It’s been a few months since fans have seen Chris Jericho on WWE programming, as he’s been busy focusing on other things.
SmackDown 1000 recently aired on the USA network, and even though the show included some big names, it didn’t include Chris Jericho.
Jericho recently spoke to Sportskeeda about his WWE status, and he noted that he was asked to appear at Crown Jewel, but he had to decline because he’s set to appear at NJPW Power Struggle on November 3.
“When I said they didn’t ask me I wasn’t saying it like, you know, a sad thing. That’s what happened. They didn’t ask me to go, and to be honest with you, I didn’t really want to do Raw 25 either. I don’t like wasting a surprise appearance, I don’t like wasting those appearances on one-offs. I know how those shows go, there are so many guys on the show, I don’t want to do it. So, nobody asked me, but if that had I probably wouldn’t have done it anyway.”
“That’s why when you saw me at Raw 25 it was just a backstage bit and that’s the way that Vince and I discussed it to be. I didn’t want to go out in front of the crowd, because you’re wasting one of those cash-in chips of a Jericho appearance, so to speak. And for Crown Jewel, I was asked for Crown Jewel but I can’t make it because I have EVIL in Osaka at Power Struggle on November 3rd, it’s pretty much physically impossible time-wise to make it from one to the other. And I don’t want to put that pressure on myself worrying about what if the plane isn’t going to make it on time, I’m not going to do that to myself so it didn’t work out for Crown Jewel either.”
The former WWE Champion also talked about the possibility of him working with Impact Wrestling, and it’s not something that he’s ruling out at this point.
“I think you know me well enough to know there’s always a chance, I have no restrictions on anything that I’m doing, and you know me well enough to know that if it was going to happen I damn well wouldn’t tell you. I think it’s just one of those things where you’ll have to wait and see. I don’t have any restrictions or any real plans at all. I just kind of do things as they come which is why this year has been … and I’m sure next year will be more of the same so let’s see what happens.”
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