The idea of Chris and Punk feuding is just kdsjfklsfjlsjdf
The man who got me here vs. The man who made me stay.
I MEAN, IT’S PRETTY MUCH LIKE THEY’D BE FIGHTING OVER ME/MY LOVE TBH
But ideally it’d be Punk as the heel and Jericho as the face because
FacePunk = okay HeelPunk = unparalleled
FaceJericho = great HeelJericho = still great
Anyway, I’m just really excited about this already and it hasn’t even been confirmed yet. I mean, even if Jericho is the person who returns tonight, there is no guarantee that he’d even be feuding with Punk (although let’s be real, who else would he come back for?) If it ends up being ‘Taker at this point (still v likely) my heart will break into a million pieces.
REBLOGGING MYSELF FROM BEFORE JANUARY 2ND BECAUSE IT’S FINALLY ~CANON~
I hope Kane just sorta gives up on forcing Cena to ~embrace the hate~ some time between now and Wrestlemania without actually achieving anything. Just so he can add another notch to his hilariously terrible characterisation/backstory. Have him drop all his resentment/anger without any questions asked.
Like, in a few weeks just have him realise that this feud has a shelf life. “Oh… You mean you’re already facing Dwayne at ‘Mania? Damn. I guess I should stop bugging you then. My bad.”
And then they’ll never mention it again and Kane won’t want to murder Cena or his friends anymore and nobody will care.
Let me say some stuff about this man, because I wasn’t tumbling much last night.
Lot of people are very sad that he didn’t win the Royal Rumble. I like Chris Jericho, but I wasn’t one of those people.
Jericho has been around for a long time. When you really think about it, he’s had a long career. And a prosperous one. At every stage in his career, he’s been about what’s good for the business and not what’s good for him. I know that’s a very cliche thing to say, but it’s true. Almost TEN years ago, he was disagreeing with Vince about beating a young upstart in his first PPV match. A little green fella with an awful hair cut named John Cena. Jericho, even back then, knew he had already accomplished so much and didn’t want to step on this up-and-comer so early on in his career. He talks about it in his book, which is awesome by the way.
He’s a totally selfless performer, and even in his prime he was about using his talents to benefit others, and do right by the company.
An even better example; two years ago, Chris Jericho was beaten by Mr. HEATH SLATER on an episode of NXT. And why was he willing to do such a thing? Because he knows exactly what it’s like to be Heath Slater (‘cept with better hair and more talent). He knows exactly what it’s like to be the young newbie in the company, who no one gives a chance, and everyone says can’t make it.
Again, check out his first book for some interesting stories on how many big names in WCW never did him any favours like that, and these were guys who had been around a lot longer than him, and with a lot less talent.
Now, with all this in mind - is it really surprising that 11 YEARS after he was winning world titles from The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, in his forties and on what will likely be his last run, he may have opted to not win one of the biggest matches of the year? And instead let the opportunity go to a fantastic wrestler on his way to becoming a big time star in the company?
I’m not saying it happened, but it makes sense.
So yeah, that’s that.
This this this. This is one of the many, many reasons he is my favourite of all time, and even though I still maintain that I would have marked the fuck out if he had won, this is exactly the reason I that prior to the Rumble I said that I wouldn’t want him to win. Sheamus can do a lot more with this kind of accolade than Jericho can at this point in his career.
I’m still a little bit disappointed re: his character development (or lack thereof) but we’ve waited this long, so what’s one more night? Jericho in any capacity is good enough for me.
I think tomorrow night on Raw, we'll see a different side of Jericho. Maybe that's when all the explaining will be done - I hope so anyway.
Oh lord, ME TOO.
I still feel a little bit let down about tonight but I have faith in Jericho and there is a reason why he is my favourite of all time and I genuinely do believe that he has this planned out. I really hope he at least reveals a little bit tomorrow night.
But honestly, seeing him actually wrestle again made this Rumble A+ for me :’)
What kinda pissed me off about the Rumble was seeing Jericho go in there and wrestle like he was one of the random one off legends and hadn't made this grand return. Just...what the fuck.
Yeah, that’s what I mean really.
It didn’t piss me off, but I am disappointed. I’ve been defending this weird shtick he’s been pulling since January 2nd but this just felt strange. I really wanted there to be some weight behind everything he’s said (in the video packages and last week). I WANTED IT TO BE THE END OF THE WORLD. That doesn’t mean he had to win necessarily, but I wanted him to do something.
I’m optimistic though. There’s still time. He knows what he’s doing, right?
I think the problem is you always expect lame guys in the middle and you were expecting bigger names to come out and they didn’t. Except for Orton and Jericho. #30 was terrible. I liked the finish though and Jericho and Sheamus did well together.
I was expecting Jericho last so when he came out at #29 I thought someone BIG (not in the literal sense tho) was going to be #30 and when Show’s music hit it was EXTREEEMELY disappointing.
And yeah, when I say I found the finish underwhelming, I just meant the fact that Sheamus won. The actual last 5 - 10 minutes of the match I thought were really great and intense and very well executed by both Sheamus and Jericho and I don’t understand why people were upset with it?