Chris Jericho Talks All Elite Wrestling, Music Career on 'Swings and Mrs.'

October 7, 2019

Chris Jericho has lived a wildly interesting life.

The 48-year-old spent parts of two decades as a WWE superstar, and is now one of the faces of the new promotion All Elite Wrestling. In AEW's first pay-per-view, Jericho defeated Adam Page to become the first AEW World Champion.

Additionally, Jericho is the front-man for the band Fozzy, who have produced eight studio albums, including the 2017 album Judas, which featured the song "Judas."

Monday, Jericho joined Cody Decker, Jennifer Decker and Eddie Pence on RADIO.COM Sports' "Swings and Mrs." to discuss a little bit of everything. Below are the highlights:

On His Musical Influences and the Intersection Between Wrestling and Rock 'n' Roll

"When I first started wrestling, I wanted to be the ultimate Rock 'n' Roll frontman in a wrestling ring - I thought that would be a good focus. So David Lee Roth, Paul Stanley, Bruce Dickinson, Mick Jagger...all of those elements are in my DNA as a wrestler and as a front man. I wanted to take those characteristics and put them in the ring, and then when we started with Fozzy, I took those characteristics that I had taken from Rock 'n' Roll and put them back into Rock 'n' Roll."

On His Biggest Musical Moment

"'Judas' was our elusive first hit, it went to No. 5 and it took 26 weeks to get there. There were a lot of doors that had to be broken down to get this song and this band on radio. So I think that going to No. 5 was huge. Pulling away from the dock on the cruise with Fozzy playing 'Judas' was a great moment because it was like two worlds of all this work that we put into Fozzy and all this work that we put into the cruise and now we're playing 'Judas' as we sail out of Miami was a huge night."