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Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known
by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American/Canadian
television and stage actor, author, radio host, rock
musician, and professional wrestler. He is currently
signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, wrestling
on its RAW brand. As a part of WWE, he is credited
as being the first-ever Undisputed Champion, in WWE
and a record-setting seven-time WWE Intercontinental
the United States, 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.
father, Ted Irvine, is a former National Hockey League
player. Jericho has strong Christian beliefs, and
his stage name was partly inspired by the ancient
Biblical city of Jericho, and partly by the heavy
metal album entitled Walls of Jericho by the German
power metal band Helloween.
& Independent Promotions (1990-1996)
year after graduating from college, Jericho was setting
up rings for promoter Bob Holliday. At 19, 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.
worked for Tony Condello, working the tours of Northern
Manitoba that would become the stuff of legends with
future superstars Adam Copeland (Edge), Jay Reso (Christian
Cage), and Terry Gerin (Rhino). He also wrestled in
Calgary's CNWA and Rocky Mountain Wrestling.
the winter of 1992, he traveled to Mexico where he
wrestled for several small wrestling companies as
well as EMLL. In EMLL, Jericho took on Silver King,
Negro Casas and the Ultimo Dragon 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 WAR promotion, facing the likes of the Gedo and
Ultimo Dragon to which he lost the WAR International
Junior Heavyweight title.
also saw Jericho reunited with his former teammate
from Rocky Mountain Wrestling, Lance Storm as the
Thrillseekers in Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling
1995, Jericho competed in the New Japan Pro Wrestling
Super J Cup Tournament, losing to Chris Benoit.
1996, thanks to Mick Foley, Jericho began wrestling
for the Philadelphia-based Extreme Championship Wrestling
promotion, winning the ECW World Television Title
in June 1996. This was his first singles title in
the United States. While in ECW, Chris Jericho made
a name for himself, wrestling top talent such as Taz,
Sabu, Rob Van Dam, Cactus Jack, Shane Douglas, and
2 Cold Scorpio. It was during this time that he drew
the attention of WCW.
August 1996 Jericho made his first appearance with
WCW and on September 15, 1996, he appeared at his
first pay-per-view show, in a match against Chris
Benoit at Fall Brawl 1996.
had much early success in WCW (he also made his own
finisher, the Lion Tamer). 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
began his WCW heel run when he won the title a third
time, defeating Rey Mysterio Jr. on January 24, 1998
at Souled Out by forcing him 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.
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 on February
22, 1998 in San Francisco, California. 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.
then began a long feud with Dean Malenko which saw
Jericho constantly claim to be a superior wrestler
but refused to wrestle Malenko. A large part of this
feud was that Malenko, due to his mastery of technical
wrestling, was known as "The Man of 1000 Holds"
which Jericho satirized by claiming to be "The
Man of 1004 Holds". Most famously during an episode
of WCW Monday Nitro, after defeating Marty Jannetty,
Jericho pulled out a long pile of paper in which he
meticulously listed every one of the 1004 holds he
knew and proceeded to recite them to the audience.
On an 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. On March 15, 1998 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
prior to Slamboree 1998, 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 title. 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 on May 17, 1998, Jericho
came out to announce the competitors in the Royal
in insulting fashion before the match started and
then went backstage for a coffee. The 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 famous vignette 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.
Malenko vacated the title. In the match to decide
the champion Jericho ended up defeating Malenko at
the Great American Bash 1998 on June 14 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.
Bash at the Beach on July 12, 1998 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.
However the next night on July 13, Jericho regained
the Cruiserweight Championship from Rey Mysterio Jr.
after he interrupted J.J. Dillon, who was at the time
giving the championship to Mysterio. Jericho was again
awarded the title.
Jericho decisively lost the title to Juventud Guerrera
at Road Wild 1998 with Dean 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).
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 1998 on September 13, 1998 Jericho,
Ralphus, and the Ninja participated in a famous 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 now claiming 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.
November 30, 1998 Jericho lost the Television title
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 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.
