Chris Jericho has a lot of great ideas. He recently created the Mimosa Mayhem Match, and while he was introducing that All Out gimmick match, he mentioned another match he helped create. That could have been the subject of a recent agreement with WWE.
Jericho didn’t have to say he created the Money In The Bank match when he mentioned coming up with the idea for a match with a ladder. Fans knew that Jericho was the first to pitch that idea in WWE.
As part of the agreement, Jericho is allowed to have the rights to use his name in exchange for WWE getting rights to any intellectual property that was created while he was under their umbrella; “perhaps a key being Money in the Bank since it was Jericho’s idea.”
He can’t use the name Y2J, and The List is now a thing of the past. He could have used his ring name based on him having it prior to WWE, but this was the company acknowledging that fact. They also wanted to make sure that an IP like Money In The Bank was 100% theirs to use.