Exclusive: Behind The Scenes of the Jericho Injury Angle

Nick Paglino

CM PunkThere appears to be a lot of last minute changes going on, even more so than usual, with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon's plans for WrestleMania storylines. The entire Chris Jericho "injury" angle was a last minute change from original plans for WrestleMania, which involved CM Punk and Jericho battling all the way to Mania with the hopes of one proving to everyone he was The Best in the World.

Instead, WWE went with this new direction, which remains unclear, involving the Jericho injury angle. The writing staff is, according to several key insiders in WWE, under more than the usual WrestleMania season levels of stress because of the constant changes not only in the short term direction (which has happened for years), but now even to the storylines arcs regarding the biggest show of the year. "We had a clear cut direction," one key WWE insider told us, "but as Vince says, nothing is ever etched in stone."

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