Chris Jericho Talks Jumping Ship from WCW, His Favorite Matches; Did WWE Drop the Ball on Bray Wyatt & Fandango?

Mike Killam

Chris Jericho was recently interviewed by, and talked about his role as a part-time WWE Superstar, his side projects, Fozzy, Vince McMahon and a lot more. Check out the full interview at the link above. Here are a few highlights from the discussion: 

Being the last of a “dying breed” of world-travelling pro wrestlers: 

KENTAI don’t really think I am the last breed, because there has been a resurgence of guys who have traveled the world before they came into the WWE. It wasn’t always like that, but guys like Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Cesaro and the new ones like KENTA; all those guys have traveled the world and worked in different places. Guys like Sami Zayn, Tyler Black [Seth Rollins], Ambrose and those guys too. I’m not too familiar with what’s going on outside of the WWE.

I don’t watch any independent wrestling at all. I follow it sometimes online or in different newsletters but as far as who should be signed to WWE, I can’t even begin to tell you because I don’t know anybody that is not in the WWE system. So if they are good enough to be signed, then they will be signed. When they are, you know, I’ll get a chance to check them out.

Did WWE drop the ball with Fandango and Bray Wyatt?: 

WWE doesn’t drop balls; your career goes in waves, it goes in cycles. I know that more than anybody else. Sometimes you work on top, sometimes you’re not and when you’re not, it’s up to you to make your mark and get back on track again. I think that WWE has a plan and never tries to sabotage anybody on purpose. Why would they do that? It costs them money.

Someone like Bray Wyatt has a huge potential, huge upside. He’s got a long way to go, so there are no worries and no rush. Fandango – I thought was kind of a one trick pony as far as his character and gimmick go. There is only so much you can do with it. I think it’s time to update that character and take it to another place because you can only do so much with a character like that.

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