According to a July 1 report from Wrestlezone, the WWE's current plan is to have Chris Jericho battle Bray Wyatt at the SummerSlam pay-per-view special event slated for Los Angeles. Jericho, a former WWE world champion, made a shocking return to the promotion during the June 30 episode of WWE Monday Night Raw, and the fans on hand welcomed him back with open arms.
Jericho, 43, has been a heel at times in his career, but his latest comeback tour in the WWE seems to be as a babyface. The current plan is to have Jericho feud with Wyatt over the next month, and then to have them wrestle each other in a singles match at WWE SummerSlam. At present time, the WWE does not have any confirmed bouts for SummerSlam, as they are still working on the upcoming card for Battleground.
However, the plan is to have John Cena put his world title on the line against Brock Lesnar in the main event, and have Wyatt battle Jericho somewhere on the main card. Jericho vs. Wyatt could legitimately serve as a co-main, but time will tell how the situation plays out. The only thing for certain right now is that Jericho is one of the most popular WWE superstars of all-time, and Wyatt is arguably the promotion's top heel.
That said, it makes sense to put this match on a pay-per-view while they still have the chance. Apparently, the deal between the WWE and Jericho was finalized a few days ago. No word yet on how long Jericho plans to be back for, but he's semi-retired and isn't expected to return as a full-time performer. In recent years, Jericho has spent significant time touring the country with his band, Fozzy.
He appears to be content living the rock star life, as lead singer in a band. His returns to the WWE have been sporadic over the years, as he seems to come back for short runs every now and again when he's not on tour with his band. The WWE truly went old school last night on WWE Monday Night Raw, as they trotted out The Miz, AJ Lee and Jericho. Of the three, only Lee is expected to be back to the fold as a full-time performer.