With his new career focus being his band Fozzy, Chris Jericho’s WWE runs over the last couple of years have only lasted a couple of months. But, according to “Y2J” himself, his current WWE run may last until next year.
On Wednesday, Jericho spoke with the International Business Times to talk about Fozzy, his current WWE run, and how long he thinks it will last.
Jericho said that he and his fellow band members decided to not do anything with the group in 2016 and that they’re planning on releasing a new record in 2017. So, with his band on the shelf for the rest of this year, Jericho may be around a lot longer than most expect him to be.
“Fozzy, we made a concerted idea to not do anything in 2016. We’re gonna do a new record, it’ll be released early 2017, then it’s full-time back in Fozzy. Until then, I’m having so much fun in the WWE. I plan to continue for the next who knows how long it is. I’d never say, but suffice it to say it’s going to be for a little while longer for sure.”
Jericho has been a big part of WWE all year, and he’ll probably be a huge part of the WWE draft in a couple of weeks. As for where he’ll go, well, only a few people know that and as of right now, the only guarantees are that Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will end up on Raw, while AJ Styles and John Cena will end up on SmackDown.
Expect Jericho to be a huge part of whichever roster he ends up on, and, who knows? Maybe another World Championship run is in store for “Y2J.”
Fans have been extremely critical of Jericho throughout his current WWE run, mostly because he ended up defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 32 in a match that most thought that Styles should’ve won. But, Jericho’s win at WrestleMania was clearly a setup for Styles to defeat him the very next night to become the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Currently, Jericho isn’t involved in any major feud, but that’ll probably change next Monday night as he’ll probably begin a program with someone like Cesaro, or maybe even Neville, who is ready to return from injury.
Neville was injured doing a baseball slide during a match with Chris Jericho on Raw several months ago, and when Jericho tried to end the match, referee Charles Robinson didn’t realize that Neville was hurt and decided to continue the match, which led to “Y2J” shoving him and using a ton of expletives.
It has been reported that Neville is scheduled to return at some point this month, and based on how his last match ended, the most logical thing for him to do when he returns is feud with Chris Jericho. So, we may end up getting Jericho vs. Neville at WWE Battleground on July 24 in Washington DC.
As for what’s next for Jericho after that, well, he has said in the past that he’d love to work with both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, so if he ends up on Raw, we could see “Y2J” feud with both of those men. But, regardless of who he works with in the coming months, expect to see Chris Jericho on WWE television until this year ends, and he may even stick around until after WrestleMania 33 next year.
Jericho has decided to not wrestle at WrestleMania in the past, so if he decides to stick around for next year’s event, it’ll be because WWE has something good for him to do. But, if he leaves prior to the event, it’ll mean that he didn’t like what WWE had to offer him.
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