Chris Jericho has surprisingly revealed that his current stint with the WWE is expected to end on August 14th, 2012 – just five days before WWE SummerSlam is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, California.
The WWE had seemed to be building up to an epic and audience pleasing Chris Jericho (as a face) vs Dolph Ziggler match at SummerSlam, for which we expected would be Y2J’s finale as a WWE performer for a while. However Jericho’s latest comments suggest the SmackDown taping on Tuesday August 14th in Austin, Texas is his actual last day with the company.
He said to iconvsicon.com in an interview whilst promoting his band’s forthcoming new album;
“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,”
Jericho is actually advertised for the RAW after WWE SummerSlam at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California but Jericho is insisting that his band comes first before wrestling;
“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,” Jericho states. “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!”
Does this mean Ziggler vs Jericho is off for SummerSlam?