That's right folks, for some reason the WWE feels that one of their top stars from this year should not be a part of its "Top Matches of 2012" DVD.
According to WrestlingInc.com:
Wrestling Voice Radio recently interviewed Y2J. Jericho discussed whether or not WWE has a "with or us or against us" attitude, his exclusion from the "Top Matches of 2012" DVD being a "political decision..."
Let's face it, Jericho's comeback was less than stellar. This was mostly due to him putting over stars rather than stealing the spotlight. Even though he didn't always steal the show, he still had several quality matches this year.
In fact, his matches with Dolph Ziggler and CM Punk were both great in their own ways and should be featured on this DVD. Both feuds allowed him to put over his opponents in very different ways. In Punk's case, Jericho played the antagonist, dragging out Punk's dark family past. Then, just a few short month's later, Jericho was playing a sympathetic face, taking on a cocky heel in Ziggler.
Each time, Jericho was able to transcend his character both in and out of the ring. Another match that I am surprised about not being included is Raw's Money in the Bank match. Granted, it had predictable old Cena winning, but it featured former WWE champs all vying for the coveted briefcase. To me, that alone should have made it a shoe-in.
Overall, even though the WWE appears to be fine with letting stars have outside projects, on the inside, I guess they really aren't. In the end, the WWE needs to break free from this mentality and embrace the fact that they have some extraordinary talent (other than The Rock) working for them.
Now it's your turn to weigh-in: Is this a good move by the WWE or should they include Jericho in this DVD?