Chris Jericho returned to WWE programming in January of 2016, and he recently wrapped up an incredible run with the company. Over the course of his most recent run Jericho did some of the best work of his career, and he even managed to win the WWE United States Championship for the very first time.
Chris Jericho is no stranger to gold, and he spent months hanging out with the Universal Champion Kevin Owens. Many fans were hoping to see Owens and Jericho face off with the Universal Title on the line at WrestleMania, but the US Title was inserted into their feud instead, and Owens took the belt from Jericho at the big event.
Plans are always in flux when it comes to WWE storylines, and Chris Jericho recently revealed during an interview with Busted Open that original plans called for him to win the Universal Title at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando.
“In about December maybe, Vince called me in and he had a big idea. I can probably say this now — the original idea, as things change all the time, was for me and Kevin Owens to work at WrestleMania, for me to win the title and then to lose it to Brock in Sacramento at the next pay-per-view. And so when you get presented with that idea it’s like ‘sure, of course I’ll stay for that.’ Then as things go the Goldberg factor started and Vince changed his mind.”
It’s crazy to think that instead of Goldberg’s transitional Universal Title run, we could have had a transitional run with Chris Jericho holding the belt. Do you think WWE should have stuck with the original plan.