Winnipeg wrestler challenges country star to $10K Jets vs. Predators bet

Winnipeg wrestler Chris Jericho has challenged country music singer Carrie Underwood to a $10,000 bet based on the outcome of the Winnipeg Jets/Nashville Predators series. Instagram @chrisjerichofozzy

A Winnipeg wrestling legend has challenged a country music star — not a wrestling match, but a bet involving his hometown Winnipeg Jets.

Chris Jericho was on 680 CJOB’s Mackling & Megarry Friday and called out Carrie Underwood, the Grammy award-winning country singer and wife of Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher.

The challenge? A $10,000 bet based on the outcome of the Winnipeg Jets-Nashville Predators second-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.

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“If she’s a proud Nashville Predators fan, half as much as she claims to be, she’ll have no problem doing a friendly wager,” Jericho said.

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“If you’re going to be touting the Nashville Predators, you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into. This is Winnipeg. We are Winnipeg.”

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Jericho is proposing the wager to be all in the name of charity, with the winnings to go to each celebrity’s charity of choice.

He shared the following image on Instagram:

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The wrestler said he would donate his winnings to the JDRF in support of Type 1 diabetes.

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There has been no response from Underwood as of yet, but Jericho says if she responds and decides to up the stakes, he’s ready.

Related: Nashville Predators fans taunt Jets fans on Twitter

Game 1 of the series goes Friday night in Nashville at 7 p.m. CT.

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