Tell me I did NOT just see that!
Nope, this is not a post in regards to Booker T’s impending match with Cody Rhodes for the IC championship. This is about Chris Jericho making his well expected return to Monday Night Raw, only to not say anything. For several weeks, WWE had been interrupted with cryptic viral videos that The Mental Mastermind has been known for. And for weeks fans have been replaying, freeze framing, and concocting the answer to the secret behind the little boy and little girl in the videos.
Yes, Chris Jericho came back because the little boy’s journal had the name “Chris” crossed out, and in other videos had a drawing of Chris Jericho upside down. That’s all well and good. But what about the little girl. The videos stated that she would reveal his return. Fans were led to believe that this would also mark the return of Stephanie McMahon to announce Jericho’s return. Wouldn’t it make sense due to their back and forth relationship in past storylines? Yet no “she” ever came. Instead, the boy in the video simply narrated that she had spoken.
All that aside, Chris Jericho’s return was somewhat epic as WWE spared no expense to cut the lights to build the same anticipation they did for The Rock, a year ago. Then, when the time came, we saw the outline of Jericho’s signature stance. And in walked the triumphant Chris Jericho, returning from his book signing and Fozzy tours, to receive the adulations from the Memphis crowd. Only problem was, he wouldn’t stop accepting the crowds cheers.
For a man who vowed to never pander to the crowd again, and stated that the days of “Y2J” were over, he certainly acted like a phony. Then again, after what felt like two back-to-back Divas matches, Jericho dropped the microphone, and walked to the back without saying a word. Perhaps Chris Jericho hasn’t changed. Maybe this whole Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla get-up was all a clever little ruse to tick off the internet fans and the Jerichoholics.
Many questioned remain unanswered: why does Jericho’s return signify the end of the world? What is he coming to claim back? And who is “she?”
If Chris Jericho’s return indeed does indicate WWE’s eleventh hour, more than likely Jericho will be gunning for a main event slot at WrestleMania. And if that’s the case, it looks like CM Punk, if he can hold on to the WWE title till then, will have a 5-time World Champion to contend with.
That’s it for this post, feel free to check us out on YouTube – WTX Video Podcast. My buddies and I perform a wrestling video podcast where we talk wrestling, which then leads us into crazy comedy sketches. Support us on YouTube, like us on Facebook at WTXVideoPodcast, and follow me on the twitter @WrestlingTimesX.