I am ready for Jericho fans to continue to justify why his return is so brilliant. I am also ready for impatient WWE fans to argue with Jericho’s fans and debate for another week.
Chris Jericho came out on Raw and attempted to play the crowd once more. For 10 minutes Jericho grinned, slapped hands with the fans and tried to get the biggest reaction he could. Just as Jericho was about to speak, he “broke down” in tears and left the arena.
I won’t say it's brilliant or stupid, but it's telling when Jericho’s segment is not even important enough to be at the beginning or end of the show.
His return does absolutely nothing for me regardless of if he's pretending to cry or not. Jericho could come back and cut the greatest promo of his career, and I still would not care because I have seen the best of Chris Jericho, and his time is up.
His fans like to use the argument that he puts over talent, and he certainly has and should be given credit for doing so. The problem is we do not know what Jericho’s role will be going forward. He may help establish talent currently on the roster, or the WWE may panic and attempt to use him as their primary heel.
I have no clue how much trust the WWE currently has with their roster. I believe trust, or lack thereof, is the reason the WWE continues to bring back former superstars. They do not believe the talent they have is ready to move forward, and instead, think they should give airtime to forty40-somethings because they can bring back older fans who wants to relive the good ol’ days.
Jericho’s antics do nothing for me, so I do not have the emotion to debate on the forums like many other writers. I do not have to criticize the way the WWE is handling his return because as far as I’m concerned, this return is meaningless.
When Jericho is not even important enough to get a premier slot on the card I have to question how relevant his return really is.
Many of Jericho’s fans seem to want to argue with anyone who does not “get” his return and why he's acting the way he is. I personally just do not care how he's acting because in my opinion, he is only taking up time that could be used on pushing future stars.
An article like this can come across as if I hate Chris Jericho, which is untrue. I just have seen the best of Jericho, and I want to see the Superstars of tomorrow being pushed. Whether Jericho puts over talent or not is irrelevant because the WWE does not need another aging star on the roster.
We can analyze his return anyway we like, but the bottom line is that Jericho is back and all we have are unanswered questions that came about during his promos. Who was the girl? Why were the promos so cryptic?
I’m not an impatient fan, but you have to give me some reason to want to care. As of this moment I do not care at all about Chris Jericho’s return.
Are you still excited about Jericho’s return? What role will he play on the current roster?
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