WWE legend Chris Jericho hasn’t wrestled on WWE television in several months, and the last time WWE fans saw him appear on WWE television as the guest host for Monday Night RAW, he was taken out by the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Since then, Jericho has sporadically wrestled at WWE live events, and he even calls himself the “anti-Brock Lesnar” due to the fact that for now, he’s only interested in performing at WWE live events.
Jericho has made his band, Fozzy, his first priority over the last couple of years, and he will only return to WWE television if WWE creative comes up with a good idea for him. The last big angle Jericho was involved in lead to him losing to Randy Orton at this past September’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. Before his short program with Orton, he had a three match program with Bray Wyatt.
In an interview with a U.K. music blog — Get Your Rock Out— Jericho talked about the WWE fans who are constantly asking him if he’ll return to WWE for a farewell tour before he retires for good, and Jericho said that he doesn’t really plan on having a farewell tour, and that if he never wrestles again, he’ll be happy.
“I’ve been very smart over the last ten years in building the Chris Jericho brand, and wrestling is a part of what I do, but it’s not by far the biggest thing of what I do by any shape or form. And sometimes that confuses some of my fans, but I really don’t care.
If I never wrestle another match again, I’m happy with it. I’ve done all that I ever wanted to do and more. I still like going back from time to time, because it’s fun. But when other things come up, things that I’ve been working on for a long period of time, they start paying off, well, then you’ve gotta be there and spend that time on that as well.”
Jericho has done a pretty good job of keeping his returns to WWE a secret over the last couple of years, and if he’s going to come back for another run, he’s not going to spoil it ahead of time. There were some people who were hoping that he would return to face Daniel Bryan at this year’s WrestleMania, and Jericho himself said that he would be interested in facing Bryan, but his schedule won’t allow him to do it this year. So, a Y2J vs. Daniel Bryan match could be in the works for next year’s WrestleMania in Dallas, Texas.
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