Chris Jericho discusses what makes him a good locker room mediator after 32 years of experience in the wrestling industry.
With each passing year, Chris Jericho gains more experience in the wrestling business. However, as time passes, it’s also a reminder of how the industry has changed and how the experiences Chris Jericho has been afforded over the years have given him a unique perspective that he can now utilize in the locker room of All Elite Wrestling.
Speaking about the current locker room vibe in AEW and his position in the locker room, Chris Jericho told Baby Huey of the In The Kliq podcast that he now believes he is a great mediator because he has respect from everyone in the locker room and he knows how to communicate with his bosses after four years of working for Tony Khan and decades working for Vince McMahon.
"Pro wrestling is pro wrestling. There's always going to be pros and cons all the time. What I can do now, after 32 years on the job, is — I have the respect of the locker room because I give respect to everybody. Everybody that puts on a pair of boots. I respect. I don't care if it's your first match or your 1,000th match; I appreciate you. I understand there's different personalities, man. This is wrestling. We're all gypsies, tramps, and thieves, but guess what? I speak gypsies, tramps, and thieves," said Jericho. "I also speak billionaire. I worked for Vince McMahon for 20 years. I worked for Tony Khan for four years. I know how to talk to my boss. I know how to get the frustrations of the locker room across to the boss and how to get the frustrations of the boss to lock the locker room. So I enjoy that role, being the middle person. Also, sometimes people need to hear, 'Hey, shut up and do it.' Okay. There are terms and advice and words that I've learned, but like, we work for somebody. If you work at any job, ever, in the world today, sometimes you're gonna have to do stuff that you don't want to do."
Chris Jericho will next work with Ricky Starks at AEW Revolution on Sunday, March 5.
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