Sami Zayn Talks About Not Having A Desire To Return, Chris Jericho Fuels AEW Rumors

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Sami Zayn was a recent guest on the Talk Is Jericho podcast where he reflected on his current lack of desire to get back into the ring at the moment. Below are some highlights about what Zayn said, with a H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.

“Oh man, a whole lot [is going on], I would say, and nothing all at the same time,” Zayn shared. “And I know [pro]wrestling fans maybe don’t want to hear this, but I’ve been loving being off. I think maybe wrestling fans want to hear, like, ‘I can’t wait to get back and I miss everything,’ but I don’t know. I had both shoulders [operated on]. I don’t miss it! What is up with that?”

“Maybe I’m overstating my lack of desire to return,” Zayn prefaced. “I do miss performing, but like [Jericho] said, I’ve been doing this a super long time. We’re on the road a lot. [Jericho] know[s]how it is. I just know that when I’ll be back, I’ll probably enjoy it. But I’m not sitting there itching and clawing [to return]. And I don’t know that my employer will want to hear that, like, ‘does this guy not care?’ But, no, I’m not even close [to being cleared to return]. I need a couple more months!”

Chris Jericho Fuels AEW Rumors

The future of The Elite is currently the hot topic in wrestling and tomorrow is the expected date that fans will find out what is happening. The expected result is that the All Elite Wrestling promotion will be made official and Chris Jericho (who is also rumored to be involved in some capacity) helped fuel those rumors himself.

Jericho was on the field for the Minnesota Vikings game yesterday and he thanked Tony Khan for the tickets. This is interesting as Khan is speculated to be the man funding the new promotion.

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