Chris Jericho Reveals That Batista Was Once Fined $100,000 For Bleeding


Chris Jericho was on the Opie and Anthony show today on Sirius satellite radio.

Jericho talked about his first appearance on O&A form 14 years ago. They joked that Jericho would not break character back then when he was on to promote Fozzy. He said he was doing an Andy Kaufman routine back then. Jericho said that Fozzy has been his main gig over the last 4 years.

Jericho said that it’s been almost a year since he’s done anything in WWE. He said that it doesn’t matter what he does, when he posts something online most of the fans ask him when he’s going back to WWE. He joked that some fans would rather have the lowest level independent wrestler as a guest on his podcast rather than William Shatner. Jericho didn’t say that he wouldn’t go back but right now he’s got a lot going on and he’s touring with Buck Cherry. He said that WWE’s schedule never ends.

Jericho talked about being suspended for a month because he kicked a flag in Brazil. They played the clip as he told the story. He said that halfway through the match between Jericho and CM Punk in Brazil another ref comes in and tells him that he has to apologize for kicking the flag because the Brazilian authorities were going to take him to jail. Jericho said that after the match he walked to the back and he gets ostracized and he sees soldiers with their guns. He said that there was a Colonel backstage that had flipped out earlier and flipped over a coffee table over the flag kicking incident. Jericho said that he texted Vince McMahon about it and Vince texted him back: “You will not be coming back to Brazil. what the f— is wrong with you, why would you do something like that? I’m so angry at you.” Jericho was confused because what he did is just typical heel stuff. Jericho called Vince and Vince said, “I don’t wanna talk to you right now…i’m so furious at you. You’re suspended. Get on the next plane and fly home. This is bushleague bullsh**.” Then Vince hung up on him. Jericho said that there was a police escort taking him out of the country. Jericho said he found about about how long he was suspended by reading it on the WWE website.

Jericho also talked about being fined a couple times when they banned bleeding.

He told a story about a cage match he had with Batista. Batista cut himself in the match and when they got to the back Vince was furious. The next week they were in Manchester, England and he and Batista get escorted into a room. Dean Malenko (the producer of the match) and Vince were in the room. Jericho said that Vince turned on the DVD player and when the video plays there’s a white circle over Batista’s head showing the cut. Then a video is showed from a secret camera hanging over the ring that no one knows about and it shows Batista clearly cutting himself. Jericho wondered how much time they spent putting the videos together and joked that they could have just asked Batista and he would have admitted to it. Jericho said that they showed the video over and over. Vince fined Batista $100,000. Jericho said that everyone in the room was quiet. Jericho was fined $5,000. Jericho laughed a little bit and noted that Batista did indeed pay the 100K fine and he paid everyone else’s (Jericho and Malenko) fine.

Jericho also talked about how the company’s changed over the years after they became publicly traded.

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  • 混沌

    InB4 the mouth breathers start going crazy!

  • Batman84

    Jericho has the best stories

    • ApolloMan

      That’s why his books are amazing. Great storyteller. And full of interesting tales with interesting ways to tell them. And extremely hilarious at the same time. Made me look like an idiot laughing by myself in the bus and subway reading his books.

  • Carlos Oliveira

    100k? Holy crap. What that fine really necessary? I’d be suprised if a kid got shocked from seeing the blood in that match. Most kids these days are swearing and using bad language everytime they speak with their friends.

    • Jay Dunckley

      I know right? Has Vince ever watched prime-time T.V.?Way worse shit there.

  • HailCaesar

    batista bleeds from his vag once a month, what is the big fucking deal?

    • $on0fToNy

      Because he wasnt bleeding from his vag thats why.

  • Monterio

    Vince M. “Blew himself up” and their panties are in a bunch about some blood… #SitTheFuxkDown

  • Its Payback Time Hammertime!

    I would have fined his ass a million bucks.

    • $on0fToNy

      Fuck off with that fuckery statement

      • Its Payback Time Hammertime!


