Chris Jericho Says He’s Finished With WWE As Of August 14th; Still Officially Advertised For SummerSlam

Chris Jericho did an interview with IconvsIcon.com where he revealed he is finished with WWE as of August 14, 2012 when Fozzy’s new album “Sin and Bones” comes out. Jericho noted he’ll be “done with the WWE” and “full-time” with Fozzy until the album cycle and touring is done. Below is an excerpt from the interview:

It goes without saying you are a busy man with many irons in the fire at any given point. Is it safe to say Fozzy became a top priority for you?

Yeah, it has been since “Chasing The Grail” came out in 2010. That was the point when we decided that we had something really special here and we could really do something with this and it became time to put all of our effort and focus into the band. I was gone from the WWE for a year-and-a-half when “Grail” came out. During that time, we toured 16 countries and built up a really good fan base everywhere. When it came time to make “Sin and Bones,” I knew I would have about six months of free time. I came back to the WWE and as of August 14, 2012, when “Sin and Bones” comes out, we go on the road with the Uproar Tour. At that time, I am done with the WWE and it is full-time with Fozzy until the album cycle and touring is done. Like I said, this is something I have been doing since I was 12 years old — it is part of who I am. I think I am very fortunate to have had two dreams that have come true, both of them in these very big ways. Fozzy is slowly catching up to where I am wrestling-wise. If I were to retire tomorrow, I would be very happy with all the things we have done as a band. We have worked really hard to get here and have all the pieces of the puzzle there and ready — it has been a whirlwind! I want to continue to build on those achievements!

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It is interesting to note that Jericho is officially advertised for SummerSlam on August 19, 2012.

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  • Kleck

    A farewell brawl at SummerSlam sounds like a fitting end. Dolph Ziggler vs Jericho. Hopefully he’ll be back in his own time. He has to be getting up there in age

  • Hoops

    in his books he's made no bones about his relationship with VKM and apparently hes got free reign to leav and come back. Hopefully he comes back after touring. He's awesome!

  • Foster M

    Hopefully not! Im siked that Y2J is finally turning face and i wanna see him last for a while as a face! Ill be sad if he goes :(

  • jdl

    Don't read too much into this, if that was true he wouldn't be booked in a program with anyone, nor would they be investing in a face turn for him. He'll be gone for a few months, Fozzy is not a hugely successful band, if it was he never would have come back in the first place, and as such the band probably won't be going on too huge of a tour.

  • Herman Tank

    This is the reason I don't like Jericho anymore. You know when he shows up it's only temporary so he's immediately thrown into the main title picture. This takes someone's spot and why choose to cheer for someone when he's just going to leave again? Does he blow all his cash trying to promote the band no one cares about since their conception? So he returns yet again for two years to make more money to try again? All that hype with no returns and competes with Sin Cara for most annual botches. I won't miss him…again.

    • bejealous

      Really? Jericho is one of the top performers of our generation. You could make a whole episode of Botchamania for every 2 or 3 Sin Cara matches. Every wrestler botches spots, but Y2J is always spot on, missing one only once in a blue moon. Plus, he comes back for longer stretches then The Rock, and everyone loves him.

      • Tiday

        Botchamania FTW!!! ; )

      • HugeRockStar

        He may always be put back into the title picture, but since he’s been back he’s done nothing but put over the newer generation guys like Sheamus, Punk and now Ziggler. Good on him for that.

    • Kevin

      I have to agree with you. Jericho was and is a decent wrestler, but this part-time stuff has to end. I don't like his singing; frankly, he sucks, IMO. He really needs to pick either the wrestling or the band and stick with it. I don't like seeing someone like him (or the Rock) come back for a few months, or a few matches, taking up someone else's spot, someone who could be used on a weekly basis and will be there for the long haul.

  • AntGilroy

    You guys are crazy. Jerhico is an all time great. And you guys are probably the same guys that cheer the rock when he comes back then leaves after a cup of coffee.. I’m not saying like the guy but come on he is a wrestling genius. I am sad to see him go but he will be back.

    THANK YOU JERICHO! THANK YOU JERICHO!! THANK YOU JERICHO!!

    • Herman Tank

      Actually I'm tired of all the part-time has-beens showing up. I'm just a frustrated wrestling purist fan that's sick of seeing Jericho, Brock, Rock and even HHH stealing the spotlight from guys who have stuck it out and worked hard to get where they are at. However, I realize it's a business and all about the money so if people want celebrities and has-bee, who are we as WRESTLING fans to argue, right?

      By the way, go through Jericho's matches and watch him screw up his bulldog against everyone. That's basic, let's see him try one of Sin Cara's moves and not botch it as well.

  • _JIM_

    I hope Chris realizes that the success of his band is completely intertwined with his popularity as a wrestler, and I fear that if he were to cut ties with WWE for good that his band would suffer. I wish him nothing but success as he has been one of my favorites since I saw him at a live ECW event way back in the day. So I hope I’m wrong but I still feel that his band is so successful because of who he his. They are very talented, but if they had to start from scratch like most bands, their road to being as successful as they currently are would’ve been a lot more difficult. If it would’ve ever have happened for them at all.

  • http://wrestlingnewsworld.com Andrew Ace

    Are you serious Herman Tank??? Do you even watch wrestling??? You’re such a life jobber

  • Monty

    Its time for a 3-5 disk y2j set for his all time best moments,promos and matches

    His promos about stephanie were a work of art lol

  • Lin

    From what I can gather from the interview, he might be back in the WWE after he's done touring. But while he's touring, that's the only thing he'll be doing.

  • Jason

    It's really sad at this point in his life that he still wants to make it as a rock star. Fozzy lost an original band contest in Albany, NY 10 years ago to a band that also hasn't gone anywhere. If Fozzy was going to be anything huge, it would have happened when they were all in their 20's and 30's, not now, there just isn't a market for 40-year-old 80's rockers.

    He should stick with what he actually is known for, even if it's not wrestling but staying on screen.

  • Jason

    And let me add another point. It's not like the traveling is any different when on a tour or when working with the WWE. I am sure he gets paid more with the WWE too…Just a sad, sad dream Jericho.

    • Kleck

      The 2005 CD sold over 100,000 copies. His 2010 CD didn’t do as well. I say that as long as they are successful (which they obviously are or would be booked to do anything) Jericho should do as he pleases. His career as a wrestler is in its twilight. Him touring with a band is less physically taxing than being with the WWE year round. A good choice to preserve his body

    • Jamie

      It's not a sad dream, he'd been with WWE since 2000, he's been wrestling for alot longer, he might just want to do something else he enjoys.

  • Jamie

    Na, I don't buy it, I think he will be back.