Chris Jericho Speaks On Retirement Plans, How Working With Kevin Owens Got Him Excited About Wrestling Again

AEW superstar and former world champion Chris Jericho spoke about his alliance with Kevin Owens and his plans for his post-wrestling career on the latest edition of his Saturday Night Special. Highlights can be found below.

Thought about retiring until he started working with Kevin Owens:

I was planning on retiring years earlier but I just started having fun again,” Jericho explained. “It all started when I just did the house shows [with WWE]in 2015. That’s when I thought, ‘Oh, I’ll probably just wind down and do house shows for a while.’ Then I realized, yeah, these are fun [without]the pressure, not being on TV was amazing. And then I went back for one more little stint. I went back and it was actually supposed to be for a 3-month stint… In that 3-month span, I think I was only going to work until WrestleMania or whatever it was. I think Vince said, ‘Just come back and do a run, we’ll figure it out.’ I think t was to do something with Ambrose, that’s what it was.

And I came back and I started having so much fun, and then I met Kevin Owens,” Chris continued. “We had a great chemistry, we clicked right away, and I was like, ‘This guy get it. He’s a lot like me, like, he doesn’t take things seriously but he takes his work seriously. He’s not afraid to look himself look stupid if it’s willing to get a reaction. That’s when the whole Jericho/Owens best friends thing happened, and that’s when I was like, ‘This is awesome’.

Says he's interested in doing commentary or being a consultant:

I don’t know when I’m going to retire. But when I do, I would love to continue being involved in commentary and being a consultant,” Chris stated. “I don’t want to be an Executive Vice President, I don’t want to be a writer. I’d love to be a consultant. And obviously, [touring with]Fozzy, man. That’s the best thing about being with Fozzy, we can do this until we’re 77-years-old like The Stones. Also, I would continue doing stuff like Saturday Night Special, and Talk Is Jericho, and there’s a lot of cool acting things coming up too. So, I will be entertaining you until the day I leave this mortal coil.

Full episode of Saturday Night Special can be found below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)