Chris Jericho recently was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated ahead of his Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager at Sea cruise. During the interview, Jericho talked about the key differences between his WWE character and his New Japan character.
"The New Japan Jericho is not WWE’s Jericho. This, once again, distances those two characters from each other, which is exactly the way I want it. I’m always about reinventing myself, evolving and changing. That helps you stay current, helps build your brand, and gives you longevity."
He also talked about his recent match against Kenny Omega and the use of blood:
"We did the original beatdown with Kenny and got some blood going, which you never see in the WWE nowadays, and we did the press conference where I was swearing and attacking reporters. You can’t do that in WWE, but you can in Japan. Just to have those shackles released, it just felt like all of these things led to more of a Bruiser Brody character than a Shawn Michaels-type vibe."