Chris Jericho

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Jericho is an American professional wrestler, writer, vocalist and actor currently signed to WWE and front-man of Fozzy. Jericho splits his time between the professions while also balancing a top rated Podcast.

9 Nov, 1970

Chris Jericho born in Manhasset, NY

Birth

Jericho is born in Manhasset, New York as the son of hockey legend, Ted Irvine of New York Rangers fame. Jericho would be raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His interest in wrestling an music begin at a young age.

When I was a kid, I started playing in bands when I was 12. I had two dreams and I was able to pursue both of them. That is a pretty rare thing. I don’t take it for granted. Some people go, ‘You can’t do both.’ I say, ‘Yes, I can. Watch me.’ I’ve been nothing but a wrestling fan and a music fan since I was a young kid. I just couldn’t decide which one of them I wanted to do. So I said, ‘I’ll do them both.’

1 Jul, 1990

Begins wrestling training

Jericho begins professional wrestling training at the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling at the age of 19. Jericho meets best friend, Lance Storm at the school.

I went to train with the Hart brothers pro wrestling camp in Calgary, which was about 12 hours away from Winnipeg, where I grew up in Canada. That was Bret Hart’s father and that’s where a lot of the guys trained – Chris Benoit, Brian Pillman, a lot of guys like that.

22 Jun, 1996

Jericho – Pitbull 2 ECW TV title

Jericho defeats Pitbull 2 for the ECW television championship. This is Jericho’s first televised American wrestling championship.

ECW was the first time I really had a job nationally in the states and it was a real almost like cult atmosphere in the way that people treated it as fans and the way the wrestlers treated it just being part of the company. Everybody was really dedicated to it and they really gave 100 percent in their belief to the company and to their matches. It didn’t matter if there were 300 people there or 200 people there, the show was always quality and it was an almost Japanese style of wrestling in the fact that the matches were very hard hitting.

 

26 Aug, 1996

WCW debut

Jericho makes first WCW appearance and defeates Alex Wright in single’s competition.

When I came to World Championship Wrestling, I came here to fight to the best of my ability.

5 Apr, 2009

Wrestlemania 25

Wrestlemania 25 is held the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The event is the 25th anniversary of the pay-per-view. The show features Matt Hardy vs Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho vs WWE Legends Team, Rey Mysterio vs JBL, The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels, John Cena vs Edge vs Big Show and Triple H vs Randy Orton. Mickey Rourke appears and punches Chris Jericho.

Wrestlemania 25 Highlights

28 Mar, 2010

Wrestlemania 26

Wrestlemania 26 is held at The University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The event features Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase, Triple H vs Sheamus, Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk, Bret Hart vs Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Edge, John Cena vs Batista and The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels in a retirement match.

WWE WrestleMania 26 2010 Highlights

12 Jul, 2011

Wrestling101.com interview

Interview

Jericho talks about how his WWE career influences his acting career:

I would love to do more acting. Obviously when you work in the WWE as a wrestler you act and I’ve played a character for years. I enjoy that and love playing a part or character, so that is the one thing I would like to do more of for sure. I haven’t wrestled in the WWE since September, so I have a lot more time to do some of these things that I’ve always wanted to do and I think that acting is next on my list of something I want to get more experience in.

15 Dec, 2011

Returns to WWE

Lesnar returns to WWE on Monday Night RAW by entering the ring attacking Jericho  during his scheduled match with Heyman. LEsnar hits the “F-5” on Jericho before leaving the ring.

21 Aug, 2013

Maxim Interview

Interview

Jericho talks about his participation in the web series Jon Davis Gets A Sex Robot:

It actually all came about through Eli Roth, who introduced me to Jon Davis, who I hung out with a few times – he was a screenwriter in Hollywood, one of those guys that’s always been around doing stuff for years. He was hooked up with somebody that was involved with Justin Lin’s new YouTube Channel, YOMYOMF – which stands for You Offend Me, You Offend My Family, which must be some kind of a Bruce Lee thing.

22 Aug, 2013

Maxim interview

Interview

Jericho talks to Maxim about his favorite opponent and stars in WWE today.

