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Update on Chris Jericho-WWE



As things stand, don’t expect Chris Jericho to return to WWE any time soon, as recent negotiations have hit a snag. Jericho wanted a part-time deal that would him allow him to do outside projects, and exclude the company from getting a cut of his other ventures. Vince McMahon feels that WWE made him a star, and should be entitled to a cut, reports the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. There are also major creative issues between the two sides that is said to be a major part of the issue.

NBC Universal pays WWE handsomely for the rights to air Raw and Smackdown and consider personalities that appear on their networks apart of the NBC Universal talent roster. There were eyebrows raised when Jericho appeared on “Downfall” and “Dancing with Stars” since those shows aired on a rival network.


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7 Responses

  1. J-Ro says:

    Network Executives can be stupid.

  2. xLx says:

    Damn TV Execs stay the hell away from wrestling.

  3. -J- says:

    Jericho = ratings++.

  4. fairfax says:

    I know he says he’ll never do it but a part time run in TNA could be huge. If he’s not returning to WWE anytime soon why not go to TNA for a year or two. Jericho vs Styles, Daniels, Roode, Angle, RVD could all be great matches. I get it Chris, TNA will never be on the level of WWE but you only have so many prime years left. Why not help out the struggling promotion and make some nice coin on the side. I’m sure they’d pay him half a mil to work 4 or 5 dates a month. Just saying. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. fairfax

  5. PhoenixFC says:

    Jericho was a star BEFORE he came to the WWE. Even WCW’s bungling ways couldn’t prevent him from becoming a fan favorite. The Y2J countdown from his first appearance in the WWE still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I recall thinking at the time that WWE was about to get a whole lot more interesting now that Y2J had arrived.

  6. Marissa says:

    I think they are putting this out there because of the “it begins” videos. I really believe that it is about Jericho. Guess we’ll just have to wait for January 2 to find out.

  7. mshelez says:

    I don’t think that anyone should have any cut of hiso outside ventures. On the other hand, I don’t think Fozzy would be where it is if it weren’t for Jericho being in the WWE. It would be interesting to see how many fans of Fozzy are not fans of Jericho the wrestler as well.

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