|Christopher Keith Irvine|
|Ring Names|| Chris Jericho|
Corazon de Leon
The Man of 1004 Holds
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||227 lb (103 kg)|
|Born||November 9 1970|
|Manhasset New York|
|Resides||Manhasset New York|
|Billed||Manhasset New York|
Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Calgary Alberta Canada
|Trained by||Keith Hart|
|Debut||October 2 1990|
Christopher Keith Irvine (November 9 1970) better known by his ring name Chris Jericho is an American-born Canadian television and stage actor author radio host television host rock musician and professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestling on its RAW brand Jericho is also known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and internationally in Canadian Mexican and Japanese promotions. As a part of WWE he is credited as being the first-ever WWF Undisputed Champion in professional wrestling history. Also he has won the WWE Intercontinental Championship a record nine times. Jericho is a five-time World Heavyweight Champion having won the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice the WWF Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship twice. In addition he is also the ninth Triple Crown Champion and fourth Grand Slam Champion.
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Early career Volver al directorio »
Independents Mexico and Japan (1990–1996)
A year after graduating from college Irvine was setting up rings for promoter Bob Holliday. At age nineteen he entered the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling. Two months later he was ready to start wrestling on independent shows making his debut in October 1990. He took the name "Jericho" from the Helloween album Walls of Jericho and from his Christian beliefs.
He also wrestled in Calgary's Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (CNWA) Canadian Wresting Connection (CWC) and Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling (CRMW). In the winter of 1992 he traveled to Mexico where he was trained by Negro Casas in the art of lucha libre. He wrestled for several small wrestling companies as well as the largest in the country Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL). In EMLL Jericho took on Silver King Casas and Último Dragón en route to an eleven-month reign as the NWA Middleweight Champion that began in December 1993. His burgeoning wrestling skills also took him to Japan in 1994 where he competed for the Wrestling and Romance (WAR) promotion facing the likes of Gedo and Último Dragón to whom he lost the WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship. 1994 also saw Jericho reunited with his former teammate from CRMW Lance Storm as the Thrillseekers in Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling promotion. In 1995 Jericho competed in the second Super J Cup Tournament hosted by WAR losing to Chris Benoit. Storm and Jericho would also compete for Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling under the name Sudden Impact.
Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996)
In 1996 thanks to a recommendation by Mick Foley to promoter Paul Heyman Jericho began wrestling for the Philadelphia-ba
World Championship Wrestling (1996–1999) Volver al directorio »
On August 26 1996 Jericho made his first appearance with WCW and on September 15 he appeared at his first pay-per-view show in a match against Chris Benoit at Fall Brawl. On June 28 1997 Jericho defeated Syxx in Los Angeles California to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship for the first time. He won the title again on August 12 1997 by defeating Alex Wright.
Jericho began his WCW heel run when he won the title a third time defeating Rey Mysterio Jr. at Souled Out 1998 by forcing him to submit to the Liontamer. After the match Jericho assaulted Mysterio's knee with a toolbox. Mysterio needed six months of recovery before he could return to the ring. Jericho then had a short feud with Juventud Guerrera with Guerrera repeatedly wanting a shot at Jericho's Cruiserweight Championship but constantly being rebuffed. This resulted in a Title vs. Mask match at SuperBrawl VIII. Guerrera lost the match and was forced to remove his mask. Following this match Jericho began his ongoing gimmick of collecting and wearing to the ring trophy items from his defeated opponents such as Guerrera's mask Prince Iaukea's Hawaiian dress and a headband from Disco Inferno]].
On the March 12 1998 episode of WCW Thunder Malenko appeared to defeat Jericho who was wearing the mask of Guerrera however this was revealed to have been a bribed Lenny Lane resulting in a minor feud over Jericho not paying Lane for his role. At Uncensored Jericho finally wrestled Malenko and defeated him leading to Malenko taking a leave of absence from wrestling. Jericho then proceeded to bring with him to the ring a portrait of Malenko which he insulted and demeaned. Just prior to Slamboree J.J. Dillon (referred to by Jericho as "Jo Jo") scheduled a cruiserweight Battle Royal in which the wrestler who won would immediately have a shot at Jericho's Cruiserweight Championship. Jericho accepted on the grounds that whoever had to face him would not have nearly enough energy to wrestle two matches in a row. At Slamboree Jericho came out to announce the competitors in insulting fashion before the match started and then went backstage for coffee. The battle royal was won by what appeared to be Ciclope after Juventud Guerrera shook Ciclope's hand then eliminated himself but was in fact a returning Malenko in disguise who proceeded to defeat Jericho for the championship. This led to Jericho claiming to be a victim of a carefully planned conspiracy to get the belt off of him. He at first blamed the WCW locker room then added J.J. Dillon Ted Turner and finally in a vignette he walked around Washington D.C. with the sign "conspiracy victim" adding President Bill Clinton to the list of conspirators after being rejected from a meeting. Eventually Malenko vacated the title. In the match to decide the champion Jericho ended up defeating Malenko at The Great American Bash to win the vacant title due to Malenko being disqualified after hitting Jericho with a chair. The next night Malenko was suspended for his actions.
