Chris Jericho talks return to wrestling, or if
Thursday, 12 May 2011 10:51
Chris Jericho says he may never return to the WWE.
Chris Jericho recently sat down with Duane Doogan & Luke Barry from The
Wrestling Voice (available now on iTunes and WrestlingVoice.net), he
spoke about his time on Dancing with the Stars, playing the Sonnisphere
Festival in the UK with Fozzy, the blacklisting of the word 'wrestling'
within the WWE, and whether or not he see's himself returning and more.
Here are some of the highlights…
The support he received from the WWE during Dancing with the stars.
"I don't see why they wouldn't want to support it 100%, you have an
audience of 23 million every week and hearing the words WWE every single
week and seeing one of their guys performing on a whole different level
and wowing people and breaking the stereotypes of what a wrestler is and
what a wrestler does, but some of it was a no brainer for them."
On performing under his real name, Chris Irvine.
"I was dancing for my Mom and that week was a very open and raw
performance, and it was the producers idea to have me dance as Chris
Irvine, which was a cool experience, it was a very moving performing and
On WWE blacklisting the word 'wrestling' from it's product.
"As long as there is a ring nag guys in spandex throwing each other
around it's gonna be wrestling, you can call it what you want but if it
looks like a duck, sounds like a duck and moves like a it's a duck, it's
always gonna be wrestling."
On whether he'll return to the WWE.
"Everybody asks, 'when are you coming back?' and I don't know if I'll
ever come back, I have no plans of it… I still love the WWE, I love
watching it, but I don't know if I'll ever come back."
Other topics discussed include, hosting the Golden God awards, the next
Fozzy record, Edge's retirement, Zack Ryder and his latest book.
Links to hear the podcast