One of Chris Jericho’s latest media rounds for his latest autobiography, titled “The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea,” featured “Y2J” talking with Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald. Jericho discussed a number of topics in regards to his book with Fishman, while also intertwining it with talk about the current WWE product.
Jericho talked about the differences in this autobiography, his third, as compared to his first two:
“You have a lot of down time sitting around and not doing anything. When you’re on the road, it really gives you the time you need to concentrate and work on the book. Especially with remembering stuff, this book was more recent. I’m writing it in the summer of 2013. So it’s something that’s very fresh in your mind compared to book two and especially book one where it’s 10, 15, 20 years ago.”
“This one had more of a backup plan, you could say, because a lot of these things I can go online and check out some of the stories. The Jericho and [Shawn] Michaels feud, I remember a lot of it, but when I Googled Jericho-Michaels feud there was some great pieces and timelines of the stuff we had done. You can actually go through it and say, ‘Oh, I forgot about that.’ It was really different because I didn’t have that for book two or book one.”
Jericho, who could very well be returning to WWE this November, hit on his latest run in the company and his feud 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.”
The first WWE Undisputed Champion was asked about any possible backstage resentment for his role as a “part-timer:”
“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.”
Be sure to read the entire interview with Jericho and Fishman, here. In the interview, Jericho also reveals who he would like to see portray him in a movie.
Solid interview with Jericho. I wonder if Jericho will indeed be returning in the coming weeks, possibly getting involved in the Team Cena vs. Team Authority bout at “Survivor Series.”