Chris Jericho was on 104.9 The Wolf with Drew Dalby to talk his then upcoming Fozzy show in Regina, Saskatchewan. “The Man of a 1,004 Holds” touched on several wrestling topics including his options being open as far as his in-ring career goes, constantly reinventing himself, and how he would be totally fine retiring after he realizes he can’t “go” anymore. Below are quotes and below that is the entire interview in which he talks Fozzy, KISS, Metallica and other “Ayatollah Of Rock n’ Rollah” topics (transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo at WrestleZone):
Chris Jericho on what his next stop may be in wrestling (if there is one):
I have spoken to people in all those organizations that you’ve mentioned. IMPACT I had a great conversation with them the other day in Toronto and there’s some great matches I could have there. And why wouldn’t I go if it was right? There’s a lot of matches in Japan I would still like to have. Is Tony Khan opening his own company? I’ve heard nothing that says he’s not. And of course WWE is WWE. I have an almost 20 year history there. I could walk in the door tomorrow and know exactly what to do to get that reaction.
On “The List” and not suffering from complacency:
I’ll tell you one thing too, there won’t be a List. That’s done. I don’t feel it anymore.
It doesn’t feel that way. Or maybe it will. But right now the thought of walking out with a List I just don’t feel that. When I see DX for example, they come out with DX shirts or that sort of thing, it doesn’t feel the same. They should change the name or something. But that’s their thing. My thing is never do the same thing because that’s when people just get bored of you – complacent. I don’t like that. If I’m gonna still be wrestling I still want to be at the top of my game and still creating moments that people will always remember and the only way I can do that is changing who I am as a character and what I do in the ring and out of the ring that’s constantly evolving.
On how he’d like to “go out” in wrestling:
I’ll never do the big say “goodbye to Ric Flair” type thing. I can’t think of anything more cringe-worthy for me. For me! For Ric it was awesome, I was out there with him, but for me I don’t want that. Maybe I had my last match. I’m not gonna tell anybody. I’ll know. I’ll know during my last match when it’s my last match because if I can’t move or I feel that the match sucks or I feel like I’m not relevant or I’m not keeping up or I’m too fast too slow, whatever. I’ll know and then I just won’t do it. That’s the way I’d like to do it.