At Bash at the Beach Jericho was defeated by the recently returned Rey Mysterio Jr. (who had recovered from his knee injury) in a No Disqualification match when the still suspended Malenko interfered. The next night however Jericho regained the Cruiserweight Championship from Mysterio after he interrupted J.J. Dillon who was at the time giving the championship to Mysterio. Jericho was again awarded the championship.Eventually Jericho decisively lost the title to Juventud Guerrera at Road Wild with Malenko as special referee. On August 10 Jericho defeated Stevie Ray to win the WCW World Television Championship (Stevie Ray substituting for the champion Booker T).
Soon after this Jericho attempted to instigate a feud with the WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg calling him out repeatedly but never actually wrestling him. Jericho began referring to him as "Greenberg". At Fall Brawl Jericho Ralphus and the Ninja participated in a scene where before coming to the ring they attempted to replicate Goldberg's guided ring entrance from his locker room but got lost repeatedly. At one point Jericho yelled "Rock and Roll! Hello Winston-Salem!" in reference to a similar scene from the mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. When Jericho finally reached the entrance to simulate Goldberg's pyro the resulting pyro was so poor it caused Jericho to flip out and start kicking it. Then a four and a half foot tall midget instead of Goldberg came out and was easily defeated by Jericho who now claimed to be 1-0 against Goldberg to satirize Goldberg's undefeated streak. This occurred three more times eventually ending with Jericho claiming to be 4-0 against Goldberg though they never actually wrestled once.
On November 30 1998 Jericho lost the Television Championship to Konnan. Jericho then began a feud with Perry Saturn in early 1999. The feud saw Jericho and Saturn instigating bizarre stipulation matches such as at Souled Out where Jericho defeated Saturn in a "loser must wear a dress" match. At SuperBrawl IX Jericho and Saturn wrestled in a "dress" match which again saw Jericho defeat Saturn. Saturn finally defeated Jericho at Uncensored in a Dog Collar match.
World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (1999-2005) Volver al directorio »
Debut early feuds and mid-card (1999-2000)
Jericho alternated between WCW and a number of Japanese tours before his debut with the World Wrestling Federation. The build-up to Jericho's arrival was a clock labeled "countdown to the new millennium" counting down over the weeks prior to his arrival. On the home video Break the Walls Down Jericho states he was inspired to do this as his entrance when he saw a similar clock in a post office. Vince McMahon gave him the green light to use it as his intro to the WWF. The clock finally ran down on August 9 1999 in Chicago Illinois while The Rock was in the ring doing a promo. Jericho a heel who was actually being cheered instead of getting booed entered the arena and proclaimed himself "Y2J" (a play on the Y2K bug). The Rock proceeded to verbally mock him for his interruption.
Jericho feuded with Chyna for the Intercontinental Championship. After losing to Chyna at the Survivor Series 1999 Jericho won his first Intercontinental title at Armageddon. This feud with Chyna lasted for many months including a controversial decision during a rematch in which two separate referees declared each one of them the winner of a match for the title. As a result they became co-owners of the title until Jericho attained sole ownership at the Royal Rumble. He ended up dropping the title to Kurt Angle at No Way Out. On April 2 Jericho participated in a Triple Threat match against Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 2000. Angle entered the match-up as both the WWF European and WWF Intercontinental Champion. The first man to score a pinfall or submission would be declared Intercontinental Champion. The second man to score a pinfall or submission would be declared European Champion. Jericho was first pinned by Benoit and pinned Benoit later on in the match making Jericho the new European Champion. Jericho lost the title the next day to Eddie Guerrero on Raw after Chyna turned heel to side with Guerrero claiming she could not resist his Latino Heat. On the April 17 edition of Raw Jericho upset Triple H in a WWF Championship match. Referee Earl Hebner had made a fast count when Jericho pinned Triple H giving Jericho the title. After previous weeks of assault on referee Earl Hebner Triple H told him that if he reversed the decision then he would never touch him while he was under contract. After Hebner reversed the decision he fired Hebner and assaulted him. Despite the pinfall win over Triple H WWE does not recognize Jericho's reign as champion. After the controversial decision Jericho went on to feud with Chris Benoit. On the May 4 edition of SmackDown! Jericho defeated Benoit to become Intercontinental Champion for the second time but lost the title back to Benoit four days later on Raw.
