Five Reasons Chris Jericho’s WWE Return Rocks: Fan’s Perspective

When Chris Jericho stepped out of the darkness and the walls came crashing down on the WWE Universe once again, plenty of people saw it coming. Despite what the WWE website says about the return being a surprise, most WWE fans knew it was coming. Although the return was no shocker, the way he did it was pretty darn unexpected. It also was classic Jericho. Admittedly, I am a Jerichoholic mark of the highest order. I have always considered him to be one of the greatest of all time. That said, here are five reasons why Jericho returning is huge for the WWE and their fans:

His return is looking like another great heel run

When he first was rumored to be returning, Chris Jericho fans were hoping that he came back as a heel. Jericho is great as a face or heel, but he plays the bad guy to perfection. With his parody of good guy returns on Monday night, the heel Jericho can now play off of that for quite a while.

Jericho on the mike is better than almost anyone

When it comes to entertainment with the microphone, Chris Jericho is about as good as you can hope for. The guy cuts the greatest promos of all time in my opinion, save for possibly the Rock. Currently there is another great wrestler that is cutting popular promos. That brings me to yet another reason why Jericho coming back is awesome.

C.M. Punk now has a great opponent for Wrestlemania

C.M. Punk is one of the few that can go toe to toe with Jericho on the mike, and he has long been rumored to be Jericho's reason for returning. The two are supposedly going to face off in an epic Wrestlemania matchup. I am hoping this comes to pass.

Jericho can get over some young talent

When it comes to veterans being willing to put over youngsters, Jericho is at the top of the modern day list. He is one of the few veterans that can lose to someone yet still retain their heat with no problems. For this reason, Jericho is a valued commodity to the younger crowd of wrestling talent.

Jericho provides high quality work in the ring

For all of his talents, Jericho is a top notch performer in the ring. Having been without his talents for a very long time, the WWE can use the infusion of solid in ring performances that Jericho will undoubtedly bring. That will be worth the price of admission all by itself.

*Southern is a lifelong wrestling fanatic that was in Greensboro, NC on the night that "The Four Horsemen" came to be. While he enjoys today's product, he still misses the good old days of the NWA. His favorites range from Chris Jericho to Mil Mascaras.

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Updated Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012