AEW has made the most out of having Chris Jericho on their roster. He is a former World Champion and can also hold his own on commentary. Jericho could picture that as a reasonable place where he transitions when his time in the ring concludes.
Chris Jericho spoke to Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media podcast where he explained that he can picture himself making a move to a commentary role for Tony Khan’s company.
“The plan was for me to be a guest commentator that week and I said, ‘instead of just doing it for the week, I’ll do it the whole time and you have me locked in.’ It worked out good. Tony Schiavone and I had great chemistry, it was a lot of fun. I enjoyed it and took a real Bobby Heenan and Jesse Ventura mindset towards it.”
“Tony Khan kind of put it in his library to keep it for later and when Rampage came up he said, ‘I want you to do commentary for Rampage.’ ‘That’s great, sure. I love it.’ It was something I would probably transition to. I have fun with it and enjoy that side of things. I like being on camera. Behind the scenes, I like giving advice and that sort of thing. Being a producer or agent or coach as we call them, I don’t know if I could do that well. I don’t know if I can really explain ideas. I like helping, but I like being on camera.”
Chris Jericho is far from finished in the ring. He also made it clear in the past that he doesn’t want a big deal made about his final match. He could transition into a commentary role in a fluid fashion so fans will still get plenty from the Million Viewer Man for years to come.
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