Chris Jericho

Sep 5, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Chris Jericho Y2J

Real name: Christopher Keith Irvine
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 225 lbs.
Date of birth: November 9, 1970
Born: New York, NY
Raised: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Resides: Orlando, FL
Pro debut: October 2, 1990
Trained at: Hart Brothers Pro-Wrestling Camp
Finishing move: Walls of Jericho
Audio: Michael T interviews Y2J

Biography

– Jericho got his start in his native Canada, working primarily with the touring CNWA promotion
– In October 1991, Jericho ventured to Japan to work with FMW
– In early 1992, Jericho formed a team with Lance Storm called Sudden Impact
– Sudden Impact were recognized as the first CRMW (Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling) North American tag team champions on October 17, 1992.
– Jericho was spotted by Mexican promoter Carlos Elizondro while wrestling in the San Francisco area. Jericho became Corazon de Leon south of the border.
– Sudden Impact defeated the Brotherhood on January 23, 1993 to reclaim the CRMW North American tag team title in Calgary.
– On January 29, 1993, Jericho pinned Beef Wellington for the CRMW International/North American title.
– In April 1993, Jericho joined the EMLL promotion in Mexico, where he worked off and on for three years.
– On July 21, 1993, Jericho teamed with El Dandy to defeat El Texano and Silver King for the WWA Tag Team title.
– After a brief stint in Germany, Jericho returned to Mexico to capture the NWA Middleweight title from Mano Negra on December 7, 1993.

– On January 14, 1994, Jericho defeated Steve Rivers for the CRMW Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title in Calgary.
– Jericho alternated between Smokey Mountain Wrestling and Japan’s WAR promotion for much of 1994
– Jericho defeated Lance Storm on May 12, 1995 for the CRMW Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight title.
– On June 4, 1995, Jericho, as the Lionheart, pinned Gedo to win the WAR International Junior Heavyweight title in Tokyo, Japan.
– Lionheart pinned the Ultimo Dragon at WAR’s 3rd Anniversary Show to retain the International Junior title on July 7, 1995.
– Jericho joined ECW in February 1996.
– On February 23, 1996, Jericho and Gedo defeated Storm and Yuji Yasuraoka for the WAR International Junior Tag Team Titles
– 3 days later, Jericho & Gedo defeated Jushin Thunder Liger & Tatsuhito Takaiwa to retain the WAR International Junior Tag Team Titles

– Jericho defeated Pit Bull #2 at “Hardcore Heaven” on June 22, 1996, to capture the ECW Television title in Philadelphia, PA.

