Source: Sports Illustrated
Chris Jericho was recently a guest on Sports Illustrated 120 Sports. During his appearance, Y2J talked about why he chose AJ Styles to be the next guest on Talk is Jericho, and also shares his thoughts on James Ellsworth getting a WWE Championship match on next Tuesday's SmackDown Live!
"He came in to the company in January. Just a short ten months ago but look at all of the stuff he has accomplished. I kind of was his first feud. His first WrestleMania. I kind of helped him along to figure out the little nuances of the WWE that he needed to figure. It's going to be great to sit and talk to him regarding all of these great things that have happened since he showed up in the company when he wasn't exactly the 'golden child' like he is right now. There was a bit of a feeling out process between him and the WWE. I kind of was behind the scenes for that. It's going to be fun to hear his thoughts and process and stories about how all of that has happened since he came in to the company. It's a real cool thing for anyone who is in to the WWE and in to great conversation for sure."
James Ellsworth getting a WWE World Championship match:
"That's one thing I love about WWE. James Ellsworth is actually a Talk Is Jericho alumni. I had him on the show a few weeks ago. Right off the bat when he showed up he was this kind of peculiar looking guy. Very small. Looks like he has a Gumby body. No chin. He's got no chin whatsoever. He had this first match a few months ago on RAW and just blew everyone away with the way he carried himself and his presence. I just love the fact that this guy who probably looked upon his whole career with people going, "You're a wrestler? YOU?! Oh, come on!" Well, here he is a few months later or years later pinning the WWE World Champion. It's just a good story. It's a fun story and it goes to show, I'm a big proponent of it, you've got to follow your dreams. Don't let anybody tell you that you can't do something. The only ones who will tell you that you can't do something are the ones that have failed. James Ellsworth next week with a WWE World Title shot on Smackdown… win, lose or draw is just a cool testament to what you can do if you focus on your dreams, your calls and do everything you can to make it happen. Thumbs up to James and thumbs up to WWE for giving him a shot."
Jericho also discusses the overall success of Talk is Jericho, his storyline with Kevin Owens, and what he believes makes a good heel in wrestling. You can watch the full interview in the above video.
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