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Jericho's Return. What Did We See?

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Okay. I'm sure this will be one of a thousand Jericho blogs that will be posted. To be honest, I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's perspective on this. For me, I'm glad to see him back. I'm sure it will be a short-lived visit. I'm interested to see what part he will play as we head toward The Royal Rumble. However, I want to talk about this return in particular.

In a single word: DISAPPOINTING. Of course it was expected to be him. I'm not disappointed that it was him. I'm disappointed in the fact that they wasted 15 minutes of my night with him running around the ring like an idiot and then not even saying anything. It ended with boos and if they want him to be a heel, they went about it, not the wrong way, but the lazy way. The cop out way. Everyone expected tons of things from him and he gave the crowd nothing.

It has been a really long time since I've been able to say, "I can't wait to see Monday Night Raw this week." They built us up for 6 weeks and as the buzz grew louder and we grew closer, this became a Monday Night Raw that I couldn't wait to see. These dark-toned video vignettes, and everyone waiting in anticipation. We all tried to convince ourselves it wouldn't be Jericho, even though we all knew it was. They show the last video, the camera shakes, the lights go out, and here he comes, pretty little sparkly jacket and all. He prances around the ring, big "Dancing with the Stars" type smile on his face, hyping the crowd, and says NOTHING? Really? Nothing? The purpose of these vignettes is to drop the bombshell when the time comes, is it not? He spent 15 minutes jumping around like a moron, skipping laps around the ring, when he should have been explaining his return and what his purpose is. Why is this the end of the world and all that jazz?

I am very disappointed in how this all went down. There's really only one explanation. The creative team didn't know what to do. That's all I can seriously come up with. They had no clue what to do. Either that, or Vince McMahon forgot that today's date is 1/2/12 when he was approving the final format this week's episode, and kept throwing Johnny Ace in front of the camera all night. No good matches, not much happening along the lines of building anything up that we haven't already seen. Pretty weak start of the year WWE.

Can't wait to hear everyone's take on this. This will be a fun week. I'll post again after Smackdown, unless another hot topic comes up. See ya.

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  1. jonod's Avatar
    Everyone expected tons of things from him and he gave the crowd nothing.

    I think in this sentence you sum up how successful it was. He is the perfect heel for the IWC generation.

    I'd ask everyone to watch the promo again, watch his face change just before he drops the mic and the comic way he mocks the audience, as Beserker suggests - perfect anti-punk!
  2. captainmoonlight's Avatar
    wwe creative had nothing to do with this, it was ALL jericho
  3. DavmanTheSpy's Avatar
    You obviously didn't get the promo along with the 13 year olds.
  4. jhf1601's Avatar
    Its a work. Most of you fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
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