Chris Jericho has discussed his future in AEW, detailing his expectations for his final match before he retires from in-ring competition.
At AEW All Out in September, Jericho faced off against MJF with his AEW in-ring career on the line. Leading up to the match, fans speculated that the ‘Five Labors of Jericho’ could’ve been a retirement tour for the former AEW World Champion.
In an interview with TalkSPORT, Jericho noted that he doesn’t have a specific opponent in mind for his final bout. The wrestling veteran confirmed that he enjoys his current position in AEW, but will hang up the boots when he feels he’s no longer ‘Chris Jericho’.
Arguing that he’d make his retirement match work regardless of the opponent, Jericho said:
“No, it doesn’t matter. Because if you look at my career, it’s always been about going out there and making great stuff out of what I’ve been given.
“It’s easy to have a final match against Shawn Michaels or The Undertaker. It’s easy to have a great final match with these great, great workers and to me, I won’t even know when it’s my final match.
“It’ll probably be someone like Marko Stunt. We’ll go out there, have a great match, tear the house down and I’ll go ‘you know what? That’s pretty much it.’
“I don’t have any real thoughts about it. Obviously at 50 years old I’m aware that the time is short, but who’s to say how short it is? I still have ideas for stories. I still feel like my stuff is some of the best stuff on the show. The rating that I draw are still high so I know I’m not wearing out my welcome, so to speak.
“So to me, when I start feeling like I’m not Chris Jericho, when I’m demeaning my legacy, then I’ll stop. But I’m not at that point right now.”
Jericho teamed with Jake Hager & Sammy Guevara to do battle with Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos during last week’s AEW Rampage.
Dos Santos has opened up about his wrestling debut, noting that he feels appreciated in AEW.