– Over the next month, Jericho defended the ECW Television Title against Pitbull #2 and Shane Douglas, before losing it to Douglas in a 4-Way Match
– Jericho lost his last ECW match to Too Cold Scorpio on August 3, 1996, and departed for WCW.
– Jericho made his WCW debut by defeating Mr. J.L. (Jerry Lynn) seventeen days later.
– After several poorly officiated matches, Jericho defeated nWo referee Nick Patrick with one arm tied behind his back at “Halloween Havoc.”
– At NJPW Wrestling World ’97, Jericho (as Super Liger) defeated Koji Kanemoto
– In February 1997, Jericho embarked on tour of Japan with NJPW. He would make semi-regular excursions to the promotion throughout his time in WCW
– Jericho defeated Syxx (X-Pac) for the WCW Cruiserweight title on June 28, 1997 in Inglewood, CA.
– Over the next month, Jericho would defend the Cruiserweight Title against Ultimo Dragon, Alex Wright, Syxx & Juventud Guerrera
– On August 12, 1997, Jericho captured his second Cruiserweight title from Alex Wright.
– Over the next month, Jericho would defend the Cruiserweight Title against Wright, Eddie Guerrero, Yuji Nagata, Hector Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero, Brad Armstrong & Ultimo Dragon
– Jericho was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame on September 25, 1997.
– Jericho scored an upset on November 3, 1997, by defeating Scott Hall on “Nitro.”
– After consecutive defeats on “Nitro,” Jericho went ballistic, and attacked David Penzer, the ring announcer.
– Jericho defeated Rey Misterio Jr. for the Cruiserweight title at the 1998 “Souled Out.” After the match, Jericho viciously crushed Rey’s knee with a huge metal box.
– Now a heel, Jericho started calling his fans “Jerichaloholics.” He also welcomed the fans to “Monday Night Jericho.”
– Jericho faced the high flying Juventud Guerrera at “SuperBrawl VIII” in a mask v. title match. Jericho was successful, and forced “Air Juvi” to unmask.
– Dean Malenko was next up for Jericho, who he referred to as “Stinko” Malenko. Jericho defeated Malenko at the 1998 “Uncensored,” which sent Dean home for a break.
– As a final dig at Malenko, Jericho claimed to be the man of 1,004 holds since Malenko is referred to by many as the man of 1,000 holds.
– Jericho starred in some hilarious clips as the “conspiracy victim,” going all the way to Washington and the Library of Congress to use in his favor.
– At Spring Stampede ’98, Jericho retained the Cruiserweight Title against Prince Iaukea
– Jericho lost the Cruiserweight Title to Malenko at Slamboree ’98, however, Malenko was stripped of the title shortly after for impersonating another wrestler in his Number 1 Contenders Match
– Malenko and Jericho met again at the “Great American Bash,” which saw Jericho win via disqualification. The next night on “Nitro,” J.J. Dillion, head of the executive committee was forced to give Jericho his fourth Cruiserweight title.
– Jericho lost the Cruiserweight Title to Rey Misterio Jr at Bash At The Beach ’98, however, the title was returned to Jericho the following night as Dean Malenko had interfered in the match
– On the July 20, 1998 “Nitro” show, Jericho gave Malenko one final shot at the Cruiserweight title, which Jericho won via disqualification again.
– Jericho beat Stevie Ray on the August 10, 1998 “Nitro” show to win Booker T’s World Television title.
– At Fall Brawl ’98, Jericho defeated Goldberg (actually an impersonator) to retain the WCW Television Title
– At Halloween Havoc ’98, Jericho defeated Raven to retain the WCW Television Title
– In a mockery of Goldberg, Jericho started coming to the ring with his own security. One of these “security” guys was an older man with a very large stomach. He would become Jericho’s sidekick, Ralphus.
– At World War 3 ’98, Jericho defeated Bobby Duncum Jr to retain the WCW Television Title
– Jericho faced Saturn at the 1999 “Souled Out” in a dress match, where the loser would have to wear a dress on future television shows. Heel referee Scott Dickinson used a fast three count and declared Jericho the winner.
– At SuperBrawl IX, Jericho defeated Saturn by countout
– On June 30, 1999, the WWF web site reported that Jericho had signed with the World Wrestling Federation.
– Jericho made his much anticipated WWF debut on “Raw” on August 9, 1999, interrupting a promo The Rock was cutting.
– Jericho made his WWF pay-per-view debut at the 1999 Unforgiven, losing to X-Pac via disqualification.
– At Rebellion ’99, Jericho defeated The Road Dogg
– At Armageddon ’99, Jericho defeated Chyna for the Intercontinental title in Sunrise, FL.
– On the January 3, 2000 edition of Smackdown, Jericho and Chyna wrestled to a double pinfall draw. As a result, they were recognised as joint Intercontinental Champions
– Jericho defeated Chyna and Hardcore Holly in a triangle match at Royal Rumble 2000.
– Jericho won the European title in a triangle match with Kurt Angle and Chris Benoit at Wrestlemania 2000, but lost it the next night to Eddie Guerrero
