In what is one of the most anticipated rivalries in quite some time, the main purpose behind Chris Jericho's recent "It Begins" vignettes were believed to be hyping an upcoming feud with WWE champion CM Punk.
Looking back in the video packages, the school boy states that a familiar force would be returning to claim what is rightfully his. Obviously, this could clearly be referring to Punk's recent claims that he's the best professional wrestler in the world today where the girl in the promos could be represented by Punk stealing most of Jericho's ideas in the symbolic notebook.
Over the summer, Y2J posted a number of messages over his Twitter profile that Punk was an absolute copy-cat for hijacking his signature line. Ironically enough, Punk fired right back by saying that he "doesn't dance with celebrities" in a recent interview.
It's been nearly three years since the last time CM Punk and Chris Jericho collided in a one-on-one match, as a match in the present day could blow the roof off any arena it's contested in. With Punk's improvement in character and mic skills since then, the promos leading up to the final culmination would just be as golden.
Sure, not much was revealed during Jericho's return last night that could have foreshadowed a future feud with the Straightedge Superstar, but I believe that everything will fall into place in time. As time progressed, Chris Jericho will slowly revert back to the same sadistic villain he was before his departure, or possibly something even greater.
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