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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 9 November 1970Manhasset, New York, USA
Birth NameChristopher Keith Irvine
Nicknames The living legend, Larger than life
Y2J
Lionheart
The King of the World
The King of Bling-Bling
The Man of 1,004 Holds
The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla
The Highlight of the Night
Vitamin C
Sexy Beast
C Man
First Ever Undisputed Champion
Mr. Canada
Moongoose McQueen
Lionheart
Corazon de Leon
Lion Do
Jeritron 6000
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chris Jericho was born on November 9, 1970 in Manhasset, New York, USA as Christopher Keith Irvine. He is an actor and producer, known for WWF Raw (1993), WWE Smackdown! (1999) and WrestleMania X8 (2002). He has been married to Jessica Lockhart since July 30, 2000. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Jessica Lockhart (30 July 2000 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (18)

Trademark move: Swinging Choke Drop
Usually shouts at his opponents or at crowd during matches
Trademark move: Break Down (Front Russian Leg Sweep)
Finishing move: The Lionsault
Trademark Move: Liontamer
Finishing move: The Walls of Jericho (Elevated Boston Crab)
Finishing move: Liontamer (Elevated Boston Crab with knee to back)
Finishing move: Lionsault (Springboard Moonsault)
Finishing move: Flashback (Spinning Sleeper Slam)
Finishing move: Breakdown (Full Nelson Facebuster)
Finishing move: Running Enzuigiri
Trademark move: Lionbomb (Double Underhook Powerbomb)
Trademark move: Jericho Spike (Frankensteiner)
Trademark move: Backhand Chop
Trademark move: Single-hand Bulldog
Trademark move: Double Underhook Backbreaker
Trademark move: Springboard Dropkick to an opponent on the ring apron
Trademark move: Double Powerbomb

Trivia (68)

