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Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho

Real name: Christopher Keith Irvine
Born: November 9, 1070
Billed height: 6’0”
Billed weight: 227 pounds

Major Titles Held

1-Time Undisputed WWF Champion
3-Time World Heavyweight Champion
2-Time WCW World Champion
9-Time WWF/WWE Intercontinental Champion
2-Time WWE United States Champion
1-Time WWE European Champion
2-Time WWE Tag Team Champion - with Edge (1) and Big Show (1)
5-Time WWF World Tag Team Champion - with Chris Benoit (1), The Rock (1), Christian (1), Edge (1), and Big Show (1)
1-Time WCW World Television Champion
4-Time WCW Cruiserweight Champion
1-Time AEW World Champion
Headlined 21 WWF/WWE PPVs including 1 WrestleMania
Headlined 5 AEW PPVs

Life Outside of Wrestling

Chris Jericho is the son of NHL Hockey player Ted Irvine. In 1999, Chris became the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Fozzy. He appeared on the 2011 season of Dancing with the Stars. Jericho has appeared in television and movie roles. Jericho wrote his autobiography, A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex which became a New York Times bestseller. He also had four more books over the years. He is the host of the Talk is Jericho podcast. He has also hosted Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N Wrestling Rager cruises.

Early Career

1990-1996: Thrillseekers, Chris Jericho in Japan, CMLL, SMW, ECW, various promotions

Chris Jericho was trained at the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling when he was 19 years old. Also in the class was Lance Storm. He worked for some Canadian independents until going to Japan for FMW in 1991. From 1992-1995, Jericho worked for CMLL in Mexico where he became known as Lionheart Chris Jericho. Starting in 1994, Jericho also worked for Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain. It was here that he was reunited with Lance Storm and together they formed a tag team called The Thrillseekers. He also worked for WAR in Japan. Jericho made his ECW debut in 1996, and in June became the ECW TV champion. He left in August for WCW.

1996: Chris Jericho signs with WCW

Jericho’s start in WCW saw him win some matches on Nitro, but would lose against higher competition on PPV.

1997: Chris Jericho wins WCW Cruiserweight Championship

In June, Jericho defeated Syxx to become the WCW Cruiserweight champion. He lost it to Alex Wright in July. He regained the title from Wright in August but lost it to Eddie Guerrero at Fall Brawl.

1998: Chris Jericho turns heel

Chris Jericho once again won the WCW Cruiserweight title, this time from Rey Mysterio Jr at Souled Out. After the match, Jericho turned heel. He defeated Juventud Guerrera in a title vs mask match at SuperBrawl VIII. He won the title from Dean Malenko at Slamboree. Malenko needed to vacate the title. A rematch was scheduled between the two at The Great American Bash in which Jericho won the vacant title. He lost the title to Rey Mysterio at Bash at the Beach. Jericho became a bigger star during his heel run than he ever was before. In August, Jericho defeated Stevie Ray to win the WCW TV championship. He lost it to Konnan in November.

1999: Chris Jericho leaves WCW

Jericho continued to compete in WCW until signing with WWF on June 30th. His final match in WCW was on July 21st.

1999: Chris Jericho signs with WWE

In the weeks leading up to Chris Jericho’s debut in WWE, a countdown clock appeared on the RAW. Jericho made a very memorable debut on RAW on August 9th when the countdown hit zero. He made his appearance on stage and interrupted The Rock in a great verbal confrontation. He said that now RAW is Jericho, he came to save the WWF, and he is known as Y2J Chris Jericho. He began a feud with Chyna which at one point resulted in them being Co-Intercontinental champions. At Armageddon, Jericho defeated Chyna to become the sole champion.

2000: Chris Jericho feuds with Kurt Angle, Triple H, Chris Benoit

Kurt Angle defeated Jericho for the Intercontinental title at Royal Rumble. Jericho won the European title from Angle in a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania 2000. He lost it to Eddie Guerrero in April on RAW. Jericho began a feud with Triple H. Jericho scored over Triple H on RAW to apparently win the title, only for the belt to be given back to Triple H when it was decided that referee Earl Hebner made a fast count. Jericho then defeated Chris Benoit for the Intercontinental title, but lost the title back to Benoit four days later on RAW. Jericho and Triple H would be rematched at Fully Loaded in a Last Man Standing match that saw Triple H emerge victorious.