Jericho's popularity skyrocketed when he started feuding with Triple H and his wife (just married in the storyline at the time) Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. Fans took particular delight in his promos toward Stephanie as he showered her with insults calling her a "filthy dirty disgusting brutal bottom-feeding trash-bag ho" and throwing a pie in her face. He got the best of Triple H on more than one occasion even helping the The Brooklyn Brawler a renowned jobber gain an upset victory over the then four-time WWF Champion. Their feud climaxed at Fully Loaded when they competed in a Last Man Standing match with Jericho only losing the match to Triple H by one second and thanks to multiple occasions of Stephanie helping Triple H especially in the final moments.
Undisputed Champion; feud with Triple H (2001-2002)
At the 2001 Royal Rumble Jericho defeated Chris Benoit in a Ladder match to win the Intercontinental Championship for the third time. At WrestleMania X-Seven he successfully defended his title in a match against William Regal only to lose it four days later to Triple H.
At Judgment Day Jericho and Benoit won a "Tag Team Turmoil" match earning a shot at Stone Cold Steve Austin and Triple H for their WWF Tag Team Championship on Raw the next night. Benoit and Jericho won the match in which Triple H legitimately tore his quadriceps and spent the rest of the year injured and Jericho became WWF Tag Team Champion for the first time. The team defended their title in the first Fatal Four-Way Tables Ladders and Chairs match where Benoit sustained a year-long injury doing a diving headbutt through a table. Despite being carried out on a stretcher he returned to the match to climb the ladder and retain the championship. The duo lost the titles one month later to the Dudley Boyz on June 19 2001.
In the following months Jericho became a major force in The Invasion storyline in which WCW and ECW joined forces to overtake the WWF. Jericho remained on the side of the WWF (despite previously competing in WCW and ECW) and retained his status as a face. However signs of a heel turn slowly became obvious as Jericho began to show jealousy toward fellow WWF member The Rock. The Rock kept reminding Jericho that he had never won "the big one" (a world championship) and wrote Jericho off as a "comedy act". Jericho faced The Rock in a match at No Mercy for the WCW Championship after Jericho defeated Rob Van Dam in a number one contenders match. Jericho finally won "the big one" pinning The Rock after debuting a new finisher the Breakdown. This championship victory was Jericho's first official world championship victory (Jericho had actually won the WWF Championship from Triple H on April 17 2000 only to have that match stricken from the record 15 minutes later.) One night later the two put their differences aside and won the WWF Tag Team titles from the Dudley Boyz with Jericho becoming a double champion. After they lost the titles to Test and Booker T they continued their feud. On the November 5 edition of Raw The Rock defeated Jericho to regain the WCW Championship with a surprise roll up. Following the match Jericho savagely attacked The Rock with a steel chair thus marking a full-fledged heel turn that lasted for two years. At the Survivor Series Jericho would almost cost The Rock and the WWF victory in their elimination matchup by attacking him again. On December 9 at Vengeance Chris Jericho defeated both The Rock for the rechristened World Championship and Stone Cold Steve Austin for his WWF Championship on the same night to become the first-ever wrestler to hold both championships at the same time making him the first WWF Undisputed Champion. He fought both of the men he defeated at Vengeance on separate occasions and retained his title at the next two pay-per-views Royal Rumble (vs. The Rock) and No Way Out (vs. Stone Cold). Jericho lost the title to Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania X8. After his title loss Jericho became a member of the SmackDown! roster and continued his feud with Triple H helping cost Triple H his newly won Undisputed Championship at Backlash. The rivalry culminated at Judgment Day when Triple H defeated Jericho in a Hell in a Cell match. Jericho then started a short feud with Edge. Shortly thereafter Jericho was drafted back to Raw where he captured the Intercontinental Championship from Rob Van Dam and teamed with Christian to capture the tag team titles from The Hurricane and Kane on October 14 2002.
