Christopher Irvine is a better known by his in-ring name Chris Jericho. He is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, musician and actor. Christopher Irvine is best known for his time with WWE. He is a six times world champion and a record nine times Intercontinental Champion. He is also a pretty successful heavy metal musician with his band Fozzy.
Chris Irvine was born in New York on November 9, 1970. His father was the NHL Hockey Player Ted Irvine. Chris Irvine picked the name Chris Jericho as his ring name in his early years. After years in the independent circuit, Chris Jericho joined Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1995. He joined WCW in 1997; Chris Jericho won the World Television Championship and Cruiserweight Championship there.
In 1999, he joined WWE and first appeared by interrupting The Rock. With WWE Chris Jericho would become one of the greatest wrestlers in history. He is a talented high flyer with extreme vocal skills. In WWE he hosts the talk show Highlight Reel. in 2001, Chris Jericho defeated The Rock for the World Championship. He later defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin win the WWE Championship. By doing this Chris Jericho became the first-ever Undisputed Champion in WWE. He lost the title to Triple H. He then went on to win multiple championships during his stay in WWE. He won the tag team championships and also the Intercontinental Championship a record 9 times. After a feud with John Cena Jericho’s contract ended with WWE and he left the Company.
After two years of absence, Chris Jericho returned to WWE in 2007. Chris Jericho had an intense feud with Shawn Michaels after his return to WWE. After this return, he won the World Heavyweight Title on Numerous Occasions. He defeated Rey Mysterio to win his ninth Intercontinental Championship. After that Jericho teamed up with Big Show to win the Tag Team Title. Dubbed Jeri-Show they went on to feud with D-Generation X. In 2010, Edge eliminated him from the Royal Rumble Match and ultimately won the Royal Rumble. Chris Jericho would win his sixth world title by defeating The Undertaker inside Elimination Chamber. Edge used his royal rumble win to challenge him at WrestleMania but lost. After this time he irregularly returns to WWE and goes back to tour with band Fozzy.
Chris Jericho is a big fan of Ozzy Osborne. His band Fozzy has released six albums so far. He appeared with Dancing with the Stars. He is also a New York Times best selling writer with A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex.
Sandpaper by Fozzy
- Spouse: Jessica Lockhart (m. 2000)
- Father: Ted Irvine
- Mother: Loretta Vivian
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