2001: Various feuds, Chris Jericho wins Undisputed WWE Championship

At Royal Rumble, Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit in a Last Man Standing match to win the Intercontinental title. In April, he lost it to Triple H. At Judgment Day, Benoit and Jericho won a tag team turmoil match to earn a shot at the WWF Tag Team Champions Steve Austin and Triple H the next day on RAW. In what is still regarded as one of the best matches in the history of RAW, Jericho and Benoit won the titles. This was the match in which Triple H tore his quad and still continued the match for the next 10 minutes. The injury kept Triple H out of action for almost a year. They lost the titles to The Dudley Boyz in June on SmackDown. The rest of the year was the WWF Invasion storyline in which the WWF faced off against WCW and ECW. Wrestlers switched allegiances seemingly on a weekly basis, but Jericho remained on Team WWF from beginning to end. During this time, he also feuded with The Rock. He defeated The Rock for the WCW Championship at No Mercy. Two days later, they teamed together to win the WWF Tag Team Titles from The Dudley Boyz. They lost the tag titles to Booker T and Test in November on SmackDown. Following the match, Jericho attacked The Rock with a chair, and their rivalry continued. The WWF defeated The Alliance at Survivor Series. At Vengeance, Jericho once again defeated The Rock to win the World Heavyweight Championship, formally known as the WCW Championship. On the same night, he defeated Steve Austin to win the WWF Championship, unifying the belts. The belt would now be known as The Undisputed WWF Championship.

2002: Chris Jericho feuds with Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Rob Van Dam, Kane, The Hurricane

At WrestleMania X8, Chris Jericho lost the Undisputed WWF Title to Triple H and got drafted to SmackDown shortly thereafter. He caused Triple H to lose the title to Hulk Hogan at Backlash. Triple H then defeated Jericho in a Hell in a Cell match at Judgment Day. Jericho moved back to RAW in July. In September, he won the Intercontinental Title from Rob Van Dam, but lost it to Kane two weeks later on RAW. Jericho formed a team with Christian, and in October, they defeated Kane and The Hurricane for the World Tag Team Championship. They would eventually lose to Booker T and Goldust in a Fatal 4-Way match at Armageddon.

2003: Chris Jericho feuds with Shawn Michaels, Goldberg, Christian, storyline with Trish Stratus

Chris Jericho started a WrestleMania XIX feud with Shawn Michaels. Later in the year, Chris Jericho began a feud with Goldberg, playing off their history in WCW where Jericho challenged Goldberg, but the match never took place. A limo attempted to run over Goldberg. Lance Storm admitted to driving the limo, but later confessed it was Jericho who put him up to it. Goldberg defeated Jericho at Bad Blood. In October, Jericho won the Intercontinental title from Rob Van Dam on RAW, but lost it back to him on the same episode. Jericho began a storyline relationship with Trish Stratus and Christian started one with Lita. The angle started out as a bet between Jericho and Christian to see who could sleep with their partner first. Stratus overheard the conversation and ended the relationship. When Kane went to attack Stratus, Jericho saved her and they agreed to be friends.

2004: Chris Jericho feud with Christian Cage

Chris Jericho began feuding with Christian when Christian put Trish Stratus in the Walls of Jericho. This led to a match between Jericho and Christian at WrestleMania XX. Stratus ran down to help Jericho, but “accidentally” struck Jericho which led to a win by Christian. After the match, Stratus turned on Jericho and let it be known that her and Christian were a couple. Jericho defeated Christian for the Intercontinental title at Unforgiven. He lost it to Shelton Benjamin at Taboo Tuesday.

2005: Chris Jericho fired after feud with John Cena

In June, Jericho turned heel on the WWE Champion John Cena. Jericho failed to win the title from him in various matches. In August, Jericho got one last attempt to win the title from Cena with the stipulation that if Jericho lost, he would be fired. Jericho lost and was fired. In reality, Jericho wanted to take a break from wrestling.

2007: Chris Jericho returns to WWE

Chris Jericho made his WWE return in November vowing to win the WWE Title from Randy Orton. Jericho won by DQ at Armageddon when JBL interfered, igniting a feud between Jericho and JBL.

2008: Chris Jericho feud with Shawn Michaels

Chris Jericho won the Intercontinental title from Jeff Hardy in April. Jericho then began a feud with Shawn Michaels accusing Michaels of enjoying the fact that Michaels retired Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV. The feud continued for months, and in June, Jericho officially turned heel when on The Highlight Reel, he threw Michaels into the Jeritron 6000 damaging Michaels’ eye. Jericho lost the Intercontinental title to Kofi Kingston at Night of Champions. Jericho and Michaels battled at The Great American Bash with Jericho winning when he attacked Michaels’ eye. At SummerSlam, Michaels came out to announce his retirement due to his eye injury. Jericho went to punch Michaels. Michaels ducks and Jericho ends up punching Michaels’ wife. This led to an Unsanctioned match between them at Unforgiven which Jericho lost due to the ref stopping the match. Also at Unforgiven, Jericho won the Championship Scramble match when he replaced CM Punk. Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship in this match. Jericho met Michaels again, this time at No Mercy in a ladder match, in which Jericho retained the title. Jericho lost the title to Batista at Cyber Sunday, but won it back a week later on RAW. He then lost the title to John Cena at Survivor Series.

