WWE News: Chris Jericho's Injury Shows How a Lack of Plans Affects a Feud

Hamster EnigmaAnalyst IIIFebruary 20, 2012

Punk kicks Jericho's head into the Chamber wall.
Punk kicks Jericho's head into the Chamber wall.

In case you missed it, last night at the Elimination Chamber PPV, Chris Jericho was knocked "unconscious" at the foot of WWE champion CM Punk. Unable to continue, he was deemed "eliminated" from the bout.

The problem is, he technically wasn't eliminated through pinfall or submission.

He was unable to continue.

But why did this so-called injury happen? Was it even planned? 

According to this report from Wrestle Zone, it was a last-minute change.

Apparently, Punk and Jericho were indeed going to feud at WrestleMania 28, but it was going to go down differently.

In the past few weeks, both men were arguing for who truly was the "Best in the World," but since last night, it may have changed to how Jericho was screwed unfairly, hence why he deserves a WWE championship match.

Jericho will whine now instead of battling head-on with Punk about why he truly is the Best in the World.

So why is this a bad thing since we're still getting Punk vs. Jericho at WrestleMania?

Well, it's because we're not going to get to see anything new. Instead of a unique idea of two superstars battling for a respective title, there will be a classic battle of whiny heel vs. dominant face.

Nothing new, just recycled.

And this all happened because the creative team is stressed at having to come up with plans for a WrestleMania they knew was going to happen a few months ago.

To make things worse though, it's not the first time a last-minute change happened that altered a feud dramatically.

A well-known case of this is the Matt/Jeff Hardy feud, which occurred in place of Jeff/Christian.

Now, this change is not to the extreme of the 2009 one, but it still fairly alters the whole point of the feud.

From being a specific way, its direction is altered.

Now, will the feud disappoint?

We'll just have to find out, but hopefully we won't have to see a change of plans happen once again...because one change is just too much, don't you think?