Chris Jericho Reveals Candid Retirement Thoughts

Chris Jericho makes his entrance in AEW.

Chris Jericho has discussed what his eventual pro wrestling retirement could look like.

At the AEW Revolution pay-per-view, the legendary Sting put an end to his 35+ year run in the pro wrestling business. The Stinger went out on a high note as he and Darby Allin defeated The Young Bucks in a very entertaining Tornado Tag Team Match to retain the AEW Tag Team Titles.

Sting was 64 years old at the time of his last match and recently 65 years old. The AEW roster is full of wrestlers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s and even some in their 50s like Billy Gunn, Dustin Rhodes & Chris Jericho.

An interesting stat about Jericho is not only was he the first AEW World Champion ever, but he is also the oldest since he was 48 years old when he won it in 2019 and turned 49 later that year. Now at 53 years old, Chris Jericho still competes regularly in an AEW ring including a recent loss to Hook (who is 30 years younger) on AEW Dynamite in Toronto.

On a recent episode of his Talk Is Jericho podcast taped back in January on the Jericho Cruise, the former Inner Circle leader credits AEW for reinvigorating his career.

“AEW really did save my perspective of wrestling and really kind of, like I said, reinvigorated my career to where I have no interest or reason to retire as of yet because I still enjoy it, I still love what I do, and I still feel that I can still do it a high level.”

Does Chris Jericho Know When He Wants To Retire?

Chris Jericho started his pro wrestling career over 30 years and has proven to be one of the most durable wrestlers ever while avoiding major injuries. Jericho remains confident in his abilities while also realizing that retirement is coming at some point and when it happens, he’ll figure it out.

“I can still have the best match of the night on any given night, not every night, but any given night I can. To me, that means a lot and you guys all seem to love it and appreciate what we do. My retirement match will be whatever storyline we have when that moment comes, it could be tomorrow, it could be ten years. I mean, Sting is freaking 65 and he’s retiring in a couple months. I could still have some time left.”

After losing to Hook on Dynamite, Jericho was interviewed backstage and he said he had a proposition for Hook on the next episode of Dynamite on March 27th.

H/T Fightful