Cool insight into WWE’s strange tradition

VideoImageUFC: The UFC announced former Heavyweight Champion and WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar is returning to the Octagon – and now his opponent is official. It’s none other than Aussie Heavyweight Mark ‘The Super Samoan’ Hunt.

All was revealed on Chris Jericho’s (right) podcast.Former WWE head writer Brian Gewirtz joined Chris Jericho’s podcast Talk Is Jericho and told an amazing story about the time he was put on trial in Wrestlers’ Court during the Attitude Era. Gewirtz was close with The Rock (and now works for The Rock’s Seven Bucks Production), Edge and Christian — but some WWE stars felt that Gewirtz was giving Edge and Christian an unfair amount of screen-time, and the trio was forced to appear before The Undertaker following WrestleMania X-Seven.Via Talk Is Jericho:Jericho: At the time, if somebody had done some sort of heinous crime … you would have to sit in front of the whole company and basically get a trial.Gewirtz: As a kid, I liked the Flash, that was my guy, and Edge was doing a signing somewhere and someone gave him a Flash (figurine). At the time there was a death in his extended family and he had to leave the show. He was like, ‘Hey man, I was going to give you this later, but someone gave me this thing at a signing, it’s a flash figurine, why don’t you take it?’ And I think Bob Holly oversaw that.Edge during his prime.Source:News LimitedIt was the day after WrestleMania 17, after Rock left, so my biggest advocate was gone. I was told, ‘You, Edge and Christian are going to Wrestlers’ Court. I (didn’t) know what it was. I expected Vince (McMahon) to be like, ‘You don’t have to go to that’ and he says, ‘Good luck, pal!’And here’s how stupid I am. I don’t remember who I talked to, maybe it was Stephanie (McMahon). I assumed it was like a tribunal, of sorts, so they’re like, ‘Bring beer and pizza. You’re going to want to appease the people judging you.’Jericho: I don’t know if he was for your one, but Undertaker was always the judge … if you were sentenced, you would have to pay him with alcohol.Gewirtz: Yes, he was, he was there too. This was just to appease the court, so I found a six-pack and a single box of pizza.

Jericho: One six-pack?Gewirtz: One six-pack, one box of pizza, plain. And I kind of just sauntered in, thinking there would be five people in, and it’s every single worker, wrestler, referee, diva, agent … if catering was there I wouldn’t be surprised. Literally every single person in the company was in there, and the three of us went on trial.Jericho: So what were you accused of?The Undertaker would…

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