Paul Heyman comes out to chat with Jericho, who got his big U.S. break in Heyman's ECW before moving to WCW as the man of 1,004 holds. Let the talking begin!
Jericho books a match with CM Punk for Chicago.
"I love the word bulbous." Jerry Lawler after Jericho referred to Heyman as such.
"Arguably the greatest." JBL on Heyman's skills as a manager.
"You have been called many thing over your career, from a genius to a walrus." Jericho to Heyman.
"It's not just that I align myself with great talent. It's that I discover and develop great talent....like you...Paul Heyman gave Chris Jericho his very first big break." Heyman spitting truth.
"You still owe me money." Jericho. Touche.
"Paul, would you please shut the hell up....I don't want to talk about Curtis Axel. I don't care what Brock Lesnar is doing on his spring break." Jericho, bringing the conversation around to CM Punk.
"Monkeys, roll the clip." Jericho. I like that line.
"The thing I noticed about that video clip, besides you wearing the exact same suit you had on then...is that Punk surprised and shocked you as well." Jericho.
"He didn't have to come out here and say stupid things like 'I'm the best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be.' He was the best in the world." Heyman, not making fans in Calgary happy.
"Hi Punk. Hey buddy. Hi Punk. How's the family? You know what else is in Chicago? The next pay-per-view—Payback." Jericho, trying to set up a match with Punk.
"Don't say it. It's not yours to say." Heyman.
"It's not Punk's either. Unless he decides to come to Payback and face me one on one once again." Jericho.
"Chris Jericho is the best in the word at what I do." Jericho, stealing Punk's thunder.
"I guess that's called pulling my Punk card?" Heyman.
"You Chris Jericho want a match with CM Punk in Chicago, his hometown, on pay per view? Well, on behalf of my client CM Punk, I accept." Heyman.
"Tell Punk after Payback he will never, ever, be the same again." Jericho.
These guys are both excellent on the mic, but that segment just didn't work. It meandered all over the place before finally arriving at Jericho vs. Punk.
Bizarre wrestling logic here. How is Jericho competing for the title of "best in the world" after coming up short against the likes of Fandango? I don't want to overthink it, but really?