Eric Bischoff has been around the wrestling business for a long time, and he’s worked with some of the biggest heels in history.
Bischoff has also worked with Chris Jericho in the past, and on a recent episode of his 83 Weeks podcast he explained why he doesn’t think Jericho is a top 5 heel.
“I love Chris Jericho and his work, but I wouldn’t put him in the top 5 heels. Here’s the disadvantage Chris has in terms of his legacy and being compared to people: the peak of Jericho’s career is behind him. Just like the peak of Hulk Hogan’s career was in the 80’s, doesn’t mean he wasn’t viable in the 90’s, but the very peak of Chris’ career was in WWE. That doesn’t mean the characters he’s reinvented hasn’t allowed him to sustain his relevance, but its going to be hard for Jericho to be remembered for something bigger than the star he was in WWE when he was surrounded by guys like The Rock, John Cena, Randy Orton, whose star was just as big as his.”
Eric Bischoff went on to say that the first ever AEW World Champion does deserve credit for reinventing himself.
“He certainly deserves a lot of credit for being able to reinvent himself and remain relevant but I don’t know if that in itself will put him on that same pedestal with guys like The Rock, Cena and Orton who were really his peers at the peak of his career.”
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