There have always been people in management that feel Y2J is not main event material and don’t think his promo style “sells Matches.” Thus there was some apprehension in thrusting him straight in to the main event.
Triple H is one person that isn’t 100% behind Jericho and has gone as far as to back Jeff Hardy for a push over Y2J. The recent pairing of The Game and Hardy is Hunter’s real life respect for Hardy coming through. He sees him as a hard worker who is deserved on Jericho’s current spot.
Jericho’s performance will be watched like a hawk for the next few months.