In the days following Chris Jericho’s “surprise” return to WWE this past Monday on RAW, new details are emerging surrounding Jericho’s negotiations with Vince McMahon, his segment on RAW and what’s planned for the former Undisputed champion in the months ahead.
Jericho flew to WWE headquarters in Stanford, CT several weeks ago and met with Vince McMahon to plot his return, all while claiming that he would never work with WWE again.
The cryptic videos hyping Jericho’s return were the idea of WWE’s Social Networking Department. Internally, several people felt the videos were a little too “out there” – but they still went with the “It Begins” campaign.
While Jericho’s unique segment on RAW left many fans wondering what Jericho was going for, longtime students of the business saw that Jericho is a master at working the crowds and was able to manipulate the fans without saying a word.
Jericho will be feuding with WWE Champion CM Punk in the coming weeks, leading up to a match at WrestleMania 28.
There is no word yet on exactly how long Jericho is back for but there was speculation going around that he will be involved in a major program after WrestleMania 28 with a match at SummerSlam.