Sep 5, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Christopher Keith Irvine
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
- Jericho formed a team with Lance Storm in Calgary 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 dropped the Canadian Mid Heavyweight title to former partner Lance Storm on February 4, 1994.
- Jericho wrestled for most of 1994 in Japan for the WAR promotion, under the alias Lion Do.
- Upon his return to the States, Jericho reformed a team with Storm. This time they would be called the Thrillseekers.
- Jericho defeated 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 title.
- Jericho defeated Pit Bull #2 at “Hardcore Heaven” on June 22, 1996, to capture the ECW Television title in Philadelphia, PA.
- 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.”
- Jericho defeated Syxx (X-Pac) for the WCW Cruiserweight title on June 28, 1997 in Inglewood, CA.
- On August 12, 1997, Jericho captured his second Cruiserweight title from Alex Wright.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Raven became another Jericho victim at “Halloween Havoc.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Y2J defeated X-Pac via disqualification.
- At Armageddon ’99, Jericho defeated Chyna for the Intercontinental title in Sunrise, FL.
- 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.
- Jericho defeated Benoit for the Intercontinental title on May 2, 2000 in Richmond, VA, during the “Smackdown” television taping.
- 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, Jericho defeated X-Pac.
- Jericho defeated X-Pac in a steel cage match at No Mercy 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 IC title against X-Pac, Eddy Guerrero, and Benoit in a four corners match.
- At Wrestlemania XVII in Houston, TX, Jericho again successfully defended the IC title, this time against commissioner William Regal.
- Jericho defeated Regal at Insurrextion in London, England, in a Queen’s Cup match.
- Two nights later on “Raw,” Jericho beat Regal in a steel cage match in Long Island, NY.
- At Judgment Day 2001, Jericho and Benoit (who turned out to be Y2J’s mystery partner) defeated Edge and Christian to win the 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.
- At Summerslam ’01, Y2J defeated Rhyno. During the contest, Jericho kissed Stephanie McMahon.
- At No Mercy 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 title.
- At the Rebellion ’01 PPV in Manchester, England, Jericho downed Kurt Angle.
- 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 undisputed world champion.
- At the 2002 Royal Rumble, Jericho successfully defended the undisputed championship against The Rock.
- At No Way Out ’02, Jericho retained the Undisputed title against 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.
- 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.
- At No Way Out ’03, Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy.
- 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 briefly hold the Intercontinental title.
- 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 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.
- Jericho’s wife Jessica gave birth to twin girls on July 18, 2006 – Cheyenne Lee and Sierra Lorette Irvine.
- 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.
- On the November 3, 2008 edition of Raw in Tampa, FL, Jericho defeated Batista in a “steel cage” match to regain the World Heavyweight championship.
- 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 to regain the Intercontinental title.
- At The Bash in Sacramento, CA, Jericho and Edge defeated Carlito and Primo colon 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.
- On August 1, 2009, Jericho was inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame.
- At Summerslam ’09, Jericho and The Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme to retain the Unified tag team titles.
- At Breaking Point, Jericho and The Big Show defeated MVP and Mark Henry to remain the Unified tag team champions.
- Jericho and The Big Show defeated Rey Mysterio and Batista at Hell in a Cell ’09.
- At Bragging Rights ’09, Team SmackDown (Jericho, Kane, R-Truth, Matt Hardy, Finlay, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) defeated Team Raw (D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), The Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston and Mark Henry)
to win the Bragging Rights Trophy.
- At Wrestlemania 26, Jericho defeated Edge to retain the World Heavyweight title.
- On April 26, 2010, Jericho was drafted to the Raw roster.
- In October 2010, Jericho’s WWE contract expired.
- 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.