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Quote Chris Jericho recently spoke to SunSport in the UK. Here are some highlights:

Shawn Michaels being the greatest ever:
"The best way to put it is that Shawn IS the Hall of Fame. There's nobody that has ever been in the business that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more than Shawn Michaels. That includes Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin or anybody else. Shawn is the epitome of what the Hall of Fame is because to me he is the best performer of all time. He is not even close to anybody else.

You can debate it with me until the cows come home you can say all you want. You can give me all the facts and figures, it's not going to change my mind. I'm so excited that he is in the Hall of Fame, but it's essential that he be in there. If he wasn't it would be a waste of time."

Stories in his new book and writing about topics such as Chris Benoit:
"I talked to Vince about it and Triple H too. I had a lot of confrontations with him when I first started, but it worked out.

"I think it was one of the reasons why WWE in the early 2000s was so exciting because there were a lot of guys rubbing each other up the wrong way personally, which led to them being better professionally.

I said I was telling stories the way I remember them and it wasn't always rosy. Both of them were like, 'Well, that's life. Good for you. Go for it'. I wanted to make sure they each knew.

There were a lot of confrontations with Vince and a lot of harsh words spoken. But it was all done with love. Not to get sappy but it helped both of us understand the other better to where we have a great relationship and a lot of respect between us right now. Vince is one of my favourite people in the world."

Great words by Jericho about someone Gregory Helms said he saw cussing Jericho in canteen less than two years ago....

Nice words about Vince too. Vinnie seems the type who likes people to confront him instead of being a pussy and kissing his ass.
 
Good on HHH too for having no problem with what Jericho says in the book about him.
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Chris Jericho appeared on the Live Audio Wrestling radio show over the weekend and ripped apart TNA for the lame "3/3/11" video that aired at the end of last week's iMPACT. TNA had hyped the "most shocking moment of the year" - and delivered a weak ripoff of WWE's recent 2/21/11 videos. Here's what Jericho said about the 3/3/11 video and why its a perfect example of whats wrong with TNA:

'It drives me nuts and I'll tell you the reason why. I am the biggest fan of TNA as a concept. I want them to be huge, Vince wants them to be huge because the more competition there is, it's better for the business, it's better for the boys, it's better is for the fans. I don't understand their obsession with copying the WWE I think it's lame, I think its bush league and I don't get it, they have some of the best talent, some great idea men. Why do they do this? Why do their guys go out there and say 'When I was in the WWE I was left behind and I was held back'."

"If I was working for TNA I would project that it's the greatest wrestling company in the world because if you're not projecting it, why is anyone going to believe it? When we were in ECW it was small, I never made more than $250 a show but you would die for that company and when you came across that way, the fans came across that way and suddenly you have this underground revolution going on and it was real, it was a revolution, people believed it was the best. No one in TNA believes they are in the best company and if they don't believe it then why am I going to believe it as a fan? Why am I going to buy their product?"

"It's just so bush league, they can do better than that and the guys on top there should know better and it really makes me mad because they're wasting money and they don't have to be wasting money but I'm not burying TNA I'm saying you should be ashamed of yourself because you can do better.'"

 I knew once i saw the 3-3-11 promo it was going to be ripped into shreads! It made no sense what's so ever! TNA stands for TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION! Not " HEY LETS MAKE FUN OF ANOTHER COMPANY" because thats all they seem to do. People say it's competiton but shouldn't they try to be different instead of doing the samethings week after week thinking it's going to do better? I loved TNA! AJ styles and Daniels vs LAX was tthe greatest tag team feud ever! it was different, it was cool, it was orginal! Now it seems like they don't even want to try anymore.

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Quote Chris Jericho recently spoke with Sport.co.uk. Here are some of the highlights:

Your sharply-dressed, serious, best-in-the-world character was something we hadn�t seen for a while, but now everyone seems to be using the same gimmick.

