According to a June 30 report from PWInsider.com, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho will be making a cameo tonight on WWE Monday Night Raw. The episode, which airs live at 8 p.m. on the USA Network, will be filmed at the XL Center in Hartford. Jericho, 43, has won 30 championships between WWE, WCW, and ECW, but he spent most of this year touring with his rock band, Fozzy.
The WWE announced during the WWE Monday Night Raw pre-show that a big name would be returning to the fold for tonight’s episode, and they didn’t reveal that it was Jericho. However, hundreds of WWE fans in attendance for the show confirmed that Jericho was spotted at the event, by tweeting about his appearance. Obviously this makes WWE Monday Night Raw an absolute must-watch.
Jericho, a six-time WWE world champ, is one of the most popular pro wrestling superstars of all-time. He is a nine-time Intercontinental Champion, and two-time WCW world champ. He was most popular in the early-2000s, when he regularly headlined WWE pay-per-view cards. At one point in 2001, he beat The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin in the same night.
Unfortunately for WWE Universe, Jericho decided to pursue his interest in rock music as he crept up in age. Since 1999, Jericho has been lead singer of Fozzy. Since his band has been incredibly successful on the national touring scene, he hasn’t appeared at any WWE house shows since last year.
Now that Fozzy just wrapped up a national tour with Buck Cherry, Jericho appears to have some down time to hop back into the WWE game, at least for a short stint. Last night the WWE held its annual Money in the Bank pay-per-view, so this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw gives the promotion the perfect opportunity to bring Jericho back into the fold.
Several of the top athletes who performed at WWE Money in the Bank are still recovering from their matches, as dropping 20 feet off a ladder let to some guys getting legitimately injured. Jericho gives the WWE some fresh blood, at least in terms of health. Since Jericho hasn’t wrestled in months, he should be fresh and ready to compete.