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Chris Jericho Reveals Influence Behind Character, Talks WK-13 Match With Naito

Posted By: Ben Pearce on Jan 12, 2019

Chris Jericho Reveals Influence Behind Character, Talks WK-13 Match With Naito

Chris Jericho recently appeared on Busted Open Radio and discussed his match with Tetsuya Naito at WK13. He also discussed the evolution of his character and look over the years being inspired by music icon David Bowie. Check out highlights and interview audio below.

His Character:

“The real influence is David Bowie and I really caught on to Bowie about 10 years ago. Just analyzing things, as you do as well Bubba [Bully Ray], always thinking things in rock’n’roll terms because it’s all entertainment, as you know. A great actor does the same thing. What Bowie did was every album from ’70 to even the last record he released, Blackstar, before he died, was always different. It’s always Bowie, but there’s a different look, a different style, there’s the Berlin chronicle years. There’s the kind of Motown, let’s dance, funk years..."“It’s always Bowie, but it’s always different. You never really knew what you’re going to get. And I remember Pat Patterson always used to laugh at me and say, ‘you always show up with a different beard, you look different every week,’ and I did that on purpose. I always changed something really small. Like changing your facial hair every week or your hairstyle. Wearing a lot of different types of colors and designs.”

“Wrestle Kingdom was an amazing show. And once again, when you’re dealing with a card that, let’s say nine matches, where every single one of them has a potential to be a show-stealer, what can I do to make my match stand out? And let’s do more of this hardcore, violent brawl, which I really liked to do when we met each other the first time in June at Dominion, but I really wanted to do that at the Tokyo Dome. That’s why I asked Gedo if we could do a No DQ match.”Now here’s the funny thing: I laughed when the critics and the pundits, and the sheet readers go, ‘well this is the style that fits best for Jericho. He couldn’t do a match like [Hiroshi] Tanahashi or [Kenny] Omega.’ The hell I couldn’t. What are you talking about? I could do a match like that in a second. I’ve never been a fast worker. I’ve never been a super-acrobatic worker. I’ve always been the same. I’ve never been fast. So, my speed at 48 is pretty much the same as it was at 38. It’s just psychology, your endurance and the style that you have. Yeah, of course I could do a Tanahashi or Omega match, but I’m not going to do a Tanahashi, Omega-style match when Tanahashi and Omega are the main event.”

 

Source: Busted Open Radio/WrestleZone

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