– Jericho defeated Benoit for the Intercontinental title on May 2, 2000 in Richmond, VA, during the “Smackdown” television taping, but would lose it back to Benoit the following week
– On July 30, 2000, Jericho married Jessica Lockhart in Winnipeg. Those in attendance included Billy Kidman, Cyrus, Disco Inferno, Lance Storm, Edge and Christian.
– At Unforgiven 2000, Jericho defeated X-Pac.
– Jericho defeated X-Pac in a steel cage match at No Mercy 2000 in Albany, NY.
– On the October 29, 2000 edition of “Sunday Night HeAT,” Jericho performed as Moongoose McQueen with his band Fozzie Osbourne.
– At Armageddon ’00, Jericho defeated Kane in a “Last Man Standing” match.
– Jericho captured the Intercontinental title from Benoit at the 2001 Royal Rumble in a thrilling ladder match.
– At No Way Out in Las Vegas, Jericho successfully defended the Intercontinental Title against X-Pac, Eddie Guerrero, and Benoit in a 4-Way Match.
– At Wrestlemania X-7 in Houston, TX, Jericho successfully defended the IC title against William Regal, but would lose it to Triple H on that week’s Smackdown
– Jericho defeated Regal at Insurrextion in London, England, in a Queen’s Cup match.
– At Judgment Day 2001, Jericho and Benoit (who turned out to be Y2J’s mystery partner) defeated Edge and Christian to win a 7-team Tag Team Turmoil Match.
– The next night on “Raw” in San Jose, CA, Jericho and Benoit defeated Steve Austin and Triple H for the WWF World Tag Team title.
– On the May 24, 2001 edition of “Smackdown,” Jericho and Benoit successfully defended the WWF World Tag Team title against the Dudley Boyz, Edge and Christian, and the Hardy Boyz in a TLC match.
– On May 28, 2001, Jericho defeated The Big Show to win the WWF Hardcore Title, but lost it that same night to Rhyno
– At Summerslam ’01, Y2J defeated Rhyno. During the contest, Jericho kissed Stephanie McMahon.
– At No Mercy ’01 in St. Louis, MO, Jericho pinned The Rock to capture the WCW title.
– The next night on “Raw” in Kansas City, MO, Y2J and The Rock defeated the Dudley Boyz for the WWF World Tag Team titles, but would lose them the next week to Booker T & Test
– At the Rebellion ’01 PPV in Manchester, England, Jericho downed Kurt Angle to retain the WCW Title, but lost it to The Rock on the following Raw
– Jericho was part of the victorious Team WWF at Survivor Series ’01 as they vanquished Team Alliance
– Jericho defeated The Rock for the WCW title at the Vengeance PPV in San Diego, CA. Afterwards, Jericho used outside interference from Mr. McMahon and Booker T to become the first WWF Undisputed World Champion.
– At the 2002 Royal Rumble, Jericho successfully defended the Undisputed Title against The Rock.
– At No Way Out ’02, Jericho retained the Undisputed Title against Steve Austin thanks to outside interference from the New World Order – Hall, Hogan, and Nash.
– On March 1, 2002, Jericho successfully defended the Undisputed title against The Rock in Yokohama, Japan.
– At Vengeance ’02, Jericho lost to John Cena, who was wrestling his first PPV match
– On the September 16, 2002 edition of “Raw,” Jericho benefited from outside interference from Triple H in capturing the Intercontinental title from Rob Van Dam in Denver, CO.
– At Unforgiven ’02, Jericho defeated Ric Flair to retain the Intercontinental title.
– On the October 14, 2002 episode of “Raw” in Montreal, Jericho and Christian defeated The Hurricane and Kane to capture the WWE World Tag Team title
– At No Mercy ’02, Jericho and Christian successfully defended the WWE World Tag Team belts against Booker T and Goldust
– Jericho was involved in the first ever Elimination Chamber Match, but was the fourth man eliminated as Shawn Michaels went on to win
– At No Way Out ’03, Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy.
– At Backlash ’03, Jericho, Ric Flair & Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash & Booker T
– On the August 18, 2003 edition of “Raw,” Jericho defeated Kevin Nash in a “hair vs. hair” match.
– On the October 27, 2003 episode of “Raw,” Jericho defeated Rob Van Dam to win the WWE Intercontinental Title, but almost immediately lost it back to RVD in a Cage Match made by Sheriff Steve Austin
– At the 2003 Survivor Series, Team Bischoff (Jericho, Randy Orton, Scott Steiner, Christian, and Mark Henry) defeated Team Austin (Booker T, Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, and the Dudley Boyz).
– At Armageddon 2003, Jericho and Christian defeated Trish Stratus and Lita.
– Jericho defeated Stratus and Christian in a Handicap Match at Backlash 2004.
– At Badd Blood ’04, Jericho defeated Tyson Tomko.
– At Unforgiven ’04 in Portland, OR, Jericho defeated Christian in a ladder match to claim the vacant Intercontinental title. This was Jericho’s seventh IC title reign.
– Team Orton (Orton, Jericho, Chris Benoit, and Maven) defeated Team Triple H (Triple H, Batista, Gene Snitsky, and Edge) at the 2004 Survivor Series.