2009: Chris Jericho drafted to WWE SmackDown, various feuds

In April, Chris Jericho was drafted to SmackDown. Jericho defeated Rey Mysterio to win the Intercontinental title at Extreme Rules. He would lose it back to Mysterio at The Bash. Also at The Bash, Jericho and Edge won the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship in a triple threat match. Edge got injured and The Big Show replaced him as Jericho’s partner and formed a team called Jeri-Show. They held the titles until TLC where they lost them to Shawn Michaels and Triple H.

2010: Chris Jericho wins World Heavyweight Championship, leaves WWE

Chris Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship in an Elimination Chamber Match at the Elimination Chamber PPV. He would lose the title to Jack Swagger on the episode of SmackDown following WrestleMania XXVI when Swagger cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase. In September, Randy Orton punted Jericho in the head as a way to write Jericho out of the storyline as Jericho was leaving the company.

2012: Chris Jericho returns to WWE

Chris Jericho once again came back to WWE. He began feuding with CM Punk. He was unsuccessful in his bid to win Punk’s WWE title in multiple PPV matches. Jericho left the company again in June to tour with his band Fozzy.

2013: Chris Jericho wrestles part-time schedule

Chris Jericho returned at the Royal Rumble, but was unable to win it. He was in storylines over various titles but was unable to win any of them. He left the company in July to tour with Fozzy. Jericho announced he would only be wrestling part-time going forward because of his outside commitments.

2014: Chris Jericho vs. The Wyatt Family

Chris Jericho returned in the summer to have a short program with The Wyatt Family. Jericho hosted Highlight Reel segments.

2015: Chris Jericho signs new WWE contract

Chris Jericho signed a WWE contract to wrestle a limited number of house shows. He wrestled at Night of Champions as the partner of Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns against The Wyatt Family. Jericho also was a judge on Tough Enough.

2016: Chris Jericho returns full-time, feud with AJ Styles The List of Jericho is born, alliance with Kevin Owens

Chris Jericho returned full time to WWE in January and formed an alliance with AJ Styles. Jericho turned on Styles in March. He then began a feud with Dean Ambrose, with Ambrose getting the better of him. In September, Jericho created “The list of Jericho” and anybody that would irritate him, he would put out his pen, write their name down, and say, “You just made the list.” He also formed a friendship with Kevin Owens.

2017: Feud with Kevin Owens during Festival of Friendship

Chris Jericho won the United States Championship from Roman Reigns in a handicap match that also involved Kevin Owens. In February, Jericho accepted a Universal Championship challenge from Goldberg on Owen’s behalf. This did not sit well with Owens who attacked Jericho. Owens won the United States title from Jericho at WrestleMania 33. Jericho regained the title from Owens at Payback. Jericho dropped it to Owens again a few days later on SmackDown. Following the match, Owens attacked Jericho who did a stretcher job in order to write him out of the storyline so he can join Fozzy on tour.

2018: Chris Jericho in Greatest Royal Rumble

Chris Jericho appeared on the Greatest Royal Rumble PPV in Saudi Arabia. This would be Jericho’s last WWE match.

2017-2019: Chris Jericho in New Japan Pro Wrestling

Chris Jericho made a handful of appearances for New Japan wrestling in a new gimmick with his moniker being “The Painmaker” He lost to Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12.

2019: Chris Jericho signs with AEW

Chris Jericho won the inaugural AEW Championship defeating Adam Page to become the first champion at Double or Nothing. On the first episode of Dynamite on October 2nd, Jericho formed The Inner Circle with Sammy Guevera, Jake Hager, Santana, and Ortiz.

2020: Chris Jericho feud with Jon Moxley, alliance with MJF

Chris Jericho lost the AEW title to Jon Moxley at Revolution. The Inner Circle then began feuding with The Elite, which consisted of Adam Page, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks and Matt Hardy. In October, MJF wanted to join the Inner Circle. The Circle voiced their displeasure to Jericho about MJF joining the group. MJF defeated Jericho at Full Gear which allowed MJF to join the group.

