Chris Jericho has reportedly been contacted by WWE to be a part of the Greatest Royal Rumble event at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Friday, April 27, according to a report from PWInsider.
For the first time ever, the Royal Rumble Match will feature 50 WWE Superstars. As part of this historic event, fans will see WWE Superstars John Cena, Triple H, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, The New Day, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Shinsuke Nakamura, among others.
PWInsider noted that it’s not known if it would be another one-off appearance by Jericho or part of a bigger return.
Jericho last wrestled at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4, where he lost to Kenny Omega. The day after, Jericho was involved in an angle where he attacked Tetsuya Naito but has not appeared since. While he had talked about appearing for New Japan from time to time as a special attraction, he has since claimed that he will not appear for the promotion going forward. Jericho was asked on Twitter last week if he was done with NJPW, to which he replied, “unfortunately yes.” A lot of people took that tweet as Jericho tricking fans online, which he has done many times in the past.
Jericho’s current tour with his heavy metal band Fozzy concludes with a date in New Hampshire on April 8, which is the same day as Wrestlemania 34. After that, Jericho would be pretty much free to make appearances for WWE, including the Greatest Royal Rumble.
Jericho’s last wrestling-related appearance was on the Raw 25th-anniversary show on January 22. Jericho appeared in a backstage segment with Elias where he performed a song about not wanting to walk with Elias.