Brock Lesnar coming back will definitely be a decision by WWE that fans will debate. He showed up at the end of a fantastic Men’s Ladder Match, avoided all the wrestling, climbed the ladder and grabbed the Money in the Bank briefcase. He’s now the most opportunistic man in WWE.
One person who thought it was a crazy decision was former WWE Superstar and current AEW talent, Chris Jericho.
Jericho took to Twitter right after the Money in the Bank PPV and wrote:
Awesome to see
@BrockLesnar win the #MoneyInTheBank match…even though he wasn’t officially entered! Brock is the future of the biz and this perfect example of genius booking shows why @WWE will remain on top FOREVER! #GoBrockGo
Clearly being sarcastic, it was an interesting shot taken by a former WWE Superstar who once said he would never wrestle for another wrestling promotion in North America but WWE. That he’s also an older veteran who considers himself the big get in AEW makes his statement somewhat hypocritical. That is, unless he’s cool with losing frequently in his AEW matches to the talent he believes is the future of the wrestling business.
Jericho will take on Kenny Omega next weekend at Double or Nothing. If he happens to win that match, fans will likely come back to this tweet and let Jericho have it.
It doesn’t make Jericho wrong…
Is There Any Chance Jericho Was Being Sincere?
If he was being sincere, it’s surprising. Known as someone who likes to stir up controversy, Jericho is probably happy to take shots at the company who has now told him he can no longer interview WWE talent on his podcast and is seen as a defector by Vince McMahon.
Jericho has also had public issues with Lesnar in the backstage area during their time in WWE. It’s logical to assume the two are not friends.
At the end of the day, he might be right. Lesnar’s return could be WWE grasping at straws with a decline in ratings and the announcement of AEW’s new tv deal with TNT. A talent-only meeting was held before Money in the Bank and AEW was mentioned as competition.
This might be WWE’s response. Still, should Jericho taken the high road? Or, is he just trying to stir up more controversy and a healthy battle between the two promotions?