Even legends need help sometime. Chris Jericho has wrestled and performed with his band Fozzy all over the world. That’s one of the perks of being an international star and someone with his level of charisma, though it’s not as perfect as it’s made out to be all the time. Every now and then you get in some trouble and need a billionaire mogul to keep you out of a jungle prison. This may require some details.
Jericho recently appeared on the recently appeared on WJRR 101.1 radio in Orlando, Florida and talked about an incident from a few years ago when he got in trouble in Brazil. At the show, Jericho kicked a Brazilian flag, which is a felony in the country. He was arrested with the Brazilian army wanting to put him into a jail in the jungle. McMahon was furious but managed to get Jericho out of the country anyway. Here’s the story, with transcription courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:
“About six, seven years ago I kicked a flag in Brazil which is a felony, which no one told us beforehand. Like, it’s really bad. Long story short, the army wanted me arrested and taken to the jungle prison. He was really mad. Very furious. He actually suspended me for it. But in the meantime he got me out of there within hours. He’s like ‘you’re getting out of there now.’ So we went straight to the airport, got on the plane and took off and went to some other country. We weren’t supposed to leave until the next day and he said ‘you’re leaving now.'”
And of course there’s a video of the incident:
Opinion: That’s what someone like McMahon is for, aside from a few other things of course. Jericho may be a major star but there are some resources that even he doesn’t have. That being said, at least he was able to get out with the help of someone with even more power than he has. If nothing else it’s a cool story and since it’s Jericho, he knows exactly how to tell it.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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