Chris Jericho recently spoke with Sports Illustrated about his status for WrestleMania 34, his upcoming match with Kenny Omega at NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 event next month and more.
While we almost certainly haven’t seen the last of him in a WWE ring, Chris Jericho gave a hard sell for the upcoming NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 pay-per-view as the premiere opportunity to see him wrestle in 2018.
Chris Jericho‘s metal band Fozzy recently announced their Spring 2018 tour dates and they have a show scheduled for Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on Sunday, April 8th (WrestleMania Sunday). It’s the strongest indication yet that Jericho won’t be competing at the show.
Here are the highlights of what Jericho told Justin Barrasso of SI about:
If he will appear at WrestleMania 34:
“If you want to see Chris Jericho wrestle, the Tokyo Dome is where you’re going to see me. If you watch one show this year, that’s the one to watch.”
“I could go back to the WWE, I love working for Vince McMahon,” said Jericho. “But if I showed up tomorrow, as of right now, I am not slotted for the main event of WrestleMania. I am in the main event at Wrestle Kingdom.”
His match being billed as a double main event and Naito:
“I’m not the one calling this a double main event, it’s New Japan calling it that–and they’ve already sold more tickets this year, with three weeks before the show, than last year. I’d say it’s a smart move to bring Chris Jericho in and a smart move to make Alpha-Omega a double main event. If Naito doesn’t like that, then tough luck. That’s pro wrestling.
Naito, don’t worry about what I’m doing, just worry about what you’re doing,” offered Jericho. “You’re going on last, but just because you’re last doesn’t make you the main event. See WrestleMania 18 if you want to know more about that. I don’t give a sh– who’s on last. If Naito is pissed off at me, then go out and prove it. It makes me want to work harder. Worldwide, and I’m just telling the facts, Alpha-Omega is the main event.”