Among the many things Chris Jericho knows how to do well is make a memorable first impression. His 1999 debut, which saw
him revealed as the Superstar behind the mysterious Y2J millennium countdown, remains one of the most brilliant entrances
of all time. Believe it or not, Jericho managed to out-do himself when he re-debuted in 2007 as the savior behind a cryptic
The importance of Jericho's original debut was heightened by the fact that he came over from World Championship Wrestling
during the height of the Monday Night Wars. Making an instant impact, he captured the Intercontinental Championship just
four months into his tenure. The victory proved to be the first of many title reigns for Y2J.
Following the championship win, Jericho's charisma and athleticism placed him in the center of many memorable WWE
moments, including a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 2000 that saw both the Intercontinental and European
Championship defended. However, Jericho's greatest moment came in December 2001 when he defeated both The Rock and "Stone Cold"
Steve Austin in one night to become the Undisputed WWE Champion.
Chris Jericho may be back for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match
The cat appears to be out of the bag concerning the return of former champion as the latest issue of WWE Magazine
(cover-dated June 2014) is promoting Chris Jericho as a current WWE Superstar.
Hyping next month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view event, which takes place June 29 in Boston, Massachusetts at
the TD Garden, the new issue spotlights four WWE Superstars with history in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match that have yet
to bring down the briefcase. Those Superstars are Cody Rhodes (four appearances), Kofi Kingston (four appearances), Christian
(six appearances) and Jericho (four appearances). In the publication's write-up of Jericho's history in the annual bout, he
is depicted as returning to the WWE ring.
"Already with a Hall of Fame-worthy career, Jericho could still use a win at this event to make us forget about some lackluster
recent returns to the ring," states WWE Magazine. "A contract cash-in would be just the thing he needs to net him a
seventh World title also."
There have been rumblings in recent weeks of a Jericho return to the sports-entertainment organization. On May 7, the
Wrestling Observer reported that WWE officials had contacted the 43-year-old about returning to the ring, but he
could not commit due to his non-stop schedule. That same week, Jericho spoke to the British newspaper, The Mirror, about
his ongoing relationship with WWE where he said that even though a return by him isn't imminent, it may be on the cards: "I
have a good relationship with the WWE and there's no animosity, but it's not like we're calling each other every day finding
out what we had for dinner that night."
When asked directly about a return to the squared circle, Jericho said, "No time soon, I left last July and I've been working pretty
much non-stop since then between Fozzy tours and doing the new Fozzy record and writing another book and doing my podcasts
and a web series. There are a lot of projects in the Chris Jericho pantheon as always. That's not to say that I won't go
back but I have no plans as of right now, just because I have so much other stuff going on that I'm enjoying. We'll see,
there's no controversy or animosity it's more of a timing thing; the timing has to be right for me and right for the WWE as
well. When it is I'm sure we'll both consider me coming back."
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