IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho recently spoke to the Wrestling Perspective Podcast. For some time now Jericho has been teasing a possible appearance with IMPACT Wrestling. WWE has been Jericho’s home for several years, but recently “Y2J” has been doing a lot of work for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as well.
He might be open to doing the same with IMPACT Wrestling. Jericho admitted that he hasn’t spoken to anyone from IMPACT about the possibility, but his main objective at the end of the day is to simply help the business:
“So I haven’t spoken to anybody at TNA and I’m not saying I would ever go there but I’m not saying I wouldn’t and I’m not saying I wouldn’t go to WWE or I wouldn’t go to New Japan or go wherever,” Jericho said. “To me, it’s all about helping to change the business in a lot of ways and if there’s a way to do it by being a little bit of a ‘revolutionary’ then why not? Let’s go for it, man.
“This is show business, it’s entertainment, it’s the Wild West. There’s no rules and nobody says that you have to work in the WWE or you don’t have to work there. Independent wrestling at this point in time is bigger than it’s ever been. And that’s a good place for me to be in, for James Ellsworth to be in or Kenny Omega, everybody else that’s kind of ‘independent guy.’
“Now’s the time to be independent because you really can go make a real good living and make a difference outside of the WWE bubble which hasn’t been something that you could do for years since the highlight of WCW back in ’98-’99. So it’s an exciting time for everybody involved.”
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