It’s no secret that Chris Jericho is one of the best wrestlers in the history of pro wrestling, but one of the many reasons that he is such a big star is due to the fact that he continues to reinvent himself.
One of the biggest acts that he got over was a list. This was a simple piece of paper on a clipboard in which he would put anyone’s name on should they cross him or do something that he didn’t like. It got so big that WWE even started selling them as merchandise.
During an interview with Alicia Atout for AMBY Interviews, the current IWGP Intercontinental Champion spoke about a series of topics including ‘The List’ and its future should he return to the WWE due to him making it extremely popular over the past few years on WWE television with fans.
Unfortunately for those who are hoping to see him use it on WWE TV, Jericho voiced his position about it as he doesn’t think he’ll bring it back if he comes back to WWE.
“I hate to say it, but if I go back to WWE, there won’t be a list. It doesn’t feel right anymore. You have to [reinvent yourself], so for me to walk out there and put someone on a list again, it just feels like “Oh, that’s so 2016.” It was a huge thing, people want to see it, but I can’t allow myself to not be creative, and that’s why I love working in New Japan.”
“You’ll never be more over doing something the second time as you did the first. You can be DX until the cows come home, but you’ll never be as over as in 1997, so why do that? Do something new. Just using that as an example. That’s why I always change.”
H/T to WrestleZone for the transcript