Update on Chris Jericho's SummerSlam Plans and Future in the WWE

Daniel Van BoomAnalyst IIJune 14, 2013

Source: WWE.com
Source: WWE.com

Chris Jericho has made it no secret that he'll only continue with his wrestling career if it doesn't compromise his musical one.

WrestlingInc and other sites have reported the summer tour dates for Chris Jericho's band "Fozzy" and it seems that Y2J will be missing out on this year's SummerSlam. 

Chris Jericho will be touring with Fozzy at the end of the summer. The band will be touring the UK in August, and a US/Canadian tour was announced earlier this week from September 12th through October 10th.

The UK tour kicks off on August 3rd, a couple of weeks after the Money in the Bank pay-per-view on July 14th...one of the tour dates is on August 17th, the same day as SummerSlam. The band has less than a one-month gap between the final show of their UL tour on August 18th before they start their North American tour on September 12th. 

Based off this information, it seems like there's a strong possibility that Jericho will be taking a break that begins after July's Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

The good news is that he may not be gone for long, as he would be free from Fozzy-related responsibilities in mid-October.

Jericho's match with Punk at Sunday's Payback event is being billed as Best in the World vs. Best in the World, but that billing only serves as a reminder that Jericho hasn't had a meaningful win in a long time.

Those hoping that the multi-talented performer may be headed towards another world championship reign following his feud with Punk will likely be disappointed with this news, as this surely means no gold in Jericho's immediate future.

What do you think? Are Jericho's constant tour breaks disruptive? Should he be pushed regardless? Will this affect his match with Punk on Sunday? Let us know in the comments section below.