Things are about to heat up in the WWE as the first ever unified WWE champion is back…baby! Chris Jericho is back and has an intriguing feud lined up for WrestleMania 29.
Jericho was one of the best kept secrets in recent memory as far as Royal Rumble surprises go. Jericho returned to the WWE Sunday night as the #2 entry in the annual Rumble. Jericho has been gone since losing a match to Dolph Ziggler last fall and is back for the next few months with an interesting match penciled in for WrestleMania.
According to Dave Meltzer on his F4Wonline.com podcast Jericho is scheduled back through WrestleMania. While Jericho returned at the Rumble as a babyface, he is expected to turn heel shortly. Meltzer also reported that Jericho is currently penciled in to wrestle Ryback at WrestleMania, although plans could change.
Jericho vs. Ryback is an intriguing match. It isn’t something that immediately jumps out as a match I’m dying to see. However, once you let it simmer it does start to get kind of interesting. Jericho’s reputation to bring the best out of guys like Ryback is one of the best in the business. The idea of putting Ryback in with Y2J on such a big stage is actually exciting once you start to think about it.
I love the idea of bringing Jericho back specifically for this feud. If you remember, Jericho did a tremendous job of helping elevate Dolph Ziggler before he left the WWE. He also did a phenomenal job of helping CM Punk develop as a babyface champion when he came back on his last tour of duty. Granted Ziggler and Punk are much different animals than Ryback but I think Jericho can do some great things with the big man.
The WWE are obviously all in on Ryback. ..read more