Also known as Moongoose McQueen, he is the lead singer for the rock group "Fozzy".
Said two of his favorite people to wrestle are Chris Benoit and Triple H of WWE.
Won the WWE Heavyweight Title from Triple H on April 17, 2000, but was stripped of the title (and the match was stricken from the record) 15 minutes later.
Son of hockey player Ted Irvine.
Professional wrestler.
Was voted "Manitoba's Sexiest Man" in a poll in a Canadian newspaper "The Winnipeg Sun".
He wears lifts, so he's actually only about 5' 10", which is why he says (jokingly because it was struck from the record) that he is the shortest WWF champion of all time.
First started his musical career with fellow wrestler Lenny "Dr. Luther" Olson in a Calgary speed metal band
Trained by Stu Hart and the Hart family.
Although he wasn't born there, he was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and was married there.
During the 2002 Rangers Superskate on Jan 19, 2002, Chris Jericho was attacked by his own father at Madison Square Garden because Chris & his father were competing on different teams.
Since his "Undisputed Championship" represents the combined WWE and WCW titles, he joins an elite group of wrestlers to hold both titles, joining such luminaries as Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, and Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Paul Wight (Giant/Big Show) Dwayne Johnson, Chris Benoit, Kevin Nash (Diesel) and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, although only Flair, Savage, Hogan, Wight and Hart held them when the two federations were separate. He is the first wrestler in history to hold the titles simultaneously, beating The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in December 2001.
He and Lance Storm were two of only four of their original class of 18 to finish training at Stu Hart's Dungeon Wrestling School.
Took his stage name "Jericho" from the album "Walls of Jericho" from the German Power Metal band "Helloween.".
Before making it big in pro wrestling, Jericho was a bouncer and a model in Canada.
Won his first WWF European Title at WrestleMania 2000 only to lose it the very next night on RAW to Eddie Guerrero.
Notable title wins include: WCWA Tag Team titles (2 times); CRMW Tag Team titles w/Lance Storm 1992; CRMW title; WWA Tag Team title (Mexico), w/ El Dandy; NWA Middleweight title (as Corazon de Leon); WAR International Junior Heavyweight title (as Lion Do); WAR International Junior Heavyeight Tag Team title (as Lion Do) w/ Gedo; ECW Television title; WCW Cruiserweight title (4); WCW Television title; WWF Intercontinental title (6); WWF European title; WWF Tag Team titles (2); WWF Hardcore title, 2001; WCW Heavyweight title; 1st Undisputed WWF/WCW Heavyweight Champion; WWE World Tag Team titles w/Christian;
Aside from his wrestling career, he appears regularly on VH1 shows like "I love the 90s" and "Best Week Ever."
Says that Shawn Michaels was a huge role model for him early in his career. Jericho actually tried to dress and wrestle like Shawn did when he was one half of the Rockers (with Marty Jannetty). Later, these two faced each other at WrestleMania XIX, in one of the best matches of 2003.
Was the WWE's millenium man. During the summer of 1999, a millenium countdown appeared on WWF tv. People noticed it really didn't countdown to the Millenium, but instead August 9, 1999 at 10:00 PM. At that hour during a promo by the Rock, Chris Jericho made his debut in WWF, and it has been touted as the best debut in WWE's history.
Was the first and only person to capture all 5 of the WWE Champsionships (WWE World Title, Intercontinental Title, Tag Team Titles, European Title and the Hardcore Title).
Holds the record for capturing the most WWE Intercontinental Title reigns (eight times).
Has held nearly every current WWE title in some form. (He held the World Heavyweight title when it was the WCW title as well as when it was half of the Undisputed title, he held the WWE title when it was half of the Undisputed title, he held the WCW Cruiserweight title before it became a WWE belt. He's also held the World Tag Team and Intercontinental titles). The only WWE titles Jericho hasn't held are the WWE Tag Team titles (from SmackDown!) and the WWE United States title (and, obviously, the Women's title).
Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy performed their first ever UK Gig on February 10th 2005 at Rock City in Nottingham. In true Rockstar fashion, Jericho was 40 minutes late for the show.
Was once managed by Teddy Long.
Jericho joined ECW in February 1996.
Former WWE Hardcore Champion.
Jericho formed a team with Lance Storm in Calgary called "Sudden Impact".
In April 1993, Jericho joined the EMLL promotion in Mexico, where he worked off and on for three years.
Former European Champion.
Former WCW Television Champion.
Jericho was spotted by Mexican promoter Carlos Elizondro while wrestling in the San Francisco area. Jericho became Corazon De Leon south of the border.
Previous Managers: Theodore Long, Ralphus, Chyna, Mr Curtis Hughes, Stephanie McMahon, Trish Stratus.
His favorite channel is VH1 and he frequently appears on programs for the channel.
Currently resides in Tampa, Florida and Los Angeles, California.
Children: Ash Edward Irvine (born September 24, 2003) and twin daughters Cheyenne Lee Irvine and Sierra Loretta Irvine (born July 18, 2006).
On his birthday he flies to Mexico, then to Japan, then back to Mexico. (This way he has two birthdays in one day, due to the change in time zones!!)
Jericho was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame on September 25, 1997.
Former World Tag Team champion.
Upon his return to the States, Jericho reformed a team with Storm. This time they would be called the Thrillseekers.
Former ECW Television Champion.
Jericho trained at Stu Hart's pro-wrestling camp in Calgary, Alberta from June to September 1990.
Chris has duel citizenship in both Canada and the United States.
Resides in Tampa, Florida [2008].
Former WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship.
He is a big fan of science fiction.
Credits the match between Shawn Michaels and John Cena on the April 23rd 2007 episode of WWF Raw (1993) for igniting his desire return to professional wrestling after a two year absence.
Based his on-screen persona from 2008 on the character Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men (2007).
Auditioned for a role in Beerfest (2006).
Auditioned for a role in Knocked Up (2007).
Has stated in multiple interviews that when he joined the WWE, his biggest goal was to be the Intercontinental Champion, because his idol Ricky Steamboat had been Intercontinental Champion as well (having defeated Randy Savage in a classic match-up from WrestleMania III). Jericho not only accomplished this only months after debuting, but has held the title more times than anyone else.
Two of his biggest influences are Shawn Michaels and Ricky Steamboat. He has had matches at WrestleMania against both men: Michaels at "WrestleMania XIX (2003)" and Steamboat at "The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (2009)".
Published author.
Took part in 6 man Elimination Chamber for the Vacated WWE Heavyweight Title versus Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista, Chris Benoit and Edge. Was the 3rd person to be eliminated from the chamber. [January 2005]
Set to face Christian in a ladder match for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Title (Edge was stripped of the title because of an injury) at WWE Unforgiven. [September 2004]
At Pay Per View event "Taboo Tuesday", Jericho lost his Intercontinental title to Shelton Benjamin in the opening match. Will compete in Survivor Series 2004 (Nov 14th) as a member of Randy Orton, 'Chris Benoit' and Maven's team, versus Triple H, Batista, Edge and Gene Snitzky. [October 2004]
Will take part in the 2005 Royal Rumble in Fresno, California on Jan 30th after winning a qualification match in Winnipeg (his hometown) on Jan 16th. [January 2005]
Currently feuding with Evolution member Batista. Batista was the cause of Chris Jericho suffering a concussion due to a power closeline. Jericho has vowed to get his revenge on Batista, and may get the chance to do it when Chris Jericho will go one-on-one with Batista at the Vengeance PPV July 11th [July 2004]
Current host of his own segment on RAW known as "Chris Jericho's Highlite reel", is in a feud with Kevin Nash and will compete along with Kevin Nash, Shawn Michales, Randy Orton, Goldberg and World Heavyweight Champion Triple H in the second ever Elimination Chamber at Summerslam 2003. Jericho along with Triple H and Shawn Michales also competed at the first Elimination Chamber match at the Survivor Series 2002 where all 3 of them were the last 3 of the six remaining in the match. [August 2003]
He will compete at Wrestlemania 21 in the first ever "money in the bank ladder match" for a chance to face the world heavyweight champion [March 2005]
Is now feuding with his former tag team partner, Christian and former girlfriend, Trish Stratus. After she turned on him during his Wrestlemania XX match against Christian. [April 2004]
Eric Bishoff gave him an opportunity for The WWE Championship against John Cena at SummerSlam on August 21st, 2005 in Washington DC [July 2005]
Was "fired" from Monday Night Raw to take part in Fozzy's major overseas tour, which is getting very high reviews. Should return to the WWE by November-January. [August 2005]
Faced Batista and the WWE Intercontinental Champion Edge in a Triple Threat match for the title. But lost when Edge nailed Y2J with a spear to retain his title. [August 2004]
Currently feuding with WWE newcomer named Tyson Tomko. He will Face Tyson Tomko at the Bad Blood PPV. [June 2004]
On November 15th, made his return to Monday night RAW. [November 2007]
Captured his 7th WWE Intercontinental when he defeated Christian in a ladder match for the vacant title at WWE Unforgiven. [September 2004]
Will take on screen control of WWE Raw for one week during the month, following victory over Triple H's team at Survivor Series. [November 2004]

