BLOG: Showstopper Spillings: When Y2J Met HBK

After a short absence Showstopper Spillings makes a triumphant return, unfortunately the series author Scott has recently had a rough patch hence the short hiatus. I won’t go into details but on behalf of all the site I would like to send him all of our thoughts and prayers!

Scott has also been busy and was lucky enough to see “The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla” Chris Jericho, and as always Scott managed to sit down with Chris and get the low down on the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels.

After attending a night with Chris Jericho, I just had to ask Chris about HBK. Knowing the influence Shawn has had on Chris career, I knew Y2J was a major HBK mark.

I asked Chris when was the first time he met HBK, and he said, ‘’Oh, Shawn, I met him in January 1998 in a hotel in Atlanta’’. Chris told me that HBK was in town to promote some WWE/F event and it was a few weeks before the Rumble.

I actually said to Chris, oh that was just before the back injury and he knew straight away what I meant, and said ‘’yeah, right before’’.

Who would think that in 2008 some 10 years after this quick meeting in a hotel in Atlanta, Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho would have one of the best feuds in wrestling history?

Having met HBK myself, your first time is always the one you remember and even now, in 2014 I could see Chris was still fond of that first meeting with HBK in 1998.

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