AEW star Chris Jericho sat down with Hollywood Life to speak about his latest interactions with Mike Tyson on AEW Dynamite. When requested why guys like Tyson, Shaquille O’Neal and Unhealthy Bunny have finished so a lot better in wrestling than celebrities like Jay Leno again within the Monday Night time Wars, Jericho mentioned it was as a consequence of newer celebrities having extra respect for wrestling.
“You now have guys which have a considerable amount of respect for professional wrestling,” Jericho mentioned. “You’ll be able to throw Jay Leno’s title in there and I’ll elevate you a Karl Malone, a Dennis Rodman or a Lawrence Taylor manner again within the day. There are athletes and guys like Unhealthy Bunny who’ve been lifelong followers of wrestling and actually respect what we do and need to be concerned. These are those that all the time work the perfect. In case you take a man who doesn’t need to do the coaching and do the issues to placed on a very good match, you’ll not get one. Then it turns into extra of only a stunt casting.
“Shaq took it very critically. He labored very laborious to placed on the match he did. The identical factor with Unhealthy Bunny. You’ll be able to inform the coaching was there as a result of what he did was very very like the match we had with Shaq.
“I don’t suppose these latest celebrities need to are available in there and embarrass themselves or, extra importantly, embarrass the game with all of the respect that they’ve for it. It’s the identical factor with Mike Tyson. He loves being across the enterprise and respects the enterprise, and he has since he has been a child. All he desires to do is his finest. And on the finish of the day, he’s Mike Tyson, so there’s all the time that component of what he’s going to do. But when he didn’t need to be there for the precise causes, he wouldn’t be there.”
Jericho was then requested if any fellow rock stars he’d wish to wrestle. The Fozzy lead singer provided a shocking reply.
“I don’t consider it that manner,” Jericho mentioned. “Individuals ask me that, considering it’s a enjoyable query, however to me, it’s like, ‘if you wish to do it, you must put the effort and time and the precise angle and storyline.’
“To me it’s like, ‘Who within the metallic world would you place in a wrestling match that may be plausible?’ The Unhealthy Bunny factor was slightly completely different, and I suppose you may discover any individual like Zakk Wylde who may most likely prepare and truly do it. However, you must be an athlete initially. That’s why Shaq was so good or Tyson being concerned is so good. Due to the depth that he (Tyson) has as a result of he is aware of what it’s wish to be in a struggle . When he’s within the ring, he’s not considering that that is some form of ‘haha’ sort factor.
“So, if the story is true, and the man desires to place the precise time in, then as soon as once more, certain. What we did with Shaq and what WWE did with Unhealthy Bunny are good examples of the precise story and the precise man who’s keen to place within the time to do properly.
Jericho then made one final level.
“Once I did Dancing with The Stars, the fellows that didn’t respect what they have been doing or out within the time to rehearse have been out shortly. I noticed when you don’t rehearse six or seven hours a day, each single day, you aren’t going to final lengthy, and that’s the reason I did so properly.
“I went into that world with the respect and want that you just wanted to succeed, and that’s what you must do in wrestling as properly.”