Jericho talks to Wrestling 101 about the possibility of seeing CM Punk wrestle again.
That is something you will have to ask CM Punk, I haven’t spoken to him about it. I do know in 2005 I was very burned out from wrestling and I left for two and a halfyears. If Punk does come back it might take a while because when you’re burned out you’re done, like I said it took me two and half years before I decided I wanted to come back.
Jericho is a guest on the Sam Roberts wrestling podcast to discuss his relationship with CM Punk and Punk not talking to a lot of former friends in the WWE.
Punk and I were pretty tight and I haven’t heard from him since then. I’m not surprised that he left, but I’m surprised that he stopped talking to everybody, stopped talking to me, because we talked about a lot of stuff beyond wrestling. And that kind of surprised me more than anything, he just detached himself. From what I understand, I’m not the only one, that he pretty much of detached himself from a lot of people who thought they were his friends, but that was him. Maybe he’ll come back and maybe he won’t. In 2005 I did the same, I left and couldn’t take it. I came back and was able to be way better than I ever was.
Jericho talks to WWE.com about Fozzy’s new album and their popularity in the UK.
Yeah, they really love us here. For some reason the UK has always supported Fozzy and its a great territory and a great Jericho territory. Whether its coming here with the WWE or coming here with Fozzy, I love the UK.
Jericho talks to the Miami Herald about his latest book and resentment from younger stars toward part time wrestlers.
There shouldn’t be (resentment), because I can come back there and outwork any one of those guys on the roster. When I come back though, I come back to work as many shows as I can. I don’t just come back for TV and pay-per-view. I work with everybody and have great matches. So I don’t think anybody has any issues with Jericho coming back. I think they are actually looking forward to it. If I was coming back and couldn’t do my job, then I would absolutely see why they don’t want me there.
Jericho talks to Sportingnews.com about his latest autobiography and why it will appeal to current WWE fans.
This is the first of the books that I’ve done where most of my fans can almost follow along with the bouncing ball because they were there when it happens. They can kind of go back and relive their own experiences of reading these things or and being to go I remember when that happened, I remember when I saw that. It’s the first time that’s happened so I think a lot of people are really able to put this into their own experience because it’s only from the last six, seven years that these stories have been written, even up to the return at the Royal Rumble last year where the book ends. Whether you know all of the stories or some to them, you can relate to your own personal experiences as well.
Jericho talks to CBS DC about when he will return for another run in the WWE.
Over the last four of five years my schedules and dates surround Fozzy, and WWE has kind of been not as much of a priority. I still love doing it, but I realize it’s not something I’m going to be doing forever. I realized that years ago. To go back for the European shows, Roman Reigns got hurt, there was some injuries and I always enjoy working overseas. So, it’s kind of just a quick little run. Other than that I don’t know. When this Fozzy tour ends, whenever that may be, if I have time available and the WWE has something interesting for me to do.
Jericho talks to Between the Ropes about his most recent WWE run and feuds.
The Bray Wyatt cage match in Baltimore and then the Randy Orton – Night of Champions match in Nashville I thought were two…whatever a five star match is. Two really really really good matches that I would put on my list of all-time favorites. And that was good to know because as the years go by, I feel just as good as I ever did.
Jericho talks to Busted Open Radio about fans buying into professional wrestling in the modern age.
Well, it is different. After Michaels there was the Mysterio angle. That is what I pitched to Vince to work around Rey’s mask. Vince said ‘they don’t care about the mask’, and I said ‘of course they do that is why they buy it.’ We had this guy wear a mask and never explained what it means too him. I want his mask. Vince said ‘Why do you want his mask’? I said because I am a bully. I want his milk money. I don’t want any milk. I am going to take it and throw it into the lake. Then Vince loved it. Then with the CM Punk feud in 2012 my thing I wanted to take it to this next level I wanted to tattoo him. Vince loved it and then was kind of talked out of it.
Jericho talks to Newsday.com about his feud with Shawn Michaels in 2008.
