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WWE Wrestler hits Staffs Uni

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT WHAT HE DOES ... Staffordshire University broadcast journalism student Will Piper and 'Lionheart' Chris Jericho currently on tour with heavy metal band Fozzy

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A PROFESSIONAL wrestler and rock singer visited Staffordshire University to meet students who put their journalistic skills to the test.

World Wrestling Enterntainments Chris Jericho, known to fans as Y2J, is touring Europe with his rock band Fozzy, having played a sold-out The Underground last night (27) in Hanley.

Broadcast journalism student Will Piper, 20, arranged the interview to take place at the Stoke campus.

Jericho, the self-proclaimed Ayotallah of Rock-and-Rolla, said: "Stoke was great last night, it was awesome to start the tour with a sold out show.

"I always get nervous, but it's good to have that nervous energy.

"Stoke's a great city and I'm glad to be back, it was a good show and thanks to everyone for coming out."

When asked about a WWE return, the self-professed King of the World, said: "I'm not quite done with wrestling yet. Never say never."

Final-year student Will told the Newsletter: "When I first heard that Fozzy were playing in Stoke my first thought was to interview them.

"I contacted the band's management and over a few weeks I got it sorted, it was exhausting but well worth it in the end.

"It was incredible. He was a fantastic speaker and answered all my questions very well."

Media Technician Richard Mortimer added: "He's certainly the biggest star we've ever had in our News Set.

"I've been a huge wrestling fan for over 20 years and it was fantastic to get to meet and work with such a legend."

Fozzy are playing throughout the UK until December 6 with the European tour finishing in Zurich on December 15th.

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