Feuds with Christian and John Cena; departure (2003-2005)
On January 13 2003 Jericho won an over-the-top-rope challenge against Kane RVD and Batista to select his entry number for the Royal Rumble match choosing number two in order to start the match with Michaels. After Michaels' entrance Jericho entered as the second participant. Christian in Jericho's attire appeared as the real Jericho attacked Shawn from behind. He eliminated Michaels shortly afterwards but Michaels got his revenge later in the match by causing Jericho to be eliminated by Test whom Jericho would feud with simultaneously along with Michaels and Jeff Hardy. The two fought again at WrestleMania XIX. In the end Michaels managed to get a roll-up and score the victory. Jericho however hit Michaels with a low blow after the match following an embrace.
Later in 2003 Jericho began a romance with Trish Stratus as tag team partner Christian began one with Lita. This however to be a bet over who could sleep with their respective female first with a Canadian Dollar at stake. Stratus overheard this and broke it off with Jericho who then tried to make it up to her by saving her from Kane. Stratus agreed that the two of them could just be "friends". After Christian was put in a match against Stratus where he put her in the Walls of Jericho Jericho sought revenge on Christian which led to a match at WrestleMania XX. Christian defeated Jericho after Stratus ran down and "inadvertently" struck Jericho (thinking it was Christian) and Christian got the roll-up. After the match Stratus turned on Jericho and revealed that she and Christian were a couple. This led to a handicap match at Backlash which Jericho won.
Jericho won his seventh Intercontinental Championship at that year's Unforgiven in a ladder match against Christian the title previously being stripped from Edge due to an injury. Jericho's seventh reign was short lived as he lost it at Taboo Tuesday to Shelton Benjamin who the fans voted to be his opponent.
Jericho then teamed up with Randy Orton Chris Benoit and Maven to take on Triple H Batista Edge and Snitsky at Survivor Series where the stipulation stated that the winning team would become the General Manager of Raw throughout the next four weeks. Jericho's team were victorious so they took turns as General Manager. During Jericho's turn as General Manager Triple H was stripped of his World Heavyweight Championship because a Triple Threat match for the title a week earlier had ended in a draw. At New Year's Revolution Jericho competed in the Elimination Chamber against Triple H Chris Benoit Batista Randy Orton and Edge for the vacated World Heavyweight Championship. Shawn Michaels was the special guest referee. Jericho began the match with Benoit but was ultimately eliminated by Batista.
At WrestleMania 21 Jericho participated in the first-ever Money in the Bank ladder match. The match concept was suggested by Jericho and he competed in the match against Benjamin Chris Benoit Kane Christian and Edge. Despite coming up with the idea for the match he lost the match when Edge claimed the briefcase. At Backlash Chris Jericho yet again challenged Shelton Benjamin for the Intercontinental Championship but failed in his attempt to win the belt. On June 12 2005 Jericho wrestled in the first match of the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view event against Lance Storm. Jericho used his 'Lionheart' gimmick instead of his more well known 'Y2J' gimmick. Jericho lost after interference from Jason and Justin Credible; Jericho was hit in the head with a Singapore Cane allowing Storm to pin him.
Later that June Jericho became a heel for the third time in the WWE by turning on WWE Champion John Cena. Jericho lost a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship at Vengeance which also involved Christian to Cena. The feud continued throughout the Summer and Jericho lost to Cena in a championship match at SummerSlam. The next night on Raw Jericho faced Cena in a rematch this time in a "You're fired" match where the loser would be fired. Cena won again and Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff kayfabe fired a pleading Jericho who was carried out of the arena by security. WWE's official website confirmed on July 28 2005 that Chris Jericho signed a short-term contract extension to stay with the company after his long-term contract expired which presumably ended after his loss to Cena on August 22. On August 25 Jericho announced his departure from WWE in a statement on (and later pulled from) his official website saying that after 15 years of wrestling he was mentally burnt out and no longer challenged by wrestling at that point in time noting that he has done everything he has ever wanted to do in the business. He said that the "You're fired" match with John Cena was his last match "for now" but said he was not done with wrestling or WWE and that if he returned to wrestling it would be with WWE. On his official website he added a press release saying he is touring with Fozzy acting hosting his XM Radio show The Rock Of Jericho appearing on VH1's Best Week Ever and being a guest commentator on MuchMusic's Video on Trial.
