WWE News: Chris Jericho Leaving the WWE After WWE over the Limit This Sunday?

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IMay 17, 2012


Ever since returning to the WWE in January, Chris Jericho has been in three straight championship main event matches from Elimination Chamber in February through WrestleMania 28 to Extreme Rules last month.

In those three matches, Jericho failed to capture the WWE championship, first inside the Elimination Chamber and then in two singles matches against current champion CM Punk.

With his failures on the big stage, the WWE has posted an article on their website which speculates that Jericho’s match this Sunday at Over the Limit could be the last of his career.

Further, if Jericho fails to come away with the gold, will Over the Limit be the last time the WWE Universe ever sees the "Ayatollah of Rock n' Rollla" in the ring? Or can Jericho save his career with a huge win against three formidable opponents?

It makes sense for the WWE to be laying the groundwork for Jericho leaving the company. He’s set to rejoin his rock band, Fozzy, on tour in support of their new album this summer.

Even though it's unlikely that Jericho will win the world heavyweight title this Sunday, the WWE could have Y2J win the title and hold onto it until Money in the Bank in July. He could then lose the title to the Money in the Bank winner before leaving the company.

For his albeit short return in 2012, it would be good for the WWE to give him even a short title run to help make the stint a success.

With his fourth straight championship opportunity on pay-per-view coming up this Sunday, do you believe that Jericho will walk out with the world heavyweight championship or once again leave empty handed?

Chris Humphrey is a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can ask him any question regarding the WWE or any other topic that crosses your mind on either his Facebook or Twitter page.