Chris Jericho is back in the WWE fold and most expect him to resume where he last left off on SmackDown. Y2J returned during the July 25 edition of the blue brand and wasted no time pursuing the last title he held – the United States title.

Jericho relinquished the title to former best friend Kevin Owens with the WWE star taking some time off to join his band Fozzy. The U.S. title is currently with AJ Styles, a result of the Triple Threat match that went down last week.

Not all were fond of Y2J

While that storyline is expected to develop as the weeks progress, Jericho found himself in a different war of words recently.

Y2J was in New York City for a David Z tribute and took some time off to sign autographs and take pictures with fans.

Unfortunately, all that was cut short no thanks to a guy who gave Jericho a piece of his mind. A profane shouting match followed and the former WWE champion decided to hold off accommodating fans for obvious reasons. A video of that exchange can be found below.

Nothing new for a WWE star

Seeing such exchanges is nothing new and thankfully nothing untoward happened. Seeing how fans have somehow gotten out of hand in the past (recall the incidents involving Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins or even Dean Ambrose?), Jericho is likely to need some time off to regain his senses.

Right now, it is unclear what the WWE has planned.

He is expected to feud with either Styles or Owens –both of whom he worked with in the past. Would the script include seeing him become champion once more? For now, it may be too early to tell.

If not a one-on-one with either, he could be the odd man in the mix. This means that Owens and Styles need to be on guard, seeing how both could be targets by the Ayatollah of Rock ‘n’ Rolla.

A lot of that should clear up when SmackDown kicks off its Aug. 1 episode.

Assuming that Jericho is stricken out of the U.S. title picture, he could eventually be placed with other stars on the roster. There are plenty of rising wrestlers who could benefit with some Y2J love like Baron Corbin or even Shinsuke Nakamura. Of the two, however, he could be partnered with the Lone Wolf.

Corbin had been tied with Nakamura thus far though something could change soon. Nakamura will be facing John Cena in a no. 1 contender’s match for the right to face champion Jinder Mahal. Unless he sticks his nose into that, Corbin could be left out in the cold.

If no Corbin, there is also Rusev available. Though he too could get involved in the Cena vs. Nakamura match, whoever is left idle could end up feuding with Y2J.