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 her Intercontinental
Championship . After losing to Chyna at the 1999 Survivor
Series, Jericho would win his first Intercontinental
Title on December 12, 1999 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 on January 3, 2000. As a result, they became
co-owners of the title until Jericho attained sole
ownership at the Royal Rumble in January 2000. He
ended up dropping the title to Kurt Angle on February
27, 2000 at No Way Out.
April 2, 2000, Jericho participated in his very first
WrestleMania in a Triple Threat match against Chris
Benoit and Kurt Angle with unique rules. 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 couldn't
resist his Latino Heat.
the April 17, 2000 edition of RAW, Chris Jericho upset
Triple H in a WWF Championship match. Referee Earl
Hebner had made a fast count when Jericho pinned HHH,
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 Chris Jericho's reign as champion. After
the controversial decision, Jericho went on to feud
with Chris Benoit. On the May 4, 2000 edition of SmackDown!
Jericho defeated Benoit to become WWF Intercontinental
Champion for the second time, but lost the title back
to Benoit four days later on RAW.
popularity skyrocketed when he started feuding with
Triple H and his wife (just in 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 Brooklyn
Brawler, a renowned jobber, gain an upset victory
over the then four-time WWF Champion. Their feud climaxed
at Fully Loaded 2000, 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
spent the rest of the year feuding with the likes
of X-Pac and Kane. He won a Last Man Standing match
against Kane at Armageddon.
the 2001 Royal Rumble, Jericho defeated Benoit in
a ladder match to win the Intercontinental Title for
a third time. He was a dominant champion defending
it against the likes of X-Pac, Chris Benoit, and Eddie
Guerrero. 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.
May at Judgment Day, Jericho and Benoit won a "Tag
Team Turmoil" match, earning a shot at 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 (legit) tore his quadraceps
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 Chris
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
the following months, Jericho became a major force
in the "Invasion" storyline in which WCW
and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) joined forces
to overtake the WWF. Jericho remained on the side
of the WWF 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 #1 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 Title from
HHH 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 ECW's Dudley Boyz, with Jericho
became 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
rollup. 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
December 9, at Vengeance, Chris Jericho defeated both
The Rock, for the rechristened World Championship,
and 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. The next night on Raw
Jericho was seen over the titan tron relaxing in a
pool with both titles speaking of himself now becoming
the most decorated grand slam champion of them all
by winning the Hardcore title and Cruiserweight title
on top of the necessary titles needed to be credited
as a grand slam champion, and that if you did not
believe him to "look it up". 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
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
Title at Backlash 2002.  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.
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.
the 2002 Survivor Series, Jericho participated in
the very first Elimination Chamber match along with
Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and
Kane for the World Heavyweight Championship, which
was won by Michaels. Jericho soon started a rivalry
with Michaels in late 2002 that carried over into
the next year.
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 Jericho and attacked Shawn from behind. He eliminated
Michaels shortly afterwards, but Shawn got his revenge
later in the match by causing Jericho to be eliminated.
The two fought again at WrestleMania XIX. In the end,
Michaels managed to get a rollup and score the victory.
Jericho, however, low-blowed Michaels after the match
following an embrace.
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. Trish overheard this and broke it off with
Jericho, who then tried to make it up to her by saving
her from Kane. Trish agreed that the two of them could
just be "friends". After Christian was put
in a match against Trish, 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 Trish ran down and "inadvertently"
struck Jericho (thinking it was Christian) and Christian
got the roll up. After the match, Trish turned on
Jericho and revealed that she and Christian were a
couple. This led to a handicap match at Backlash,
which Jericho won.
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 the next RAW pay-per-view Taboo Tuesday
to Shelton Benjamin, who the fans voted to be his
then teamed up with Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, and
Maven to take on Triple H, Batista, Edge, and Snitsky
at Survivor Series 2004, 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 tie. 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
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 was lost the match when Edge claimed the briefcase.
At Backlash 2005, Chris Jericho yet again challenged
Shelton Benjamin for the Intercontinental Title, 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.
that June, Jericho turned heel once more by turning
on WWE Champion John Cena. Jericho lost a triple threat
match for the WWE Championship at Vengeance which
also involved Christian and the Champion John Cena
in which Cena came out on top. 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 Eric Bischoff
kayfabe fired a pleading Jericho, who was carried
out of the arena by security.
