WWE/NJPW News: Chris Jericho talks about his work schedule with both NJPW and WWE
What’s the story?
In case you didn’t know…
Former six-time WWE World Champion Chris Jericho has been recently seen working for both the WWE and top Japanese wrestling promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling, for whom Jericho recently competed in a five-star classic against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12.
Meanwhile, on the other hand, Jericho was also seen making an appearance for the WWE back at Raw’s 25th Anniversary episode, where “Y2J” was involved in a hilarious backstage interaction with Elias.
The heart of the matter
During his conversation with Milwaukee Mag, Chris Jericho gave an insight on his light work schedule with both NJPW and WWE as “The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla” claimed that his current association in the Pro Wrestling industry isn’t something that involves a vast amount of money.
Additionally, Jericho said that he is currently being able to enjoy all sorts of different projects in the Pro Wrestling business and is trying to make sure that all his fans can continue to get the maximum amount of excitement out of Jericho’s attachment with the business, as he keeps on taking up new challenges for himself.
“I don’t do things for money anymore. I do it because I like to do it. It’s a good place, man, to do whatever I want to do and to enjoy all these different projects and make sure that fans can continue to get a lot of excitement out of what I do. It’s very important for me to make sure people can never pin down what Jericho is going to do next.”
There is currently no further update on a potential return to the WWE for Chris Jericho, however, there is still a pretty solid chance that we might witness “Y2J” make his grand return to New Japan Pro Wrestling and finally challenge Tetsuya Naito to a one-on-one match.
Seeing Jericho compete in both NJPW and WWE at the same time is really exciting and interesting and personally, I hope we get to witness a match between “Y2J” and Naito later this year at NJPW’s Dominion pay-per-view.