Chris Jericho admires the deal Brock Lesnar was able to land himself with WWE. So much so in fact that he’d like to strike a similar one for himself.
Lesnar appears on WWE TV a handful of times out of the year and has remained in the main event scene throughout. “Y2J” recently joined The Ross Report and offered his thoughts on Lesnar. The IWGP Intercontinental Champion explained why he’s always happy for performers who can land such amazing deals:
“I think a lot of people have animosity towards [Lesnar] because of that [favorable deal], but I don’t.” Jericho admitted, “I admire the guy. I would like that deal and I’m not so sure that I won’t get a deal like that at some point.
“At least in New Japan I did, so I remember years ago someone said, ‘you can’t blame,’ I think they were talking about [Hulk] Hogan when Hogan had that huge deal with WCW and he got a percentage of the pay-per-views and he was making this money, they’re like, ‘you can’t blame Hogan for getting the deal.’
“You can’t blame freakin’ LeBron James for going to [NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers] for $40 million for two years. Blame the company! Blame the owners! Blame the team! Blame the company! Blame Vince [McMahon]! Don’t blame the guy [who received the favorable deal].
“Yeah, I’m always happy for the [performers], whoever they are, whether you like them or you don’t like them when they make good money because I still think for years, if you’re liking at the NFL, NBA, NHL, WWE salary caps, who’s making the least amount of money percentage-wise?
“It’s always the WWE [performers], so anybody to can make really, really good money in the [pro] wrestling business, I never hold any animosity towards them because it just means if they can make more money, I can make more money too at some point.”
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