The Star Bulletin has an interview up with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho. Here are the highlights.
If he prefers to be a babyface or heel in wrestling:
“It’s a lot more fun to be a bad guy than a good guy. It’s also a lot easier to make people hate you instead of making them like you. But, having said that, it’s also hard to make them stay hating you. It’s an art form to be able to do that. Look at the greatest bad guys of all time, from Darth Vader to Hannibal Lecter to Freddy Kreuger. After a while, they become more interesting than the people they’re beating up and people start liking them. It really is an art form to become a heel that stays hated by the fans. As long as people are reacting and getting their money’s worth, it doesn’t really matter to me.”
On his role with Mickey Rourke leading into WrestleMania 25:
“No, never. It’s all part of the show. My job was to drum up interest and accept him as a good guy. I did that and it was … fun. To me, it’s all about the storyline and the buildup. When it came time for the match, I think Ricky Steamboat was the star.”
On getting a chance to wrestle Ricky Steamboat again:
“I’m looking forward to it. I don’t really look at Steamboat as a legend. He’s just a great performer and one of the best of all time. It’d be like playing hockey against Wayne Gretzky — even though he retired years ago, he’s still better than half the people on the ice nowadays. Steamboat, at 55 years old, is still better than 80 percent of our roster … (and) being from Hawaii, it’s a huge deal. It’s going to be very sentimental for him and the fans, and of course I plan to spoil it and stick it in his face and all of the fans when I end the party and annihilate him in front of everyone.”
To check out the full interview, click here.