Wrestling is all about new talent and new turnaround of the stars. I could be the main event guy there for 20 years, but there’s going to have to be other guys that come into that picture or else it’s pretty boring and business will go really bad. There’s only so much Jericho or so much HHH or so much Rock people can take. So you try different guys – some of them are bigger and don’t really have the talent, they have more of the look.

3 Nov, 2013

Busted Open Radio interview

Interview

Jericho talks to Busted Open Radio about Shawn Michaels ever wrestling again and Big Show.

Honestly knowing Shawn (Michaels), I don’t think so. That’s my opinion. He could but you look at the way he went out, in one of the greatest matches of all time at WrestleMania in the main event with this huge reception. The performer of Shawn Michaels caliber and his ego, and I say that in a good way because we all have egos, he is not going to come back for anything for less than that.

9 Dec, 2013

Spaceship News interview

Interview

Jericho speaks to SpaceshipNews.com about working non-stop and having a crazy schedule.

 The one thing is when I’m home, I try and stay home and not work as much. Being on the road, it’s definitely more work-time in that case, but I really dig being on the road. I dig being busy and I dig creating. In this day and age it’s more about the brand rather than a certain thing. Whether it’s Chris Jericho’s in Fozzy or he’s a wrestler or he’s an author, he has a podcast – everything kind of falls into the Chris Jericho umbrella and that’s where you want to keep it, so I like being busy.

2 May, 2014

Digital Spy interview

Interview

Jericho talks to Digital Spy about Sting, CM Punk and Paul Heyman in WWE.

Personally I don’t really have any opinions either way. If he (Sting) comes to the WWE, good for him, it’s great. I saw him a couple of times in TNA and you know pretty much what he can do at this point in time. He is a legend and to have him come to the WWE for the first time would be great, but after a week or two what’s he going to do there?

9 May, 2014

Shining Wizards interview

Interview

Jericho talks to Shining Wizards about working in WWE and with Fozzy, and his favorite match of all time.

The favorite match that I’ve seen was Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker part one at WrestleMania. I think that’s the best match I’ve ever seen in my life.

25 Jun, 2014

Talk is Jericho interview

Interview

Heyman sits down with Jericho to discuss CM Punk leaving WWE.

He was unhappy. He had enough. He couldn’t take it anymore. A year before he walked these was daily conversations of, ‘I don’t think I’m going to be able to take this. I’m not sure how much longer I’m going to be here. I don’t know how much longer it’s going to be before I just decide to go home.’ I’m surprised it lasted that long.

7 Jul, 2014

AMH Network interview

Interview

Jericho talks to the AMH Network about his use of social media to reach out to fans.

It’s just the best way of promotion, Twitter and Facebook. I remember having a website back in 1997 when no one did because I got it right away how important it is to communicate with people around the world. Also to get the instant feedback, when you do something you can vibe it right away. Did people like it? Did they not like it? This is now the new wave of promoting whatever you’re doing and all of your projects.

4 Aug, 2014

Reddit AMA

Jericho hosts an “Ask Me Anything” chat on Reddit. Jericho discusses wrestling, Fozzy and his current status with WWE.

I can’t balance both. Which [is] why I only come back to the WWE when Fozzy is taking a break. My WWE stints will be more like tours now. And this tour ends September in Nashville.

14 Aug, 2014

Fatducktech interview

Interview

Jericho sits down with Alex Kidman to discuss WWE, critics and his current run with the company.

I do what the boss tells me to do. In this timeframe I wasn’t going to come back unless it was something that interested me to do, and the Bray Wyatt thing was something that i pitched months ago and they finally came through and said ‘we want you to do something with Wyatt’, and that’s how that went down.

13 Oct, 2014

Newsday.com interview

Interview

Jericho talks to Newsday.com about his feud with Shawn Michaels in 2008.

Wow, what a story,” Jericho said. “Every week there was something new and monumental and cool. We had perfect chemistry, Shawn and I. And the storyline was off the charts, especially after SummerSlam (when Jericho accidentally punched Michaels’ wife in an angle). She really got punched. He and I were mortified about what happened, but in retrospect, it just took that angle to a completely different world. It was something you can’t plan… Obviously, it was the last thing either one of us wanted to happen. But she was OK, and we realized, that’s the best thing that could have happened.

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