Antique WWE pro wrestler Chris Jericho, who has been dancing around in spandex since Y2K was a thing, donned his heel persona on April 27, challenging Carrie Underwood to a $10,000 bet on the outcome of the NHL playoff series that’s pitting the Nashville Predators vs. the Winnipeg Jets.
Jericho, a Jets superfan, initially made the challenge on the Mackling & Megarry radio show, per Global News, and followed it up with Instagram and Twitter posts.
“If you’re going to be touting the Nashville Predators, you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into,” said Jericho on the show. “This is Winnipeg. We are Winnipeg.”
Jericho also mentioned that Carrie’s husband, Mike Fisher, was a “fourth line bench warmer” for the Preds.
Jericho’s father, Ted Irvine, is a Winnipeg native and played more than 700 games in the NHL. Jericho said he would donate his winnings to JDRF in support of diabetes research.
Currently, the Preds and Jets are tied 1-1 in the series.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) April 30, 2018
There has been no response from Carrie’s camp regarding the bet—and don’t hold your breath for one.
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