I can see it right now. Jericho wouldn't have to get drafted back to Raw (but it would be a plus) but you know he'd find some way to keep hanging on there come summer time, in fact, lets look at some history before presenting this scenario.
Jericho as you may well know became the first Undisputed Champion by defeating The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin in the same night in 2001.
For this angle, Jericho could be The Heavyweight Champion from Smackdown, looking for a chance to repeat that magic. He then encounters The Rock.
JERICHO: "Rock, I know the REAL reason you came back. It still haunts you, 2001, I defeated you AND Stone Cold Steve Austin in the same night to become the first ever Undisputed Champion.
"So while you may be living it up in Hollywood making your movies for the uneducated parasitic masses, I know it eats you up inside, that I was better than you, and I still am, and that's why I'm the World's Heavyweight Champion, and tonight, just for you, right in front of you, I'd like to repeat history, I want to challenge John Cena for the WWE Championship, and unify these titles again."
ROCK: "Oh look who it is, Y2J, hey how are those VH1 specials going for you man? Haven't seen you around how have you been brother.
JERICHO: "Well Rock I-"
ROCK: "IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW YOU'VE BEEN! What are you doing here, in The Rock's Town (btw, when Rock guest hosts, it should be in Miami, his town) in front of The Rock's people trying to ruin The Rock's show? Shouldn't you be there on Smackdown playing with CM Punk, The Undertaker and the rest of those jabroni's?"
JERICHO: "Rock I'm here to challenge John Cena for the WWE title to unify the championships like I did against you and Stone Cold years ago when I banished you out of the WWE" (I know, Jericho didn't do that but you know he'd take credit for it anyways.)
ROCK: "So that's what you want? Well KY-Jelly you're on, you'll have John Cena tonight, for the chance to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. But The Rock's got a little surprise for you. That's right Y2J, The Rock will be the special guest referee!"
Then as the main event it would be champion vs. champion with the WWE Title but not the WHC on the line. As the match goes on, Jericho would have the advantage most of the time, until The Rock takes it back to that episode of Smackdown where he served as the Special Guest Referee during the match between Triple-H and The British Bulldog.
ROCK: "1.....2.....IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THE ROCK GETS TO THREE!!!"
The crowd goes wild, then Cena gets a second wind, hits the attitude adjustment, then Cena performs the 5 knuckle shuffle and pins Jericho to keep his title.
Then Jericho gets up to start his usual complaining, but gets Rock Bottomed, followed by a joint People's Elbow and Five Knuckle Shuffle from Rock and Cena (another good way to show a passing of the torch from The Rock to Cena other then the two facing off.)
Then after losing his title the next Friday on Smackdown to Edge, Jericho blames The Rock for his failures and cuts promo after promo calling him a "Soul less sell out Hollywood hypocrite" and doing the usual Jericho things, setting up their match at Summer Slam, where not only would The Rock comes out on top, but he'd celebrate it with gusto, hell Stone Cold could even come out and hand Rock a beer.
This would lead to more Jericho whining but refocusing on getting the Heavyweight title from Edge.
Almost seems too perfect, actually better than any other feud I proposed. For one thing, Jericho is also in the top tier of workers in the WWE, I'd say a notch above Orton but below HBK.
He'd definitely get a great match out of The Rock. Then there's the history between them, it was during The Rock's promo when Jericho made his WWE debut. The banter between the two is one of the best ever, and their matches were always great too.
I originally left Jericho out of this discussion and anointed The Miz as the best decision out of a brainfart and the fact that again, Rock would be guest hosting Raw, and Jericho is a Smackdown guy.
But, while that works against a Rock-Taker matchup, it would be irrelevant to the possibility of Jericho vs. Rock because, Jericho always finds a way to pop up on Raw.
Plus what I also forgot was that, there is a draft between now and the summer. While Taker's chances of being drafted to Raw are slim, the possibility of Jericho going to Raw are pretty good even though I doubt it would happen because he's Smackdown's No. 1 Heel right now.
I don't think Drew McIntyre is ready to take the No. 1 Heel car keys from Jericho just yet despite his potential (I refuse to count Batista in that discussion.)
But after one of the readers left a comment about Jericho, thats when the lightbulb went off.
Sorry Miz, I guess that Summer Slam you're going to have to settle for getting over by defeating Cena for the WWE Title (one could hope, one could hope) because if I'm booking this thing, then it would be Chris Jericho who would go One on One with the Great One at The Staples Center come Aug. 15.