I think, subtly, that�s how they�ve been told to represent themselves. If you look back at 2008, then no-one was doing it. There were no suits and slow talking, it was all about that very intense style. Now almost all of the heels in the WWE are doing what I did. I think it�s a testament to me. I didn�t create it completely, but at that the time no-one else was doing that. It�s a pat on the back and I�d rather be a leader than a follower, but it also tells me that when the road leads me to come back to the WWE, if and when that happens, I�ll have to come up with something completely different all over again.

If and when you return to the WWE, having achieved so much, what would your goals be?

I don�t have any goals left. If I never wrestled again, I�d be happy. But at this point, I enjoy doing it. It�s different from 2005 when I was disheartened, this time it�s because I have all of these other things going on. I�m still a big fan, I still enjoy watching and if I came back I�d like to do what I was doing for the last three years and that�s performing to the best of my abilities and ensure that I�m doing something different that the fans don�t usually see. I�ve always prided myself on that. I always have ideas and thoughts and when you�re creative you get on a roll, get these ideas and think �I could do that�.

Who are your sympathies with in the recent war of words between The Rock and John Cena?

I would not like to go face to face with The Rock in any way, unless I was a stone cold heel � no pun intended. One of the reasons Rock and I had such great chemistry is that I was a perfect foil for him, but in a babyface versus babyface war, I don�t know whether I�d want to go toe-to-toe with him in any situation like that. I don�t sympathize with John though, because I think he�ll be looking forward to the challenge. Just because I said I wouldn�t like to go toe-to-toe with him doesn�t mean to say that he wouldn�t so I�m sure John�s salivating at the chance to show what he can do and who knows, maybe he�ll surprise people and blow The Rock away. That�s part of the excitement of it and it�s going to be great. John needs to be challenged, and that�s the thing and there�s not a better challenge in the business than going up against The Rock on the mic.

The dude likes his interviews lately. He's been every bloody where.
 
See even Jericho thinks it will be a shock if Cena blows Rock away.
 
I like that he would probably try a different persona next time he's back.
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After teasing last week that he'd be returning to WWE television on Friday's SmackDown, former WWE star Chris Jericho was featured in a video package hyping his appearance on the upcoming season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars.

The WWE website has published a new interview with Jericho, which you can read here in its entirety. During the piece, Jericho said he plans to make a full-time return to WWE when he can be 100% committed to the company.

"One of the reasons Im not in WWE now is DWTS," Jericho said. "You have to be 100 percent physically and mentally devoted to one or the other. You cant do both. Im sure Ill be back. I have to return to WWE to take my persona back."

Jericho clarified what he meant by "taking his persona back" - and took a few shots at WWE champion The Miz.

"I watched Raw on Monday and felt like I was having an out of body experience. I was watching myself on live TV! Then I realized I hadnt gotten that ugly and become that bad of a wrestler and realized I was actually watching the current WWE Champion, The Miz."

The video package that aired on SmackDown featured footage of Jericho and his DWTS partner Cheryl Burke practicing for the upcoming season, which premieres on Monday night.

The only reason im even watching with DWTS is because of Jericho! He's the only person whois still considered a star on that show. Lol at joke about miz. Compared to jericho he sucks in the ring.
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Quote Chris Jericho recently spoke to IGN and talked about his future with WWE. Here are some highlights:

IGN: You had a bunch of your WWE comrades in the crowd (at DWTS) there cheering you on. That must have felt great.

Jericho: It was cool. And it's funny because at first there were going to be a lot more. For the first couple weeks there were a lot of people and then there wasn't for a while because I think when the ratings for the show came in, I think the WWE got in trouble a little bit from the USA network. Because having them be there was, in a sense, promoting the show that runs head to head with RAW. But it was nice. It was a great show of solidarity and support from my peers. And a lot of people ask "What do the wrestling fans think of this?" but there never really was anybody ball-busting me because from the very first week they felt I could do this. I almost kind of got too good too early. I think, like, my second week Quickstep � had I done that in week 6, I would have got 10's. But at that point in time you weren't allowed to give 10's. It was too early in the competition. I kind of consider myself to be a pioneer. Not only as a wrestler, but in rock n' roll. Because I'm the first wrestling guy and the first rocker who's done the show. And I think it tears down some of the boundaries there. I think you're going to see more rock stars and wrestlers do it because it's a great opportunity and it's a lot of fun. And it really does push you as a performer. And I think that's what you look for.

