Chris Jericho shocked the wrestling world when he showed up at All In in Chicago. Jericho had always been hesitant to work for another promotion in the United States due to his relationship with WWE and Vince McMahon. But his appearance at All In signified a change in his thinking.
Speaking to Busted Open Radio, Jericho expanded on his mindset when it comes to possibly working for more Independent promotions in the United States, specifically showing up at the ROH-NJPW Madison Square Garden event next year.
"There's a whole market for hardcore wrestling fans. Maybe not even hardcore anymore. There's a whole strain of wrestling fans that are excited about these other options. I didn't think there was any chance of me doing All In," said Jericho. "At this point in time, sure, there's a chance. If there's a match that's presented to me that's interesting and if I'm free, sure...why not? I'm really kind of enjoying this free agency and realizing; why do I have to keep it in Japan? What if I do want to do more stuff in the States? And not really worrying about what anyone else thinks."
Jericho continued by talking about the creative difference between working for himself and working in WWE, saying, "In WWE, when you work there, you have to go with whatever (Vince McMahon) wants to go with. And that's fine. When you work for Vince, that's just the way it is. But it's fun to not work for Vince right now."
The conversation ended with Jericho stating that the best "creative thought and offer" will help him determine his next move in professional wrestling. You can listen to the entire clip below.