Chris Jericho was recently a guest on the “Busted Open” show on SiriusXM satellite radio recently where he talked in depth about being a free agent in wrestling right now.
Jercho, who currently holds the IWGP Intercontinental Championship with New Japan Pro Wrestling, said he’s considering doing more things in the United States after his recent surprise appearance at the ALL IN event in Chicago.
Transcript courtesy of WrestlingInc.
“I’m really kind of enjoying this free agency and realizing why do I have to just keep it in Japan? What if I do want to do more stuff in the States? I’m not really worrying about what anybody thinks. At this point in time, I think for the first time in my career in 28 years, I’m kind of completely in control and it’s fun, ya know? I really enjoy not having to run my ideas that I know are gonna work through a committee of two or three people, or having to wait three hours in front of a door to go pitch it to one guy and hope that he likes it. At this point in time, we’re all pros and we know what works and what doesn’t work and if we’re not sure we can ask other guys and kind of work together.”
Jericho also went on to say he’s enjoying not having to work for Vince McMahon right now following his last appearance at the Greatest Royal Rumble event.
“In WWE, when you work there, once again, you gotta go with whatever it is that he wants to go with. That’s fine. When you work for Vince that’s just the way it is, but it’s fun to not work for Vince right now and have some of these other ideas you can kind of explore.”