Chris Jericho: ‘I’m Done As A Full-Time Wrestler’


Chris Jericho was interviewed by Suplex Media with topics ranging from his band, the next generation of WWE stars and more. Here are highlights:

– He currently has no plans to return to WWE, as his schedule is dictated around Fozzy. He’s done as a full-time pro wrestler.

– He said his match against Fandango at Wrestlemania wasn’t his first choice, but he was asked by Vince McMahon. He said they did a great job and it set the stage for the reaction Fandango got the next night on RAW. He added that now that the “fad” has died down, Fandango will have to work harder to get the audience’s respect, similar to how Jericho came in as a huge deal in 1999 and had to come down and show the world what he had.

– He said there only a few people left that have what he and his generation had.

– He said he may wrestle for another ten years or he may not. He said now is a good time to work with younger talent that is still learning, so he can teach them what he’s learned over his 22-year career. He said he’s happy doing whatever WWE offers and mentioned The Shield, Big E. Langston, Antonio Cesaro and Curtis Axel as talents he worked with. He also said that Daniel Bryan was “doing great” and WWE has a “really good mix” right now.

– He praised Triple H’s work in taking over the company and the developmental system. He said things have changed in how talent breaks into the business compared to when he did. He added he wouldn’t be the “crotchety old guy” complaining things were better in his day.

– He said in his most recent run, he wasn’t worried about wins or losses, just entertaining the audience.

– He said he was in the middle of his third book and is pitching different projects. He will have two new online shows coming soon.

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