When Chris Jericho appeared at the Raw 25th Anniversary show, fans were expecting that to be the last time we saw Y2J for a while. The WWE legend has been touring with Fozzy, which was supposed to have him miss WrestleMania 34.
But the Inside The Ropes podcast may have leaked some information about an upcoming return for Jericho. On Monday, they tweeted: "Due to scheduling conflicts with WWE shows in the UK, we’re going to change our JERICHO dates. New info coming in the next 24-48 hrs," then followed it up with this:
We’ll have the revised May dates for Chris Jericho UK tour announced tomorrow at 5pm. Thanks for all your patience. In 50 mins we have another announcement which is going to be SO MUCH FUN to share!— Inside The Ropes (@Inside_TheRopes) January 29, 2018
WWE will be touring throughout the UK in May, from the 9th to the 18th. This will be a month after WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans, so new storylines and feuds will be shaping up by then. It could easily open the door for Jericho to return and clash with somebody else.
Before his match with Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 (for the NJPW promotion), Jericho warned fans that it would be his last time in the ring for a while. Of course, nobody expected to see him appear at Raw 25, and he did.
Throughout the past decade, Jericho has come back for brief runs with the WWE, only to take off touring with Fozzy again. What's amazing is despite his age (47), and slightly diminishing wrestling abilities, Y2J has found impressive ways to reinvent himself. As such, he remains a top-of-the-card superstar and main eventer.
In his last run, Y2J teamed up with Kevin Owens and formed 'The List of Jericho', where he put down a bunch of "stupid idiots." Jericho also helped put younger talents over, including Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Owens, among others.
Jericho is always welcome back in the arms of the WWE Universe. He's one of the most electrifying stars in the company's history, and we will never have enough of the list.