IGN: Well, that sort of feeds into my next question which is "when are you headed back to the WWE?" You said not until you can do something new with your character.

Jericho: I don't want to go back and do the same thing. And do the same character I was doing last time. You constantly have to reinvent yourself. It's kind of a strange analogy but I think you'll pick it up when I say it - I always consider myself to be the Madonna of wrestling. And what I mean by that is "constantly re-inventing yourself." Every album Madonna does, she morphs into new styles of music and new looks. And when you work for the WWE, you work 52 weeks out of the year and on TV every week. You can't look the same or act the same every week. It gets boring. And I think that's why I've had such longevity as a performer and was always the guy to watch because people wanted to see what I did next. I even did that on Dancing with the Stars. And you have to do that or else you become predictable. And that's the worst thing you can become when you're in show business.

IGN: I wanted to get your thoughts on Edge's retirement, which came as a shock to everyone.

Jericho: I think it's one of those things that a lot of people forget about wrestling, which is that even though it's show business it's physically taxing. I'm actually surprised that more people don't get seriously hurt in the ring. And I'm thankful that it doesn't happen. But Edge has been battling those problems for years and years and it was a shock and it's sad, but I look at the bright side, which is that at least they caught it before something more serious happened. Because this is a very physical, dangerous business and I think it gets forgotten with all the pomp and circumstance sometimes. So once in a while you get moments like with Edge where you remember just how real it is.

I mean, I hate it when people use the word "fake" to describe wrestling. Yeah, it's show business and it's pre-determined, but it's not like we have stunt men in there doing all our routines for us. You're out there really paying the price physically and mentally too. Edge is one of the greats and I'm sure he'll have a job in the WWE for as long as he wants. He's very smart. He understands the business. I'm just glad he didn't get seriously hurt and I'm sure he'll be involved in the business in a lot of ways from now on.

Jericho talks shit. Having a few divas in the crowd not at all participating in DWTS affects ratings?
 
Sounds like he wants to be babyface back in WWE and his 'i'm the best in the world at what I do' heel character is over.
 
Nice words about Edge and same views as me in hating the word fake and prefering the word pre-determined.
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Quote Chris Jericho recently appeared on the UK's Ministry of Slam radio show and revealed that WWE almost used him as the host of the current season of Tough Enough. Jericho said:

"At one point I was in talks to host the show, but then Dancing With The Stars came up so it just wasn't going to work out. Steve's doing a great job he's made it his show at this point. But it could have been Chris Jericho hosting the show and it would have had a bit of a different slant. I don't think I could have been as tough on those guys as Steve is. He's like a drill sergeant. It's fun to watch them squirm."


I like Jericho and all but I don't think he would have went over well as the host of TE ..

Now that's just my opinion ...

Its like Jericho said, he would have had a whole different "slant" ... SCSA is the perfect man for the job. He's tough and works their asses off. Not to say CJ wouldn't have been tough on the contestants, but his personality to me just don't fit with what the leader of the show should be ..
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Quote Chris Jericho spoke with FortMcMurrayToday.com this past week to talk about Fozzy. Regarding pro wrestling and returning to the ring any time soon, Jericho said:
"I have no plans for it right now. Like I said, I didn't leave wrestling for any bad reasons, it's just that I had a lot of other stuff that was going on in my life that I've been wanting to work on, and Fozzy is one of the main reasons for that. I know sometimes that pisses wrestling fans off, but I don't care. I do what I do to make myself happy. I've done wrestling for 20 years and I've been in Fozzy for 12. Fozzy is in the same place now after 12 years, that I was as a performer after 12. Just really on the verge of becoming something bigger. So I'd be crazy to not to devote as much time to the band as I can and take it as far as we can go. Wrestling is always there, it's not going anywhere. Will I come back? I don't know. But I have no plans of it right now."
Jericho also noted that Fozzy will be recording a new album in December of this year and early 2011. The album will likely be released in May of 2012, keeping him tied up for a while.


