TOP NEWS STORIES for Thursday November 10, 2005
Chris Jericho followed up his first interview on professional wrestling in three months yesterday with Get in the Ring by updating his official website, ChrisJericho.com, today with more suggestive images , this time a TNA logo as well as the logo of TNA's Sunday pay-per-view Genesis. As of this point, all signs point to this being another prank by Jericho, or possibly promotion of a company that Jericho admitted to watching more of than WWE as noted in yesterdays Top Stories, and there is no reason to believe that Jericho will be appearing at this Sunday's Genesis. Chris Jericho spoke further on his thoughts on wrestling in his November 9th online commentary, which he admitted to writing alone in a hotel room on his birthday. Jericho again reiterated that he was not returning soon, though he has enjoyed watching as a fan lately. Jericho said that it was fun to see the improvement of Gene Snitsky and Kurt Angle, as well as the emergence of Ken Kennedy and MNM. Jericho questioned the use of Shelton Benjamin by WWE and couldn't understand why he isn't being given bigger opportunities, and mentioned knowing from first hand experience what the young star is capable of. Jericho stated that he had no idea why WWE would let Christian go as he is a "superstar waiting to happen". In regards to the treatment of Jim Ross, Jericho said "Don't get me started", though he put over Ross' replacement Joey Styles as a "badass". Chris Jericho is currently in negotiations to host a show for VH1, and is close to securing a role in a somewhat major motion picture.
John Layfield spoke on a number of topics several days ago in his WWE.com column. The main point Layfield spoke on was the departure of Christian from WWE. JBL wrote the following: "I never would have dreamed Christian would come after me and retire before me. Christian became one of the best ring technicians I have ever been around. I was here when Christian came in, and it was remarkable to see how far he came. His “TLC” matches with Edge, the Dudleys and the Hardys were nothing short of awesome, it is amazing someone didn’t get hurt very badly in one of those matches. I am genuinely sorry to see him go; he had become a good friend and a terrific asset to our roster. I was always amused by him and Edge’s tag team and later the Peep Show. Talking about feeling old, I was here when Christian came in and when he retired. I was with Bob Orton Jr. when he was in Japan talking about his son who was in Middle School — Randy. Now Randy is a former world champion and a true star. I wish Christian nothing but the best. He deserves it."
World Wrestling Entertainment will be releasing a DVD soon titled Blood Sport: ECW's Most Violent Matches according to WrestlingObserver.com.