The promos have been excellent, we all agree upon that. The way they started it off with it only being on YouTube, the way they've continued it since then, and the massive confusion as to who it could be has been magnificent. The most recent promo was the one to make me realise that it either wasn't who I wanted it to be, or that this thing is way bigger than we all thought.
The first thought in all of our minds would have been either Taker or Jericho. Now I was pulling for the latter in this, but the most recent promo made me realise it could be neither of them. The Wrestling Observer report (h/t Cageside Seats) stating that this WAS for Jericho, but was going to be used for Taker if Jericho and the WWE couldn't work out a contract made the promos slightly less interesting. Until SHE was mentioned.
Now correct me if I'm incorrect, but neither Taker nor Jericho have been involved in any kind of relationship with a woman on screen for god knows how long. I'm not even sure Taker has EVER had an on-air love interest or valet, and the last one I can think of for Jericho was Chyna!
Now the obvious joke ideas were there, like the Burchills returning to get back to their incestuous relationship gimmick or Tiffany returning to say that Drew's dead career has been resurrected. But then I had another idea. Shane McMahon. He and Stephanie could return to get back what belongs to their father, or to try to take "control" of it again for themselves. Either way, it fits in with the last promo nicely and could start off an interesting storyline.
On to who I actually think will return. I think that the WWE writers all knew that people would be expecting a Taker/Jericho return as soon as the promos kicked in. And that's why Jericho is definitely going to return. But not until after someone else has returned to steal the spotlight for the promos. The promos have nothing to do with Jericho, it's a nice little red-herring, a double bluff of sorts. This could be wishful thinking, but the McMahons returning first, just to have Jericho shock everyone later on in the night would blow my mind. A boy can dream!
I wrote this before last monday's RAW. The newest video stated that "she" can no longer help him. This has genuinely excited me, and my whole idea for this has gone out of the window. She could be anyone, Stephanie makes sense, but I just don't see why she would be involved or why she could no longer help. Thank you WWE, nothing has been this exciting since the main event of MITB. Do you understand?