His band is shit and will never take off like he hopes, so he's just wasting valuable wrestling time where he'd make way more money have a lot more fame.

He's a UK tour in November and with his new album etc I very much doubt he will be on a pay per view until Wrestlemania at the earliest.

If he ends up being desperate to be on Wrestlemania for the payday, i'm sure Vince can find someone to job him out to.
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^His band had that one decent song, Martyr No More that was the co-theme song for last year's Royal Rumble I think. But other than that I can't say I know any of his songs :/.
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Quote Former WWE Champion Chris Jericho spoke with Betweentheropes.com this week. Below are highlights but you can subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes at this link.
On whether or not if feels like 12 years since he made his WWE debut on Raw:
"It doesn't really seem like it was 12 years unless I think really hard about all the stuff that's taken place since then. But I can remember writing that promo that I did like it was yesterday in the apartment I was in on the floor, just kind of writing down ideas and writing out the whole promo because back in that time there was no writers or creative as they call it. It was basically you were just on your own. You might have a couple of ideas to throw around but most of it was just coming from your own brain and just saying it the way you wanted to say it. There was no rehearsals or anything like that. You would just go out there and do it. So that's the biggest change between the WWE in 2011 and the WWE of 1999."
On the current PG-13 programming in WWE:
"I don't care about PG-13 or Attitude Era. If you're a great performer, you can make it work no matter what it is. And I never really cared because I might have gone 5% into the Attitude Era or 5% into the overly PG era but I pretty much just did my thing and made it work with whatever was given to me by the boss of the company. That's a copout if people say 'well, I don't like it because it's PG-13 or I can't work within the PG-13 system'. That's BS. It doesn't matter. If you're a good guitar player, you can play Van Halen or Georg Jensen jazz. It's just an excuse."
On simplistic storylines and playing into the current one with CM Punk:
"That's what it's always been about man. It's always been about that and the best guys can do that no matter what rules or guidelines are given to them. That's why the Punk thing worked so good because it was something different. It was Punk vs. the status quo of the WWE. It wasn't so much the insider topics. I'm sure guys like you and me thought that was funny but your average person doesn't have a clue about stuff like that. They just know that Punk is doing something he's not supposed to be doing and saying something he's never said before. That's also why I don't think the thing (Kevin) Nash worked out so well this week because they went too inside."


He's right about PG. Too many guys use the rating as a cop out, when if you are talented and versatile enough you can still be entertaining under it.

It's sad what he sees as the biggest difference between 1999 and now. If more guys got to write their promos still, we wouldn't have so many guys who are similar to eachother, as they would be able to show more of their real self.

No praise for Punk at all. Just mentions it's been different and put down insider topics being used. He probably wishes he was allowed to do this.
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Quote Chris Jericho recently spoke with Patrick Lennon of The Star promoting Fozzy's upcoming U.K. Tour, and discussed WWE. Here is what he had to say…

"I don't know if it's bulls---, but there is very much that attitude in WWE - sometimes 'If you're not with us you're against us.' It's been there so long I find it kinda weird.

As you and I know, WWE lives in its own world and you can see that for any outside ventures that they do.

I'm always cool with them and always open to going back, but it's difficult - I would have liked to have done more, maybe, but they want your time exclusively and the longer I've been there, the less time I have. Hopefully we'll work together in the future.

If we don't, well, I can walk away knowing I had an amazing run and achieved everything I wanted to achieve in wrestling."

Well, I really believe that this mentality of 'If You Ain't With Us, You Against Us' still exists in current WWE. I think the WWE have difficulties with Chris Jericho, who wants to also work with his band. I think it is unfair to take the musical career of Jericho, just so he can be 100% in the WWE. I really believe that the WWE currently is annoying a lot of people. Just like they don't want Zack Ryder to do the Z! Island Show on his own, they don't want Jericho to waste a lot of time on the band. That's not fair. 
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