2021: Chris Jericho feud with MJF

In March, MJF attacked the Inner Circle and it was all a set up as he had been building his own group called The Pinnacle consisting of Wardlow, Shawn Spears, Cash Wheeler, and Dax Harwood. The Inner Circle lost to The Pinnacle in a Blood and Guts match, however the Inner Circle won the rematch at Stadium Stampede. Jericho and MJF continued their feud for months culminating with a win by Jericho.

2022: The formation of the Jericho Appreciation Socity

At Revolution, Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Jericho. After the match, Jericho turned heel by attacking Kingston with help from 2point0 and Daniel Garcia which put an end to The Inner Circle as this group became known as The Jericho Appreciation Society. 2point0 now became known as Matt Menard and Angelo Parker.

WWF/WWE/WCW/AEW Title Defenses

Booker T, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, Big Show, The Rock, Triple H, Maven, Kane, John Bradshaw Layfield, Rey Mysterio, Batista, CM Punk, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Jack Swagger, Darby Allin, Cody, Scorpion Sky, Jon Moxley

PPV Main Events

2001:

WWF King of the Ring: Triple Threat match for the WWF Championship: Steve Austin ( c ) defeated Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit

WWF Invasion: Booker T, Bubba Ray Dudley, Diamond Dallas Page, D-Von Dudley, and Rhyno defeated Chris Jericho, Kane, Kurt Angle, Steve Austin, and The Undertaker

WWF Survivor Series: The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and Big Show defeated Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Booker T, and Shane McMahon in an elimination match

WWF Vengeance: Undisputed WWF Championship match: Chris Jerich (World Champion) defeated Steve Austin (WWE Champion) to unify the titles

2002:

WWF No Way Out: Undisputed WWF Championship match: Chris Jericho ( c ) defeated Steve Austin

WWF WrestleMania X8: Undisputed WWF Championship match: Triple H ( c ) defeated Chris Jericho

WWE Survivor Series: World Heavyweight Championship match: Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H ( c ), Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T, and Rob Van Dam in an Elimination Chamber match to win the title

2003:

WWE SummerSlam: World Heavyweight Championship match: Triple H ( c ) defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, and Kevin Nash in an Elimination Chamber match

2004:

WWE Survivor Series: Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Maven defeated Triple H, Batista, Edge, and Gene Snitsky in an elimination match

2005:

WWE New Year’s Revolution: Elimination Chamber match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H defeated Randy Orton, Batista, Chris Jericho, Edge, and Chris Benoit to win the vacant title

2008:

WWE No Way Out: Triple H defeated Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Umaga, and John Bradshaw Layfield in an Elimination Chamber match

WWE Unforgiven: Five-man Championship Scramble match for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Jericho defeated Batista, Kane, John Bradshaw Layfield, and Rey Mysterio to win the vacant title

WWE No Mercy: World Heavyweight Championship match: Chris Jericho ( c ) defeated Shawn Michaels

WWE Cyber Sunday: World Heavyweight Championship match: Batista defeated Chris Jericho ( c ) to win the title

WWE Survivor Series: World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena defeated Chris Jericho ( c ) to win the title

2009:

WWE No Way Out: World Heavyweight Championship match: Edge defeated John Cena ( c ), Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, and Kane in an Elimination Chamber match to win the title

WWE TLC: Unified Tag Team Championship match; Shawn Michaels and Triple H defeated Chris Jericho and Big Show ( c ) to win the titles

2010:

WWE Elimination Chamber: World Heavyweight Championship match: Chris Jericho defeated The Undertaker ( c ), John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, and R-Truth in an Elimination Chamber match to win the title

WWE SummerSlam: John Cena, John Morrison, R-Truth, Bret Hart, Edge, Chris Jericho, and Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, and Michael Tarver in an elimination tag team match

WWE Night of Champions: Six-Pack Elimination Challenge match for the WWE Championship: Randy Orton defeated Sheamus ( c ), Wade Barrett, John Cena, Edge, and Chris Jericho to win the title

2012:

WWE Money in the Bank: John Cena defeated Big Show, Chris Jericho, Kane, and The Miz in a Money in the Bank Ladder match

2019:

AEW Double or Nothing: Chris Jericho defeated Kenny Omega

AEW All Out: Inaugural AEW World Championship match: Chris Jericho defeated Adam Page to become the first AEW World Champion

2020:

AEW Revolution: AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley defeated Chris Jericho ( c ) to win the title

AEW Double or Nothing: Adam Page, Kenny Omega, Matt Hardy, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson defeated Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevera, Santana, and Ortiz in a Stadium Stampede match

2021:

AEW Double or Nothing: Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, Sammy Guevera, Santana, and Ortiz defeated Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, MJF, Shawn Spears, and Wardlow in a Stadium Stampede match

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