Chris Jericho had a stop in New Japan Pro Wrestling, and it looks like he's on the verge of joining yet another promotion, despite vowing he wouldn't go against the WWE ever again.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there's belief that "Jericho is destined to be" in Impact Wrestling at some point. Meltzer added that Jericho's desire to avoid doing anything that would tick off Vince McMahon "isn’t nearly as strong as it was months ago."
You may recall that Y2J is working with Impact Wrestling to throw his "Rock N Wrestling Rager At Sea" Cruise, which will run from Oct. 27-31. Thus, it wouldn't be surprising if the two sides were able to strike a deal to bring the future WWE Hall of Famer over.
Not only did Jericho promise that he didn't want to work for a rival promotion, but he said his match against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January would be the last time you saw him wrestle for a while. But if Meltzer's latest report turns out to be correct, then Jericho will be going against that vow as well.
We've seen many superstars leave Impact after an ugly departure from the WWE, including Alberto Del Rio and Rich Swann, among others. But Jericho's last run with the WWE was mega-successful, and he only left to continue touring with his band, Fozzy. There was no bitterness when he left.
Now, it remains to be seen when Jericho will join Impact Wrestling. It could still be several weeks or months away, but fans of both the promotion and Y2J have to be ecstatic about the idea of him coming back into the ring.
Few superstars have ever displayed the incredible charisma and mic skills like Jericho, and he'd be a massive addition to the Impact roster.