Chris Jericho hasn't been seen on WWE TV since December 2014, due to the terms of his new contract.
He only wrestles live events, because that seems to be the way Jericho prefers it.
This way he has a certain number of events he has to appear at and isn't a part of an on-going televised storyline. This means he can take time out whenever he wants to perform with Fozzy.
WWE fans saw Jericho in action this past weekend as he faced Neville in the opening match of Beast in the East. This was one of the matches of the night with Jericho pulling of some fantastic counters, turning a hurricanrana attempt into the Walls of Jericho, and reversing a splash attempt into the Code Breaker before he countered the Red Arrow into the Walls of Jericho for the win.
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Jericho looked as strong and mobile in the ring as ever and it seems the new contract is suiting him, but reports this week suggest that the longer he is off WWE TV the more it is hurting his singing career.
The first ever undisputed WWE Champion has recently been seen on the WWE Network hosting the new season of Tough Enough, but according to Daily Wrestling News concert promoters for his band Fozzy think that the longer he is off TV the less relevant he becomes.
This is one of the main reasons he took the Tough Enough job - he wasn't just given it, he fought for it. It's also why he was part of the live special on Saturday.
This does leave Jericho in a predicament though, right now he is managing to do the two things he loves simultaneously, he can show up and wrestle whenever he wants whilst also being there for Fozzy dates. But can he continue this way?
WWE want Jericho to pick up more live dates because the reaction has been bigger than they were expecting on the road, but he isn't open to that because he has a lot of freedom now.
Picking up more dates would mean he would be better off signing full time and going back on TV. Right now he is earning less than he used to but he's got more freedom.
He could show up and host The Highlight Reel for various episodes of Raw, but I don't even feel that is needed. He is one of the most outspoken and talented superstars in WWE history and if his record and singing ability isn't enough for people to turn up and watch him perform then a few appearances on the main roster wouldn't really be able to help all that much.
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