FightfulSelect.com reports Sami Zayn will get an nWo style segment on SmackDown, he’ll be inducted into The Bloodline and get a shirt nWo style. There will be ‘action’ on the show tonight.
Current AEW Star and former WWE Superstar Chris Jericho is no doubt one of the most accomplished and popular pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He has competed in several promotions such as WCW, WWE, ECW, New Japan Pro Wrestling and AEW among others. Chris Jericho also previously dropped a major return bombshell.
Chris Jericho also competed in quite a few matches in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, starting from his IWGP United States Championship against Kenny Omega back in 2018 to his matches for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship with Tetsuya Naito. He also squared off against Hiroshi Tanahashi back in 2020.
He was responsible for the return of Ricky Steamboat to WWE to face him at WrestleMania and Backlash in 2009.
The original plan for WrestleMania that year was for Jericho to face three WWE legends, including Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine and Jimmy Snuka. However, Jericho insisted on changing Valentine with Ricky Steamboat, who retired in 1994. Vince McMahon agreed and Steamboat finally returned to WWE for another match.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer revealed that the original plan for Chris Jericho was to face Micky Rourke at WrestleMania. However, the plans were changed after the actor backed out.
”McMahon chose Roddy Piper, Greg Valentine and Jimmy Snuka as opponents and Jericho felt it would be a disaster for a Mania match and asked McMahon if he could replace Valentine with Steamboat and McMahon agreed, and Steamboat saved the match.