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.’
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.
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.
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.
Jericho defeats Waltman for the WCW Cruiserweight championship on Monday Night Nitro.
Jericho makes his first appearance in WWE as the countdown clock runs down to reveal him as the millennium man. Jericho trades verbal blows with The Rock.
Jericho defeats Chyna to claim his first championship title in WWE.
Wrestlemania 2000 is the 16th annual event and the first of the new millennium it is held at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. The event features Chris Benoit vs Kurt Angle vs Chris Jericho and Triple H vs The Rock vs Mick Foley vs Big Show.
Jericho defeats Angle and Benoit to win the WWE European championship at Wrestlemania.
Jericho defeats Benoit to capture the WWE Intercontinental championship.
Chris was my best friend in the business, and had been since ’93, ’94.
Jericho defeats Benoit in ladder match for the WWE Intercontinental championship at Royal Rumble.
Jericho and Benoit defeat Triple H and Austin to capture the WWE tag team championships on Monday Night Raw.
Jericho defeats The Rock to win the WCW championship then Steve Austin to win the WWE championship to unify the titles and become first ever WWE Undisputed Champion.
Wrestlemania 18 is held at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario. The event features Rob Van Dam vs William Regal, Jazz vs Trish Stratus vs Lita, The Undertaker vs Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan vs The Rock, Edge vs Booker T and Triple H vs Chris Jericho.
Cena defeats Jericho at WWE Vengeance. This is Cena’s first pay-per-view match.
Jericho defeats Rob Van Dam to capture WWE Intercontinental championship.
Kane and Hurricane drop WWE tag team titles to Christian and Chris Jericho.
Wrestlemania 19 is held at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. The event features Matt Hardy vs Rey Mysterio, The Undertkaker vs Big Show and A-Train, Shawn Michaels vs Chris Jericho, Triple H vs Booker T and Brock Lesnar vs Kurt Angle.
Jericho loses “You’re Fired” match to John Cena on Monday Night RAW. Jericho is carried out of the building by security.
Jericho returns to WWE to interrupt Randy Orton’s ” passing of the torch” ceremony.
Jericho defeats Hardy on Monday Night RAW to capture the Intercontinental championship.
Punk defeats Jericho, MVP, Benjamin, Morrison, Anderson and Carlito at in the Wrestlemania 24 Money in the Bank ladder match to claim a WWE title shot any time over the next 365 days.
Jericho substitutes for CM Punk in championship scramble match and defeats Batista, Rey Mysterio, Kane and JBL to claim the title.
Jericho defeats Batista on Monday Night RAW to recapture the World Heavyweight Championship.
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.
Jericho defeats Mysterio at Extreme Rules in a no holds barred match to recapture the Intercontinental championship.
Jericho defeats The Undertaker, CM Punk, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio, and John Morrison in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title.
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.
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.
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.
Wrestlemania 28 is held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. The event features Kane vs Randy Orton, Big Show vs Cody Rhodes, The Undertaker vs Triple H, CM Punk vs Chris Jericho and The Rock vs John Cena.
Punk defeats Jericho in singles competition at Wrestlemania 28 to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the submission victory after applying The Anaconda Vice at twenty-two minutes and ten seconds, forcing Jericho to tap out.
Punk defeats Jericho in singles competition contested under Chicago Street Fight rules at Extreme Rules to retain the WWE Championship. Punk picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a GTS at twenty-four minutes and fifty seconds.
Sheamus defeats Jericho, Del Rio and Orton in fatal four-way action at Over the Limit to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus picks up the pinfall victory after hitting a White Noise slam on Jericho at fifteen minutes and fifty-three seconds.
Swagger defeats Henry, Jericho, Orton, Bryan and Kane inside the Elimination Chamber to earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 29. Swagger last eliminates Orton via pinfall to secure the victory.
Wrestlemania 29 is held at MetLife Stadium in East Rutheford, New Jersey. The event features The Miz vs Wade Barrett, Mark Henry vs Ryback, Fandango vs Chris Jericho, The Undertaker vs CM Punk, Triple H vs Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs The Rock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jericho accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominates William Shatner, Paul Stanley and Chael Sonnen.
Jericho announces via Twitter that WWE COO, Triple H will appear on next week’s edition of Talk is Jericho.
Jericho suffers a cut on WWE Monday Night Raw during his match with Kane.
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.