Return to WWE (2007-Present) Volver al directorio »
Face run (2007-2008)
His return had been promoted since September 24 2007 with a viral marketing campaign using a series of 15-second cryptic binary code videos similar to the matrix digital rain featured in The Matrix series. The videos contained hidden messages and biblical links related to Jericho although speculation existed throughout WWE fans over who the campaign targeted. The text "Save Us" and "2nd Coming" were most prominent in the videos. The campaign spread throughout the internet with numerous websites though no longer operational that featured hidden messages and biblical links to further hint at Jericho's return.
Jericho made his return to WWE television on the November 19 2007 edition of Raw where he interrupted Randy Orton during Orton's orchestrated "passing of the torch" ceremony. Jericho revealed his intentions to reclaim the WWE Championship in order to "save" WWE fans from Orton. Jericho wrestled in his first match in over two years on the November 26 edition of Raw debuting a new finishing maneuver called the Codebreaker to defeat Santino Marella. At his first pay-per-view appearance Armageddon he was booked in a WWE title match against Randy Orton. Jericho however defeated Orton by disqualification when John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL) interfered in the match. As a result Orton retained the title. He began a feud with JBL and met him at the Royal Rumble. Jericho was disqualified after hitting JBL with a steel chair. At No Way Out Jericho competed in his fourth Elimination Chamber match alongside Triple H Shawn Michaels JBL Umaga and Jeff Hardy. He was the third man eliminated when Hardy pinned him following Michaels' Sweet Chin Music. On the March 10 edition of Raw Jericho captured the Intercontinental Championship for a record eighth time this time defeating Jeff Hardy.
Heel turn; feud with Shawn Michaels (2008)
On the June 9 edition of Raw Jericho turned heel by attacking Shawn Michaels during his talk show segment The Highlight Reel. At Night of Champions he lost the Intercontinental title to Kofi Kingston after a successful distraction by Shawn Michaels. He hosted the final version of The Highlight Reel on the July 28 edition of Raw. At Unforgiven Jericho lost an Unsanctioned match to Michaels. But in the main event Jericho entered in the Championship Scramble as a replacement for the defending champion CM Punk and subsequently won the World Heavyweight Championship. On the September 22 edition of Raw he successfully retained his title in a Steel Cage match against CM Punk. Later on it was announced that Jericho would defend his World Championship against Shawn Michaels at No Mercy thus continuing the feud between the two. He successfully defended his title against Michaels at No Mercy in a ladder match. At Cyber Sunday Jericho dropped the title to Batista with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest referee. Eight days later however on a three hour special episode of Raw he defeated Batista to win back the title in a steel cage match. This reign would last until the 2008 Survivor Series where Jericho lost to the returning John Cena. On the December 8 edition of Raw he won a Slammy Award for WWE Superstar of the Year.
Move to SmackDown! (2009)
On the January 12 2009 episode of Raw WWE Executive Vice President Stephanie McMahon fired (kayfabe) Jericho. The next week Stephanie McMahon rehired Jericho after he made a forced apology to her and the fans. One week later Jericho qualified for the World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out when he defeated CM Punk. At the pay-per-view he started the match with Rey Mysterio and survived to the final three. He eliminated Mike Knox and helped eliminate Kane and the champion John Cena. Mysterio pinned Jericho after reversing the Walls of Jericho. Jericho started a feud with Mickey Rourke star of the movie The Wrestlerand with all WWE Hall of Famers. He challenged and attacked Ric Flair Roddy Piper Jimmy Snuka and Ricky Steamboat. Jericho won an elimination match at WrestleMania XXV against Snuka Steamboat and Piper. Jericho then fought Ric Flair and finished the fight with a Codebreaker. Jericho then challenged Mickey Rourke who was at ringside for the event. Rourke kayfabe knocked Jericho out after a left hook to the jaw.
On the April 13 episode of Raw Jericho was drafted to the Smackdown brand as part of the 2009 WWE Draft. Ricky Steamboat interrupted Jericho's Raw farewell address which led to the two facing off at Backlash where Jericho came out victorious. In his Smackdown re-debut Jericho participated in a fatal-four-way elimination match against Kane Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio. Mysterio executed a 619 on Jericho and then attempted to pin him with a seated senton. Jericho retaliated by throwing a chair at Mysterio and was disqualified. This sparked a feud between the two. Mysterio pinned Jericho after a 619 at Judgement Day to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Jericho defeated and unmasked Mysterio in a No Holds Barred Match at Extreme Rules to win his ninth Intercontinental Championship.
