Chris Jericho returned to WWE in January 2012 after being absent from the company since September 2010. Jericho was intially speechless and seemed overwhelmed with emotions whenever he tried to talk to the crowd.
His lack of words lefts fans confused as he has never been one to hold back. However, that soon changed when Y2J made the statement on Raw prior to the Royal Rumble, "This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it is going to be the end of the world as you know it.”
This led some fans to believe that Jericho would go on to win the Royal Rumble, but despite entering at 29 he did not win the match, which was instead won by Sheamus.
It was not until the next week on Raw when Chris Jericho finally spoke his mind to the WWE universe. Chris Jericho, who often claims he is "the best in the world," was sickened by all the "Y2J wannabes" and considers CM Punk to be the worst Y2J wannabe on the roster.
CM Punk has been on top of his game in recent months delivering outstanding segments and putting on the best matches. There is no doubt that the best opponent for him right now is none other than Chris Jericho. Everything about their wrestling characters makes a perfect match for an epic rivalry.
Simply put, CM Punk and Y2J both think they are the best in the world at what they do and neither will settle for second best. Their drive for perfection inside the ring and on the microphone can only lead to the fans having a rivalry truly worth watching.