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    Posted: 16/October/2006 at 22:45
Quote The following is a bulletin from the official MySpace page for Chris Jericho's XM Radio Show "The Rock Of Jericho". This is the same thing posted by TNAWrestling.com:

CHRIS JERICHO AND FOZZY TO APPEAR ON "iMPACT!" BEFORE "BOUND FOR GLORY"
See the national television debut of "Enemy" from Fozzy

On Thursday, October 19, on TNA "iMPACT!" on SpikeTV at 11pm ET, Chris Jericho and his band "Fozzy" will be featured in a music video for the song "Enemy" from their "All That Remains" album.

The national television debut of the video will feature Jericho and Fozzy along with the stars of TNA Wrestling just days before the "Bound For Glory" Pay-Per-View extravaganza on Sunday, October 22 live from Detroit, Michigan.

TNA Wrestling directors David Sahadi and Kevin Sullivan, who have worked with Jericho in the past, will be producing the music video for the "iMPACT!" broadcast.

"This is simply awesome," Sahadi told TNAwrestling.com "I have always had tremendous admiration for Chris Jericho as a professional and as a person. He's one of the coolest guys I know."

Don't forget - TNA Wrestling's "iMPACT!" goes primetime on Thursday, November 16 at 9pm ET!


-- Over at Chris Jericho’s website they are hyping his appearance on TNA iMPACT with his band Fozzy. People are starting to speculate that Jericho may wrestle for TNA. As of right now, nothing has been mentioned about him wrestling in TNA. Jericho’s website does have a habit of playing with the visitors where going to TNA is concerned.
 
TNA are making alot of fuss over a music video being played. Not like he was there singing it live afterall. Jericho loves joking around at possibly going to TNA so i wouldn't think too much about it. Jericho obviously loves his music but he could make a comeback. However i reckon still that would be in WWE due to that being where he can reach more people, make more money etc. If Jericho signed for TNA it would hurt Vince more than Angle did.
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  Jericho has stated time and time again that the only wrestling promotion that he will make a return is WWE. WWE has been his passion since his birth,practically, and always will be. Even if he has to work at McD's, he will only comeback to WWE.
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I'm not as convinced. Why is WWE is passion? Since when? All his best work was in WCW.

Did he say he would never go to TNA? Did he say he would always come back to WWE? If that's true why's he playing his music video on TNA? Did the WWE not want to promote him? If that's true, I can't see why he wouldn't go to TNA. And if the WWE was willing to play his video then why did he choose TNA over them? I don't buy this Jericho being loyal to the WWE stuff... if he was really that keen on them he wouldn't have left. Obviously he wasn't entirely happy.

I'm not offering any definate conclusions... I'm just saying I don't see any evidence to say Jericho won't go to TNA either...



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Quote Chris Jericho recently conducted an interview with Joe McDonnell out in Los Angeles last week where he addressed his current status with TNA Wrestling.

In the interview, Jericho mentioned how the music video for Fozzy's "Enemy" will air this Thursday night on TNA iMPACT! on Spike TV. Jericho said he was contacted by TNA's David Sahadi to promote the song and he went with it. He reportedly laughed off rumors that he was going to TNA as a result of this move.

According to Jericho, going to TNA is not an option for him right now. He stated that he is currently in Los Angeles most of the time working on projects and doing stand up comedy. Jericho added that he never said he was "retiring" from wrestling, but that he has a full plate of projects left that he wants to do. He did admit that he hasn't really thought about returning to wrestling since he has been so busy lately. Jericho stated he may return to wrestling one day, but that it would have to be the right situation and he would have to be in the 100% right state of mind. But as of now, wrestling is on the back burner for Jericho.
 
See Jericho usually likes to plant the seeds of doubt in the fans head. However on this occasion he didn't bother doing so. Sounds very much like he's no plans anytime soon of coming back to wrestling. However i have no doubt he will one day be back wrestling regularly (hopefully through choice and not because his other careers bombed). TNA asked to play his song and he said yes. Fairly simple that and doesn't sound like he had bad intentions towards WWE for letting it happen. Simply sounds like he wanted his song promoted. However i can see WWE maybe trying to do something with Chris now to outdo TNA (i really hope so).
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One could look at this in a lot of different ways. Yes, TNA agreed to play the song. Jericho has already stated (although never say never) that he's only going to wrestle for the WWE, if he ever decides to wrestle.
 
