As Chris Jericho is set to have another title match at WrestleMania, he admits that his current run is coming to an end.
In an interview with Forbes, Jericho said that this current run with WWE, which saw him be a part of the top of the card for most of the second half of 2016 alongside his former best friend Kevin Owens, is ending soon. Jericho is set to tour with his band Fozzy soon after WrestleMania 33.
"We're getting ready to put out a new Fozzy record, and I can't do wrestling and music at the same time," Jericho said. "So I think this [wrestling] run is pretty much winding down at this point," Jericho said. "It's time to take a break from wrestling and work on some of these other things that have been on the back burner and are starting to come to fruition."
It had been rumored that Jericho's time in WWE would be over since he starts his next Fozzy tour towards the end of April. Jericho did say he would be willing to appear on a few events if he has the free time.
"If there's a tour of Japan or a tour of Australia, I'll go if I'm free," Jericho said. "If there's a weekend I'm free, I'll do it in Peoria or Lakeland, Florida. It doesn't matter to me how big or small the shows are, because they all count. I still enjoy it, and when it's time for me to come back, if that time comes and when that time comes, then I'll come back the same way I always do."
Jericho's run was supposed to end late last year, but he kept extending his contract on basically a month-by-month basis, according to Jericho. His original deal was supposed to go from January 2016 to WrestleMania 32, where he defeated AJ Styles, before extending his current deal numerous times throughout last year.
Jericho is in his first reign as United States champion and is set to defend his title against Owens at WrestleMania 33. Fightful will have complete coverage of WrestleMania with a discussion board, live results and a live post-show podcast.