Chris Jericho and Ricky Steamboat Put On a Truly Professional Perfomance

Lanny PoffoCorrespondent IFebruary 25, 2009

After Monday Night Raw I wrote a review in which I mentioned that despite some botched lines by both of them, the segment between Chris Jericho and Ricky Steamboat was great nonetheless.

After the information that has come to light about the circumstances of that segment, I have to amend that statement and say that both men performed admirably.

We now know that Jamie Noble was lying injured in the ring, and that he was being tended to by WWE medics, after he had lost feeling in parts of his body.  Not only did Chris Jericho and Ricky Steamboat have to perform their segment in a different location, (the stage instead of the ring), they had to do so while not knowing if Noble was okay or not. 

Looking back on it, you can tel that both men were distracted.

I'm not sure which of the two came up with it, but it was a brilliant form of improvisation to throw Steamboat head first into the wall. 

Of course the most important thing is that right now it seems as if Jamie Noble is going to be okay.  I just thought that it should not go unmentioned that Jericho and Steamboat performed under duress the way that we would expect from two of the most talented superstars ever.