Jericho interviewed about wrestling, his rock band
Fozzy and more
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Jericho interviewed about wrestling, his rock band
Fozzy and more...
noted earlier, Chris Jericho appeared on AfterBuzz
TV's RAW aftershow last Tuesday night. Thanks to AfterBuzz
TV for sending this recap of his appearance:
Superstar Chris Jericho made an appearance on a special
edition of AfterBuzz TV's RAW aftershow Tuesday night.
The wrestling legend was invited on the network to
discuss his return to WWE and the new Syfy show, Robot
Combat League, which Jericho hosts. In the interview,
Jericho discusses his recent RAW Active match with
CM Punk, why his return to wrestling is different
than other Superstars, and how his now infamous jacket
came to fruition.
up, Jericho wanted to be two things: a pro wrestler
and a rock star. Now the 42-year-old wrestler is in
the middle of yet another return to the WWE and just
embarked on a multi-day Australian tour with his band,
past month has been one of my best months ever,"
is one of the few Superstars who has not only been
able to parlay his wrestling career into other aspects
of the entertainment industry, but also committed
enough to give 100% every time he reenters the ring.
tells AfterBuzz, "Nothing against what Rock does
or Brock or any of those guys, when I come back, I
don't just come back for Monday Night Raw. I do the
Jericho's return, he's reignited his feud with fellow
Superstars, Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk. He recounts
Feb 4th's WWE RAW Active match between himself and
CM Punk, where the writers created a poll to designate
which wrestler, out of Chris Jericho, Randy Orton
and Rey Mysterio, would face Punk. A flash poll earlier
in the week, predicted Orton to be the challenger
and the writers told Jericho to not prepare with Punkhe
would face Wade Barrett.
afternoon of the match, Jericho thought, "I knew
I was going to win [the RAW active poll]," and
he was right. He says the writers were shocked the
fans chose him over Orton.
joked, "I went to the writers' room and said,
'All you guys with your flash polls, go F yourself,
you can suck it.'"
in the interview, Y2J talks about how every time he
returns to wrestling he wants to do something fresh.
always wanted to be the Paul Stanley of wrestling...the
ultimate frontman or lead singer who commands the
crowd. Whenever I come back I try to do something
different," says Jericho. "I had this idea...Googled
and then found this designer, Jonathan Logan. Went
to visit him in the Fashion District and didn't really
know anything about him. Turns out he makes all of
Brad Pitt's stuff, all of Justin Bieber's stuff, David
Lee Roth's stuff."
collaborating on a design, Logan suggested adding
lights to the jacket as he had done for an Alecia
Keys outfit, thus creating the iconic glowing jacket
Jericho sports at shows.
cool as the jacket is, Jericho says, it's also a hassle.
"There's little wires and they snap all the time.
I constantly have to [fix] them." Jericho says
WWE's prop guys yell at him for having to fix the
jacket so frequently.
divulges that the entire right side of his jacket
broke before his intro at Wrestlemania XXVIII last
year. "I had to turn and walk backwards and cheat
the camera," says Jericho, "I didn't want
anyone to see that the whole right side of my jacket
had gone out...this was literally two minutes before
I had to go to the ring. I was furious. I could have
given a crap about the match, all I cared about was
my stupid jacket."
asked about traveling with the jacket, Jericho mentioned
an instance when he was traveling and he originally
placed his jacket in his check luggage, however, the
luggage was overweight. Jericho had to remove the
jacket and take it as carry on, despite not having
a bag to put it in.
had to ask [TSA] for a garbage bag. I put my big fancy
jacket in a garbage bag and put it through security.
One guy called me out and said 'Jericho man, that's
your jacket? You can't keep it in a plastic bag.'"
recent change in appearance are Jericho's new tattoos.
He says, "I just thought it would be cool to
get a tattoo, something that means something to me.
It's something I've always wanted to do and now was
the time to do it."
Jericho's new show, Syfy's Robot Combat League, Jericho
enthuses, "It's Real Steel with actual Robots."
He says it's nothing like Mick Foley's robot show,
first thing that I thought when I was in the arena
and they brought the robot out, if it hadn't stopped
walking I would have turned around and ran away. It
was that intimidating," Jericho says, "We've
now created robots that can kill humans, and in 10-years
when they take over the planet, you'll know you saw
it first on Robot Combat League."
Combat League premieres on Syfy Feb. 26th at 10/9c.
TV's RAW aftershow, hosted by Ryan Katz, Cathy Kelley,
Ryan Clum and Josh Padgett airs Monday nights, immediately
following USA's airing of RAW. The RAW aftershow is
a weekly wrap up show that broadcasts worldwide from
Los Angeles, CA as part of Extra's Maria Menounos
and filmmaker Keven Undergaro's online broadcast network,
AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing
daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans' favorite TV
shows, covering shows like The Walking Dead, American
Idol, The Bachelor, Being Human and countless others.
Currently AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly
downloads on iTunes from over 75 countries. For further
information about the network, visit www.afterbuzztv.com
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