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Wrestling By The Numbers: Chris ‘Jericho’ Irvine



World Wrestling Entertainment and superstar Chris ‘Jericho’ Irvine have officially parted ways so the lead singer of Fozzy can rejoin his rock band for their upcoming European tour. The 41-year-old Manhasset New York native is a former 6-Time World Champion and was currently on his third stint with the WWE that started back in November of last year. Chris Jericho has spent a combined 10-years in the WWE dating back to his original debut in August of 1999. Irvine’s career outside the squared circle has been a busy one, in addition to being the lead singer of his band Fozzy, he has also been a contestant on the hit reality series Dancing With The Stars and hosted his own game show on ABC called Downfall.

Chris Irvine started his professional wrestling career 22-years ago back in 1990 after having been trained by Ed Langley and Katsuji Adtachi at The Hart Brothers School Of Wrestling in Calgary Alberta. During the first 6-years of his career he worked for numerous independent organizations throughout Canada. He also spent time in Japan working for Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling and War, and spent time in Mexico competing for CMLL. He was in Smokey Mountain Wrestling before joining Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996. Then from August of 1996 until early 1999 he spent 3-years working for World Championship Wrestling. He continued doing tours of Japan while working for WCW.

Below we look at the professional wrestling career of Chris ‘Jericho’ Irvine by the numbers…

World Wrestling Entertainment:

* 114 Matches (7th Most All-Time) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Match: 1999 Unforgiven Vs X-Pac Last Match: 2012 Summerslam Vs Dolph Ziggler)

* 28 Main Event Matches (8th Most All-Time) on WWE Pay-Per-View. (First Main Event Match: 2000 Royal Rumble in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match Last Main Event Match: 2012 Money In The Bank Vs John Cena, Kane, The Big Show & The Miz)

* 1 Event As A Ring Announcer on WWE Pay-Per-View.

* 357 Matches (2nd Most All-Time) on WWE Raw. (First Match: September 13th 1999 Vs Gotch Gracie Last Match: August 20th 2012 Vs Dolph Ziggler)

* 100 Main Event Matches (6th Most All-Time) on WWE Raw. (First Main Event Match: October 4th 1999 Vs The Rock Last Main Event Match: August 20th 2012 Vs Dolph Ziggler)

* 176 Matches (9th Most All-Time) on WWE Smackdown. (First Match: August 26th 1999 Vs The Road Dogg Last Match: August 17th 2012 Vs Alberto Del Rio)

* 52 Main Event Matches on WWE Smackdown.

* 3 Matches (13th Most All-Time) on WWE Tribute To The Troops. (First Match: December 24th 2007 Vs Randy Orton Last Match: December 19th 2009 Vs John Cena)

* 2 Main Event Matches (7th Most All-Time) on WWE Tribute To The Troops. (First Main Event Match: December 20th 2008 With The Big Show & Randy Orton Vs John Cena, Rey Mysterio & Batista)

* 8 Matches on WWE Superstars.

* 8 Main Event Matches on WWE Superstars.

* 14 Matches on WWE Heat.

* 12 Main Event Matches on WWE Heat.

* 1 Match on WWE ECW On Syfy.

* 1 Main Event Match on WWE ECW On Syfy.

* 3 Matches on WWE N.X.T..

* 2 Main Event Matches on WWE N.X.T..

* 1 Match (6th Most All-Time) on WWE Super Tuesday. (Match: November 12th 2002 With Triple H., Christian, Jamal & Rosey Vs Kane, Jeff Hardy, Bubba Ray Dudley, Booker T. & Rob Van Dam)

* 1 Main Event Match (3rd Most All-Time) on WWE Super Tuesday. (Match: November 12th 2002 With Triple H., Christian, Jamal & Rosey Vs Kane, Jeff Hardy, Bubba Ray Dudley, Booker T. & Rob Van Dam)

World Championship Wrestling:

* 27 Matches on WCW Pay-Per-View.

* 2 Main Event Matches on WCW Pay-Per-View.

* 1 Event (8th Most All-Time) As A Ring Announcer on WCW Pay-Per-View. (Event: 1998 Slamboree)

* 2 Matches on WCW Clash Of The Champions.

* 83 Matches (21st Most All-Time) on WCW Monday Nitro. (First Match: August 26th 1996 Vs Alex Wright Last Match: April 5th 1999 Vs Booker T.)

* 1 Main Event Match on WCW Monday Nitro.

* 30 Matches on WCW Thunder.

* 2 Main Event Matches on WCW Thunder.

Extreme Championship Wrestling:

* 6 Matches on ECW Home Video Releases.

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One Response

  1. xavier says:

    And they never explained who was the girl in his return promos…..sigh…..

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