Chris Jericho has expressed interest in working for Impact Wrestling.
According to Dave Meltzer in Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s latest issue, Jericho is enoying the direction that Impact has taken lately and “there is a lot of belief within the business that Jericho is destined to be here (Impact)”.
Meltzer then goes on to say that Jericho’s previous declaration that, despite his various outside endeavors, he would still never do anything that might get Vince McMahon mad “isn’t nearly as strong as it was months ago”.
Last month, Jericho himself Tweeted that he might consider the move, but there has been no official word since
Of course! https://t.co/MfRvVkNgCK
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) July 24, 2018
Jericho’s last full run with the WWE was during 2016 – 2017 where he had well received feuds with AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. He also won the United States Championship for the first time, becoming a Grand Slam winner.
This year, Jericho’s only made two appearances in the WWE. The first in a backstage segment during the Raw 25th anniversary and the second as an entrant in the 50-man Royal Rumble match during the Greatest Royal Rumble.
He is currently working with New Japan Pro-Wrestling and holds the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
While Jericho is still under contract with the WWE, Vince McMahon is supposed to have given him permission to work with NJPW. Whether he will get the same permission to work with Impact is another matter all together.
Jericho is supposed to have said, in an interview with Inside the Ropes, he would feel like he was breaking an unwritten rule if he wrestled in the US for a country that was not the WWE. But as Impact has shows both in Canada and the U.S., he could still keep his word if he only showed up in Impact’s Canadian shows.