Chris Jericho Reveals Status With New Japan And WWE

Chris Jericho spoke with Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV ahead of this week's Greatest Royal Rumble show. You can check out the full interview above, and submitted highlights below:

Is he under contract with WWE?

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"No, I'm not. Up until May of last year I was under contract and then the Fozzy tour cycle started. They call me from time to time but it's just a one and done kind of thing."

 

What is his status with New Japan Pro Wrestling?
"Nothing planned. It's a little bit old school. Leave with some heat brother. I lose to Kenny on a Sunday, beat up Naito on a Monday and if I never go back, I left with some heat. The thought process was to go back and we tried and it just didn't work out. There's a certain amount of finance and that kind of thing because that match made New Japan a lot of money. Like millions. So when you get that feather in your cap now they're not taking a chance by using Chris Jericho, they know exactly what they're going to get. And for me not to be in WWE, I have to be compensated at a high level or else it's not worth it because WWE could just wake up one day and go 'You're with New Japan? We never want to use you again. See you later buddy.' So that's the risk I take."

 

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