are f*cking booing the Bushwhackers for being in the Hall of Fame? F*ck you. So that to me is like yeah, I love wrestling fans. If there were no fans there will be no career of Chris Jericho, but you guys gotta keep it in check sometimes and show some respect.”

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3 Responses

  1. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    100% agree when it comes to the “You F*cked Up.” chant. Fans not to cut that out. As far as the “This is Bullsh!t chant? You hear that at any baseball game where Angel Hernandez is the umpire.

  2. HereForTheLawls says:

    Fan’s are going to yell what they want at sporting games, I’ve heard worse at football and baseball games. It’s not going to go away. They’re going to call out a mistake, best thing to do is limit it and move on with the heckling.

  3. Luke says:

    But Chris, fans learned the word “botch” (and plenty other insider terms) from dear old Uncle Dave. His legacy is not just making Kenny & the Bucks into something they never were and never will be, it’s also making fans “smart” (which effectively dumbed them down).
    What were some of Meltzer’s favorite nicknames? Anabolic Warrior? Junk Food Dog? There’s your patient zero right there.

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