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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 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West Fours Wrestling Alliance before jumping to Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling in Japan. He also wrestled for Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling, CMLL, UWA and AAA in Mexico, and WAR in Japan before arriving in the U.S. as part of the team the Thrillseekers (renamed from Sudden Impact) with Lance Storm in James E. Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling promotion. He arrived in ECW in February 1996 and feuded with Pit Bull #2 (Anthony Durante) over the ECW World Television Title. Arrived in WCW in August 1996 and eventually made his home in the Cruiserweight Division, winning the title five times. Turned heel at the end of 1997, essentially solidifying his persona for years to come. Went to WWE in 1999, and would become one of the most decorated wrestlers in the company's history. Outside of wrestling, he has been leading his heavy metal band Fozzy since 1999, published three autobiographies (2007's "A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex" [covering his career right up to his WWE debut]; 2011's "Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps"; and 2014's "Best In The World...At What I Have No Idea."), and has done stage acting and hosted a radio show as well as other pursuits. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, an 8x WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, a former 5x WWE World Tag Team Champion, a former 2x WWE Tag Team Champion, a former WWE European Heavyweight Champion, a former WWE Hardcore Champion, a former ECW World Television Champion, a former WCW World Television Champion, and was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 2010.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JasonIK75

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 (44)

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.
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 that he is the shortest WWF champion of all time. Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) is officially the same height, but doesn't look it because he and Jericho have different body types.
First started his musical career with fellow wrestler Lenny "Dr. Luther" Olson in a Calgary speed metal band
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.
He is the ninth and last wrestler to have held both the WWE World Heavyweight Title and the WCW World Heavyweight Title, after Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Diesel/Kevin Nash, the Rock (Dwayne Johnson), the Giant/the Big Show (Paul Wight) and Kurt Angle. However, Hogan, Savage, Flair, Hart, Nash and the Big Show all won the WCW World Heavyweight Title when WCW was an active promotion, while Rock, Jericho and Angle all won it in 2001 after WWE had purchased WCW.
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.
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.
During the summer of 1999, a millennium 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 Championships (WWE World Title, Intercontinental Title, Tag Team Titles, European Title and the Hardcore Title) until John Bradshaw Layfield (John Layfield).
Holds the record for capturing the most WWE Intercontinental Title reigns (eight times).
Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy performed their first ever UK Gig on February 10th 2005 at Rock City in Nottingham. In true rock star fashion, Jericho was 40 minutes late for the show.
Was once managed by Teddy Long.
Jericho formed a team with Lance Storm in Calgary called "Sudden Impact". SMW promoter James E. Cornette renamed them the Thrillseekers.
In April 1993, Jericho joined the EMLL promotion in Mexico, where he worked off and on for three years.
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.
Chris has dual citizenship in both Canada and the United States.
Resides in Tampa, Florida [2008].
He is a big fan of science fiction.
Credits the match between Shawn Michaels and John Cena on the April 23rd 2007 episode of WWE 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 roles in Beerfest (2006) and 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)".
Debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling in January 1997 and was repackaged as "Super Liger," based off of Jushin Thunder Liger (Jushin Liger). Unfortunately, the mask and costume he was given was poorly designed and, after one match with Koji Kanemoto, the gimmick was scrapped and never used again.
He is a Christian and even considered calling himself "Christian" Chris Jericho at the start of his career. He would later hold the WWE World Tag Team Titles with the wrestler Christian (Jay Reso), although the wrestler took the name from the actor Christian Slater.
His favorite movie is This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and when he met director Rob Reiner, seriously annoyed him by asking numerous questions about it. At WCW/NWO Fall Brawl: War Games (1998), he paid homage to the famous "Hello Cleveland!" scene in a parody of Goldberg (Bill Goldberg)'s dramatic guided entrance by getting "lost" on his way to the ring.
The fictitious backstory for his heavy metal band Fozzy is that they were stuck in Japan for 20 years due to a bogus contract and could only sit back and watch as other bands had success with "their" songs.
He used White Zombie's "Soul Crusher" and "Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy)" as entrance music in ECW, and their "Thunder Kiss '65" in Japan. The Thrillseekers used Danger Danger's "Rock America" in SMW, which Jericho hated.
Has an estimated net worth of $17million.

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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