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Chris Jericho Says He’s Taken On “The Undertaker Role” In AEW

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Chris Jericho has revealed that he has no plans to retire, explaining that he now sees himself in “The Undertaker role.”

After more than three decades in the wrestling industry, it’s no surprise that Chris Jericho sees himself closer to the end of his career than the start. Although, that doesn’t mean that the AEW star has plans to retire any time soon.

However, speaking in a new interview, Jericho admitted that if you would have asked him the same question during his most recent WWE run, his answer would have been very different.

In conversation with Pop Culture, the first ever AEW World Champion revealed how the creation of AEW reinvigorated his love of the business.

“You don’t really think about it, I mean, obviously now at 51, there’s more years behind me than are ahead of me. But if you would’ve asked me five years ago where I was going to go, I probably would’ve said, ‘I’ll probably stop in the next few years.’ But then AEW started and it just rejuvenated everything for me.”

Expanding further, Jericho explained that he sees himself in what he describes as “The Undertaker role.” That of an elder statesman on hand to pass on his experience and advice to the younger generation.

“Not that there’s any comparison, but I think I’m kind of taking on like The Undertaker role in the WWE for his last few years there. Where every time he does something, it’s impactful; it means something. He’s a benefit to have in the locker room. He’s a leader. He’s very experienced. He can tell guys and girls what they’re doing right and what they’re doing wrong. And it’s just a good person to have around your roster.”

On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, the on-screen world of Chris Jericho appears to be crumbling. After calling a meeting for the Inner Circle to address recent tensions, the group began to fall apart. Santana and Ortiz entered to their own music before cutting a promo on Jericho for holding them back.

In response, Jericho said that the pair should remain loyal to him, before wondering whether he “hired the wrong members of LAX.” In the midst of the arguing, Sammy Guevara walked out, before a match was set for next week between Santana and Ortiz and Jericho and Jake Hager.