Chris Jericho Interview: Resentment Towards Part-Time Wrestlers, His New Book

December 19, 2020 0 By PENTICTONLAWYERS

Chris Jericho recently spoke to Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald to promote his new book, The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea. Here are some highlights of what Jericho said about:

Writing His Third Book:

“When you do something for the first time you don’t really know what you’re doing. Then the second time it is a little easier and the third time and third book there is a little more routine. It’s becoming a skill whereas before the first one I had never written a book in my life. I didn’t know what to do or how to do it, but once you get to the third one you look back at what you did, and it’s a lot smoother a process.”

“It’s still a long process and arduous process. It takes the better part of a year to do a book. That’s the way it goes. If you want it to be good, you have to spend the time on it with the rewrites, the edits and the drafts and more drafts to make sure it is right.”

Feuding With Bray Wyatt:

“I just kind of made a deal with myself that I wouldn’t go back unless there is a focus. I made it very clear to the powers that be, and they agreed. They don’t want Chris Jericho back just to be there and not do anything. That doesn’t help them either. [Bray] is a great performer. [The Wyatt Family and former Shield members] are great performers at varying levels. WWE is very much, and rightfully so, about constantly updating and upgrading the talent.”

“You have to have a constant movement in place. I love the fact they put Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins on last [at the Hell in a Cell show]. I love the fact Wyatt interrupted them. Now it’s [John] Cena and [Randy] Orton who are slowly moving down and Ambrose, Rollins and Wyatt are slowly moving up. That’s kind of what keeps the business fresh and alive.”

Resentment Towards “Part Time” Wrestlers:

“There shouldn’t be, because I can come back there and outwork any one of those guys on the roster. When I come back though, I come back to work as many shows as I can. I don’t just come back for TV and pay-per-view. I work with everybody and have great matches. So I don’t think anybody has any issues with Jericho coming back. I think they are actually looking forward to it. If I was coming back and couldn’t do my job, then I would absolutely see why they don’t want me there.”

“Plus, I wouldn’t come back anyways, but if you can still whoop ass and do great and steal the show on any given night. I’m not saying every night, but there are certain nights that I do. It’s the same with Brock Lesnar. When he comes back, money is made. I think everybody realizes that, and if they don’t, they don’t understand what the business is all about.”

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