“I had to turn and walk backwards and cheat the camera. […] I didn’t want anyone to see that the whole right side of my jacket had gone out…this was literally two minutes before I had to go to the ring. I was furious. I could have given a crap about the match, all I cared about was my stupid jacket.”
- Chris Jericho, on his mindset as the right side of his light-up jacket malfunctioned moments prior to his WWE Championship match with CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVIII.
Honestly, I love it, that’s why,” Calaway said. “I’ve got 26 years in the business and all these injuries, but WrestleMania has become so huge, it’s just hard to walk away from it. I want the audience leaving the stadium going ‘Wow!’ It’s a responsibility I have being a top dog in this business. The crowd will let me know when it’s time to leave. They haven’t yet. If I didn’t perform at WrestleMania, in some strange weird way, I’d feel like I was letting Vince McMahon down.