Chris Jericho Shares Advice He Gives To Younger Wrestlers Who Want To Break Into The Business

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AEW star Chris Jericho recently spoke with Nerdtropolis on a number of topics including the advice he gives to younger wrestlers who want to break into the business.

Jericho said, “Do all of those types of matches you can do. Do a Death Tour. Track Tony Condello down and he probably still wants you to send a picture and a videotape, that’s how he used to do it. Send them your link. One of these tours, it will push you, but it will teach you so many lessons, not just about wrestling, but about life. You’ll be able to prove to yourself if you really want to do this. If you don’t want to do this, you’re not going to want to travel 16 hours in a cramped up freezing van across a frozen lake to get to a high school gymnasium in the middle of nowhere, set up the ring, wrestle a match, take the ring down, put your sleeping bag on the gym floor and eat a ham sandwich for 30 bucks. When you’re getting paid probably $50 for the night. That’s just how it is. Either you do it, and you take the benefits of it, or you just look at the reasons why you don’t want to do it and pack up your stuff and never get involved in wrestling again.”

You can check out the complete podcast in the video below.

(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes)