IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho has made his status as a free agent well known and even teased working for any wrestling promotion that he wants. Whether that be WWE, Ring of Honor, and even Impact Wrestling. He’s currently working for New Japan Pro Wrestling and has been for the better part of a year now.
Throughout 2018, Jericho has shared photos with Impact executives on his official Instagram account, which has only led to those rumors that he could appear for Impact in 2019 intensify.
During a recent interview, lead announcer Josh Mathews, who knows Jericho from his time in WWE, was asked about the chances of the future WWE Hall of Famer appearing for the promotion.
“Well I think it’s just one of those where his name has been said an awful lot and chanted by fans an awful lot…,” Mathews said recently on Impact’s weekly media call. “We’ve all seen what Chris Jericho’s done in his career and the way he likes to surprise people or the things he likes to do when he makes his arrival into any company. No one expected him to show up at All In. He’s gone back to WWE a few times very surprisingly, and he knows exactly how to do it and make that ultimate splash.”
Mathews thinks it’s just a matter of time before it happens despite Jericho being rumored to be part of the soon-to-be-launched All Elite Wrestling promotion.
“If and when Chris shows up at Impact Wrestling,” Mathews stated, “I hope I don’t know about it until he walks out, and you get a legitimate reaction of, ‘Oh my God. Chris Jericho is here!’ If it happens, awesome, and we can continue to build and grow each week with guys like The Rascalz.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the transcript