Jericho isn't surprised by Neville's rumored departure from the WWE, because he knows what to do to become a star.
He recently spoke to Busted Open Radio regarding Neville's apparent departure from WWE. He says that he isn't surprised by the recent news.
"It doesn't surprise me because a guy like Neville, whenever I worked with him we had great matches" Jericho said. "He reminds me a lot, actually, of working with Chris Benoit in that he's very hard-hitting, very solid, graceful and not stiff in the least -- just a really innovative, smart worker. I think he wasn't really getting his shot in the WWE, and the cruiserweight thing is fine but let's be honest, it is what it is. I think there's a lot higher potential for a guy like Neville in the ring and also the character."
Jericho also added that if Neville were to leave, he would immediately be up there with people like Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks who are doing great on the indie scene.
"If he left, you know that he's gonna be one of those guys like Cody Rhodes, guys like the Young Bucks, Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll that are making a choice not to be in the WWE and proving that it's not the be all, end all if you're not there" Jericho added. " I mean, look at Tommy [Dreamer] with House of Hardcore, very successful outside of the reigns of the WWE."
He also added that while taking a big risk by leaving, Neville is talented enough that he can end up being a bigger star outside of the WWE.
"It's a big step. It's like walked off the side of a building and being told that there's a net at the bottom, but you can't see it" Jericho said. "So you don't know for sure if he's making the right decision as of right now. But talent wise, character wise and intelligence wise, he's got all three of those things. So he's not making this decision lightly, and I think wherever he ends up, he'll probably be a bigger star now than he was before just by getting a bigger oppertunity."
There currently is no update on Neville's status following his departure from Raw last week. He wasn't on this week's edition of Raw or 205 Live.