Following his unexpected appearance on WWE Raw this week, professional wrestler and Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho has added another nickname to his long list of monikers: “The Man of 1,004 Surprise Returns.”
“I’m back, bay-bay,” hollered Jericho for the 1,004th time, in front of a mildly surprised live audience, this past Monday. “And after tomorrow, you will never, eeevvvver see me agaiiin — until mid-February!”
Jericho then spent two full segments on Raw, including commercial breaks, reading from a scroll listing his previous 1,003 returns, including:
- Arm Surprise Return Bar (Jan. 2007)
- Save Us Return (Jan. 2012)
- Beast in the East Return (July 2015)
-covered Three-handled Family Gradunza Return (Jan. 2016)
Jericho is expected to vanish from WWE programming next week, then return and vanish several more times before WrestleMania.
During WrestleMania, he is expected to depart and return at least four times in the process of “putting over” a rookie wrestler, who will then skyrocket to permanent main-event status, just like Fandango did.