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Chris Jericho On How Long He Will Still Continue To Compete

Professional wrestling legend and top AEW Star Chris Jericho recently had a conversation with Matthew Allen Girard of Newsweek on how people oftentimes kind of want to put an end into everything like his pro wrestling career, but that is not how things really work and even though he didn’t expect to last this long in the professional wrestling business, his heart and passion in the business is the reason he is able to survive this long.

“Le Champion” Chris Jericho also spoke about how retirement is not something you think about when you are just getting started in the pro wrestling business and you don’t think about how long you will do this, but when this is something you feel like you don’t want to do anymore, then retirement comes to your mind.

This is what Chris Jericho said:

“I think a lot of times people always kind of want to put a bow on everything but it really doesn’t work that way.” “I think part of the reason I’ve had such longevity is that I go with the flow and I follow my heart. Did I ever expect to be 31 years on the job? I can’t say that I did, but I can’t say that I didn’t.”

“I don’t think when you’re 19, you really think about [retirement]. I never really said OK, ‘I’m going to do it this long,’ and I still don’t. I don’t know how long I’m going to do the sport because I don’t think that way. When people ask ‘how long are you going to do this,’ I say ‘I don’t know. When I feel like I don’t want to do it anymore.’ I don’t feel that way right now.”

Chris Jericho then talked about one of the reasons he feels he has had a lengthy career is because he constantly evolves and re-invents everything he does.

This is what Chris Jericho said:

“I think one of the reasons why I’ve had such a long career, wrestling-wise, is the diversity and constant evolving and re-inventing that I do.” “I can vividly remember, in about the year 2000, really thinking about how do I constantly stay relevant in what I’m doing? There’s a way to do that but you have to take chances and you have to be confident in your ability as a character and as a performer.”

Chris Jericho last competed for AEW at last month’s Full Gear PPV Event, when The Inner Circle (Sammy Guevara, Jake Hager, Santana, Ortiz and Le Champion himself) defeated Men Of The Year (Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky) and American Top Team in a 10-Man Street Fight.

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