Several backstage sources are reporting that Chris Jericho is backstage at the arena for tonight's RAW. This does not mean for certain that Jericho will appear on RAW tonight, but right now, Jericho is the most likely person.
Well that goes along with the house show "no-shows" plus my theory that no one was in Bischoff's limo, but does this jump make sense? That is if it's Jericho jumping.
Hogan: Whatcha gonna do Undertaker when me and all the World Wrestling Entertainment fans run wild on you.
This is actually my guess for the "defector". It makes perfect sense because of his and Stephanie's on screen past together. He hates her, so why would he want to work for her? I figured it was either Jericho or Christian/Storm so that Bischoff would've taken the Tag Champs away from Smackdown, and that Bischoff wasn't really talking to anybody in the limo for the SHOCKING SWERVE~! D'lo mentioned on Heat last night the guys that it "couldn't be" since they were in the ring at the time. That just adds fuel to the SHOCKING SWERVE~! theory. So, yeah, Chris Jericho. My pick.
No, see, I knew they wouldn't stop re-hashing old angles...they're going to do the "Sting's doppleganger" episode now! See, what happened was the Jericho on Smackdown was NOT REALLY JERICHO~! Steph hired a lookalike to make up for losing the real Jericho to Raw! That explains how he could be in the limo! Notice they never really showed his face during the cage match! Now you will have real Jericho vs. TEAM CANADA JERICHO~! at Summerslam. And then HHH beats them both...and kills the lesser Jericho (the real one~!)
EDIT: I failed to mention how freakin' elated I am that Jericho's going to be on Raw. Man, is that show gonna improve or what? My guess - he shows up in the RVD/Benoit match. I can't figure out whether he'll beat the hell out of Benoit and turn face, or if he'll beat the hell out of RVD and re-unite Benoit...but I bet he interferes.
(edited by Parts Unknown on 29.7.02 1636) "YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?" - The chilling words of the Shockmaster!
"Here comes Charles Benoit, and he's really mad.....Charles Benoit is here, and he's FUCKING CRAZY"- T.R. on the barbecued cat thread (it's too terrible to link)
THE AWESOME UNDERTAKER drives out - damn, how did those STEEL steps rise up onto their ends and out of the way of - hey wait, I see DUDES there! They must be soulless minions of Big Evil's Red Devil Underwood Deviled Ham Team Evil. What? - CRZ, back to his old antics
They'd have some explaining to do since Jericho was in the ring when Bischoff drove off. This is probably just an attempt to do a SHOCKING! swerve.
I'm usually an optimist in regards to wrestling, but I'm getting that bad feeling that WWE is not going to live up to the hype on this one. All the best candidates to jump were in the ring or otherwise occupied. It'll probably be Hogan. Pbbbbt!
WyldeWolf1 The Man of 1,007 holds, making him 3 holds better than Chris Jericho!
JERICHO ESCAPED FROM THE CAGE BEFORE THEY CUT TO THAT SEGMENT. They showed the new young faces run in and tear up the Anti-Americans, meanwhile Jericho was scaling the cage and had left before Edge could grab him. They didn't show Jericho again for the rest of that segment, and the segment went on for at least another twenty or thirty seconds. When the Anti-Americans ran away and up the ramp, that's when they cut to the back where Steph and Kidman were standing.
I should point out that SmackDown! is taped. So the segment we watched probably had Bischoff and NO ONE ELSE inside the limo.
Whether Jericho or anyone else had time to run to the limo is besides the point. If you want to be literal, then no, there was probably no one else in the limo. And further to that, I'll bet once the cameras shut off, Bischoff and the limo came back to the arena.
It's called a storyline, and we'll find out soon enough if they can make it believable.
Just get the facts right--Jericho was NOT in the ring when the limo left backstage. There was at least a minute in between the last time we saw Jericho and the first moment we saw Bischoff and the limo.
There is an 11 second gap from where Y2J is seen on screen(on the ramp) til the camera cuts to the back for the limo segment.
There is a 58 second gap from where the Anti-Americans are seen on screen (Storm & Christian top of the ramp/Test bottom of the ramp) til the camera cuts to the back for the limo segment.
I guess the Anti-Americans could have made a mad-dash to the limo in the parking lot, but they would have most likely ran right past Stephanie (or somebody that could have told Stephanie that they saw them running out).
Originally posted by MonteCarlThis is actually my guess for the "defector". It makes perfect sense because of his and Stephanie's on screen past together. He hates her, so why would he want to work for her? I figured it was either Jericho or Christian/Storm so that Bischoff would've taken the Tag Champs away from Smackdown, and that Bischoff wasn't really talking to anybody in the limo for the SHOCKING SWERVE~! D'lo mentioned on Heat last night the guys that it "couldn't be" since they were in the ring at the time. That just adds fuel to the SHOCKING SWERVE~! theory. So, yeah, Chris Jericho. My pick.
Hey, a prediction of mine actually came true....sort of. Both of my picks jumped.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRIS BENOIT & THE SPLIT By Freeway420 THE FIRST DRAFT [March 26, 2002]: Benoit, still out with a "broken neck" suffered at King of the Ring 2001, is drafted in the third round by SmackDown's Vince McMahon.