As for Jericho himself, he's accomplished just about everything someone can accomplish in pro wrestling. He was the 1st undisputed champion...he got the recognition. And, he got out while still remaining somewhat healthy. (Yes, one can look at folks like Kurt Angle, or Eddie, and wonder if the smarter choice is to get out when one knows when to get out.)
 
I am of the impression that wrestling-wise, this isn't going to be enough to lure Jericho back. But, if the video was a message to the WWE, perhaps it was this: "You produced and recorded John Cena's album. You've made movies with Cena, Kane, and Triple H. Why not me?)
 
It's no secret Jericho would like to get into acting (he was in that Sci Fi movie, and he does improvs.) So, if Jericho WERE to return, one would have to assume that other incentives would have to be brought to the table, ala film and recording contracts.
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Astute.  The surrounding media advantages of the WWE would likely bring Jericho back to a wrestling promotion before wrestling did.
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A TNA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS JERICHO

SPIRIT OF WRESTLING: THE LION'S TALES
By David Sahadi

Chris Jericho will always remain one of my most favorite people on the planet. In a world often ruled by ego and governed by greed, he remains a sincere, genuine, humble person. On every film and promotional shoot we have collaborated on, he has always accommodating and giving, the consummate professional.

More importantly, he was a joy to work with. All-night shoots weren't all that bad. In fact, when Jericho was involved, they were downright fun! The hard-working production crews always were entertained by his candor and antics. He tore down the walls of pretense and superficiality in an effort to connect with everyone on the sets. Breaking down walls seems to be something Chris Jericho does well, whether as a wrestler, an entertainer, a musician or just a benevolent being.

This Monday night at 9 pm on Spike TV, TNA will air a two-hour prime time special, “This Is TNA”. During the broadcast, TNA is privileged to have another Fozzy song, “The Test”, stamp the show in a special closing music video that encompasses the unforgettable highlights of the past year in TNA. Yes, we in post-production have indeed become Fozzyholics!

Recently, I asked Jericho what life highlights he has experienced in the past year away from the ring. It seems the lion has many tales to tell…

Q. What has Chris Jericho been doing during his self-imposed year-and-a-half sabbatical?

A. I've been doing a smorgasbord of stuff actually. In the fall of '05 and the winter of '06 I did a massively successful world tour with Fozzy that took us to Australia, Germany, The US, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and five tours of England. That's right daddy, five tours of England in 13 months. We built a great fan base in the UK and we can't wait to return. Then I did a pilot for the USA Network in April called Ebaum's World that everyone at the network loved except for the boss Bonnie Hammer. Then I did a play in Toronto called “Opening Night” that sold out every show in July, Celebrity Duets in Sept which didn't go the way I planned but was still a blast! I've also been working on my memoir “A Lion's Tale” for the past 16 months and it will be completed over the next 3 weeks. I also did my XM radio show until the end of last year, as well as a dozen shows for VH-1 and Android Apocalypse for the Sci-Fi Channel which comes out on DVD next Tuesday. Most importantly, I've been spending some tremendous quality time with my family so things are good.

Q. What is the book about?

A. It's a coming of age, stranger in a strange land story of a kid who follows and finally achieves his dream of making it big as a pro wrestler. It follows me throughout my journeys across the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico, ECW, SMW, WCW and finally ends with me signing with the WWE.

Q. Tell us one of your favorite coming of age memories in the book?

A. There's so many and it was a total blast to go through the time machine process of remembering all of these experiences and putting them on the page. I'm very proud of the book and I also never realized how much work it was going to be.

