Bad News Barrett was believed to be injured at the Smackdown taping on Tuesday. WWE picked up the story on their website however they have yet to address whether or Barrett will be able to compete in the Money in the Bank contract ladder match.
For those that were hoping to see Barrett compete on Sunday, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news.
If Barrett was going to participate on Sunday, then surely there would have been confirmation of that news by now.
There are signs that suggest that Barrett could be replaced in Sunday’s contract match.
The first sign is the June edition of WWE magazine. In the publication of WWE magazine for the month of June, there is an article that aims to promote the Money in the Bank pay-per view. Chris Jericho is mentioned in the article and portrayed as being in the contract match.
“Already with a Hall of Fame-worthy career, Jericho could still use a win at this event to make us forget about some lackluster recent returns to the ring,” states WWE Magazine. “A contract cash-in would be just the thing he needs to net him a seventh World title also.”
The article is written in the sense that Jericho is a participant in the Money in the Bank contract ladder match. With the exception of WWE magazine, there has been no mention of Jericho returning to the WWE this Sunday.
Jericho, after ending his latest run with WWE last summer, had been expected to return to the company at some point in 2014. Given his flare for the dramatic, a return for the Money in the Bank contract ladder match would fit his character.
Barrett’s injury opens up a spot in the contract ladder match, and that might have been the plan all along for Jericho’s return.