Jericho Says TNA Was Never An Option, Talks About Vince, Family Life & More


Chris Jericho was interviewed by Mike Mooneyham of the Charleston Post-Courier today regarding the Fuse-TV series “Redemption Song.” You can read the entire interview here. Some of the wrestling-related highlights included:

His relationship with Vince McMahon: “I’ve always had a great relationship with Vince. I think I was one of the only people who ever left on great terms and kept in contact with him the whole time I was gone. Vince is Vince. He is what he is. I know what he’s like, and I know how he is, and to me being a little bit older and wiser and coming back with a little different attitude has made it so much better.”

Whether He Ever Considered Another Company During His Time Off: “I enjoy working for Vince. If I’m in the wrestling business, I’m working for Vince and nobody else. People ask me if I’m going to TNA or to Japan. Why would I? I work in the major leagues and there’s no reason to go anywhere else. I was really happy to come back when I came back, and Vince was really happy to have me. I feel like I could talk to him a little bit more now as a confidante and someone who, if I don’t like something, will be happy to tell him that. And he knows I’ll do whatever he wants me to do, with my own spin on it and, most of the time if he thinks you’ll really believe it, he’ll go along with it as well.”

His XM Radio Show: “I got fired by XM radio because I was insulting Oprah. That damn Oprah got me axed from XM radio,” he jokes. “I’d like to do a radio show again someday. That was a lot of fun for me to do that.”

Family Life: “It’s just great to have a job in this economic climate and have a couple different options. But at the end of the day I spend as much time with my family as I possibly can. And when I’m home I don’t do anything. When I’m on the road I’m a machine. When I’m at home, I just hang out with my kids and spend time with them. That’s another way of how I’m kind of able to juggle the two.”

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