Chris Jericho has always seemed like one of those no-brainer eventual picks for the WWE Hall of Fame. It might not be for a while now given that he’s a prominent figure in a rival wrestling company, but you’ve still got to think he’s going in someday.
In the Chris Jericho Fan Q&A on the first Jericho Cruise, recorded back in fall 2018 but released to the public on a recent episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast, the final question answered by Y2J was who he would pick to induct him into the WWE HOF. After joking that if he ever gets inducted, “I’m going to pull a Sex Pistols and not show up” or send a letter like Axl Rose to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Jericho gave a few options, the most serious of which was Kevin Owens.
“I used to think that Shawn Michaels would be good, but he’s done it before. I would say honestly, I think Kevin Owens would be good, and I’ll tell you the reason why. He grew up as a fan of mine, and then [I] ended up doing this amazing angle with him and we had great chemistry and a whole cool… eight-month angle, whatever it was.
So I think it would be kind of cool to have him do it from both sides of the coin, from being a fan of Chris Jericho and then getting to work with Chris Jericho. Much like when Shawn got inducted – they never asked me, but I would have been a real good candidate for that as well. I would say Kevin Owens, or my go-to answer is always the same, Funaki.”