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Chris Jericho On Retirement: When I Have My Last Match, You Might Not Even Know It

Chris Jericho says he’s not thinking too far ahead about his retirement match, and you might not even know it happened until it’s all said and done.

Chris Jericho was recently a guest on the Bubba Show on 100.7 Star in Pittsburgh and he was asked who he’d want to face as his final opponent. Jericho says it really doesn’t matter to him because he doesn’t think about that sort of thing, and it all depends on the storyline in the end.

“Who knows, man, it doesn’t matter to me,” Chris Jericho said. “That sort of stuff doesn’t matter; it’s all storyline, and it’s all the angles that you’re doing. This has been a really good time for us, and one of the reasons why AEW has really gone through the roof had become the coolest wrestling company in the world is because of our storytelling.

“We’ve had this ‘angle,’ as we say in wrestling, with the story with Jericho and MJF for almost a year now, and it’s kind of culminating with these five labors of Jericho, which I took from the 12 labors of Hercules from Greek mythology, so very well learned here in AEW,” Jericho quipped, noting that each week has provided a fun mystery for fans. “‘So who is it going to be?’ ‘What’s it going to be?’ It’s all part of the story, and you kind of have to follow along and watch and see.

Jericho went on to say that he doesn’t plan on having a huge sendoff when he does end up retiring, and the opponent will be decided when it’s time to have that discussion.

“So, whenever I have the last match, who knows when that might be? It all depends on what the storyline is and what’s going on at the time, but I don’t think I’m going to be one of those guys that has like, ‘this is the last match, and it’s the big brouhaha’ and then cry at the end of it as Jericho wipes the tears away and goes thank you for the memories—I’m not that type of guy, I don’t care about that sort of stuff. So, when I have my last match,” Jericho said, “you might not even know it.

“It just depends as long I can continue to perform at the highest of levels that I feel that I can, then I’ll keep going, and when I feel that I can’t, then I’ll step aside,” he said. “When that is who knows and who that’s going to be against like I said, it all depends on where we’re at at the time.”

Chris Jericho faced off with Wardlow in the fourth ‘labor of Jericho’ on Dynamite this week, and now he’s set to clash with MJF in a Judas-less match against MJF on August 18.

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