Chris Jericho has said his career in wrestling is unique and will not be replicated in the future due to how the business has changed over the years.
Jericho was discussing his career with Stone Cold Steve Austin in a much-hyped appearance on The Broken Skull Sessions. Jericho’s appearance was notable as he is a current AEW star and Austin’s show is only available on WWE Network or Peacock.
Stone Cold Steve Austin asked the first-ever Undisputed WWF Champion if he considers his career one of the best ever.
“I think when you look back, and we just had my 30th-anniversary show on AEW – and that was Tony Khan’s idea. It wasn’t something that I came up with, because I don’t ever look at myself as ’30 years in the business, congratulations!’ and Barry Horowitz myself [pat himself on the back]. But when you look at it, really think about it, at the risk of sounding egotistical, I don’t think there’s anybody that’s ever going to have a career like mine ever again.”
“As we were talking earlier, when I started it was one foot in that old-school. You know 1990 is when I started and it was different then and it’s different now in 2021 but I’ve seen all of it. And I’ve worked everywhere, so I know kind of that history and that side of it and there’s so much that I can remember that people just don’t ever just experience and never will again.”
Chris Jericho then continued, stating that as well as longevity, the diversity and reinvention that he has shown in his career makes it one of the best.
“So I guess the answer is yes, I guess [my career] is one of the greatest runs ever – longevity, diversity, reinvention, evolution – all those things I’ve used, to still be relevant today, to where we did change the business when we started AEW. I take great pride in that, so there’s a lot of different facets and elements and stuff that we can talk about but I guess the answer is yes, long story short.”
Jericho joined All Elite Wrestling at the inception of the company. His first match in the company came at AEW’s inaugural pay-per-view, Double Or Nothing. In the main event, Jericho defeated current AEW World Champion Kenny Omega.
Chris Jericho also discussed with Austin the catalyst that made him want to leave WWE. Jericho was unhappy at his place at WrestleMania in 2017.