Chris Jericho has been touted as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have worked in the pro wrestling business and his remarkable ability to stay relevant through reinventions continue to astound fans.
While speaking to the Broken Skull Sessions, Chris Jericho was asked by WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin whether he has contemplated retiring from pro wrestling.
Jericho stated that he loves working with the talents in AEW. Le Champion added that he will only retire if Jericho ever becomes a parody of himself.
“So, here’s the thing, Steve. In 2005, I thought I was done – 15 years ago. In 2015 I just worked house shows; I was the only guy that just worked house shows – no TV. Came back. In 2018, I thought I was done; in 2020. I still feel good. I still can have the best match of the show at any point in time, at any night. The last pay-per-view we had in AEW, Young Bucks vs Jericho and MJF, people said it was the best match on the show. As long as I don’t feel like I’m a parody of myself – and this is what you always said, ‘I’m never coming back.’ If you’re not Stone Cold Steve Austin, the way Stone Cold Steve Austin wants to be, the moment I feel I can’t do that, I’ll be gone. But, right now, I’m in such a great place with all these amazing people and great talent. It’s fun. Maybe a year, two years, maybe I’ll explode in a puff of dust in a week.”
Chris Jericho will continue to do what he wants and will only hang up his boots at a time Y2J feels like it. Until then, fans will get to see Jericho perform to the best of his ability in AEW.