Chris Jericho may have thought his rivalry with Bray Wyatt was over after his victory at WWE Battleground, but it was only the beginning. Y2J and the deranged leader of The Wyatt Family will clash once again on Aug. 17 at SummerSlam, live on WWE Network and pay-per-view.
Just one night after Jericho’s victory at Battleground, Wyatt and his monstrous cohorts Luke Harper & Erick Rowan ganged up on Jericho in his locker room during an interview on the WWE App. Wyatt capped off the 3-on-1 assault with a devastating Sister Abigail that sent Jericho crashing face-first into the cold, steel lockers.
Bray Wyatt then hijacked Jericho’s trademark talk show, “The Highlight Reel,” informing the WWE Universe that Y2J was no savior, and that his loss at Battleground meant nothing to him. Wyatt declared that he’s fighting to win the long game — the war that will continue at SummerSlam in Los Angeles.
Shortly after their battle at The Biggest Party of the Summer was confirmed, Jericho returned to action for the first time after the vicious attack, taking on Seth Rollins in a No Disqualification Match. Y2J seemingly had Mr. Money in the Bank on the ropes, until the arena went dark. When the lights turned on, Jericho was surrounded by Wyatt, Harper and Rowan, who brutally attacked him once again.
Fortunately for Y2J, his singles wins over Rowan and Harper on SmackDown and Raw, respectively, earned him some SummerSlam refuge: As a result, the towering members of The Wyatt Family will be banned from ringside on Aug. 17.
Still, Jericho has quipped that he expects Wyatt to pop up in his mirror like a horror movie slasher. As The Biggest Party of the Summer approaches, The Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rollah may have to sleep with one eye open to avoid another pummeling from the eerie trio.
Can Jericho prove that Bray Wyatt is a false prophet, or will Wyatt show the WWE Universe that Y2J is not the savior they believe him to be? Find out at SummerSlam, LIVE on WWE Network and pay-per-view, Sunday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. ET!