Chris Jericho confirmed during an interview with Duane Doogan's Wrestling Voice Radio that he opened negotiations with WWE for a return last month, but the two sides weren't able to come to terms.
During the interview, Jericho commented, "It wasn't that much detail about it really, I called them and said I'D be interested in doing some shows over the next couple of months but we just couldn't work it out because I really can't commit to anything it was more like, if I had 2 weeks off I'd call them which I thought would be a great idea but they need to plan and figure things outâ€¦ it's like a river, you jump in, you float down the river and you jump out and the river keeps going and it's very hard to jump back in. I'm not opposed to going back, there is just no plans of it right now."
Jericho also commented on the idea that WWE has a "us vs. them" mentality when it comes to talents wanting to do outside endeavors, noting, "I don't think it's a vicious thing, I think there is just so much going on in the WWE at all times, so many angles, stories, it's kind of out of sight, out of mind. If they had their way, I'm sure everybody who ever worked there would be working for them. If that was the case you'd have Steve Austin, The Rock, Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and every single person only working for them but guys move on and branch out and sometimes they support that, sometimes they don't."
You can check out the complete interview in the embedded video above.
If you enjoy PWInsider.com you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more, right now for THREE DAYS free by clicking here!