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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Chris Jericho expected for Greatest Royal Rumble

Simon Cotton
3.91K   //    13 Mar 2018, 01:14 IST


What's the story?

With the Greatest Royal Rumble set to feature a plethora of WWE Superstars, the company seems to be adding one more name to bolster the star power even further.

Former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho is expected to make his return to the WWE for the Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia.

In case you didn't know

Jericho left the WWE in 2017 after his feud with Kevin Owens reached its conclusion. Y2J has made sporadic appearances for the company, including returning for the 25th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw, but has not been seen regularly on WWE television since early 2017.

The heart of the matter

The report from PWInsider says that Jericho was contacted by WWE to return for the Greatest Royal Rumble and that all signs are pointing towards a return from The Alpha.

Jericho last appeared on WWE television for Raw 25, but his last match with the company took place on the July 25, 2017, edition of SmackDown Live, when the former United States Champion invoked his rematch for the title and competed against Kevin Owens and AJ Styles.

Despite his last WWE match taking place in 2017, Jericho kicked off 2018 facing Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 12.

At New Year's Dash, Jericho attacked Tetsuya Naito and teased a match between the two for a future event, but Jericho has not been seen in NJPW since that show.

What's next?

Jericho is currently on tour with his band FOZZY and has several dates for the month of April including a show on WrestleMania Sunday.


Despite several shows booked for April, Jericho's last tour date for that month is April 22 and the tour won't resume until July 12, leaving Jericho with plenty of time to prep for the Greatest Royal Rumble.

Author's take

WWE continues to stack names for the Greatest Royal Rumble and it's looking like an even more interesting show as the weeks progress.

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Simon Cotton
Freelance Journalist and Photographer, Columbia College Chicago Graduate Student, Jackson State University Alumnus Occasional guest on the Social Suplex Podcast Network. Catch me on Anchor for some interesting thoughts.
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