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 wasn't 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 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 featuring
hidden messages and biblical links to further hint
at Jericho's return.
Jericho made his return to World Wrestling Entertainment
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.
wrestled his first match in over two years on the
November 26, 2007 episode of RAW, debuting a new finishing
maneuver called The Codebreaker  to defeat Santino
Marella. At his first pay-per-view since his return,
Armageddon, he defeated Randy Orton by disqualification
when JBL interfered in the match. Due to WWE rules,
Jericho could not win the WWE Championship by DQ,
and Orton retained. He has recently begun a feud with
John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Jericho with the Walls of Jericho on Shawn Michaels
Jericho performing a One-handed bulldog on Booker
* Finishing and signature moves
o Codebreaker (Running double knee facebreaker)
o Walls of Jericho (Elevated Boston crab)
o Lionsault (Middle rope springboard moonsault)
o Liontamer (Elevated Boston crab with knee to the
back) - WCW
o Breakdown (Full nelson facebuster)
o Flashback (Falling sleeper slam)
o Top rope headscissors takedown
o Double powerbomb pin
o Cocky pinfall with one foot on opponent, arms flexed
inwards and yelling "Come on, baby!"
o Double underhook backbreaker
o One-handed bulldog
o Springboard dropkick to an opponent on the ring
o Spinning back elbow from the top rope
o Leapfrog body guillotine to an opponent draped over
the second rope preceded by theatrics - 2003
o Theodore Long
o Howard Finkel
o Curtis Hughes
o Stephanie McMahon
o Trish Stratus
o Triple H
o Y2J (parody of Y2K; originally "The Y2J Problem"
upon his WWF debut, shortened to just "Y2J"
o The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla 
o The Sexy Beast
o The Savior
o Lionheart (Mexico, Japan, ECW, WCW)
o The Man of 1,004 Holds (WCW)
o The King of the World
o The King of Bling-Bling
* Theme songs
o "Soul Crusher" by White Zombie (Extreme
o "Electric Head part 2 - The Ecstacy" by
White Zombie (Extreme Championship Wrestling)
o "The Days Of My Life" (World Championship
Wrestling) (The instrumental version of a production
o "One Crazed Anarchist" (A generic instrumental
of "Even Flow" by Pearl Jam, made by Aircraft
o "Break Down The Walls" (WWF/E) (written
by Jim Johnston; Sevendust did a version of the song
for WWF Forceable Entry)
o "King Of My World" (WWE, 2002) (written
by Jim Johnston, performed by Saliva)
o "Don't You Wish You Were Me?" (WWE, 2004)
(Performed by Fozzy)
* Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling
o CRMW Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship (1
o CRMW North American Heavyweight Championship (1
o CRMW North American Tag Team Championship (1 time)
– with Lance Storm
* Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
o NWA World Middleweight Championship (1 time)1
* Extreme Championship Wrestling
o ECW World Television Championship (1 time)
* West Coast Wrestling Association
o WCWA Tag Team Champion (2 times) - with Lance Storm
* World Championship Wrestling
o WCW Cruiserweight Championship (4 times)
o WCW World Television Championship (1 time)
* World Wrestling Federation | World Wrestling Entertainment
o WCW Championship (2 times) (Last) 2
o WWF Championship (1 time)3
o WWF European Championship (1 time)
o WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)
o WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship (7 times)
o WWF/WWE World Tag Team Championship (3 times) -
with Chris Benoit (1), The Rock (1), and Christian
o Ninth Triple Crown Champion
o Third Grand Slam Champion
* World Wrestling Association
o WWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) –
with El Dandy
* Wrestle Association "R"
o WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship
o WAR International Junior Tag Team Championship (1
time) – with Gedo
* Pro Wrestling Illustrated
o PWI Most Hated Wrestler of the Year award in 2002
o PWI ranked him #4 of the 500 best singles wrestlers
in the PWI 500 in 2002. 
o PWI ranked him # 109 of the 500 best singles wrestlers
of the PWI Years in 2003.
