AEW star Chris Jericho has discussed when he plans to hang up his wrestling boots and explains the thing that would make him quit.
Chris Jericho has had a wrestling career quite like any other and one that stretches back over 30 years. Jericho made his name on the independent scene and in Mexico and Japan before finding his way to WCW. That is where Jericho began really making his name among American audiences and letting his personality shine through.
Jericho famously debuted for WWE on Raw in 1999 and would go on to spend much of the next two decades in Vince McMahon’s company. He returned to NJPW in January 2018 while still part of WWE to face Kenny Omega in a dream match at Wrestle Kingdom 12. When AEW was announced in early 2019, Jericho was one of the first stars announced for Tony Khan’s upstart promotion and he became the inaugural AEW World Champion at All Out in August 2019.
The Demo God, The Influencer, The Wizard, Le Champion – however he is known he remains a key part of AEW as the leader of The Jericho Appreciation Society at the age of 52.
Speaking on the WTF with Marc Maron Podcast, Chris Jericho talked about walking away from wrestling and gave a scenario that would cause him to quit there and then:
“People say, ‘Well, how much longer are you going to do this?’ I could end tomorrow. I could end five years from now, or who cares? Sting is 63 and still doing great stuff. So who knows, man? To me, as long as you can still compete at a high level — like I have a high standard for myself. If I went out there and two, three, four times in a row I felt like, ‘Oof, I’m starting to f*cking phone this in,’ I would quit.”
Chris Jericho will be in action on the 25th of January edition of Dynamite when Le Sex Gods reunite as he teams with Sammy Guevara to face the duo of Action Andretti and Ricky Starks.