At The Bash Jericho lost the Intercontinental title to Mysterio. Later in the pay-per-view Jericho and his partner Edge won the Unified Tag Team Championship. Shortly thereafter Edge suffered an injury and Jericho announced that he had a clause in his contract stating that should Edge become injured during their title reign Jericho would be allowed to select a new partner. At Night of Champions he revealed The Big Show as his partner and they defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase to retain the championship. Shortly after the newly dubbed 'Jeri-Show' defeated Cryme Tyme at SummerSlam to once again retain their Unified WWE Tag Team Championships. The pair would go on to become one of the most successful and dominant Tag Teams in WWE History until Bragging Rights where the cracks began to show. Jericho was named Co-Captain of Team Smackdown for a Raw vs. Smackdown team bout at the Pay-Per-View. Jericho claimed that he would recruit Big Show for his team until Big Show sided with Raw Co-Captain Triple H after a brief altercation between the Tag Team Champions. Team Smackdown became victorious when Big Show would turn on Team Raw after taking out Kofi Kingston with a knockout blow allowing Chris Jericho to capitalize. For his efforts Big Show was named number one contender to Undertaker's World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series an honor that Jericho believed he deserved. Jericho beat Kane to become the second contender making the World Heavyweight Championship match at Survivor Series a triple threat between Chris Jericho Big Show and The Undertaker. On the November 16th edition of Raw from Madison Square Garden Jericho and Big Show were defeated in a triple threat Tag Team main event pitting DX up against "Jeri-Show" vs the team of John Cena and The Undertaker. At Survivor Series neither Big Show or Jericho would win the World Heavyweight Championship. Big Show and Chris Jericho feuded with D-Generation X which is the team of Triple H and Shawn Michaels. The Unified Tag Team Championship would be on the line at the Pay-Per-View TLC: Tables Ladders and Chairs and the match would be a Tables Ladders and Chairs match. DX won the match ending Big Show and Jericho's reign as Tag Team Champions for over 140 Days together. Chris Jericho had held the Tag Team Titles for 168 Days. Next night on Raw Jericho and Show used there rematch clause for the Unified Tag Team Championship DX however DQ'd themselves and would retain the titles without the Tag Titles Jericho was not allowed on Raw unless he held the title so he was thrown out of Raw by the DX Army.
World Heavyweight Championship and feud with Edge (2010)
After losing the tag titles and forced back to SmackDown he went back with his gloating ways claiming that he will win the Royal Rumble. However he was eliminated by his former partner Edge. Later that week on the February 5 2010 edition of Smackdown he rekindled his feud with Edge who had turned face taunting him about his injury.
Jericho would go on to defeat Undertaker at Elimination Chamber (after Shawn Michaels interfered and superkicked Undertaker) to win his 3rd World Heavyweight Championship and 5th World Title overall. His feud with Edge heated up and Edge announced that he would challenge Jericho for the World Championship at WrestleMania XXVI. At Extreme Rules 2010 Jericho faced Edge in a steel cage match [which Edge won]. The next night on Raw it was the WWE Draft 2010 and Jericho got drafted from Smackdown to Raw. Jericho began a feud with Evan Bourne. The stipulation was they faced each other week after week. Some weeks Bourne won. And some weeks Jericho won which eventually led up to a match at Fatal 4-Way. Jericho faced Bourne in a singles match which Evan Bourne won [at Jericho's birth city New York] this making the win possibly the biggest win of Bourne's career. The next night on Raw he threatened to leave WWE for ever if he lost his rematch to Bourne. He won his rematch. Jericho is in a RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match on the debuting PPV Money in the Bank 2010.
