Chris Jericho has spoken about roughing up Michael Cole, after the announcer called a promo the worst segment in Raw history, in an interview with Stu Bennett.
Speaking to the former Wade Barrett on his podcast, Jericho recalled the segment where he and Barrett showed a clip of Barrett's first movie, Dead Man Down.
He said: "It was a Highlight Reel that led to a match. And it was, what was that guy's name, Brad Roberts or McGillicutty or whatever his name was?... Brad Maddox! And it was me, and [Barrett], and [The] Miz, and Brad Maddox in some kind of promo... This promo just ran off the rails and I just remember it was really bad."
"I remember Vince was like, 'oh, that promo was terrible.' And I was like, 'it was bad. It was poorly written and it was just s**t.' But I found out afterward that Michael Cole, on instructions from Vince, called it 'the worst segment in RAW history."
Jericho also spoke about how he attacked Cole during a match the next night on SmackDown.
"I was just looking at Cole and I ran over. And I ripped the top of the [table] off and slammed the desk, 'you f--king asshole!' He was like, 'what are you talking about?' I said, 'you motherf**ker!' I roughed him up a bit. I lost my mind," he said.
"Vince knows why. I go, 'why would you say it's the worst segment in RAW history?' And he said, 'well, it was pretty bad.' I said, 'Vince, of all the s**t you've had on this show and of all the stuff I've done for this show, you're going to call it the worst segment in RAW history?' And he goes, 'well, maybe I overreacted.' I go, 'you're damn right you overreacted
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