According to rumors, the WWE has made contact with Chris Jericho about a potential return to the company. Jericho – who has been involved intensely with his band Fozzy and tour dates – emphatically has demined the notion that he will return to the company anytime soon.
So, as we all know, expect the 40-something former WWE Champion to be in a city near you soon.
[adinserter block=”1″]In a story from i4u.com, Jericho explains to the readers he is more than comfortable doing what he is doing now, which means music is more important than barbs with Triple H or Daniel Bryan. The idea of the former superstar returning comes on the heels of a recent poor showing by Batista in his return at the Royal Rumble and his stay with the company up until recently.
Honestly, it would appear that a return to the WWE would be more interesting to the fans, but putting him in a title situation so quickly may turn them against him like they did The Animal. I do have to admit seeing a Daniel Bryan/Jericho match is intriguing.
Jericho is one of the few old guard wrestlers who would be popular in any situation and could still draw for the WWE. Matches between him and CM Punk or Shawn Michaels are instant classics. I would love to see a program with him and Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow or even a “heel” Kofi Kingston to make it a bit interesting.
But since Jericho has stated that is no longer interested, then the idea is off the table – for now.
Cena and Wyatt move on
How long should the Bray Wyatt/John Cena situation continue? It is customary of the WWE to allow feuds like these to go through two pay-per-view events. But the continuation of the feud, the use of brainwashed children and the fact Cena has no other wrestler to face, this could have some legs.
For those of you old enough to remember, this is on the same level as Dusty Rhodes and Kevin Sullivan back in Florida in the early and mid-1980s.
The satanic and sadistic nature of Sullivan, speaking in tongues, keep a core of misfits with him (Purple Haze, Jake Roberts), and the avalanche of fan approval when Rhodes got in the ring with the much smaller Sullivan made for great Kayfabe drama in those days.
Cena has that same kind of appeal as Rhodes, fighting the good fight. Fans dislike Cena for whatever reasons they have, and he will never have the same popularity as Rhodes, but the take is a similar one and should not go away any time soon. Wyatt works too hard and sells this angle better than most could.
It’s also good to see more of the inner workings of The Wyatt Family in this program.
New Champions, New Feuds
Now that the mid-card belts have new holders, who will face them head on?
[adinserter block=”2″]Before there is talk of unification, there has to be some defenses for respectability’s sake. Dean Ambrose held the title for almost a year and maybe had six matches to defend it. I applaud the WWE for finally making the titles worthy of recognition. Wade Barrett should get some stiff competition from Dolph Zigger with the Intercontinental Title on the line. Sheamus should face Damien Sandow for the United States Title. I am curious to see if there is title unification and how the company plays that up as they WWE moves toward SummeSlam.
If the title is unified, it should remain the Intercontinental Title. The United States Championship is outdated and holds no real link to the WWE.
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