Chris Jericho may be one of the luckiest wrestlers in the WWE right now. He’s allowed to take time off and tour with his band Fozzy. As it stands right now, Jericho might not return to the WWE until early 2014 at the earliest.
Jericho has been one of the most devoted wrestlers in the past decade. He was disappointed in WCW when they refused to push him. When he came to the WWE in 1999, he wasn’t pushed to the moon until 2001, when he became the first-ever Undisputed Champion. He beat The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night to achieve this.
From this point onward, the company valued his commitment and allowed him to take time off for his music career. At first, Jericho looked like he was retiring from wrestling forever, but he wasn’t making much money. Now that his band Fozzy has signed to a decent music label, Jericho is making a good living both wrestling and making music.
Jericho has contributed heaps this year. He helped elevate Fandango at WrestleMania 29 and had the best match of 2013 with CM Punk at Payback. Not to mention, he always gives 100 percent every time he wrestles. It doesn’t matter if it’s Raw or a PPV event, every match he wrestles in is exciting.
It will be sad to see Jericho leave the company for another five months or so, but fans shouldn’t be too disappointed. Christian has just returned from injury, and Rob Van Dam is coming back to fill the gap. Jericho is reportedly scheduled to already compete at WrestleMania XXX.