WWE CEO Vince McMahon has never been afraid of dumping under-performing superstars, or wrestlers who were causing a problem for the company, letting go of dead wood in order to keep the product fresh.
In the same breath though, the WWE's main man also knows a good thing when he sees it, and it appears one currently absent wrestler is set to benefit from this as McMahon looks to secure his services for early 2015.
As reported by The Wrestling Observer, the WWE hierarchy is in negotiations with popular veteran Chris Jericho as we speak with the hope of securing a new deal in the coming days.
Jericho is already slated to be returning for a couple of shows in January 2015 in the run up to Royal Rumble but the latest details of his return show that the WWE is desperate to ink the fans favorite to a more intensive full time schedule.
This includes working a "full live event schedule during January and February."
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Taking one for the team
Unlike many of the veterans who return for brief spells in the WWE limelight (see Lesnar, The Rock etc) it looks like Jericho will be usage will be far less high profile with the suggestion that during the first two months of 2015 Y2J will work only live events and will be kept off TV or PPV events.
Such is Jericho's love of wrestling and the WWE it is unlikely he would have a problem with this limited role, with a much more well-publicized 'return' most likely saved for around the time of WrestleMania.
Only recently Jericho noted that being on the road and wrestling on live events every evening was what he loved most about the WWE.
With his role as lead singer of rock band Fozzy it remains to be seen whether Jericho will extend his latest WWE stay beyond February but at least hardcore wrestling fans will be able to see him back in action for a few more shows yet.
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