It's hard to believe that Chris Jericho is still at the top of his game in the middle of the ring, even if he's not doing it in the WWE right now.
Following on from one of his greatest and most entertaining runs in history, Jericho has continued his outside projects ranging from Fozzy to the Jericho Cruise - along with his recent antics in New Japan Pro Wrestling where he recently claimed the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
Most stars are his age are either done at this point, or they have phased out slowly. Jericho, though, has shown no signs of stopping which is why he's always in the conversation as one of the all-time greats.
Every WWE fan is going to have their favourite Jericho moments, storylines and matches. There's no 'correct' answer or an undisputed number one, and that's down to the fact that - minus Fandango - he's always managed to keep himself and his work relevant.
The Rock, Chris Benoit and Shawn Michaels are just three of the many feuds where Jericho put on incredible performances. However, he has now revealed which match could be the most important of his legendary career - and it didn't even take place in WWE.
Following his latest exit, Jericho jumped ship to NJPW and sent the wrestling world into a frenzy when he confirmed his Alpha vs. Omega match against The Cleaner earlier this year at Wrestle Kingdom 12.
When he spoke to Inside The Ropes, he revealed that, although he had his doubters about competing in NJPW, his match against Omega is the most important simply because of the amount of money he was able to make from it.
ALPHA VS. OMEGA
During the interview, he said: "When I see all the results and like, five star match, match of the night, match of the year candidate, hey, everybody likes to hear that, and I like to hear it and, more importantly, it made me laugh at the people who didn’t think I could keep up [with Omega].
"But, I am also a 27-year vet or the wrestling business and a disciple of Vince McMahon, and what’s the most important thing about a match? Okay, five stars is great - did it make money?
"And the answer to that was f*** yes, a s*** load of money, through an extra 15,000 people buying tickets for the Dome. Through an extra, I think, 250% increase on the New Japan World subscriptions, that’s all money, and that’s all specifically because of Jericho’s involvement in the company which means more money for me, which is what the business is all about.
"So yes, five stars, great, match of the night - great, match of the year - great, but also made millions of dollars - that might be the most important match I've ever had, at 47 years old.
"And like an idiot, I’m going back to do more matches, if I was smart I’d retire and never do it again, but you get into it. And I love the New Japan business model, it’s fun to be there, it’s fun to kind of be the Brock Lesnar of New Japan and that’s what I want."
Jericho is a star attraction there; there's no denying that.
Although stars like Michaels will still be the firm favourites, there's also no debating the Omega match has had a positive impact on his legacy - and added plenty into his bank account.
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