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Details on When Chris Jericho's WWE Deal Expired & When He's Expected Back in WWE

Posted By Caroline Walsh on 11/10/17


According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Chris Jericho’s last WWE contract expired at WrestleMania 33. He signed a one-month extension that ended in May when he dropped the US Title to Kevin Owens. Jericho worked a few WWE shows in Japan over the summer as well as one episode of Smackdown in late July as a surprise, but didn’t re-sign with the company to work those events.

Being a free agent, Jericho negotiated with NJPW and will face Kenny Omega on January 4th, 2018 WrestleKingdom 12. Jericho is working with ROH for his cruise next year in October, with Cody Rhodes, Marty Scurll and The Young Bucks being confirmed for the cruise. Jericho had originally approached WWE about having NXT talent perform on the cruise, but they turned it down.

As of right now, Jericho’s NJPW deal is a one shot deal for January 4th. It’s possible they could extend the deal, since expect an Omega win here, but Jericho winning the title would actually elevate the title, and allow them to do a second match. But those close to the situation expect him back in WWE in 2018, and it could be as early as the Raw 25th anniversary special. The idea there is that he’d have just come from making news and then would return as a bigger deal than before.