Q. Why did you pull a Mick Foley and decide to pen the autobiography
yourself?

A. Nobody can remember these stories, explain them, feel them and put them on the page like I can because I lived them. I'm also way to much of a detail and a control freak to let someone else be in charge of the writing. Having said that, I worked with a great collaborator who really helped me to organize and edit things. But 99% of what's in the book was written by me.

Q. Why did you pull a Rock and leave the business of professional wrestling while you were still an athlete in his prime?

A. I never said I was leaving, but after almost 1900 matches and 15 years of legit full-time wrestling with no major long-term injuries, I needed a break. I was so mentally fried that I didn't even realize how bad until I stepped back. I've only now healed enough to even be able to entertain the thought of coming back. Plus I needed to make some room to give other guys a chance to step up to the plate. Nobody can compete with Y2J, I don't care who you are.

Q. Was there one particular moment in the early years that stands as a true validation for your decision to become a professional wrestler?

A. Each step of my career validated my decision. All I ever wanted to do was to wrestle one match for Stampede Wrestling. When that goal was fulfilled another popped up and another and another and 15 years later I had accomplished all of them.

Q. How about one of the most outrageous/funniest moments in your career?

A. In the original stages of the book, I thought of almost 1,000 stories I wanted to talk about so there are way too many to mention. But you can read them all in “A Lion's Tale” available in fine bookstores near you in the fall of 07!

Q. What do you value most in life right now?

A. My family. My collection of rare, dried fruit.

Q. What's next for Jericho?

A. Onward and upward junior. Same as always.

Q. OK, I have to ask this question again: if you ever did decide to return
to the ring, would it be one with four sides...or six?

A. I've actually been working on a five-sided design for the Rhomboid Wrestling Federation that I think is going to take off like gangbusters. Besides that, there ain't never been a four-sided ring that could contain Jericho…
 
 
 
 
 
Sounds like he starting to get that wrestling feeling again.
 
Let remind you guys that when he does come back  and wrestle for TNA. l will be changing my name to Chris "TNA" Jericho or what ever he chooses.
 
 


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WWE has had recent talks with Chris Jericho about returning to the promotion this September. If a deal is reached, at this point there is talk of him being placed on the RAW brand.

TNA President Dixie Carter is also pursuing him. Jericho's band "Fozzy" has been featured on several TNA shows since he left WWE.

  
 
lf he return's to Raw. The feud will continune between Jericho and Cena. What else could they do? hmmm
 
On TNA start a feud with Christian.
 
l figure and the way l see it right now. lf Jericho had any intention of returning to WWE. l believe he would of made that clear by now. Him playing his Fozzy music on TNA tells us that he is leaning towards them.
 
So as you can tell l am saying that he will end up with TNA
 
What do you guys think?


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i think your too obsessed with Jericho mate, lol, anyway I actually believe Jericho should go to TNA, theres nothing left for him to do in WWE anymore, he's basically done it all there anyway and him heading to TNA would be the best move cos it means less travel, new oppotunitys and more chance to spend with his family as he lives in Florida. Jericho has won every title in the WWE as it is and like I said, what else can he do there?
 
Look at what he's done in the WWE:

1-time WWE Undisputed World champion
2-time WCW World Heavyweight champion
7-time WWE Intercontinental champion
1-time WWE Europeon champion
1-time WWE Hardcore champion
3-time WWE World tag team champion
 
There is nothing more for Y2J to do in the WWE, best place for him to go now would be to TNA because atleast he can have a chance at making history and become the first wrestler to win the WWE, WCW and NWA World titles (oh wait, Ric Flair has already done that).
 
In all, Jericho has the choice of getting TNA of the ground because he will certainly bring in more fans than the sook that is Kurt Angle or he can go back to just being a mid-card to the top tier stars.


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I would rather carry on winning recognised champions for the biggest wrestling company in the world. Than start to win titles for a company way behind at the moment in history and size. Plus why do people assume moving to TNA will mean titles for him? Kurt hasn't won one yet and he's achieved a hell of a lot next to Jericho. He doesn't need a title to look good, so would be used to put over others like Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels etc. As for your point about winning the NWA title well they are giving up the name so he would be going after a title with no history when he can be going after one with decade upon decades of history.
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