Chris Jericho might be decades into his pro wrestling career but he’s still on the top of his game. Y2J had a great 2018 becoming the IWGP Intercontinental Champion as well as booking a sold-out cruise with the Rock n Wrestling Rager At Sea. But a WWE return didn’t happen except for a quick spot on Raw 25 where he got to wear his NJPW merch which kind of promoted his Wrestle Kingdom match.
Dave Meltzer spoke about Jericho on Wrestling Observer Radio where it was brought up that one of the biggest detractors at this point for Jericho to re-sign a deal with WWE happens to be his cruise. If WWE would get on board with the cruise idea, then you never know how it might slow down plans that could be brewing elsewhere in the world of pro wrestling.
“He could easily go back to WWE and I would think that he would. But the one thing that makes this scenario different is the cruises. He wants to do the cruises as an annual thing. WWE pretty much they turned him down the first time, but that doesn’t mean they’ll always turn him down. But they turned him down the first time.”
“There is a question of if they would want to be involved so strongly but maybe they would. But if they don’t want to be involved then it is to his benefit to, if the cruise thing is going to be one of his annual projects, then it is to his benefit not to be with WWE but to be in wrestling and have an affiliation.”
“He didn’t work for Ring Of Honor, but he made a deal with Ring Of Honor for the last cruise. All of the talent came with the exception of Kenny Omega, all the talent either came from Ring Of Honor or Impact because he’s friends with Don Callis. So it would make sense for him to have a strong involvement with a company who has talent that he could use that would be marketable on his cruise. That would all make sense in that regard.”
Only time will tell if Chris Jericho will be eventually revealed as one of the masterminds behind All Elite Wrestling, but as he pointed out on his cruise while the Young Bucks, Cody, Kenny, and the rest were announcing that they are no longer a part of the Bullet Club — Y2J is his own entity.
Things might get very interesting in pro wrestling right now and in the next few months, things are likely to pick up even more as the landscape could change once again. But as WWE continues to lock down talents from all over, they might want to consider helping out with Jericho’s cruise if they would like to make sure he doesn’t flat-out assist someone else in becoming huge competition later on.
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