|By Raj Giri||August 01, 2012 | Comments|
Source: Icon Vs. IconAs noted earlier, there are reports that Chris Jericho is finishing up his WWE commitments on August 14th, days before WWE SummerSlam. This seems to come from a recent interview that Jericho did with "Icon vs. Icon" before the 1,000th episode of RAW last week, where he was asked if Fozzy was a top priority for him.
"Yeah, it has been since 'Chasing The Grail' came out in 2010," said Jericho. "That was the point when we decided that we had something really special here and we could really do something with this and it became time to put all of our effort and focus into the band. I was gone from the WWE for a year-and-a-half when 'Grail' came out. During that time, we toured 16 countries and built up a really good fan base everywhere. When it came time to make 'Sin and Bones,' I knew I would have about six months of free time. I came back to the WWE and as of August 14, 2012, when 'Sin and Bones' comes out, we go on the road with the Uproar Tour. At that time, I am done with the WWE and it is full-time with Fozzy until the album cycle and touring is done. Like I said, this is something I have been doing since I was 12 years old — it is part of who I am. I think I am very fortunate to have had two dreams that have come true, both of them in these very big ways. Fozzy is slowly catching up to where I am wrestling-wise. If I were to retire tomorrow, I would be very happy with all the things we have done as a band. We have worked really hard to get here and have all the pieces of the puzzle there and ready — it has been a whirlwind! I want to continue to build on those achievements!"
Jericho also spoke in-depth about Fozzy's upcoming album "Sin And Bones," as well as touring with the band, his musical influences and much more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
As for his departure before SummerSlam, we noted earlier that Jericho still appears on WWE's listing for the pay-per-view, and is also advertised to appear on RAW the following night on August 20th on the website of The Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. The arena highlights Jericho's appearance on their site.
Fozzy is not booked for the August 19th Rockstar Uproar Tour date (the night of SummerSlam), and there is no concert scheduled for the following night, August 20th.
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