Chris Jericho's music hits and he makes his return to Smackdown. Jericho receives a great reaction and grabs a mic.
"Ladies and gentlemen, Y2J is back! Yes, it was I who was writing the Miz all of those letters. I figured that if I returned to the WWE, I wanted to have some suspense and fun while doing it. I did it all at the expense of the Miz, who was struggling at the time. Now, my letters actually didn't have much to do with the Miz, I just wanted to make a splash on my return. I came back to the WWE for one reason and one reason only. I came back to..."
The Empire Alliance comes out on the ramp. Regal has a mic and starts to talk.
"Well, well, well, if it isn't Y2J Chris Jericho himself. Standing here in the flesh in front of all of us. How lucky we all must be. Jericho, you and I have had some history together and we don't see eye to eye. But this time, I want you to take a look at the group of people behind me. The "Celtic Warrior" Sheamus, the Raw MITB winner Drew McIntyre, the new British Champion Skip Sheffield and the World Heavyweight Champion Wade Barrett. You see Chris, this time, I have all the power in the WWE and you can't do anything about it."
Jericho: "Relax, Regal. You act like someone took a wiz in your coffee or something this morning. But Regal, it is a good thing that you came out here tonight because I came back to..."
Regal: "You came back to hog the spotlight and return to your comedic ways."
Jericho: "No, actually I came back to win the World Heavyweight Championship, but with the way this conversation is going, knocking your teeth out might be a close second."
The crowd cheers that but Regal still has more to say.
Regal: "Now, now, hold on a minute. Jericho, it seems that once again Teddy Long is out due to "personal reasons," so I am assuming the command of this show. You will not be fighting me and you will not be fighting the World Heavyweight Champion."
Jericho: "So who am I fighting then? Your uncle Willie? Maybe your Aunt Rose Regal, your grandfather Will "Little Willy" Regal, your mother..."
Regal: "You think you're funny, don't you? Jericho, tonight I was going to put you against Drew McIntyre, but I don't think you deserve to fight a superstar of his caliber. I will put you up against someone else to be determined later."
Regal and the group leave while Jericho shakes a few hands as we fade to commercial.