America's Funniest Home Videos might be on The List of Jericho.
In an interview on The Dan Le Batard Show, Chris Jericho was promoting his book "No Is A Four Letter Word" and mentioned a part of the book where he learned from an experience of failing. "Last year, I was the front-runner to become the new host of 'America's Funniest Videos,' and for a whole year I was praying for it, and at the end of the day I didn't get it."
Jericho discussed why he wanted the job. "First of all, it's a great job. It's a main stream, iconic show. To be the host of it, puts you at a different level. I think the creators of the show wanted to put a little different spin on it, make it a little more contemporary, a little more Jericho," said Jericho.
Ultimately, Jericho was not chosen to host. He admitted it was a hard thing to hear.
"It was a year and a half working on it and it boiled down to a ninety-second video chat saying 'sorry buddy, you didn't get it.' And that's where you're like 'oh my god I spent so much time on this. it was right there, I can taste it,'" said Jericho. "When you get that close to something and they take it away from you, it's hard to rebound. But you have to," he added.
Jericho said his new book is a motivational book. He said he wanted to include how he was able to "rebound" after some of his own setbacks. Also in the interview, Jericho discussed his previous stint as a game show host, for the short-lived "Downfall" and answered questions about his life as a professional wrestler.
America's Funniest Home Videos has had a few hosts since its inception. When Jericho was turned down for the opportunity, Alfonso Ribeiro of Fresh Prince of Bel Air fame was chosen to host.
The rest of the interview with Jericho can be found at ESPN.com.