We've dissected pretty much every single angle of Chris Jericho's glorious return to WWE last night (Jan. 2, 2012) on Raw and the general consensus seems to be that we all kind of hated it while it was happening but most of us came around towards the end when we realized what old Y2J was doing.
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The good news here is that this wasn't a one-off and it's not a swerve, at least not in the sense that he came back just to throw everyone off the real scent, which is the Undertaker's return. That's a theory that is still floating around, and it's a least somewhat plausible, seeing as the Deadman needs to return sometime soon to set up his WrestleMania match this year.
The Wrestling Observer tells us Jericho is going back on the road full time. None of this back-every-now-and-again-to-get-to-WrestleMania business like The Rock. No, he's completely back, at least for now, which is good because we really need an answer for his antics last night. His coming out and working the crowd into a frenzy before turning them without talking was awesome but, as many of you have already noted, definitely needs follow up.
We've got a little something more to work with today, though. That's because WWE.com posted a little 30-second clip of someone trying to get an interview with Jericho to ask him just what the hell he was doing. All the while, Jericho just smiles and walks, not saying a word.
Finally, the interviewer asks Jericho if he's going to enter the Royal Rumble. At this point, Jericho stops and suddenly his LED jacket, which hadn't been lit up before, lights up and he looks to the camera and gives another big cheesy smile and nod before walking off again.
I can't do it justice, so watch the video after the jump and interpret it in the comments, Cagesiders.