WWE superstar Chris Jericho hasn't been on company programming since the July 25th episode of SmackDown. Y2J has been on tour with his metal band, Fozzy, but is set to face Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12 this January for the New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion.
In the past decade, Jericho has been in-and-out of the WWE, balancing the busy life of a superstar and rock band singer. But there is already speculation from Jon Fuentes of eWrestlingNews.com that a return to the WWE isn't far-off for Jericho.
According to Fuentes, there were rumors Jericho will return for the Royal Rumble on Jan. 28, 2017, though he's actually scheduled to be on tour with Fozzy. Fuentes believes that Jericho could actually be present for the Monday Night Raw 25th Anniversary special on Jan. 22, 2018 and noted it'll likely be a "one-off appearance" for Jericho.
Jericho's latest run with WWE was arguably the best of his career. He turned "The List of Jericho" into one of 2016-17's hottest storylines, putting "stupid idiots" on there and selling it to the crowd. He unselfishly helped put elevate talents in AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, and Roman Reigns, too.
The ability to once again reinvent himself brought a ton of praise from critics. Jericho began a friendship with Owens and helped him become one of the company's brightest all-around stars. During his last run with WWE Jericho appeared at two WrestleManias and won the United States Championship over Reigns.
Though Jericho's possible return in two months may only be a one-time appearance, it's definitely possible he has one or two more major runs left in him. But for now, we can only hope to drink in his return on Jan. 22, 2017, man!