Chris Jericho On Him And Haku Fighting Mexican Airport Authorities, His Backstage Fight With Goldberg & More!

Wrestling legend Chris Jericho was recently on the Dan Le Batard w/Stu Gotz show. Here are some highlights….

On fighting alongside Haku in a Mexican airport:

“We [him and Haku] got into a little bit of a kerfuffle with the security in the [Mexican] airport in 1993, and this was back in the days before 9/11 where you could show up for your flight about 15 minutes before. And when I showed up, I happened to have a Championship title, and I guess the Mexican security guy didn’t like that and so he decided to mess with me a bit. I was going to miss my flight and I got a little angry and I gave the guy a little shove, and I turned around and pushed the security behind me and that person ended up being a security girl. She fell down and there was a huge kind of a barroom brawl and out of nowhere I hear this ‘Eh what you doin?’ And here comes this 300 pound giant Tongan running through the airport —who I happened to be very close friends with at the time—he get involved and it was like two of us back-to-back like the old Westerns with the Indian posse surrounding us. They drew their guns and put us in airport jail for about two hours until the president of the airport came and suggested that we give some money to the security guards for their problems. I don’t think those security guards ever saw that money; I think the president had a nice dinner on us and they let us out and off we went.”

“We didn’t have anything! I had 3000 pesos, which is like 100 bucks, and Haku had 27 dollars in change or something. Basically put together it was something like 152 dollars and 12 cents and a couple of meal tickets, that was about it. But it was pretty scary man. I’ll never forget that voice ‘Eh, what you doin brotha?’ And at the time, if you ask anybody in wrestling to this day who the legit toughest guy in wrestling is, they’ll always tell you Haku and  so it was a good guy to have on my side.”

On his legendary backstage fight with Goldberg:

“That’s one of those things, sometimes these backstage—shall we say disagreements—that get physical, but much like a hockey fight, they pretty much get broken up pretty quickly. It reaches legendary status, kind of like a David and Goliath type thing.”

“Bill and I are pretty cool now, so I don’t really want to get him angry at me again because there’ll never be a rematch and I don’t want there to ever be a rematch, but yes, there was a confrontation many years ago.”

On whether he won the fight:

“That’s what legend will have, so I’ll let that stand.”

“I don’t know if I tied him up in a knot, but I did have him in a strange Canadian headlock that he couldn’t get out of, or chose not to get out of. I’m the farthest thing from a shooter. Like I said, if there was ever a rematch, I think Goldberg would tear my head off with a flick of his wrist. But that night, the shooting gods were with me and I was able to hold my own, shall we say.”

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Huskie Howard

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