Personal Quotes (17)

An olympic [hero] with no neck, and a giant with no testicles!" In reference to Test: "The jerkle of the squared circle!" To Chyna in reference to her being Intercontinental Champion: "An idea more ridiculously enhanced than your breasts are!
Welcome to RAW is Jericho!
It will never EEEEVER happen again.
(To Viscera) "Even though you look like the lovechild of Fat Albert and Mr T, I will fight you tonight. I'd really like to get my hands on Eddie Guerrero and that SHANK Chyna, but instead I will fight you, who is bigger than both Eddie, and Chyna, and their extended families, and their living room furniture COMBINED!"
(To Shane McMahon) "Every day you come out here, these people call you that word that rhymes with wussy...(AUDIENCE: PUSSY!)...oh yeah, that's it!"
(To Vince McMahon) "VANCE McMahon, you have built the gigantic and successful federation, the WWF. You are a multi-BILLIONaire. But you did it all to make up for the fact that you have a very...small...penis!"
Junior, I'll wrestle you anyday, cause baby, I'm Y2J!
You are a JACKASS!
(about Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley) "She considers herself to be the Queen of Hardcore, but movies don't really count."
(Talking to Chris Kanyon) "Who better than Kanyon? The answer to that is easy, every Jerichoholic in this building is better than Kanyon!"
(to Tazz) "I know that you've got a big head because you're the star of the MTV series Tough Enough. Well, Y2J thinks that you're better suited to being the star of another MTV series, Jackass!"
(Speaking backstage to Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley in Washington D.C.) "Stephanie, here we are in Washington DC and you, without your cigar."
(to Lance Storm) "Your name really isn't Lance Storm is it? It's really Forest Gump!"
(to Test) "How can a man whose name is short for testicles have absolutely none?"
(When he was Undisputed WWF Champion): "I am a living legend, larger than life, the first ever Undisputed WWF Champion!"
You sanctimonious son of bitch.
I'm gonna take you downtown to chinatown!

Salary (1)

WCW Monday Nitro (1995) $165,000

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