Chris Jericho Says He Doesn't Want To Become A Nostalgia Act

Chris Jericho is well known for reinventing himself, but how many more does he have in him.

Jericho has been a fiery babyface, an obnoxious heel, a milennium man, a returning legend, and countless other incarnations throughout his WCW, WWE and NJPW careers. As he's moving on to All Elite Wrestling, will he look to do that again?

Jericho spoke to Gary Cassidy of Sportskeeda about the possibilities of his personality

I think the idea is that I don't know how many other personas there'll be because I never know what I'll do. What feels right to me as far as constantly evolving, changing.

I think that's one of the reasons why I'm still where I'm at today, at the top of the industry, because people never know what to expect, you never get the same thing twice.

When it comes to The List, I know it was a huge success but I'll never do it again. Whether I ever work with WWE or not. It's probably one of the reasons I didn't go back there because The List was a product of its time. In 2016-17, it was so organic. If I was still doing that no, it would be very cliche and a little bit boring.

It's one of those things. You do it, you live it, people get so excited about it, and then you've got to move on if you don't feel it as much anymore.

I'm not ashamed to say David Bowie is a big influence on me because he always kept his appearance and his character, and his music very contemporary, changing and evolving it. I always liked that. If you look at a David Bowie album, he never looks the same and that's how this business should be if you want any type of longevity at all. I've been in the business almost 30 years.

If I did the same thing over and over, it would just be nostalgia and I'm not interested in doing that at all.

Jericho is slated to take on Kenny Omega at All Elite Wrestling's Double or Nothing, and has signed a three-year deal with the company. If all goes to plan, it will serve as the longest period Jericho hasn't worked for WWE since joining them in 1999.

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