Without much fanfare and absent a big kayfabe write-off, Chris Jericho departed from WWE and pro wrestling again last night (September 21, 2014) following his loss to Randy Orton at theNight of Champions pay-per-view (PPV).
He confirmed the poorly kept secret on Twitter (and with a video on the subscription-only It's a Secret app) today:
Thank you [HASHTAG]#WWEUniverse[/HASHTAG]!! See u soon! •Click here to watch the video• http://t.co/Pq4vxjLI8N pic.twitter.com/5eXsDQhE5A
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) September 22, 2014
Speculation, partially driven by the lack of any real innovation in character or moveset and lackluster reviews of his matches during this latest return, has been that this could be the end of the road for Y2J. A bestselling author, successful rock 'n' roll frontman and podcast host, the 43 year old legend probably doesn't need to be taking bumps to make his mortgage these days.
But, preceding and lending weight to his Twitter comments, it was on his podcast Talk is Jericho last week that he told listeners that his return to WWE would be "sooner than you think".