Pending Chris Jericho announces sparks rumors of in-ring return

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Given WWE's tendency to rely on bringing legends back to the ring when it suits both the company and individual, it comes as no surprise that Chris Jericho could soon be back in the ring.

Although nothing has yet been confirmed, Jericho is said to be making an announcement at some point today regarding an in-ring return of some kind.

Whether that be at house shows or on WWE programming in the near future is too unclear at this point, although there are some clues out there.

Listed events

It has become apparent that Y2J has been named on the line up for the TD Garden event in Boston which is due to take place on June 27th so there is a distinct possibility that could be the night he takes his place back in the ring.

As well as this, Jericho is being advertised for the Pittsburgh event which is happening a couple of weeks later on July 11th.

Even if the agreement for his wrestling return is only contracted to include house shows, it will still be great for the WWE Universe to see him back in the ring. Fans enjoy seeing him succeeding in his out-of-ring ventures but that is not quite the same as hearing his music go up at a live event. 

Likely announcement

Although it would be incredible for the 44-year-old to make an emphatic return to WWE programming the fact his name is being advertised for house shows such as Boston and Pittsburgh could in fact be a negative. If the WWE planned for a big surprise return to the ring then why not keep it under wraps? 

The likelihood therefore is that he will be making a WWE return but only at the less-pronounced house shows.

This would be ideal for Y2J as he has a huge amount going on outside of the company such as his podcast 'Talk Is Jericho', book releases and touring with his band, Fozzy.

In addition, this would also doubtlessly suit WWE as they would still be able to give prominence to their younger, emerging talent onto the main roster, but would still be able to promote Jericho and ultimately make smaller shows seem a lot more appealing.

Realistically, when a wrestler commits to being part of WWE programming, requirements mean you have to dedicate the majority of your free time to making it work. At present, that simply does not seem practical for Jericho. 

All will be confirmed when Jericho makes his announcement at some point today, but whatever it is, it will certainly be beneficial to WWE, fans of the industry and Jericho himself. 

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