Kurt Angle might follow in the footsteps of Chris Jericho soon, as the TNA star is now a candidate to appear on an upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. His wife revealed that fact through Twitter and is currently trying to ramp up some support from his fans, so that it will happen.
Chris Jericho has found some success in the podcast industry, as his Talk is Jericho show is now expanding. The former WWE star revealed through Twitter that he is now hosting the show on Wednesday and Friday instead of just doing it once a week.
"It's tough, even Hulk Hogan was a tough loss to accept. Sting has been the cornerstone of the company, Jarrett founded the company and I think he might be the best heel in the business, and AJ Styles is just the best athlete I've ever been in the ring with. From three different perspectives it is a tough pill to swallow because they are three of the best. When you don't have them in the company you hope to god that the young talent steps up, guys like Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and James Storm seem to be stepping up. Will they replace Sting? You can't replace Sting, will they replace AJ? Probably not, AJ is irreplaceable, but will they become their own characters and do really well, yes they will do phenomenally well and it's not about replacing anymore, it's about making new stars."
- Kurt Angle on TNA losing stars recently
Impact Wrestling is being taped in Dublin this week, and James Storm has already landed in Ireland. The longtime TNA star has a heavy schedule of promotional events and media appearances ahead of him. Storm will more than likely be handling the marketing duties in England and Scotland as well.
Chris Jericho revealed on Twitter that Fozzy has been booked for another big concert event this summer. The band will be one of the many that will be performing at Carolina Rebellion, which is taking place on May 3 and May 4 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Other people performing that weekend will be Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Motorhead, Rob Zombie and Kid Rock.
Some details have emerged about the reality television show that James Storm has been pitching to various Hollywood executives. The show would follow the TNA star as he attempts to open up a brand new bar. Word has it that there are a few studios receptive to the idea.
"Good night Pittsburgh! Had a great time hanging with Mark Madden in your amazing city!! Looking forward to checking out more sites tomorrow!"
- Chris Jericho in the same city as Royal Rumble 2014
The Royal Rumble is going to be in Pittsburgh this upcoming Sunday, and so will Chris Jericho, who happens to be working the same auto show that Sheamus is scheduled for. That has led to speculations and rumors that Jericho will be making his return to WWE this weekend.
Another person that TNA wants to push to the main event scene soon is Gunner. Many backstage feel that he can be elevated enough to be viewed as a worthy challenger for Brutus Magnus and the world title. The success of his story line with James Storm should help dictate that.
Since TNA wants Brutus Magnus to have a solid run as the heavyweight champion, the creative department will be lining up some challengers, so he can work memorable feuds. Aside from Samoa Joe, another candidate being discussed is James Storm, who has routinely gotten the best reactions from the live audiences.
Chris Jericho is keeping himself busy, as the former WWE star has been booked, along with his band Fozzy, for the Rock on the Range music festival in Ohio during May. Guns 'n Roses, Slayer and Motorhead are the headline acts for that weekend.
"Not to speak ill of the dead, but John Denver really annoys me...."
James Storm recently revealed in an interview that plans are still in place for him to have his own reality television show. The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion has some more meetings set up in Hollywood later this month to discuss those plans.
"I don't know the situation with the contracts and all that stuff, but you know for me to see a guy that I've been here since day one with is a dark day for TNA because he did help build TNA. Anytime somebody says TNA they automatically think of AJ Styles and the incredible matches he's had while he's been here. Hopefully him and TNA can come to an agreement and he can come back pretty soon."
"It's hard to compare Gunner to either one of those guys just because I was in a tag team with those guys a much longer time. Me and Chris were basically unknowns coming up through the ranks trying to make a name for ourselves and as far as me and Bobby we were already established and we just kind of clicked together. It took us 6-8 months together to finally click but we did and we made a good run out of it. With me and Gunner, it's one of those things that I don't think we've been a tag team long enough to start describing us against my former partners."
Chris Jericho revealed on Twitter that he's about to be back in the studios with Fozzy to work on their brand new album. To generate interest, he also mentioned that the songs written for this one are nothing like anything that the band has done bfore.
