There are not many things the incredible Chris Jericho hasn’t already achieved during his long and storied career. He’s a six-time World Champion, a nine-time Intercontinental Champion, wrestled for just about every promotion there has been to compete for in the past 30 years, and now you can add to that has wrestled Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom. At the age of 47, Y2J is still an incredible wrestler and still crossing firsts off of his pro wrestling bucket list. Despite all the amazing things he has already accomplished though, there are still a fair few things that Jericho still hasn’t done. Time has to be running out on his career as he closes in on 50, and here are five things Jericho is yet to do at this point in his career.
5. Win A Royal Rumble
The majority of Jericho’s career has been spent in WWE. He may have competed for other companies before and since but he is very much a WWE guy. The Ayatollah of Rock N’ Rolla even felt the need to talk to Vince McMahon before wrestling in New Japan despite not being under contract with WWE at the time. During his long stay with WWE, Jericho has naturally been in his fair share of Royal Rumble matches, eliminating a fair few people on the way. One thing he has never done though is win the 30-man over-the-top-rope epic. It’s not too late though. In fact, there’s a Rumble coming up in just a few weeks. If Jericho’s schedule is clear why not get him involved?
4. Win A WrestleMania Main Event
Winning the Royal Rumble usually means one very important thing, a title shot in the main event at WrestleMania. Having not won any Royal Rumble matches, Jericho hasn’t closed out The Showcase of the Immortals many times. In fact, the only ever time he has appeared in the main event of WrestleMania was all the way back in 2002 at the 18th installment of the show. Y2J put his Undisputed Championship on the line against Triple H. As is so often the case with main events involving The Game, The Cerebral Assassin won. That means Jericho is 0 and 1 for Mania main events. Can he win one before walking off into the sunset?
3. Take On The Beast
It feels like one of the main reasons Chris Jericho likes sticking around in WWE is so he can pit himself against new Superstars. Kevin Owens and AJ Styles are two names, in particular, that leap off the page when it comes to newer WWE Superstars that have enjoyed extended rivalries with Y2J. Shockingly though, there is still one man on WWE’s books right now that Jericho has never had a match with, and the guy made his debut for the company over 15 years ago. Brock Lesnar. The match has never even happened as a throw away on Raw or SmackDown. Jericho compared his appearance in New Japan recently to what Lesnar does in WWE, that could be a launching point for a rivalry between the two.
2. Become Universal Champion
As touched upon briefly during the introduction to this list, Chris Jericho has won an awful lot of championships over the course of his career. In fact, pretty much the only title he hadn’t won in WWE up until very recently was the United States Championship, then he ticked that one off too. Just like so many things in life though, the goal posts got moved and now there is a new title in WWE that Y2J has never held—the Universal Championship. Apparently, there were plans for Jericho to battle Kevin Owens for it at WrestleMania 33 but those plans didn’t come to fruition of course. At the time of typing this, Jericho would have to wrestle that belt from Brock Lesnar, easier said than done.
1. Defeat Kenny Omega
Although Jericho would undoubtedly love to tick any of the above off his bucket list, at this moment in time, there will only be one thing on his mind. His loss to Kenny Omega and when exactly he can get his revenge. Somebody with the ego of Y2J will not want to simply walk away from a rivalry as heated as his one with Omega after losing to the IWGP United States Champion. Rest assured that there will be a rematch, and when there is, Jericho will do all that he possibly can to level the scorecard up. Here’s hoping it happens in WWE sometime in 2018.
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