Chris Jericho Speaks Out – Zombies, WWE Losses, More


In an interview with Zap2It, Chris Jericho spoke about his love of zombies, his new web series But I’m Chris Jericho and more. Here are highlights:

On his love of The Walking Dead and zombies: “Never into the comics. I just started watching the show because of zombies. I’m a huge zombie-phile since I was a teenager. And not just, ‘Oh, I like ‘Dawn of the Dead.’ Like Lucio Fulci (‘Zombie’), Dario Argento and super crazy Giallo-type stuff. Plus I’m a big Frank Darabont fan. I never even knew it was a comic. I stopped reading comics a long time ago. Nothing against them, I just don’t have time with all the other s*** I have going on. But yeah, from the first episode until now, I’ve never missed one. To be fair, the episode that aired before ‘The Talking Dead’ (‘Indifference’) was perfect to analyze. There was so much allegory going on. When I was doing the pre-interview, I kept coming up with more shit and I was like, ‘Dude, I’m a genius.’ And afterword everybody kept saying, ‘You brought up all these great points.’ Because it was so obvious, that everyone was letting go.”

On the response to But I’m Chris Jericho: “Through the roof, man. I think, typical to anything I do, for some reason people assume it’s going to be wrestling. They should know better by now, if it’s wrestling I’m wrestling, if it’s not then it will have absolutely nothing to do with wrestling. It’s kind of a backbone for the story, but there’s no wrestling in it. People have been pleasantly surprised by how funny it is. One guy told me, ‘I didn’t think it would be so funny.’ It’s a comedy. If it wasn’t funny, I wouldn’t have done it. Pretty much, 100% an amazing response and lots of it, which is exactly what you want. You want to start off with a bang, which is why we picked ‘Sausage and Eggs’ as the first episode, with the naked dad. We wanted people, right off the bat, to be throw like, ‘What the f*** is this?’ It helped us set the tone for what the series is about, gaining a lot of fans in the process.”

On losing a lot in WWE: “Yeah, it’s kind of the way that I do things. And I think I’m real easy-going now when it comes to wrestling, which people get mad about as well. They complain that I lose all the time, which I don’t. But they think I do. It’s show business, man. Having said that, I’m not going to come back to lose every night, but if I’m going to work for Steven Spielberg and he tells me that my character in ‘Saving Private Ryan II’ dies 15 minutes into the show and I say, ‘No, I’m not going to do that.’ Well, he tells me to go away and hires somebody else to do that. If I’m going to go back and work for WWE for two months, I have to do what the boss says.”

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