Aside from ruining an on screen segment with Chris Jericho, another issue between Roddy Piper and WWE was the fact that the company wanted to restrict his ability to make appearances on other shows, which Piper refused to agree to since it might hurt his son's MMA career.
"The people. Jeff Jarrett was here a long time, and also (TNA President) Dixie Carter. She's a great boss, very family oriented, and she listens to the wrestlers. We can go to her and talk if we have a problem, which is very cool. TNA was very loyal to me when I had the opportunity to do other things. Honestly, that's above my pay grade, but Dixie Carter always looks after her wrestlers and does what's best for the company. It's not just wrestlers' job, it's hers too."
While the entertainment company and the performer have yet to make an announcement or confirmation, the Winnipeg Sun is reporting that Chris Jericho will be returning to WWE on March 7, 2014, during a live event held at the MTS Centre.
"I believe Chris brought it onto himself. I talked to him while he was there. Anytime you go up there, they're going to test you, to see if you have an attitude or whatever. And I just heard he failed miserably. He had an attitude while he was up there and you can't do that. You just go up there and you do what they ask of you the best you can, and sooner or later, they'll find a spot for you and do something with you. Just because he had a good run here, he expected to go up there and have a run, and that's not so."
"To me, Jeff knows wrestling. They need somebody like that either in the production side or the creative side . . . because, let's face it, he built this company. It was his hard work and his money that he put into it in the very beginning. I think TNA needs Jeff Jarrett, whether it be behind the scenes or in front of the camera or whatever, but they definitely need him—at least for his advice on the wrestling aspect of it."
"I told him, 'If you guys want to make this as real as possible, is it OK if I just kind of put it in my own words?' And he was like, 'Yeah, whatever you think is going to make it best is what I want you to do.' It's good for a lot of guys who can't come up with their own material to have that script that they can go off of and read the whole thing and memorize it and all that. But for me, I just want bullet points that I can put into my own words and make it me—make it true. People can spot a fake. They know when somebody's trying too hard."
With so many rumors swirling about his potential return at the Royal Rumble, Chris Jericho took to Twitter to inform the fans that he is not returning to WWE any time soon. He did not close the door on a potential return down the line, though.
Chris Jericho might be making his WWE return at the Royal Rumble. Rumors sparked when it was discovered that the former undisputed champion was booked for special appearances in Pittsburgh the day before the pay per view.
"I don't really have the itch. I'm super busy with all the stuff I'm doing, between Fozzy tours, we're getting ready to record a new record, the podcast, "But I'm Chris Jericho," which is another big hit. I'm also finishing my third book. There's a lot of stuff going on. Having said that, I'd be open to it, but I haven't had any conversations or anything like that. It's WrestleMania. Anybody that's been in WWE wants to be involved. If I'm there, it'll be awesome and I'll do everything I can to have the best match on the show. If I'm not, I'll have a great time watching it, I'm sure."
Chris Jericho has a new podcast out called Talk Is Jericho, and it is off to a very good start. The former WWE champion revealed on Twitter that his show has been downloaded 600,000 times in the first two weeks.
Chris Jericho revealed on his podcast show that he once tried to kiss the Undertaker on the lips at a bar in Japan. He spent three hours trying to convince him, but ended up only being allowed to kiss the Undertaker on the cheeks.
Chris Jericho has revealed that he will be interviewing fellow former WWE star Edge for an upcoming episode of his podcast.
Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy have been touring all over Australia for the past week. They are finishing up this weekend with shows in Melbourne and Sydney. The quartet will be returning to the United States afterwards.
At this point in his life, it is being said that Chris Jericho is leaning more towards music than professional wrestling, so that does not bode too well for people hoping that he would be making a return to WWE in early 2014.
Former WWE star Chris Jericho revealed that his feud with Shawn Michaels back in 2008 will be heavily covered in his upcoming biography, his third one.
There are talks that TNA could be looking to split Gunner away from James Storm to see if he can become a star as a singles wrestler.