Chris Jericho is having some of his best days in AEW, and they aren’t just inside the ring.
On a semi-regular basis ‘The Demo-God’ has joined the Dynamite commentary team, and has proven to be a success.
Now it seems he would be keen to make this a regular occurrence when he steps away from active competition.
Speaking to Rasslin’ Podcast, Jericho talked about being a regular commentator when he retires rather than moving backstage completely.
So I’ve never been the type of guy that wants to go behind the scenes after wrestling. I’m behind the scenes enough as it is as far as ideas and storylines and advice. I’ll always do it, but commentary could be a way to stay on the show when the wrestling days are done. It’s been 30 years. I still feel great. I still have the potential to have the best match on the show or one of them, and I think it happens all the time. Not every week but look at the guys we have on the show. So as long as I feel I can still work up to the level that I’ve set for myself, I’ll continue to wrestle, but it’s great to know that there’s still that commentary side of things that we can do.
And there’s actually another show that’s going to be starting very soon where I’m going to be one of the regular commentators, and that’s exciting. Once again, the more things you can do well in the entertainment business, the more valuable you are, and this is just another kind of feather in the Chris Jericho cap that I can utilize whenever they need me to utilize it.
Whilst we certainly don’t want Jericho to stop wrestling any time soon, it certainly wouldn’t hurt the product to have ‘The Demo-God’ on commentary every week.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.