Former WWE Star Chris Jericho On DWTS Gig & Not Being At ‘Mania

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We’ve been reporting this week that former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho will be a part of the upcoming season of the hit ABC network show, Dancing With The Stars.

As part of his media tour to promote his new book Undisputed, Jericho appeared on the “Open Mike” radio show on 740 The Game in Orlando, FL on Monday and was asked whether the “major announcement” he’s been teasing in recent weeks will be that he’ll be dancing with the stars.

“People keep asking me that and they also keep asking me if I’m going to be the lead singer of Velvet Revolver,” Jericho said. “Neither one of those things is what my announcement is. It would be nice to do either or but that’s not what I’m thinking about when I’m talking about my announcement.”

Instead, Jericho said that the announcement actually has to do with his rock band Fozzy.

“I’ve been threatening this announcement for about three weeks now. It’s basically something to do with what’s going on this summer. I kind of alluded to it … a couple of big shows we’re hoping to get confirmation on pretty soon.”

The fact that the announcement is not related to DWTS does not mean he won’t still be on the show. The full cast of DWTS will be announced next Monday night, February 28th, during ABC’s The Bachelor show.

Jericho also commented on whether he’d be joining returning WWE stars The Rock, Triple H and the Undertaker as part of WWE’s upcoming WrestleMania 27 pay-per-view. Unfortunately for Jericho fans, it’s not looking good.

“Yeah, it would be great to be a part of it,” he said, “But I think at this point in time with all the guys that are coming back … The Rock came back and obviously Triple H will be back soon and probably The Undertaker. All these guys are returning and so it’s better for me not to be there and get lost in the shuffle of everybody that comes back and all the hoopla of WrestleMania.”

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