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Chris Jericho has been one of the most recognizable names in professional wrestling for more than 20 years. The six-time WWE World Champion is now part of All Elite Wrestling and will face Adam "Hangman" Page on August 31
Muscle & Fitness brought to Jericho his legendary wrestling career, which has been in the game for so long, his music, AEW and more.
You are writing a new Fozzy album, what does it look like?
It's going great. We have a lot to do after the Judas record of 30 million views on YouTube was so successful. I think we will continue to grow from here. It's an exciting time for us.
They are expected to appear in the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, which will be released October 15. How did you get a role? I know Kevin Smith (who plays Bob and will lead the movie for a while) and asked me to do a movie about a year ago that was a horror anthology called KillRoy Was Here, Kevin was real Impressed and said, "The next time I make a movie, you'll definitely be there."
Deep and behold, I was called to reboot into Jay and Silent Bob, which is a dream is a great part, with a whole section of the movie I need to wear.
Pro wrestling fans know you as a master of reinvention How important is it to keep things fresh for the audience?
Es It's the David Bowie concept of constantly evolving and changing, but remaining faithful to the artist, I think the fans live as a proxy of what I do, to the point where they do do not know exactly what I'm going to do next, what the versatility reinforced by Chris Jericho as a performer.
] That's one of the reasons why, after 30 years, I'm still at the top of the game. If I did the same character I played 15 years ago, I think that would not be the case.
You made waves again in the wrestling world by signing up for the new promotion All Elite Wrestling. What does the AEW bring to the table in comparison to WWE?
For the past 18 years (since the acquisition of WCW), WWE has had a monopoly in this business, which is not good overall. I think it has got a lot of fans to sometimes agree or accept a below-average product.
I also think that it made WWE lazy. Do we want to compete or beat the WWE? Not necessarily. Do we want to offer fans an alternative to what they have seen in the past 18 years? Absolute.
You recently trained at Dave Bautista's boutique gym in Tampa?
I have known Dave for 10 or 15 years. He's a great guy, and he has a gym with a whole mixed martial arts studio upstairs.
That does not mean I'm going to the UFC and strangling someone, but it's a whole mindset and that kind of training made me sweat at the end of each session.
How do you feed yourself?
I like to grill and have a fridge with ready meals from Nutrition Solutions. For me, I know when it's okay to have something to eat and when not. I keep my carbs very low, keep my sugar low and just enjoy the food I have.
Any last motivational words from Mongoose McQueen?
Nowadays, like Mick Jagger, you can be dedicated to being the best person you can be.
If you do that, your life will be much better, I think you'll live longer and you'll look a lot cooler too!
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