Feud with Nexus & Anonymous General Manager (2010)
On the July 19 episode of Raw after being assaulted by The Nexus Jericho appeared to have turned face when he teamed with rivals Edge John Morrison R-Truth The Great Khali and Bret Hart in a team led by John Cena to face The Nexus at SummerSlam. However Jericho criticized John Cena's reason in forming his team thus two weeks after joining Cena Jericho lost a "Loser Leaves SummerSlam Team" match to Cena. After the match Cena offered Jericho his spot on the team back but Jericho refused. Afterwards he and Edge (who had left the Summerslam team earlier that night too) seemingly reconciled their differences and reformed their alliance before the General Manager of RAW stated that the two would team up to face Bret Hart and John Cena the next week with The Nexus as Lumberjacks. The match was ruled a no-contest after The Nexus attempted to attack Cena and Hart until Morrison R-Truth Edge and Jericho chased them from the ring. Jericho and his team along with the returning Daniel Bryan instead of Khali (who had been attacked by The Nexus the previous week on Raw) went on to defeat The Nexus at SummerSlam. Soon after Jericho was revealed to be one of the contenders for the WWE Championship held by Sheamus in a Six-Pack Challenge at WWE Night of Champions. Two weeks later on Raw he lost his spot after losing a match against John Morrison after the Raw General Manager ordered Jericho to win his match or not compete at the event due to what happened the previous week when Jericho walked out in a 5 on 5 Elimination match against the Nexus. However on the September 13th edition of RAW Jericho was re-admitted into the match by the GM after defeating the Hart Dynasty in a 2-on-1 handicap Steel Cage match. However at the event Jericho was unsuccessful at winning the title as he was the first man eliminated. During the September 27th edition of Raw Jericho was to be set to face Randy Orton in a main event. After the match was awarded to Orton via DQ because of interference by Sheamus Jericho was punted by Orton.
Hiatus and Possible Face Turn (2010-Present) Volver al directorio »
Jericho then took a hiatus from WWE due to being on tour with his rock band Fozzy. Soon after Jericho's profile on the official WWE website was removed from the Raw roster and moved to WWE alumni section. It was stated in an interview with Evening News 24 Norwich England that Jericho said that he could make a return to WWE between late 2010 and early 2011.
Trivia Volver al directorio »
- When he was 11 Chris Jericho used to play Dungeons and Dragons.
- Jericho's favorite KISS member is Paul.
- Y2J was Jericho's idea not the WWF's.
- Jericho once worked as a model and bouncer in Canada.
- Jericho is a member of the band Fozzy (formerly known as Fozzy Osbourne).
- Jericho's ideal band would include: Bruce Dickinson on vocals Eddie Van Halen on guitar Mike Portney on drums and Steve Harris on bass.
Quotes Volver al directorio »
Thank you all for following me 'cause it's not my fault that I am better than each and every one of you! 
I hate the word 'fake' there is nothing fake about what I do. It is a predetermined show but it is a contact sport it is just as real as football is as far as taking the hit and taking the punishment. We go year-round we don't have any days off we don't have any off-season we don't have any home stands. It is a lot tougher I think we are the toughest athletes in the world. I think people understand but they don't really understand the amount of physicality that we have within our sport because it's a show but it is a contact sport.
People nowadays they can find out anything they want just by going on a website and I don’t think that’s fair. I mean when I was a kid I didn’t know anything about wrestling what was going to happen I just knew I watched the shows every week and whatever happened on the shows I’d have to wait till the next week to find out more. And I think people feel a sense of entitlement like 'I don’t know what’s going on and I should know right now!' 
I would have to say that Canada definitely produces the best wrestlers I don't know why. I think Canada is a big wrestling country and there are a lot of guys who are interested in wrestling in Canada. In the WWE there are probably seven or eight Canadians out of a roster of 50 or 60 that's about 20%... There's probably something in the beer! Canada is a great wrestling country and a lot of guys watch wrestling when they are kids. It's like how certain areas in the States produce wrestlers like Florida and Minneapolis. It is just one of those geographic things.
With my career being so varied as it was spending so much time in Mexico Germany Japan and all those places I wrote about in A Lion’s Tale I think there are a lot of matches from there that the WWE doesn’t own. It’s always fun to revisit those old days. Not just the matches themselves but the experiences I had to get there. Whether it be getting held up on the side of the road in Mexico and being left to die pretty much and then having to walk back at 4:00 in the morning in the most dangerous city in the world just following the lights in the sky to hopefully get me back to the city. Or smashing a flower pot in Japan and then having the Yakuza show up and tell me that the flower pot belonged to them and I had to pay them and clean it up instantly or get my finger cut off. I mean all those things happened to me before I was 25 years old. What makes this unique is that it is one of the last books that could ever be written this way. Just having all these strange experiences overseas and being a stranger in a strange land and like I said following this dream I had.
The path I chose was wrestling because that's what I was into at the time. I had decided at 15 that I wanted to be a wrestler. The route into wrestling was a little more viable for me than trying to make it in a rock band in Winnipeg. There wasn't much of a scene there. It was something that I always wanted to be involved in so when the opportunity arose I took it and built this rock band the same way I built the Chris Jericho name. After accomplishing everything you could ever want to accomplish in wrestling which I have it is very cool for me to be working on something else.
