Former AEW Champion Chris Jericho has named Vince McMahon to be the worst pro wrestler he has seen till date.
MR MCMAHON WAS A SPORADIC WRESTLER
McMahon’s on-screen persona, Mr. McMahon, is known for his throaty exclamation of “You’re fired!”, and his “power walk”—an exaggerated strut toward the ring, swinging his arms and bobbing his head from side to side in a cocky manner. He has also entered the ring on a few occasions.
In the fall of 1999, he won the WWF Championship in a match against Triple H, thanks to outside interference from Austin on the September 16 SmackDown!. He decided to vacate the title during the following Monday’s Raw Is War.
JERICHO CALLED HIM THE WORST WRESTLER EVER
Jericho worked for WWE for a long time, once even known as a WWE loyalist. McMahon competed in some matches during Y2J’s first run between 1999 and 2005. In July 2006, Eugene defeated Vince and Shane McMahon on Raw.
While Nick Dinsmore, the man portraying the Eugene gimmick, said on Jericho’s podcast about his victory over the WWE Chairman: he had pinned McMahon with a schoolboy pin attempt, Y2J said that McMahon was the worst wrestler he had ever seen. “Vince, the worst wrestler ever. He probably even screwed up the schoolboy,” he commented.
“I think it was Vince and Shane against Eugene. They were just gonna beat him up and they were gonna beat him. It was Shawn Michaels who went, ‘Eugene should win if you’re doing all that stuff to him.’ ‘Okay, yeah.’ So at the very end, I just rolled up Vince, one, two, three,” Dinsmore spoke about the match.
Jericho, however, had immense success in WWE. In 2001, he became the first Undisputed WWF Champion, and thus the final holder of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, then referred to as the World Championship, having won and unified the WWF and World titles by defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on the same night. He managed to headline multiple pay-per-view events during his time with the company, including WrestleMania X8 and the inaugural TLC and Elimination Chamber shows.