Chris Jericho’s WWE return is apparently not the highest priority at the moment. In fact, he has gone so far as to say that he considers his rock music career more important than winning the WWE Heavyweight Championship belt.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, it’s rumored that we may see Daniel Bryan VS Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam 2014 in order to start the fight for the WWE Heavyweight Championship belt later in the fall.
Ever since leaving the WWE, Chris Jericho has kept busy with podcasting, reality TV shows, and making his own rock music. He’s even performed with the metal group Fozzy and he’s heading to London’s Leicester Square Theatre in London on June 12 and June 15. Because of this busy schedule Jericho claims he’s in no rush to get back into the ring:
“No time soon, I left last July and I’ve been working pretty much non-stop since then between Fozzy tours and doing the new Fozzy record and writing another book and doing my podcasts and a web series. There are a lot of projects in the Chris Jericho pantheon as always. That’s not to say that I won’t go back but I have no plans as of right now, just because I have so much other stuff going on that I’m enjoying.”
Chris says “there’s no controversy or animosity” holding him back from the WWE but he simply is looking for the best timing. He keeps the WWE at arms length, maintaining his relationship with them as business only instead of making it personal. But he admits if he’s ever admitted into the WWE Hall Of Fame that he might “pull a Sex Pistols or an Axl Rose and refuse to show up.” In fact, he does not even care if he ever wrestles in the WWE ever again:
“You know if I never wrestle again it won’t bother me, I don’t want the big send-off – I don’t want the big farewell match where I’m in the ring crying in front of 70,000 fans because I’m such a hero and my career is done, I don’t look at it that way. My career continues to move forward. One day much to my fans’ chagrin I won’t be wrestling anymore but I’ll playing rock ‘n’ roll in your town, or I’ll be doing a podcast and you can hear me twice a week, or I’ll be acting in some show or I’ll be doing a spoken word performance. It’s not like I’m just going to dry up and go away when I finish wrestling.”
For Chris Jericho, the WWE is only one of his childhood dreams, with the other being a rocker who’s headlining a major music festival. So at this point rock music is more important to him, but he admits that he wouldn’t turn down the chance at the WWE Heavyweight Championship belt if it was offered to him:
“But look I’ve been WWE Champion six times so you ask which one I choose then it would be headline Download because I haven’t done that before. But why not say do both? That’s always been my attitude, my answer I want to be the world champion and headline Download.”
Are you looking forward to Chris Jericho’s WWE return? Or would you rather see what he can do in the world of music?