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Vince McMahon wanted a wild finish to CM Punk match at WrestleMania

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All Elite Wrestling star Chris Jericho recently revealed a wild pitch that Vince McMahon gave him for his WrestleMania 28 match.

Speaking on Talk Is Jericho, the former WWE Superstar revealed that McMahon wanted the match with Y2J and CM Punk to end in only TWO MINUTES.

“I think that match is a little underrated because of that [what else was on the card] and I’ll also tell you one last little thing about it is Vince wanted that match to be two minutes long” Jericho began.

“Punk and I had visions of being Savage/Steamboat for the modern age. Vince did have a point looking back in retrospect. Because, if you remember, I was calling his father a drunk, I poured alcohol down his mouth; I hit him with bottles, I did a lot of really sh*tty things and he wanted Punk to just get me in the ring and just go nuts.

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“And he wanted to do the terrible, ’˜kick the guy in the corner, ref counts to 5, and DQ.’ I said, ’˜Vince, we can’t do that at WrestleMania.’ He says, ’˜What else is he supposed to do? You insulted his family, you insulted his sister, and you poured alcohol down his throat. What do you think he’s supposed to do? Tackle, drop down, leapfrog? I was like, he has a point” Jericho noted.

“So we decided, and Vince came up with the idea that if CM Punk gets disqualified, I win the title. So he couldn’t go completely crazy and there was some semblance of rules that had to be followed so at least we could still have a match and there was a reason Punk didn’t just grab a chair and take my head off” the WWE Champion concluded.

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