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Chris Jericho Talks WWE WrestleMania 31 and Bray Wyatt Feud

Chris Jericho has always been one of the most outspoken WWE superstars when it comes to media. That is why it is always newsworthy when the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla speaks including some very interesting insight on WrestleMania 31 and the current WWE landscape.

Jericho is out doing publicity for his new WWE home video release, “The Road is Jericho: Epic Stories & Rare Matches from Y2J”. Jericho spoke to Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald about a variety of topics including WrestleMania 31, his feud with Bray Wyatt, and more.

Jericho spoke about his feud with Bray Wyatt. “In this day, most of the guys are newer,” he said. “That’s just the cycle of wrestling. I’m fortunate enough to be doing this for 25 years and can still do this at a high level. I’m still Chris Jericho. As far as years in the ring, I have more than Triple H. I have more than Kane. I think only Goldust and Undertaker really have as many years in the ring. Just to stay in the company and continue to work, you have to work with the younger guys. I think that is important to do that.

This is why I included the Bray Wyatt match on the DVD because I thought it was a great match. I think the Randy Orton match I had was a great match. I don’t always want it to be a career retrospective just based around 1999 to 2004 or whatever. I’ve had great matches every year in my career, so I think it’s important to support that and continue to remind people of that. I’ve enjoyed working with Bray Wyatt. I think the cage match we had on Raw was tremendous. One of the best ones I’ve done. I think the match I had with Orton at [Night of Champions] is the best one we’ve ever had.

Jericho also offered his thoughts on WrestleMania 31 with an interesting proposal for what he’d like to do if he returned. “I like the concept. It amazes every year. It’s always good,” Jericho said. “Of course, I want to see Triple H and Sting. I know what kind of match it’s going to be because I’ve seen Sting in TNA for the last 10 years. It’s not like he is going to come back and be different in the ring. The storyline is what counts. I’m excited for Brock [Lesnar] and Roman Reigns. I’m a big Reigns fan. I’ve been a supporter of his for years. I think the [Intercontinental championship] ladder match will be great. There is a lot of stuff on there. I think it’s pretty cool NXT is doing a big building before WrestleMania as well, 5,000 seats.

“There are a lot of guys there I would like to work with. I would like to work with [Finn] Bálor. I would like to work with Sami Zayn and [Adrian] Neville. Even [Dean] Ambrose, [Seth] Rollins and Reigns I would like to work with. I would like to work with Daniel Bryan as a heel. I think I can bring something out of him that he hasn’t been seen. It is one thing the company really doesn’t have is strong heels. Maybe they have strong heels, but not the way Jericho would be if the circumstances were right. That would be interesting to come back as a heel.”

I think that Jericho is onto something there and I think he’d be a great investment for the company. Sticking Jericho with the up and coming NXT guys on the road and on big shows would payoff big for those guys. Jericho has found something of a niche of being the established guy who works with these up and comers from Bray Wyatt to Dolph Ziggler to CM Punk to Randy Orton to John Cena when Cena was getting hot and I think all of those guys came out of those programs better for it.

Check out the entire interview where Jericho talks about his DVD, his role in Sharknado 3, Fozzy, and more.

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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