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WWE News: Chris Jericho discusses the possibility of retirement

Simon Cotton
6.57K   //    07 Oct 2017, 19:45 IST

The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla
The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla

What’s the story?

Chris Jericho appeared on the latest edition of the Ross Report and said that he wasn’t ready to end his nearly 30-year career.

In case you didn’t know...

Jericho’s latest WWE run began in January 2016 when he announced his entry in the Royal Rumble match. Jericho formed a team with Owens later that summer and the two were considered by many to be one of the highlights of Monday Night Raw.

Their friendship came to an end during the highly praised Festival of Friendship segment where Owens attacked Jericho and threw him head first into a television monitor. This lead to the two men feuding for two months and ended with Owens winning the United States Championship and Jericho leaving the WWE.

The heart of the matter

Jim Ross asked Jericho if he was considering retirement but Y2J said that hanging up the boots weren’t in his plans. Transcriptions from Wrestling INC.

"No, I am not there; never. The last run I had in 2016 with Kevin Owens and the Festival of Friendship and all that stuff, it was one of my favorite runs, one of my top two favorite runs."

Jericho’s tour with the band FOZZY was the primary reason for his departure back in May, but Jericho said that another reason he left was his belief that he wouldn’t be able to match the storyline he had with Owens.

"I enjoyed the Kevin Owens storyline so much. Once it ended, I knew that I needed to get away for a while because I knew there was nothing that can compare to that. It's good to step away and step aside for a bit, but when the time comes I am sure I will be back”

Jericho briefly returned to WWE and competed against AJ Styles and Owens for the United States Championship back in July, but failed to capture the title and has not been back since.

What’s next?

Jericho’s next big project is taking professional wrestling from Miami to the Bahamas by boat in his Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea Tour.


The cruise will take place in October 2018 and will feature a multitude of events including a Ring of Honor tournament, appearances from wrestling legends, live music performances, and more.

Author’s take

Jericho continues to be a consistent source of entertainment in the professional wrestling world and hearing that he doesn’t plan on retiring just yet means we can expect more good wrestling and comedic gold in the WWE’s future.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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