Watching Chris Jericho work the crowd over the last couple of weeks on Monday Night Raw reminded me of why I have always been a huge fan. With some simple, well-placed words, Chris Jericho can get over on the WWE Universe and make you want to see him get his comeuppance. Not many WWE Superstars would get away with going the places that Chris Jericho does. With his upcoming battle against C.M. Punk at the Extreme Rules PPV, one has to wonder if yet another WWE title reign by Jericho is on the horizon.
One last run in store for the great Jericho?
C.M. Punk is red-hot right now and having him lose to Jericho would not slow that down. It would give him an excellent reason and storyline for the coming months. Jericho has said that he will likely be leaving again sometime before SummerSlam to tour with his rock band Fozzy. Given that information, Jericho needs to win now if he is going to have another run. He has just enough time to win the title and allow a nice run for C.M. Punk to take it back.
Why I think he will win the title at Extreme Rules
Considering that Jericho is not going to be here much longer, I think he will definitely win the WWE Championship from Punk at the Extreme Rules PPV. When the WWE and Jericho worked out this return, I am certain that Jericho would not have come back without some type of championship promise. Why would Jericho come back only to lose to Punk at every PPV event? The motivation would not be logical there. Surely the WWE and Jericho had a deal in place to guarantee Jericho some success for his return. Well, the clock is ticking. So far, Jericho has not won anything since he returned.
For this reason, I do think that Chris Jericho will win the WWE Championship once again. This will allow for a comeback run for C.M. Punk and help to build up his popularity once again. If you are constantly carrying the strap as a face, the pops will diminish and the bloom will come off the rose. You have to be the one chasing championships on occasion. The days of Bob Backlund are over now folks.
All hail Chris Jericho as he takes his rightful place at the top of the WWE Universe one last time.
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