Though he spent a good deal of his wrestling career in WWE, Chris Jericho is now firmly a part of All Elite Wrestling. The veteran star was instrumental in helping the company secure a television deal when it began in 2019, and Jericho was crowned the very first AEW World Champion at All Out that same year.
Still going strong at 52 years old, Chris Jericho spoke about his future in wrestling in a new interview with the Daily Star, saying that he doesn’t know what the future holds but that he’s more concerned about his work in AEW, both backstage and on-screen.
“I don’t know what the future of me and wrestling is. I could quit tomorrow, or I could quit in six years, I don’t know. I’ll worry about that when it happens. Right now, I do enjoy the backstage role of helping guys and girls out with their interviews and promos. There’s a lot of stuff I do backstage at AEW. When we have Dynamite, I get there at 1 and leave at 11 or 12 – it’s non-stop, all the time.
“That’s fun for me, but to exclusively do just that? I don’t know. I still like being part of the show.”
Continuing, he said that while he’d love to be champion again, he also realizes that he doesn’t need to hold a title to continue telling fantastic stories in a main event role.
“Do I want to be world champion? If you don’t, you shouldn’t be in the business. But do I need to be? Probably not. I don’t really need a belt to be in the main event so as long as I can continue to tell stories that help grow the show, the talent and me… I just think that I’m really happy with what we’re doing.
“My biggest goal is to see us continue to build this amazing universe.”
Chris Jericho Will Face Ricky Starks At AEW Revolution
Jericho is currently embroiled in a bitter feud with Ricky Starks. Starks was able to defeat the veteran performer on an episode of Dynamite back in January, but despite his victory, the rivalry between himself and the Jericho Appreciation Society is far from over.
On the most recent episode of AEW Dynamite, Starks goaded Jericho into signing a contract to face him once again at Revolution on March 5th, with the added stipulation that the Jericho Appreciation Society will be barred from ringside.
Elsewhere in the interview, Jericho made it clear that he has no intention of returning to WWE.