Chris Jericho recently took part in an interview with The LAW: Live Audio Wrestling to promote Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series and his live Talk is Jericho podcast. The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla revealed details behind his current run which he says is now a “month by month thing”. Transcript courtesy of CageSideSeats.com:
“…my original plan when I came back last January was to stay until WrestleMania… four months. Then, it started going so good, I re-signed I think until July and then I re-signed until October and then I re-signed until November. Now it’s basically a month by month thing. I’ve got a certain time frame in mind but I can’t even say that because what was supposed to be four has already been ten because I am smart enough to know this.
I’ve been doing this for a long time and to have – like you said, this could be my best run, I still think my 2008 Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio, Big Show might have been better but if it was, it’s not by far. This could be the best run I’ve ever had and at 45 years old, ten years ago, you would think that was old. Now, the Stones are still killing it at 74 years old so as long as physically I can go and still basically look the part, I don’t really put any limits on age or anything like that. I can still go out there and have the best match of the show on any given night and I’m working with guys that are 10-15 years younger that don’t feel that.”
Jericho not surprisingly revealed that he is loving working with the new generation of stars such as Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and others:
“I love working with Owens and Rollins and Reigns and Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose and AJ. Those guys are re-invigorating my love for the business because I have been through a lot of generations of the business.
Also, keep this in mind, my generation of guys, as sad as it is to say this, my best friends have either passed away or retired so now I have this whole new group of guys who it starts with a little bit of hero worship, that’s great but now let’s get down to it, just start working and having some fun.
These are like my best friends on the job right now, I love hanging out with the guys, they’re all really great guys and there’s no reason for me to stop because I’m doing something for the right reason because I love doing it and that’s why I do anything at this point. Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about any financial issues, I do something because I love it.
Right now, in the WWE, I’m enjoying this run as much as I had anything in my entire career and I’m going to enjoy it as long as I can and continue to build it and continue to entertain for as long as I can in the WWE, for sure.”