Chris Jericho gets WWE return date before the Royal Rumble

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WWE's first ever undisputed champion Chris Jericho will be back in the ring before the 2015 Royal Rumble.

Wrestling Inc. brought that news to our attention this week, with Jericho being advertised by the WWE to appear at a 'supershow' at the Izod Center in New Jersey on January 24th, the night before the first pay-per-view of the year.

Jericho hasn't wrestled since losing to Randy Orton at Night of Champions on September 21st, but did make a welcome return to WWE programming on Smackdown last week.

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The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla interviewed The Authority in the opening segment of last Friday's Smackdown, which was taped in Liverpool.

Jericho took shots at Triple H and his favourite comedy source Stephanie McMahon, but was warned before the end of his 'Highlight Reel' feature that he should choose his words more carefully, or risk being erased from the company altogether.

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Jericho is not the only returning star advertised to feature on that crucial final show before the Royal Rumble, with Roman Reigns also mentioned ahead of what has all the makings of a massive year for the ex-Shield star.

Jericho and Reigns will surely be prime candidates to feature in the match that's made the Royal Rumble a firm favourite with long-term WWE fans, the 30-man battle royal.

The chance to fight for WWE gold at Wrestlemania by winning the Royal Rumble is a long-standing tradition going back more than two decades.

While its unlikely Jericho would be afforded that push at this late stage of his career its a different story for Reigns, who if healthy will surely be among the favourites to make his physical presence count and fight for a top position at the biggest show of them all.

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