“I’m One Of The Best Every Night”

“I’m One Of The Best Every Night”

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AEW superstar and new ROH World Champion Chris Jericho recently spoke with GQ on a wide variety of topics, including his response to people saying he’s holding back younger talent, how he’s the king of reinvention, and how at 51 he’s still one of the best he’s ever done. Highlights from the interview are below.

How he is the king of reinventing himself:

“It was never based on [feeling young again], but the point is that it works. Tony Khan, my boss, was most impressed of all. He even got the idea that I was talking about the Fountain of Youth [on Dynamite recently]. Listen, I have no problem being known as this king of reinvention, but I put my money where my mouth is. I’ve reinvented my whole body. Look at Tom Brady, for example, at 45, still the best. Am I the best with 51? No, but some nights yes. And I’m one of the best every night.”

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His response to fans criticizing him for holding back young talent:

“I always say that if I lose a game, [people think] it’s the best match. When I win a match, it’s suddenly 51-year-old Jericho holding the young boys. And you know, I don’t mind. I’m 51, I’m not ashamed of it. I’ve had 32 great years. But dammit, man, if I can reinvent myself and maybe struggle at the highest level for another four or five years, why wouldn’t I? I don’t have a problem with age, but I do have a problem if you give up. Just saw the Stones in London in July and Mick Jagger still looks like Mick Jagger. He’s almost 80, but he sings great, he looks great, he moves great. You can still go to a Stones show and feel like you’ve seen the Stones. Obviously I won’t wrestle when I’m 80, but I also never thought I’d wrestle when I was 51, especially at this level. So it’s a real reinvention, not just from a gimmick standpoint, but also from a lifestyle standpoint.”

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