Chris Jericho Has Become a Veteran Leader in WWE

Bill PivetzCorrespondent IIIApril 16, 2013

Is Chris Jericho one of the most selfless WWE Superstars? Photo by: WWE
Is Chris Jericho one of the most selfless WWE Superstars? Photo by: WWE

Break the walls down!

Chris Jericho is one of the best WWE Superstars of all time. He’s a multi-time Intercontinental, tag team and World Heavyweight champion. He’s figured out how to reinvent himself on numerous occasions and play both a heel and a face during his tenure in the WWE.

More important than all of the championships is that Jericho has become a leader in the locker room.

Jericho’s never been one about ego, despite what his character says. He is more than willing to put over young talent; just ask Dolph Ziggler and Fandango. He even lost at WrestleMania XXVIII and Extreme Rules to CM Punk in the early days of CM Punk's 434-day WWE Championship reign.

He’s great in the ring and greater on the mic. As a Superstar who won’t hold any titles in the near future, Jericho can be featured on the mid-card of pay-per-views to put young talent over. The WWE roster isn’t as deep as it once was just a few years ago. The WWE’s use of Jericho to elevate the young talent so that they are ready to take over once the part-timers leave is a smart move.

There are plenty of Superstars that Jericho can feud with regardless of how long he sticks around. I, for one, would love to see him go one-on-one with Seth Rollins. A war of words between Jericho and Damien Sandow would be epic as well. Even a match with a heel Ryback wouldn’t be too bad.

Superstars always seem to have some of their best matches against Jericho—Rey Mysterio, CM Punk and Shawn Michaels just to name a few. Now, it’s time for Jericho to use his talents to provide some more great matches with new opponents.

Jericho is currently touring with Fozzy in Europe. According to the band’s website, they won’t be back until the end of April. However, this would be enough time for Jericho to reignite his feud with Fandango and give him another signature win at a pay-per-view.

If Jericho does decide to take a longer break after the May pay-per-view, expect him to be back for SummerSlam, an event that he’s missed only once in the last four years.

Most likely, The Rock and The Undertaker won’t be there, and possibly neither will Triple H or Brock Lesnar, so the WWE will need the star power of Jericho. A signature win over Jericho at a “big four” pay-per-view could do wonders for a young star.

No one is sure how much longer Jericho will be around, but the WWE should make sure they get everything out of Jericho that they can.

Even with the extended time off, Jericho proved he still can go in the ring. Once that day comes when he is just a shell of himself, Jericho will always look to perform to the best of his ability. And, lucky for us fans, that day is a long ways away.

Once Jericho is done for good, though, the WWE will never, EEEEEEEEEVER be the same again.