Chris Jericho was a recent guest on The LAW - Live Audio Wrestling promoting
his Fozzy show this Sunday night in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. The
full 30-minute interview is available at
and on iTunes. Below are some highlights:
Fandango program: "Itâ€™s actually a feather in my cap. Not to be a jerk, but he was working with Chris Jericho in his first match ever on the show at WrestleMania. If that doesnâ€™t put you on a different level, then nothing will. I knew that heâ€™d have to come back down to earth at some point, because the fans arenâ€™t gonna believe in him working with other people, because thereâ€™s not a lot of Chris Jerichos out there, and I say that with all due respect. What I mean by that is a guy whoâ€™s been around for as long as I have, with the fanbase that I have, the reputation that I have. People know that itâ€™s going to be good, and something special, no matter what it is. Even if itâ€™s a guy theyâ€™ve never seen. I put a lot of input into what we did with him to build that. Everything that we did, I meticulously thought of. â€śWhat should we do to get this guy over?â€ť Well, rule number one - I want to try and get this leg drop over. Rule number two - I want him to be a kick-ass heel when heâ€™s getting his heat, because the gimmick is so ridiculous that if he doesnâ€™t show that viciousness during the match, no oneâ€™s going to buy it. Little tricks like that that Iâ€™ve learned over the years that other people donâ€™t know, and Fandango doesnâ€™t know because heâ€™s inexperienced. It was, like I said, a real feather in my cap. Fandango, the night after WrestleMania, was the most over performer in the company."
Thoughts on TNA product: "TNA has to do something different. I think the worst move theyâ€™ve made was Hogan and Bischoff and Sting. Nothing against those guys, but weâ€™ve seen it so many times. Itâ€™s the third go-around for those guys now in the last 15 years. Thereâ€™s people out there, revolutionary people, that can take it in a different direction. Theyâ€™ve gotta get some different minds and some different faces and start working from within. Thatâ€™s just my opinion. I think that theyâ€™re happy doing what theyâ€™re doing. They never get any bigger, they never get any smaller. If thatâ€™s what youâ€™re into, thatâ€™s fine, but for me, I always want to take things to the next level and take some chances. If you donâ€™t, and youâ€™re just doing the same thing over and over again, then it gets boring. Good luck to them. I hope they do survive."
(Transcribed by Chris Maffei)
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