Wow, what a story,” Jericho said. “Every week there was something new and monumental and cool. We had perfect chemistry, Shawn and I. And the storyline was off the charts, especially after SummerSlam (when Jericho accidentally punched Michaels’ wife in an angle). She really got punched. He and I were mortified about what happened, but in retrospect, it just took that angle to a completely different world. It was something you can’t plan… Obviously, it was the last thing either one of us wanted to happen. But she was OK, and we realized, that’s the best thing that could have happened.
Jericho sits down with Alex Kidman to discuss WWE, critics and his current run with the company.
I do what the boss tells me to do. In this timeframe I wasn’t going to come back unless it was something that interested me to do, and the Bray Wyatt thing was something that i pitched months ago and they finally came through and said ‘we want you to do something with Wyatt’, and that’s how that went down.
Jericho talks to the AMH Network about his use of social media to reach out to fans.
It’s just the best way of promotion, Twitter and Facebook. I remember having a website back in 1997 when no one did because I got it right away how important it is to communicate with people around the world. Also to get the instant feedback, when you do something you can vibe it right away. Did people like it? Did they not like it? This is now the new wave of promoting whatever you’re doing and all of your projects.
Heyman sits down with Jericho to discuss CM Punk leaving WWE.
He was unhappy. He had enough. He couldn’t take it anymore. A year before he walked these was daily conversations of, ‘I don’t think I’m going to be able to take this. I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be here. I don’t know how much longer it’s going to be before I just decide to go home.’ I’m surprised it lasted that long.
Jericho talks to Shining Wizards about working in WWE and with Fozzy, and his favorite match of all time.
The favorite match that I’ve seen was Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker part one at WrestleMania. I think that’s the best match I’ve ever seen in my life.
Jericho talks to Digital Spy about Sting, CM Punk and Paul Heyman in WWE.
Personally I don’t really have any opinions either way. If he (Sting) comes to the WWE, good for him, it’s great. I saw him a couple of times in TNA and you know pretty much what he can do at this point in time. He is a legend and to have him come to the WWE for the first time would be great, but after a week or two what’s he going to do there?
Jericho speaks to SpaceshipNews.com about working non-stop and having a crazy schedule.
The one thing is when I’m home, I try and stay home and not work as much. Being on the road, it’s definitely more work-time in that case, but I really dig being on the road. I dig being busy and I dig creating. In this day and age it’s more about the brand rather than a certain thing. Whether it’s Chris Jericho’s in Fozzy or he’s a wrestler or he’s an author, he has a podcast – everything kind of falls into the Chris Jericho umbrella and that’s where you want to keep it, so I like being busy.
Jericho talks to Busted Open Radio about Shawn Michaels ever wrestling again and Big Show.
Honestly knowing Shawn (Michaels), I don’t think so. That’s my opinion. He could but you look at the way he went out, in one of the greatest matches of all time at WrestleMania in the main event with this huge reception. The performer of Shawn Michaels caliber and his ego, and I say that in a good way because we all have egos, he is not going to come back for anything for less than that.
Jericho talks to Maxim about his favorite opponent and stars in WWE today.
Wrestling is all about new talent and new turnaround of the stars. I could be the main event guy there for 20 years, but there’s going to have to be other guys that come into that picture or else it’s pretty boring and business will go really bad. There’s only so much Jericho or so much HHH or so much Rock people can take. So you try different guys – some of them are bigger and don’t really have the talent, they have more of the look.
Jericho talks about his participation in the web series Jon Davis Gets A Sex Robot:
It actually all came about through Eli Roth, who introduced me to Jon Davis, who I hung out with a few times – he was a screenwriter in Hollywood, one of those guys that’s always been around doing stuff for years. He was hooked up with somebody that was involved with Justin Lin’s new YouTube Channel, YOMYOMF – which stands for You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, which must be some kind of a Bruce Lee thing.
Jericho talks about how his WWE career influences his acting career:
I would love to do more acting. Obviously when you work in the WWE as a wrestler you act and I’ve played a character for years. I enjoy that and love playing a part or character, so that is the one thing I would like to do more of for sure. I haven’t wrestled in the WWE since September, so I have a lot more time to do some of these things that I’ve always wanted to do and I think that acting is next on my list of something I want to get more experience in.