If you have been reading my articles every Monday night for the last few weeks, then you know how critical I have been of Chris Jericho. I may continue to be critical of his return, but at this point, I am convinced of one thing:
Chris Jericho will win the Royal Rumble.
How can I be so sure?
As soon as Jericho entered the ring tonight, Jerry Lawler informed the audience that Chris Jericho would be a participant of the Rumble match. Minutes later, Jericho manipulated the crowd again and then treated us to a video showing us his past successes in the WWE.
After the video finished, Jericho finally spoke and told the audience that "This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it's going to be the end of the world as you know it."
How ridiculous would it be if Jericho lost the Rumble after all of the promo videos and a month more of him teasing us?
He has to win, otherwise it would destroy his return.
A lot of fans will enjoy Jericho’s victory, but I will not be one of them. I truly believe a rising superstar like Wade Barrett or Sheamus needs the victory more in an effort to boost them to the main event scene. Chris Jericho does not need the Rumble to advance his career because his past accomplishments are plentiful enough that no one would be surprised to see Jericho in a future title match.
I will praise Jericho for finally breaking his silence and giving a very convincing performance tonight that he means business. It will be interesting to see how he follows it up at the Royal Rumble.
Will Chris Jericho win the Rumble?