Earlier this week, Chris Jericho took to Twitter to take a jab at Brock Lesnar. To many fans, it came off as Jericho legitimately having an issue with him but there appears to be more to the story. You can see the tweet by clicking here.
Dave Meltzer noted on the Wrestling Observer Forum that Jericho was working and he is trying to get a match with Lesnar.
In response to a reader suggesting that Jericho was drunk, Meltzer pointed out that Jericho has done this before and he pointed to the tweets directed at Kenny Omega before the match was made.
Meltzer said this in response to a reader suggesting that Jericho was drunk tweeting: “Were his tweets about Omega in 2017 also drunken tweets? Learn from history. He’s building for future opponents just like 2017. Whether it happens, that’s up to dueling checkbooks, but that’s Jericho’s goal here.”
He added, “I know things on this subject weeks ago. I don’t write anything, especially as much as it hurts my hand, unless I have knowledge. He is 100% working you here if you think these are drunk tweets.”
Meltzer was more clear on the subject on Wrestling Observer Radio: “I believe that Vince will pay anything not to lose Brock because we’ve seen it with UFC and I think it will be even stronger with AEW. Brock’s number is so high but who knows? Who knows, it would be a coup. Put it this way, Chris Jericho wants a match with Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho has a lot of sway. That doesn’t mean a deal is gonna be done that’s a stupid deal but who knows.”
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