Jericho on the International Olympic Committee’s executive board’s recommendation to drop wrestling from the Olympic schedule starting with the 2020 games.
“I never was an amateur wrestler,” Jericho said. “It’s a drag, but it’s a big business. It doesn’t affect me like a Jack Swagger or a Dolph Ziggler or Kurt Angle who did that. For me, I think it’s a drag from a traditional standpoint, but it doesn’t really affect anything that I do because pro wrestling will pretty much carry on forever.
“Think about it, pro wrestling as an Olympic sport would be pretty cool. Look at figure skating or gymnastics, what is it? It’s a choreographed performance that is judged. It’s whoever puts on the best performance. Why can’t you do that with different countries like a Canadian team, an American team and a German team go in there. Then whoever puts on the best match according to the judges wins. You take two of the best American workers in a match against each other and get scored by the judges. It’s the exact same thing as figures skating, so why not?”
• The Robot Combat League premieres 10 p.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 26 on SyFy. Visit Robot to meet the robots and the teams.
• Chris Jericho will vie for a shot at the World title with Jack Swagger, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Mark Henry and Randy Orton in an Elimination Chamber match during the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view 8 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 17 from the New Orleans Arena. The winner will get that World title shot at WWE WrestleMania 29 on Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Also, CM Punk challenges The Rock for the WWE championship in the main event of the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV.
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