As Chris Jericho continues to travel around promoting his book while also touring with his band Fozzy, fans want to know when he'll return to the WWE. Jericho recently spoke with Baby Huey and Bimbo Jimbo on The Other Guys Podcast and made it clear that he's not rushing back to the WWE and really couldn't care less if he ever wrestles again.
"Will I be back? Maybe, possibly," Jericho said. "If I never wrestled again it wouldn't bother me."
In order for Jericho to return, it sounds like the WWE will have to pitch the right story to him.
"I don't care about who is it I want to work with, for me, it's what's the story behind it because I've worked with everybody," Jericho said (transcribed by Wrestle Inc). "It's about what's the storyline that you can put behind these things to make people really care."
Jericho did enjoy working alongside both Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, and Kevin Owens. He's willing to work with anyone as long as he likes the story and believes it's something that will get the fans engaged.
"If I can think of a good story or if a good story is presented to me, then I'm all in, and I don't care if it's with John Cena or if it's with Enzo Amore, whoever," Jericho said. "If it's a good storyline that I can sink my teeth into that I know people will love, just like the Festival of Friendship, then I'll come back again. If not, then it might be a little harder to attract me."
It sounds like the WWE needs Jericho than he needs the WWE. He sounds like a guy that's very content with his current situation, and he's fine with continuing his music career ahead of wrestling.
Jericho has been wrestling since 1990, so it might be time for him to retire and completely move onto the next phase of his life. He's already made it clear that he won't work a part-time schedule, so maybe the end is near.
Jericho last appeared on SmackDown Live on July 25, 2017. It was a surprise appearance where he interrupted an altercation between AJ Styles and Kevin Owens as he looked for a rematch for the United States Championship. Later that night, he participated in a triple threat match with Styles and Owens. Styles ended up winning.
When it comes to Fozzy, Jericho and his band have released a total of eight albums since 2000, so his career in music is very serious. We wouldn't expect him to stick around and continue to work with the WWE as he gets older like so many other wrestlers.