Chris Jericho recently spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider ahead of the premiere of his new Travel Channel special, The Legend Of … Chris Jericho tonight at 11pm ET/PT.
During the interview, Jericho was asked whether or not he considers himself a legend due to the fact that he has accomplished so much both in and out of the ring.
“I think I would be a pretty big assh*le to call myself a legend,” Jericho said. “Some people say that I have some sort of legendary status. And if someone says that, thank you very much. I’m more than happy to accept that. It’s hard for you to call yourself a legend. Although I did call myself the living legend in WWE. So, if you look back in 2004, my character definitely thought he was a legend.”
Jericho continued, “Me, I’m just a guy who likes to do a lot of different things. I don’t put boundaries on myself. When I was a kid, I wanted to be in a rock ‘n’ roll band and a wrestler. I’ve done both those things at very high levels. That has enabled me to do other stuff like write books, do podcasts, YouTube shows. I have a great fanbase that follows me into whatever I do because they know I put a thousand percent into every project I’m a part of. And I turn down a lot of stuff too.”
Check out the complete Chris Jericho interview at TVInsider.com.