Chris Jericho recently gave some WWE WrestleMania 35 predictions during his latest episode of Talk Is Jericho as he previewed the event. Below are some highlights with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
On Kofi Kingston possibly becoming WWE Champion:
“He’s a real likable guy, and I always had great matches with him,” Jericho began. “Always enjoyed working with, he always had a connection with the crowd. My only problem with this match is if they didn’t have to stretch it to WrestleMania and they did it a month or two months ago, which would have been—I’m not trying to say a bigger reaction, because I don’t want to be a critic. I just think that now everybody in the place knows Kofi is going to win. So, their job as performers is to do everything with false finishes and the story of the match to make people think Kofi is not going to win. … I think your winner is going to be Kofi Kingston.”
Why Brock Lesnar will retain:
“Listen man, everyone knows my history with Brock Lesnar. Don’t like him,” Jericho said “Don’t think he really tries very hard, whatever, blah, blah, blah. I love Seth Rollins, and actually you know what? Brock is good working with smaller guys, so I think this is going to be a hard-hitting match. I think Brock is going to take him to task. There’s going to be 75 suplex cities and I think the only finish that could possible go, I think Seth Rollins has to win, except for one thing.
“I feel really hard pressed to believe that Vince is going to have three World Championship change hands in three consecutive matches. I’m afraid we’re going down the same worm hole we went in last year, as to where Brock is going to sign another deal the morning of WrestleMania. Another few million bucks to stay another couple matches, or maybe he’s staying already, I don’t know. Everything tells me I want Seth Rollins to win, except for I know how the WWE and Vince McMahon books and I’m gonna say Brock is gonna win. Ah! I hate even saying that!”