Chris Jericho’s Return Gimmick, John Cena’s Value Preventing Character Progression, Mysterio’s Return Date, Edge/WWE HoF

Obviously the Chris Jericho storyline is still developing…But is there going to be a woman involved somehow? Should we stop reading into anything else that was in the cryptic videos, especially with the girl that was in them?

I haven’t heard of a female being involved in Chris Jericho’s return gimmick in WWE. As far as I know the cryptic videos are over and done with and are now falling victim to too much analysis. The fact of the matter is WWE did a poor job in concealing the return of Jericho and had it not been for Jericho’s emphatic denials on Twitter, we would have been able to provide 100% confirmation before it happened. While we were never able to provide that confirmation, we continuously reported the plan was to re-debut Jericho behind the videos.

Given John Cena’s tremendous value to WWE, if you had someone bringing in that kind of money would you change it, even if it has become stale?

That’s the quagmire Vince McMahon finds himself in every time they look at the John Cena character. While many have grown tired of the over-the-top babyface character, he continues to sell a lot of merchandise and his segments draw high ratings on weekly television. Why do you think WWE is now selling “Cena Sucks” merchandise? They’re trying to collect on both ends and it is working. Real change to John Cena will occur when he’s no longer a very strong venue stream for the company.

What time frame is Rey Mysterio projected to return? Is the Royal Rumble likely?

Everything I have heard is that Rey Mystertio is targeting Wrestlemania XXVIII as a possible return date. Here’s a Tweet from Mysterio from early November:

I was wondering what are your thoughts on Edge going into the WWE Hall of Fame this year? Do you feel it is too soon or does he deserve to go in as a “first-ballot” Hall of Famer? Also, now that Edge was announced as well as the Four Horseman and rumors of The Rock possibly getting inducted this year as well, do you know who is going to be the headliner for this year’s class?

Edge is the headliner for the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2012. I would be very surprised if The Rock were to be inducted this year given the fact he’s already involved in Wrestlemania. I would think WWE would save The Rock’s induction for a year where they could use his name as a promotional mechanism. Inducting him this year would waste a valuable opportunity to promote him again in the future. As for my thoughts on Edge, he is very deserving and I have no problem with him being “first-ballot” Hall of Famer.

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  • outkazt09

    Everytime Vince sees Cena he says giddy giddy giddy. Sorry someone had to do it.

    • havoc525

      Not sure what you did, but it was dead wrong. If you are eluding to Glen on Family Guy, that would be giggity, giggity, giggty.

  • Patrick_Peralta

    That says it all Cena makes WWE Money. As Austin would say " And that's the Bottom Line Cause Stone Cold Said So"

    For Vince Cena continues to sell a lot of merchandise Making Money is more important then making a bunch of Fans who are tired of the Cena Character Happy. It's the old Saying of "If it ain't Broke why fix it"

  • Look-Z-Into_Itz

    As I've said before :

    She = The WWE Championship.

    Motive = CM Punk

    Reasoning = Jericho used to ALWAYS declare himself "The best in the wolrd" in what he does. CM Punk has stolen that from him. (Hense heel character.)

    As CM Punk (the motive) has "her" (the championship) who is "beckoning" to Jericho, he is coming to bring the beginning of the end (Punk's reign) to the WWE.

    I wouldn't be surprised for a CM Punk vs Jericho WM event.

    The only other person I could see Jericho facing at WM would be Taker.

    • Mr. Love

      Jericho vs taker is the only match I can see taker doing something with at wrestlemania. I don’t want to see any other match period, they just wouldn’t be good

  • Arav

    it doesnt make sense though. "she is the reason for my rebirth". Why would they put that in the video if there wasnt a "she" to begin with? The whole return simply doesnt make sense if there was no follow through from the videos.

    • havoc525

      Yeah, just ask Brodus Clay…

    • phillieblizzle

      She could be the championship….

  • FactionZer0

    Hogan went heel. Cena should go heel. <—Doesn't want to make a long comment.

  • @RatedMKD

    This has probably already been noted in a yet-to-be-approved comment, but a popular theory is that the "she" in the cryptic videos, as in "when she beckons me" or whatever, is the WWE Championship. Whatever the case may be, they're keeping their cards close to their chest on this one. The meaning behind the videos has yet to be revealed, but Jericho's only made two appearances since. Time will tell, I'm sure. Personally, I'd love to see him stay silent for weeks to come, win the Rumble and only speak when he reveals who he's challenging at WrestleMania.

    My only problem with Edge being a first-ballot HoF-er is that I feel this should've been Randy Savage's year. Oh, and that it potentially rules out Toronto hosting WrestleMania in the next few years. I would've loved to travel there to see it.

  • @RatedMKD

    (For the second time this week, I'm not sure if my comment went through or not, so apologies ina dvance for a potential double-post.)

    This has probably already been noted in a yet-to-be-approved comment, but a popular theory is that the "she" in the cryptic videos, as in "when she beckons me" or whatever, is the WWE Championship. Whatever the case may be, they're keeping their cards close to their chest on this one. The meaning behind the videos has yet to be revealed, but Jericho's only made two appearances since. Time will tell, I'm sure. Personally, I'd love to see him stay silent for weeks to come, win the Rumble and only speak when he reveals who he's challenging at WrestleMania.

    My only problem with Edge being a first-ballot HoF-er is that I feel this should've been Randy Savage's year. Oh, and that it potentially rules out Toronto hosting WrestleMania in the next few years. I would've loved to travel there to see it.

  • The Breaker

    There may not be a woman involved in Chris Jericho's return, but I still think the theme of those videos is relevant to his new character. We don't really know anything about his persona yet. Right now, he's giving the silent treatment to the fans in order to weaken that huge pop that returning wrestlers of his status get.
    On RAW Monday, he still got the biggest pop of the night. So if their aim is to make him hated, we still have a long way to go. He may be able to keep up the silence and still get heat by beating the crap out of some beloved superstar.

  • Skip

    Too soon for Edge to be inducted? Are you serious bro? Edge was forced into retirement due to injury. Unfortunately he will never compete again in a ring. So for him to be inducted now is the right move! I am willing to bet that Christian will be the one indicting Edge, I mean if Hogan got Sylvester Stallone to induct him, if Jerry Lawler got William Shatner to induct him then why shouldn’t Edge get his childhood friend who just happens to be his best friend and just happens to be working with the same company? Makes all the sense in the world!

    • havoc525

      Easier example might be, if HBK had Hunter, but hey, to each their own.

  • http://www.totalbarca.com/ Marc4barca

    richard answered that correctly. why induct rock when he is already going to wrestlemania. they would obviously save him for later and i also think they would want edge to headline and as good as edge was, wwe will never make him headline over the rock. we do have to remember though that wwe did induct ric flair in the hall of fame before he wrestled his last match at wrestlemania which was extremely shocking to me so maybe, just maybe there is a chance the rock will be inducted. i say about 10% chance.

  • ted

    the fact is that dwayne johnson is not going to retire at mania 28. he is on good terms with wwe and great terms with vince so he may wrestle a few more matches in the future.

    wwe will induct dwayne johnson into the wwe hof when he tells the company that he is retired for good.

    hogan turned heel because he was a tired act and the whole 1994 steroid trial exposed him as a big hypocrite.

    while his whole gimmick was telling kids to take their vitamins, he built his body on steroids.

    hogan restifed that mcmahon never told him to take steroids and he did not acquire or sell them to hogan either. in fact, hogan was using steroids since he started in wrestling in 1976. in fact, prior to 1991 steroids were legal in the isa and anyone could get them with a doctor's prescription.

  • Jim

    I coulda swore that The Rock was already inducted back in 2008. I totally forgot that the controversial speech that he gave was supposed to be a tribute to his father and grandfather. The company and a lot of the workers were pretty upset with that speech as I remember it. He spent like 50+ min roasting his former co-workers, like he was so much superior to them or something, and only like 10 min honoring his father and grandfather like he was supposed to be doing in the first place. So WWE might still be upset with him over that, and might not be willing to put him in yet. Even though they’re willing to have him back for the match at mania this year. Which will make a ton of money. Unlike the HOF. So they could that any other year and have another excuse to have him back again.

  • stoney

    Who else but Quagmire

  • Matt

    Edge is very deserving and I'm very happy WWE is honoring his career. I just hope that Christian inducts him, which should be a given

  • Marc

    The one asking the Edge question is a Nob!!

  • nick

    maybe she is the streak …..

  • eeki

    if you think about it, jericho tried to get heat with that so over-the-top cheering and running along the crowd, and my boy d-bryan is celebrating like a crazy and he gets lot of heat.. maybe " it will be the end of the world as you know it" means that they're changing the whole landscape..? maybe when we go to wrestlemania, heels are the good guys, and vice versa..? "it begins 2012" must mean something else than just jericho's return, i'm positive for that..