– On the August 22, 2005 edition of Raw, Jericho lost a Loser Leaves Town Match to John Cena. Jericho’s WWE contract legitimately expired 3 days later and he chose not to renew it
– Jericho had a starring role in the movie ‘Android Apocalypse’, released on June 24, 2006
– Jericho’s wife Jessica gave birth to twin girls on July 18, 2006 – Cheyenne Lee and Sierra Lorette Irvine.
– In September 2007, mysterious vignettes based around code breaking began to air on WWE television. They would eventually reveal the return of Jericho
– Jericho’s autobiography ‘A Lion’s Tale’ was released in October 2007
– On November 19, 2007, Jericho made his return to Monday Night Raw
– At Armageddon ’07, Jericho defeated WWE Champion Randy Orton by DQ
– On the March 10, 2008 edition of Raw, Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy to win the WWE Intercontinental Title for a record-breaking 8th time
– On April 14, 2008, Jericho defeated Umaga in London, England to retain the WWE Intercontinental Title
– Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels at the ’08 Great American Bash via a referee’s stoppage.
– Despite losing to HBK in a Unsanctioned match at Unforgiven ’08, Y2J returned later to win a championship scramble to capture the WWE title.
– At No Mercy ’08, Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels in a “ladder match” to remain World Heavyweight Champion.
– At Cyber Sunday ’08, Jericho lost the World Heavyweight Title to Batista, but would regain it from Batista a week later on Raw
– Jericho was voted the 2008 GERWECK.NET Wrestler of the Year.
– At Wrestlemania 25, Jericho defeated Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat.
– Jericho was drafted to Smackdown on April 13, 2009.
– At Backlash ’09, Jericho defeated Ricky Steamboat.
– At Extreme Rules ’09 in New Orleans, LA, Jericho defeated Rey Mysterio in a No Holds Barred Match to win the Intercontinental Title for a 9th time
– At The Bash in Sacramento, CA, Jericho and Edge defeated Carlito & Primo and The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) to capture the Unified Tag Team titles. Earlier in the evening, Jericho dropped the IC title to Rey Mysterio in a “mask vs. title” match.
– With Edge injured, Jericho teamed with The Big Show at the 2009 Night of Champions to successfully defend the Unified Tag Team titles against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. The duo would continue teaming as ‘Jeri-Show’
– On August 1, 2009, Jericho was inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame.
– At Summerslam ’09, Jeri-Show defeated Cryme Tyme to retain the Unified tag team titles.
– At Breaking Point, Jeri-Show defeated MVP and Mark Henry to remain the Unified tag team champions.
– At Hell In A Cell ’09, Jeri-Show defeated Batista & Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles
– At Bragging Rights ’09, Jericho was part of Team Smackdown as they defeated Team Raw to win the Bragging Rights Trophy
– At Elimination Chamber ’10, Jericho defeated CM Punk, John Morrison, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio & The Undertaker in a Chamber Match to win the World Heavyweight Title
– At Wrestlemania 26, Jericho defeated Edge to retain the World Heavyweight title.
– On April 26, 2010, Jericho was drafted to the Raw roster.
– At Summerslam ’10, Jericho was part of Team WWE as they defeated The Nexus
– In October 2010, Jericho’s WWE contract expired.
– In Februay 2011, Jericho released his second autobiography ‘Undisputed’
– Jericho appeared on the 2011 series of Dancing With The Stars. He was the fifth celebrity to be eliminated
– In November 2011, vignettes began to air promoting Jericho’s return
– On January 2, 2012, Jericho made his return to WWE television on Raw.
– On May 24, 2012, at a WWE live event in Brazil, Jericho wrestled a match against CM Punk, during which Jericho crumpled up and kicked a Brazilian flag. Local police then intervened, threatening Jericho with arrest. Jericho issued an apology to the audience later on in the match, enabling the event to resume. On May 25, WWE suspended Jericho indefinitely for denigrating the Brazilian flag while also issuing an apology to the Brazilian government and people. Later that day, WWE amended Jericho’s suspension to 30 days.
– At Summerslam ’12, Jericho defeated Dolph Ziggler.
– At Extreme Rules ’13, Jericho defeated Fandango.
– At Battleground ’14, Jericho defeated Bray Wyatt
– In September 2014, Jericho published a third book, ‘Save Us’, covering his life between 2011 and 2013
– Jericho took a hiatus from WWE during the first half of 2015 in order to promote Fozzy’s latest album
– At WWE’s Beast in the East, Jericho defeated Neville
– At WrestleMania 32, Jericho defeated AJ Styles
– In August 2016, Jericho began a ‘bromance’ angle with Kevin Owens
– At Summerslam ’16, Jericho & Kevin Owens defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass

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