As noted, Chris Jericho recently spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard, and below are some interview highlights.
On fans criticizing part-timers like The Rock and Brock Lesnar in WWE:
“That’s like when people bi— and complain when Brock Lesnar and The Rock wrestle at WrestleMania, saying, ‘These part-timers come to steal our spots,’” said Jericho. “Part-timers, full-timers, single-timers, whatever the f— you want to call it, they’re money-makers.”
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On his Wrestle Kingdom 12 match:
“It has an organic feel to it,” said Jericho. “After 27 years of doing this, I know that you have to follow the path of the match. The last time I had a match like this was against Shawn Michaels in 2008 with our unsanctioned match. This has the same feel to it. It’s the two best in the world, but it is going to be intense, angry, and violent.”
On his future in NJPW:
“After 17 years of saying I would wrestle for no one other than Vince McMahon, I changed my mind,” said Jericho. “The match was huge from the moment it was announced.
“Will I work more for New Japan? Possibly. But for right now, the only match booked for Chris Jericho in all of 2018 is at the Tokyo Dome on Jan. 4, Alpha versus Omega. You don’t want to miss it.”