How is it possible that Chris Jericho can come and go from WWE with short burst stints with the promotion while facing nearly zero backlash from fans while other stars like The Rock and Brock Lesnar routinely get blasted for their part-time status?
That's an interesting question and one the man himself attempted to answer on a recent appearance with AfterBuzzTV:
"I think the difference is, and nothing against what Rock does or Brock or any of those guys, but when I come back, I don't just come back for Monday Night Raw and that's it. I'll do the house shows. I think this month we were in Springfield, Missouri, Cape Geraldo, Missiouri, these little towns. But that's part of it for me. When I come back, I don't want to just be 'I'll work three Raws and a pay-per-view.' It's gotta be for whatever time frame I'm there, I'll work as many shows as they have. And I think that's the difference. I'm working every week on Raw, I'm working on SmackDown, working all the pay-per-views. It's not just like a match or two. And I think that might have a lot to do with it because when I come back, I'm coming back for the right reasons, not just to be on TV to get the hype or the glory. I'll work the smallest shows as well because I want to help the younger guys that are still learning, and there are a lot of younger guys that are learning because there's not a lot of experience. You can't teach experience, you either have it or you don't. So that's one thing that I have that I can show a few little tips and a few little tricks here and there. But to be able to do that, you have to see all sides of the coin, not just on Raw, not just on WrestleMania but on all the other shows that we do as well."
Agree with all that?
The interview goes a full hour with plenty of goodies, so check it out below: