Backstage Update on if Chris Jericho Will be at WrestleMania 34
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
It appears to be that Chris Jericho will not be appearing at next year's WrestleMania 34 which will be on April 8, 2018. Jericho has recently posted Fozzy's schedule on Instagram, and the final date of the tour will be on the day of WrestleMania at Wally's in Hampton Beach, NH.
Jericho appeared at the last two WrestleManias, defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 32 and dropping the U.S. title to Kevin Owens at WrestleMania 33.
Jericho is scheduled to face IWGP U.S. Champion Kenny Omega at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 12 PPV Event on January 4th, 2018 at the Tokyo Dome in what is currently a one-shot deal. It will be his first match outside of WWE since 1999, when he left WCW to sign with WWE. Jericho recently told Jim Ross on The Ross Report that he informed Vince McMahon about his match with Omega before it was announced. Below is what Jericho told Jim Ross:
"Not to get into specifics, but [Ross] know[s] how smart I have been throughout my career and [Ross] know[s] the relationship I have with Vince that I would never jeopardize that or give him any nasty surprises, so I'll just leave it at that," Jericho said. "And like [Ross] said, I think in the back of his mind, no matter how much [pro] wrestling fans sometimes like to lionize Vince, or whatever the word is, kind of think that he's this big evil, manipulative guy, I think he appreciates the fact that when the business is healthy, I think that he knows that it's better for his business as well, so for Chris Jericho to go to New Japan, I mean, everybody knows that I'm a WWE guy. That's just the way it is. I have been for 17 years, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime dream match, per se, with a lot of money at stake. And, for me to not pursue that I thought would have been a crime. And I think Vince felt the same way. As I said, the timing of this is perfect."
Below is the schedule of Fozzy as posted by Chris Jericho: