The “S” Bomb: Uncovering Who “She” Could Be From Chris Jericho’s 1-2-12 viral videos.
According to my colleague, Mr. Ashley Morris, the news of my theory has spread like wildfire. This is in no small part due to his shameless plugging and promoting of said theory. (Thanks, Ash).
I’m actually quite surprised that no one picked up on this sooner. When thinking back on Chris Jericho’s career, there is only one woman that has had any kind of significant role in his character and storylines.
After watching his silent return annoy thousands of fans Monday night, I am even more convinced of this fact.
All speculation points to Y2J returning to feud with CM Punk over the “Best In The World” title, something that Jericho openly took exception with via Twitter after Punk dropped his infamous June 2011 Pipebomb (see: Austin 3:16) speech.
In addition to this, even more heads are being scratched and internet connections being spammed with the comment that Jericho will not be “wrestling”.
This, like most of his Pre-January 2nd Twitter posts, can be taken with a grain of salt as Jericho lied through his pearly white teeth for months just to throw us off his trail in an admirable and often noted use of kayfabe, something that is rarely taken seriously in this day and age.
Regardless of whether or not he ends up being a competitor or an on-screen authority figure (the other popular theory), I would like to throw my hat in the ring and say that the only “she” that I think would make any kind of sense from Jericho’s videos is… *cue dramatic drumroll here*
Stephanie McMahon Levesque.
Now, don’t act all surprised. Trace it back. Stephanie spent a good part of her on-screen existence during the Attitude Era as Chris Jericho’s frequent adversary and short-time ally. She’s slapped him, he’s pie-faced her (literally), and in between the countless fake-breast jokes and the temporary plot to assassinate the Cerebral Assassin’s career, there has been a lot of entertaining television created between these two.
With her husband still (albeit nearly forgotten) the COO of the company and Jericho prepping for what should be a classic feud with Punk, who better to bring back than Stephanie?
The Levesques’ seem quite content with their trio of babies and Stephanie has just recently lost about 80 pounds of baby weight via intense physical training. She made her first on-screen appearance in years in a segment where Punk continued to badmouth her incessantly and history has shown that Jericho and Steph can make a lethal combination when they’re on the same page with something. As the COO’s wife and the Chairman’s daughter, Stephanie and Chris Jericho could make Punk’s life a living hell in ways that no solitary Superstar could.
This could be by taking the WWE Championship, or if he becomes an authority figure, the classic story of abusive power.
Caught in the middle of all of this? COO Triple H, who many (including himself) have been clamoring to turn heel for years now.
Combine this with Masked Kane, a potential Cena heel turn, R-Truth being well received as a tweener in his current role, Miz playing a healthy third heel and Ryder and Punk handling things well on the babyface side, and we have the potential for a HUGE shift in landscape.
Of course, all this is based on logic, which means its unlikely to happen.
Where does Johnny Ace fit into all of this? Well, there are rumblings of a Punk/Ace one-off match at the Rumble with a heavy stipulation in mind.
Should WWE continue to be concerned with their loss of second-hour ratings for the last umpteen months, they would do well to realize that an opportunity this big with this many major eye-catching characters doesn’t come along every era.