Former AEW World Champion Chris Jericho has given his thoughts on Bray Wyatt’s promo on the most recent edition of WWE SmackDown.
On October 14th, Bray Wyatt entered the SmackDown arena through the same door seen at Extreme Rules and again with his lantern in hand. Surprisingly, he was not wearing the new mask he debuted on his return, and walked down the ramp to a new theme music.
In the middle of the ring, a visibly emotional Wyatt said that he was both grateful and nervous before admitting that he never expected to be back. The Eater of Worlds claimed fans were seeing a version of himself he had never shown before as he was being himself.
Wyatt went on to say that during his time away lost two people who were very close to him. He also believed that nothing he did in WWE meant anything but the fans proved him wrong.
Chris Jericho’s response
“I don’t buy a word of it! And I love it…”
I don’t buy a word of it! And I love it… 👍 https://t.co/3uS3VKaHJx
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) October 16, 2022
Chris Jericho has a history with Bray Wyatt
Before joining AEW in 2019, Chris Jericho was already a veteran in WWE having been with the company for almost two decades. It was during this time that he engaged in a feud with Bray Wyatt.
In the summer of 2014, Wyatt and Jericho clashed in a trilogy of matches, beginning at Battleground. In this first encounter, Jericho got the win over Wyatt with a Codebreaker after the rest of the Wyatt Family – Luke Harper and Eric Rowan – were ejected from ringside.
However, they were to meet again at SummerSlam. Despite Harper and Rowan being banned from ringside from the start this time, it was still to be Wyatt’s night. On the outside, he rammed Jericho into a barricade before finishing him off in the ring with a Sister Abigail for a huge win at the Biggest Party Of The Summer.
The pair had their final singles match on the September 8th, 2014 edition of Raw. To settle the score once and for all, it took place in a steel cage. Wyatt was able to pull off the victory once again, this time by escaping the cage, ending their rivalry with a 2-1 record.