As Chris Jericho dug himself deeper and deeper into the storylines of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, it seemed less and less likely that he'd be back in the WWE anytime soon. It appears most fans who assumed Jericho wouldn't be gracing the WWE Universe with his presence assumed prematurely. On Monday, as the WWE was promoting their 25th Anniversary event that was taking place next week, Jericho's name came up in a couple prominent places.
A promotional video aired for the program on Twitter and during the video, the company started listing names who'd be making appearances. Among those fans knew were going to be in attendance, was the name Chris Jericho. He was listed as appearing at the event.
In the instance that the company made a mistake, they confirmed the subtle announcement as they tagged Jericho's profile under the Twitter post description.
What does this mean? Will Jericho have a role in the show that is more than that of a returning legend? Does it change his status with NJPW or does it mean he'll be traveling back and forth and making appearances for both promotions?
A free agent who isn't under contract with WWE, Jericho has the freedom to come and go and if the WWE comes calling or offers good money to appear, Jericho is well within his rights to do so. So too, it makes sense that the WWE would want Jericho on the card. He's been a huge part of the history of the WWE and he's arguably the most famous per-appearance-WWE talent out there thanks to his huge match with Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12. A legend, he's making himself an even greater asset by taking calculated risks in the industry and having them pay off in a huge way.
What other fans may want to know is if this means Jericho may be a part of the Royal Rumble? Until Monday, it was assumed he wouldn't be.
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