  • bart13

    That’s retarded, 100,000 dollar fine for that? Lame Vinnie.

    Brazil, get the stick out of your ass, it’s a piece of cloth. How would you react if someone did something really heinous?

    • Hansa

      Seriously!!!!!!! You must be joking!! The flag is a symbol for a country’s history and ideals. I don’t mind people joking and disrespecting religion but this was to “embarrasing” to witness. We live in the best country, we should lead by an example, show the rest of the world that we respect everybody even if their ideals are completely opposite ours..

      • bart13

        ok, still cloth.

        • Hansa

          Yes it is just a piece of cloth, just like the Bible and all other religious books are piece of paper…still got to respect them.

          • bart13

            it was a wrestling show, that kind of thing happens all the time. I think Shawn Michaels wiped his nose with the Canadian flag, when he was fueding with Bret Hart. I don’t think he was thrown out or banned from the country. It happened, it’s wrestling.

          • Hansa

            If you remember back in 2004 when Muhammad Hassan was fired due to “insulting” the troops and the U.S. Why wasn’t people crying -> it was a wrestling show, that kind of thing happens all the time. You can tarnish and insult another country and its flag but if you say something about the troops then the manhunt starts….double standard..

          • bart13

            Yeah, and I don’t think he should have been fired. He was probably reading from a script that they wrote. He was doing what a heel is supposed to do. I think, but I might be wrong, he got fired because the network got mad. WWE used him as a scapegoat.

  • WrassliNerd

    Too bad boring Jericho’s not as entertaining in the ring as he is telling stories!

  • Peter

    Y2J always so honest never to shy away from the truth

  • J-Doggz

    I know the main event guys (nominally) get paid loads, but 100k is a bit nuts don’t you think. And for something that was done most likely to enhance the match.

  • Wowyouaredumb

    He gets suspended for kicking a flag, but KBK gets the title after humping the Canadian flag.

    • Steven McCarrick

      I thought the same thing. It’s a double standard.

    • Bradley Makerney

      Jericho also talked about how the company’s changed over the years after they became publicly traded.

      how the company’s changed over the years

      changed over the years


      • Wowyouaredumb

        Congratulations, you can read. Here is a star!

        Also, when the publicly traded company does a storyline about there being a sale of the company, it kind of shows the lack of judgment in protecting the stock. Nice try though.

        Nice try.


        • Bradley Makerney

          Congratulations! You are a asshole! But back then Shawn humping the Canadian flag was for people who was suppose to be watching WWE at the time which were grown ups. Grown ups.

          Grrowwwn ups. Now showing people kicking a flag of *insert here* while working for a company that targets towards children is something WWE cant do.

          Now if its about some random wrestler getting suspended for drinking before getting in a match while Stone Cold smashed some bud light and drank it from the cracks in the can now I would agree. Shit changes.

          • Wowyouaredumb

            First off, it is “an” asshole – if you want to call me one, then sure I’ll be one. Second, you instigated it, I just followed suit. And yes, you can show kids disrespecting a flag by kicking it since it is not a big deal to most people. In America, you can burn a flag so comparatively, kicking it is not a big deal.

            Furthermore, during the attitude era, the “target audience” was still mostly the same, just slightly older, but still not Growwwwwn ups, which is why they came out with so many toys at that time, which adults (generally) do not play with. They simply said it was adults because they didn’t want to take shit from all the people (media) saying the storylines were not proper for children.

            As for your SCSA comparison, a more appropriate comparison would be if someone simply mentioned drinking a beer, while SCSA actually drank it, since one is much less of a big deal than the other.

            Finally, simply being a publicly traded company (your original argument) is completely different from having a target audience of children so your arguments are not even congruent.

          • sheamus ate my cabbage

            You won.

          • Wowyouaredumb

            Duh, I always win the internet. 🙂

  • Jason Middleton

    Fuck, Flair could bleed enough money to pay a quarter of the employers wages :’)

  • Bholland

    Vince : “How dare you cut yourself..People don’t bleed in real fights Batista”