Chris Jericho is one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time, having won thirty-five titles across WWE, WCW, ECW, AEW, NJPW and CMLL. He is a total seven-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship and AEW World Championship once, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times; is also a two-time United States Champion, seven-time World Tag Team Champion and nine-time Intercontinental Championship (reigns record), making him one of four wrestlers to have completed the WWE Grand Slam with both the old format (fourth) both with the new (seventh).
In a recent interview on The Chris Van Vliet Show, Chris Jericho discussed comparisons to MJF.
Chris Jericho on people comparing MJF to him
“MJF’s way more advanced than I was at that age. You’re dealing with a guy who I think just turned 24 years old.
He’s definitely what you would call an old soul in that I can’t believe how good he is with the experience that he has. But what really blows my mind is how much better is gonna be with experience over the next couple of years – and what he’s gonna learn from me and Cody and Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard and all these guys being in his ear.
Jake Roberts, too. So, it’s amazing to me just how good he is. But there are certain guys you see and are like ‘We can do something together.’ It’s just a natural progression. Once we did the Stadium Stampede, I did not want to be involved with The Elite for a while because we had been doing that story since October 2, 2019 – all the way up to May of 2020.
We haven’t interchanged at all in whatever that’s been, and that’s why I did 14 weeks with Orange Cassidy. Now, who’s next? Well, MJF and I have something natural there" - Chris Jericho explained.
On how the debate idea with Orange Cassidy came about, Chris Jericho added: “When we did the debate with Orange Cassidy and we were able to get Eric Bischoff to come in, I’d never seen a debate in wrestling. I don’t think I’ve ever really seen a debate at all.
So, I watched Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump in 2016 and watched the debate and saw how it worked and saw that the moderator was Lester Holt, who played everything straight. That’s what I told Eric – I sent him the clip and said ‘This is what we’re doing and you’re Lester Holt.’ He’s like ‘You don’t want me to be in character?’ I said ‘No, I want you to be the straight man’ and he goes ‘Got it."