* Wrestling Observer Newsletter
o Most Underrated Wrestler award in 1999
o Most Underrated Wrestler award in 2000
o Best Interviews award in 2003
^ Despite still using the NWA initials, Consejo Mundial
de Lucha Libre is no longer a member of the National
Wrestling Alliance. As a result, the NWA doesn't recognize
or sanction this championship.
2. ^ Both reigns were won during and right after The
Invasion with the second reign being the unification
with the WWF Championship and becoming the first ever
WWF Undisputed Champion.
3. ^ Jericho's reign occurred after unifying the WWF
Championship and the WCW World Heavyweight Championship,
making him the first WWF Undisputed Champion.
is the lead singer for the heavy metal band Fozzy.
He also started his own weekly XM Satellite Radio
show in March 2005 called "Rock of Jericho",
which could be heard on Sunday Nights at 8:00 on XM
41 The Boneyard. Jericho is also a contributor to
the VH1 pop culture shows Best Week Ever and I Love
the '80s. On July 12, 2006, he made an appearance
on G4's Attack of the Show!
May 2006, Jericho appeared on VH1's "40 Greatest
Metal Songs" and "HEAVY: The Story of Metal"
as a commentator. On June 24, 2006 Jericho premiered
in his first Sci Fi Channel movie, Android Apocalypse,
alongside Joey Lawrence.
debuted as a stage actor in a Bird entertainment theatre
comedy play "Opening Night", which premiered
in Toronto Centre for the Arts during July 20-22,
2006 in Toronto.
was one of eight celebrities in the 2006 Fox Television
singing reality show, Celebrity Duets, executive-produced
by Simon Cowell, and was the first contestant eliminated.
A video shown on TMZ.com featured Jericho working
at a McDonald's to show off his skills while prepping
for the show.
wrote a New York Times Bestselling autobiography A
Lion's Tale which was released in 2007.
appeared on Larry King Live on July 9, 2007 to discuss
the double murder-suicide of Chris Benoit and his
currently divides his time between homes in Los Angeles,
California and Tampa, Florida. Jericho's wife is named
Jessica Lee Lockhart, with whom he has a son, Ash
Edward Irvine (born September 24, 2003) and two daughters,
twins Cheyenne Lee Irvine and Sierra Lorreta Irvine
(born July 18, 2006). Cheyenne and Sierra's births
were premature, at the 27 week mark, and they weighed
2 pounds 7 ounces and 2 pounds 5 ounces.
being born in the prominent Long Island neighborhood
of Manhasset, New York, (his father, Ted Irvine, played
pro NHL hockey for the New York Rangers in the early
70s, and Chris was born during his tenure with the
Rangers while living in Manhasset), Jericho is a proud
Canadian, having been raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He also mentioned that he was pulling for Canada when
Canada played the United States in the 2002 Olympic
gold medal hockey game. In fact, Vince McMahon felt
that by introducing him as "born in Manhasset,
New York", American fans would be more likely
to get behind him (the same occurred to Chris Benoit
when they started introducing him as "now residing
in Atlanta, Georgia"). He shares dual citizenship
with both Canada and the United States.
was inducted into the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame
on September 25, 1997. On July 5, 2004, Jericho was
awarded The Order of the Buffalo Hunt in a ceremony
held in Manitoba for his achievements in wrestling
and his continual commitment to working with underprivileged
children. The award has previously been given to Pope
John Paul II, Chicago mayor Richard Daley, Desmond
Tutu, and Mother Teresa.
attended his good friend Eddie Guerrero's funeral
along with Chris Benoit and other wrestling personalities.
The day after Guerrero's death, Jericho was interviewed
on WWE's official website where Jericho said that
Eddie was like a brother to him and talked about the
time they shared together along with Chris Benoit
and Dean Malenko.
the December issue of WWE Magazine, Jericho stated
his favorite band was The Beatles. (Credit:
Jericho official website
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