World Wrestling Entertainment claims that a recent WWE Live Event advertisement, one that hyped the return of former WWE Champion Chris Jericho, was a mistake. According to the Winnipeg Sun, Jericho was scheduled to appear at a WWE Live Event on March 7 at the MTS Centre. However, WWE is asking the Canadian newspaper to redact their previous advertisement and run a follow up story referencing their mistake.
Winnipeg is not the only Canadian market revealing the possible return of “Y2J,” as Toronto has also been running digital advertisements in various elevators. F4Wonline.com reports that WWE officials want the newspaper to quickly correct the false advertisement, but the company’s motives are uncertain. Was the advertisement really a mistake, or is WWE simply trying to stop rumors of Jericho’s return from spreading like wild fire?
A similar situation occurred during the final weeks of December. A Las Vegas venue prematurely “let the cat out of the bag” and announced that Batista would be returning to the company, causing WWE to rush into action and confirm “The Animal’s” return to professional wrestling.
Batista was reportedly expected to be a surprise participant at the 2014 “Royal Rumble” Pay-Per-View, but after the surprise was ruined on the internet, WWE promoted his return on “Monday Night Raw.” He will now be returning to the company during the “Royal Rumble” go-home edition of “RAW” on Jan. 20.
Jericho has recently claimed that he will not be returning to WWE action anytime soon, however he usually makes these remarks while preparing for another run with the company.