Chris Jericho: I'm Not Going Anywhere, I'm Still One Of The Best In The Business At What I Do

Chris Jericho is 50 years old but remains a central figure on AEW television as one of the cornerstones of the company.

Jericho was the first-ever AEW World Champion, has headlined multiple pay-per-view events, and finds himself in top matches and storylines.

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Though he's seemingly closer to the end of his career than he is the beginning, Jericho isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

"I don't have a list," Jericho said on Fite in Focus when asked what there's left for him to do in his career. "I just know this, probably about 2016, I thought, 'Maybe it's time to start winding down.' It wasn't as fun. Then I went to Japan, Jericho vs. Omega, 'Holy shit, this is amazing. Wrestling is fun again.' That re-ignited my passion and fire for wrestling. Over the last year and a half, you read the room, what are people saying, what are they thinking, what am I thinking? I realized you cannot teach experience and you cannot teach fan manipulation. Nobody does that better than me. That inspired me, creatively, and makes me more passionate and makes me realize that I'm not going anywhere. There is no reason to. I'm still one of the best in the business at what I do; telling stories and crowd manipulation. I can still have a great match any night of the week, I can have the best match on the show. Not every night, but some nights. I can always have the best story, the best character, the best 'puppet mastering' of the audience than anybody in our company and maybe the business. That, to me, tells me I'm not anywhere close to being done yet. When I'm done, there's not going to be a retirement tour, there's not going to be big pomp and circumstance. I'll be done. I'll go somewhere else and do what I want to do. Right now, I'm in the best shape of my life, we have a really good story going on with Eddie Kingston that has a lot of layers to come. To me, that's enough to sit back and enjoy myself. When I'm enjoying myself, there's no reason to change anything."

Jericho and Kingston started off as unlikely partners due to their links with Santana & Ortiz. They became enemies as Jericho questioned the loyalty of Santana & Ortiz to the Inner Circle due to the allegiance with Kingston.

Jericho is set to clash with Eddie Kingston on Sunday at AEW Revolution.

You can view the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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