After weeks of speculation, Chris Jericho was finally revealed as the mystery person behind the “It Begins” promos on RAW. Jericho came out to his signature “Break The Walls Down” theme music and wore a flamboyant & illuminated studded black leather jacket. Jericho came to the ring and soaked up the huge reaction from an audience that appeared to be satisfied on WWE’s delivery of this latest surprise. Fans chanted “welcome back” to the former Undisputed champion. The celebration lasted several minutes, with Chris Jericho riling up the crowd and slapping hands with fans – without taking a microphone and explaining why he is back. The crowd began to turn on Jericho as it became apparent he was not going to do anything more than listen to them cheer him on. The segment ended awkwardly, with Jericho apparently looking to turn the crowd against him.
While many see the segment as disappointing, it was actually very well done. In a matter of 5 minutes, Jericho came out to a roar as a babyface, then left quietly as a heel without having said a word. For weeks, he’s been toying with people on Twitter, saying he’s never wrestling again, which we now see was false. It’s what he does, and also why he’s “the best in the world at what I do.”