Chris Jericho speaks out about part-time WWE resentment

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Just over a month after a physical match up with Randy Orton at Night of Champions, Chris Jericho is set to return to WWE as a part of their final European Tour of the year.

Ahead of his return, Jericho spoke to The Miami Herald about being a part time superstar and if he receives any resentment because of the label.

He said: "There shouldn't be, because I can come back there and outwork any one of those guys on the roster. When I come back though, I come back to work as many shows as I can. I don’t just come back for TV and pay-per-view.

"I work with everybody and have great matches. So I don’t think anybody has any issues with Jericho coming back. I think they are actually looking forward to it. If I was coming back and couldn’t do my job, then I would absolutely see why they don’t want me there.

"Plus, I wouldn’t come back anyways, but if you can still whoop ass and do great and steal the show on any given night. I’m not saying every night, but there are certain nights that I do. It’s the same with Brock Lesnar. When he comes back, money is made. I think everybody realizes that, and if they don’t, they don’t understand what the business is all about."

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Part time champ

The part time debate has reached boiling point since Brock Lesnar won the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam because many are of the opinion that a part time superstar shouldn't be holding the biggest title in WWE.

Brock himself missed Hell in a Cell and the event was still one of the best this year without a title match as a main event, meaning WWE are finally showing that they can book effectively without the world champion.

Many feel the likes of Lesnar and Jericho should be able to come back but they shouldn't be allowed to win titles because they don't work hard every day of the year like most of the superstars in the locker room and that is where the rumoured resentment comes from. 

But superstars like Jericho don't feel the need to win titles when they return so he has never played a big part in these discussions, but his insight will allow fans to see things from his perspective. 

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