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WWE News: Chris Jericho probably wouldn't turn up for his own WWE Hall of Fame induction

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Apparently, Y2J doesn't need the WWE Hall of Fame

What's the story

Many people consider Chris Jericho a shoo-in for the WWE Hall Of Fame. WWE's first-ever Undisputed Champion recently spoke to Aesthetic Magazine and revealed that he wouldn't be overly enthusiastic about appearing for his own WWE Hall of Fame induction.

In case you didn't know...

There aren't many people in professional wrestling who possess a resume or longevity like Chris Jericho. At 46-years-old, Y2J still claims that we will add to his already legendary accomplishments.

Even though he might be taking a little break from WWE right now, it's pretty obvious he'll be back sooner or later if his previous track record is any indication.

The heart of the matter

While speaking to Aesthetic Magazine the nine-time Intercontinental Champion opened up about how he sees the twilight of his career once the time comes to consider a retirement from in-ring competition. He stated:

“I don’t think about stuff like that. If it happens, I probably wouldn’t show up. I don’t like these big pomp and circumstance things like retirement matches, and everybody kissing your ass telling you how great you are because I know how great I am, so I don’t need people telling me that. So, depending on what mood I’m in, I’ve always been the anti-star for that kind of thing anyways. But yeah, I’ll leave that to somebody else, but not me. I’ll show up, maybe, depends on how I feel."

What's next?

I'm not saying WWE won't create a spectacle around Chris Jericho's retirement as they would likely have him headline a future Hall Of Fame ceremony.

But if Chris Jericho has anything to say about it, he would simply prefer to sail off into the sunset, leaving his in-ring legacy as an incredible reminder of all he's done without the capper of any type of congratulatory onslaught.

Author's take

Maybe Chris Jericho is being humble although it's hard to imagine Y2J ever being modest about his achievements. It would still be plausible for WWE to print up a slew of "Thank you, Jericho" t-shirts once Y2J wrestles his last match because they're within their right to do so.

However, one thing is for certain: Chris Jericho is more than capable of delivering a compelling Hall of Fame speech.

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