Found February 20, 2013 on Wrestlechat.net:
PLAYERS: Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho recently spoke with Donald Wood from Ring Rust Radio. Here are some highlights from the interview. Keeping his Royal Rumble return a surprise and being rewarded with a huge pop: “I don’t know if I was rewarded with a huge pop. I think it was the fact that people were genuinely surprised and shocked and kind of rewarding themselves. I think it was cool in this day and age that we can actually still surprise people and fool them; especially with the internet all the different ways of social media. And the fact that not one person leaked it, I thought it was a real testament to the company, a real testament to how close I kept it to the vest because not a lot of people knew. There were people in the building that work there for the WWE that didn’t even know until I walked out to the curtain. So, that’s cool to know, because in this day and age, people really have a sense of entitlement, like to play god, like to say they know what’s going on and know everything. When they didn’t know everything, we kind of fooled people it was a really cool moment for me and it could be one of the last times we see something like this because of the reasons I said. That’s one of the reasons the reaction was so huge because people legitimately didn’t expect it. It’s not like, ‘Well, we knew he was coming’, it was legitimate, like, ‘Holy Smoke, I can’t believe it’, and that’s why the reaction was what it was. “It was probably one of the best reactions I’ve ever received, besides maybe ’99 when I interrupted The Rock in Chicago, and it was definitely up there as one of top two or three responses I’ve ever received, it was pretty cool.” Some fans feeling that he’s been either underutilized, misused or held back: “I guess six-time world champion, nine-time Intercontinental champion, first undisputed champion, I guess all that stuff is being held back; is being a jobber. Then yes, I totally agree with them. I don’t know what you want me to say. I’m Y2J, man. I’ve been doing this for 22 years at the top level. I don’t understand fans sometimes. Six-time world champion, I don’t know how you can deny that. Obviously, at some point I got something right?” Balancing WWE and his band, Fozzy: “I guess it’s because I’ve always been kind of a career schizo since I was a kid. I wanted to be in a rock band and I wanted to be a wrestler. I dint know how I was going to do wither one of those, but I just decided that’s what I want to do. You can’t really do both at the same time, you can juggle. That’s one of the reasons I can back for this run is because I had an open time in Fozzy’s tour schedule. Even still, were going to tour with Metallica for a couple weeks on the Soundwave Tour. So I mean there is still a little bit of a balance between one and the other, but now my focus and my schedule is always going to be more Fozzy-based at this time in my career rather than WWE-based. Doesn’t mean I won’t come and go in the WWE for as long as I can, for as long as I feel I can live up to the standards I set. I was actually pleasantly surprised over the last month, I think it has been one of the best months I’ve ever had as far as performances and match quality. At the risk of sounding too egotistical, I’ve had the best match on the show or top-two best matches on the show on every show that I’ve done since I came back, and that was after a six-month layoff. I’m putting in some time. 45 minutes in the rumble, then 18 minutes with CM Punk and 32 minutes in the chamber. It’s been a pretty cool vibe to know I can go in there and perform at the highest level and put in the time I need to put in. As long as I can continue to do that and feel good about myself and my performance, there is no reason I won’t continue to comeback. But, it’s always going to based of Fozzy’s schedule and what I have going on with the band.”
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Chris Jericho Talks About WWE Return, If He Is Underutilized? and More

Chris Jericho recently spoke with Donald Wood from Ring Rust Radio. Here are some highlights from the interview. Keeping his Royal Rumble return a surprise and being rewarded with a huge pop: “I don’t know if it I was rewarded with a huge pop. I think it was the fact that people were genuinely surprised and shocked and kind of rewarding themselves. I think it was cool in this...

Does Chris Jericho Feel Like He Is Underutilized in WWE?

Chris Jericho recently spoke with Donald Wood from Ring Rust Radio. Here are some highlights from the interview. Keeping his Royal Rumble return a surprise and being rewarded with a huge pop: "I don't know if it I was rewarded with a huge pop. I think it was the fact that people were genuinely surprised and shocked and kind of rewarding themselves. I think it was cool in...

Chris Jericho Speaks Out – WWE Return, ‘Being Held Back’, More

Credit: Ring Rust Radio Chris Jericho recently spoke about his return to WWE and more. Here are the highlights… On Returning at the Royal Rumble at the Reaction He Received: I don’t know if it I was rewarded with a huge pop. I think it was the fact that people were genuinely surprised and shocked and kind of rewarding themselves. I think it was cool in this day and age that we...

Jericho Taking Time Off, Heyman Comments on Rock at WM30

- Chris Jericho will be taking time off after this week’s television tapings. Fozzy will be touring Australia for ten days starting this Saturday, February 23, 2013. Following the Australian tour, the band is not booked to play any shows until after WrestleMania, when they go on tour in the U.K. starting on April 11, 2013. - Paul Heyman commented on the news that The Rock will...

Chris Jericho Taking Time Off, Paul Heyman Comments on The Rock and WrestleMania 30

- Chris Jericho will be taking time off after this week’s television tapings. Fozzy will be touring Australia for ten days starting this Saturday, February 23, 2013. Following the Australian tour, the band is not booked to play any shows until after WrestleMania, when they go on tour in the U.K. starting on April 11, 2013. - Paul Heyman commented on the news that The Rock will...

John Cena & Chris Jericho Comment On Last Night’s RAW

John Cena and Chris Jericho posted the following comments on Twitter, regarding last night’s RAW…. John Cena: “Off to #WWEDoha then #WWEIstanbul but all eyes on next Raw put up or shut up time! C.M. Punk beats me, then he deserves to face The Rock for the new WWE Title. I will be at my best. #thechampishere.” Chris Jericho: “Great match against The Shield tonight on Raw...

2/18 RAW Breakdown: Rock’s Celebration, Shield vs. Team Jericho, More

- As noted, the February 18th WWE RAW did a 3.28 cable rating with 4.66 million viewers. In the segment breakdown, the opener with john Cena, CM Punk and Paul Heyman did a 3.71 quarter rating for the high point of the night. Sin Cara vs. Mark Henry lost 332,000 viewers. Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz and a promo from Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter lost 210,000 viewers. Backstage segments...

John Cena & Daniel Bryan Comment on Comic Con, Watch Robot Combat League Hosted by Jericho

- SyFy has released the first episode of Robot Combat League online, which is hosted by Chris Jericho and premieres next Tuesday, February 26th. - John Cena and Daniel Bryan are scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con in Philadelphia, PA at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Cena will appearing on Thursday, May 30th, while Bryan will be there on Saturday, June...

My Two Cents – Storyline Conclusions

While I was watching RAW this week I was trying to wrap my head around John Cena’s current storyline. It was surprising to me that his role in the hyped three on three Elimination Chamber match against The Shield was so quickly replaced by Chris Jericho. While I understand that Wrestlemania is the company’s large draw, I couldn’t help but be agitated that Cena so quickly gave...

The Rock vs. John Cena 2 Update, NXT Live Event Dates, & More

– SYFY has posted the first official episode of Robot Combat League on their website. The series is hosted by Chris Jericho and premieres next Tuesday at 10 PM ET. – The Rock had an interview with Moviefone to promote Snitch. He talked about working with Michael K. Williams as well as his match with John Cena at WrestleMania 29. He said: “We all have a plan. The idea of doing...
WWE News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.