Chris Jericho comments on his status with WWE Submitted by Aaron Rift on 11/13/2017 at 09:42 AM
Chris Jericho recently appeared on Busted Open Radio and here are a few highlights...
On his NJPW match making his WWE return better: ďI like doing stuff thatís never really been done. I think Iím in a very unique position in the WWE where I have a great relationship with the company, one guy [specifically], where normal rules might not apply. But I also do it with respect and with relevance to what theyíre doing and realize that WWE is still my company, itís still my home, but Iím not handcuffed to WWE. If I want to go to New Japan to work a main event at the Tokyo Dome or put on my own cruise and work in tandem with Ring Of Honor, thatís OK, because guess what? At the end of the day, when I go back to the WWE it makes me that much bigger of a star.Ē
On challenging top names from other promotions: ďIím not saying itís a Brock Lesnar-type thing, but it is very much a mercenary-type thing. Itís an old-school, something that you would see (Hulk) Hogan or (Ric) Flair or (Nick) Bockwinkel or somebody do back in the 80ís when they would do a big shot in Japan just because it meant somethingÖIím not a world champion, but itís a big deal for Jericho to go there and I love that sort of intrigue and I think certain guys in the WWE appreciate that as well in the office because it makes for a better business. The good thing about New Japan and even Ring Of Honor to an extent is showing that WWE is not the only place in town, and I think the first people that would be happy about that are the guys that are running the WWE because it just makes for a better business, for a healthier business. And not just for the boys but for the fans. It pushes everybody to think more and to be more clever and creative and to work harder.Ē