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Chris Jericho Recalls WCW Debut Match Against Jerry Lynn Being A Dud

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When Chris Jericho debuted for WCW at the ‘Worldwide’ TV tapings in Orlando, FL, he faced off against Jerry Lynn in a “dud” of a match.

Taking to his “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, Jericho and “The Gambler” Jeff Gann looked back on the match, as well as Gann being paired with Jericho following the bout.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

Chris Jericho on his debut match with WCW: “We were doing ‘Worldwide’ tapings in Orlando, and I had just had a match a few days prior, my first match in WCW with Jerry Lynn and it just didn’t work out. It was not good. I had just come from Japan where I’m working 20-minute matches and they give me five minutes and I didn’t know what to do. I had a really bad cloud over my head because I came back from that match and Terry Taylor said, ‘I heard you were supposed to be good. What was that? It was terrible.’ Now when you’re a young guy and you hear that, it just kind of crushes you and you don’t even know what to do.”

Gann on being paired with Jericho after that: “Oh, yes. Terry Taylor actually came to me and said, ‘Look here. We like this kid. We want to sign him. I need you to go out and have a good match with him… but cut him off occasionally and see how he recovers. Go out and have a good, solid match with him, but get him over good.’ I said, ‘Okay, I’ll do it,’ because that’s what my job was. It was a pleasure, man.”

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