Wrestling facts Volver al directorio »
- Finishing and signature moves
- Breakdown (Full Nelson Facebuster) (1990 - 2001)
- Codebreaker(Running Double-Knee Facebreaker) (2007 - Present)
- The Walls Of Jericho (Elevated Boston Crab) (1990 - present)
- Lionsault (Middle-rope Springboard Moonsault)1990 - 2005 Used a regular move from 2000 - present
- Liontamer (Elevated boston crab with a knee to the opponent's back or neck)
- Signature moves
- Standing leg-feed or a running Enzuigiri
- Backhand chop
- Diving european uppercut
- Double powerbomb pin
- Double underhook transitioned into either a backbreaker or a powerbomb.
- Flashback (Sleeper slam sometimes to an oncoming opponent)
- Giant swing - WCW
- Leapfrog body guillotine to an oppoonent draped over the second rope with theatrics
- Jericho Spike (Hurricanrana sometimes from the top rope)
- Jericho steps on the opponent's chest with one foot in a pinning attempt with theatrics
- Missile dropkick
- One-handed bulldog
- Spinning wheel kick
- Springboard dropkick to an opponent on the ring apron
- Springboard plancha
- "Y2J" (2000-Present)
- "King Of The World" (2001-2003)
- "The Ayatollah of Rock'n'Rolla"
- "The Living Legend"
- "The Mental Mastermind" (Striker's nickname for Jericho)
- "The Best in the World at what He does"
- Tag teams and stables
- Notable feuds
- Shawn Michaels
- Triple H
- The Rock
- "Nature Boy" Ric Flair
- Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
- John Cena
- Rey Mysterio
- Randy Orton
- John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL)
- Jeff Hardy
- Rob Van Dam (RVD)
- Eddie Guerrero
- Hollywood Hulk Hogan
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
- CM Punk
- The Alliance (WCW & ECW)
- Chris Benoit
- Kurt Angle
- Dean Malenko
- Hardcore Holly
- Ken Shamrock
- "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
- Kevin Nash
- Cryme Tyme
- Montel Vontavious Porter
- Mark Henry
- Evan Bourne
- The Nexus
- Nickname for Fans
- "Jerichoholics" (2000-2008)
- "Hippocrits" (2008-Present)
- "Parasites" (2008-Present)
- Theme music
- "Break The Walls Down" by Jim Johnston (WWE) (1999-2002) (2003-Present)
- "Crank The Walls Down" by Maylene & The Sons of Disaster (WWE) (2009-2010)
- "Days Of My Life" by J.Hart & J.Helm (WCW)
- "Don't You Wish You Were Me?" by Fozzy (WWE)
- "Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy)" by White Zombie (ECW)
- "Everybody Dance Now" by C&C Dance Factory (CMLL)
- "King Of My World" by Saliva (WWE) (2002-2003)
- "One Crazed Anarchist" by J.Hart and J.Helm (WCW)
- "Rock America" by Danger Danger (SMW)
- "Soul Crusher" by White Zombie (ECW)
- "Thunder Kiss '65" by White Zombie (WAR)
Championships and accomplishments Volver al directorio »
- NWA World Middleweight Champion (1 time)
- ECW World Television Champion (1 time)
- World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment
- World Heavyweight Champion (3 times )
- WWF Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- WCW World Heavyweight Champion (2 times)
- World Tag Team Champion (3 times) - with Christian (1) The Rock (1) Chris Benoit (1)
- WWE Unified Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Edge (1) Big Show (1)
- WWF/E Intercontinental Champion (9 times)
- WWF European Champion (1 time)
- WWF Hardcore Champion (1 time)
- 4th WWE Grand Slam Champion
- WWE Superstar of the Year 2008
- WWE Tag Team of the Year 2009 - Jeri-Show
- WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (1 time) - with Gedo
- WAR International Junior Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
See also Volver al directorio »
References Volver al directorio »
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 KISS ASYLUM: Chris Jericho Interview Elizabeth White Kiss Asylum. 1999.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Chris Jericho... Breaking Down Walls in Wrestling and Music AskMen.com Editors AskMen.com.
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fozzy
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Chris Jericho Interview Eric Cohen about.com.
- ↑ Chris Jericho Interview NZPWI Interviews nzpwi.co.nz. November 7 2007.