Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by his ring name Chris Jericho, was born on November 9, 1970. He is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, musician, entrepreneur, television presenter, writer, and actor. Jericho currently works for All Elite Wrestling (A.E.W.) where he was the first A.E.W. World Champion and leader of The Inner Circle faction. Let’s celebrate his birthday with exciting insights into his life right here.
Christopher Keith Irvine
C Man, Y2J
November 9, 1970
Christopher Keith Irvine, best known as Chris Jericho, was born on November 9, 1970. Jericho is a professional wrestler, businessman, musician, television presenter, writer, and actor who now works for All Elite Wrestling (A.E.W.). Jericho has also appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling (E.C.W.) and World Championship Wrestling (W.C.W.) promotions, as well as companies in Canada, Germany, Japan, and Mexico. Between W.W.E., W.C.W., and E.C.W., the three largest American professional wrestling companies during the 1990s, he won 38 championships. Jericho was the first Undisputed W.W.F. Champion and the last wrestler to win the W.C.W. World Championship, having unified both titles after defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on the same night in 2001. He was the fourth to hold the Grand Slam.
Jericho is a seven-time world champion, having won the W.W.F. Championship once, the W.C.W. World Championship twice, the W.W.E. World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the A.E.W. World Championship once. He has also won the Intercontinental Championship nine times, making him the greatest champion in history according to a 2013 W.W.E. poll. Jericho headlined several W.W.E. pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania X8 in 2002.
Outside of professional wrestling, Jericho became the lead singer of the band Fozzy in 1999. The group’s debut album “Happenstance” comprised covers and original songs. Later recordings ‘All That Remains,’ ‘Chasing the Grail,’ ‘Sin and Bones’ and ‘Do You Wanna Start a War’ consist entirely of original compositions. Jericho also competed in season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2011, remaining until the sixth week. Before that, he hosted the A.B.C. game show “Downfall” and the “Revolver Golden Gods Awards.”
He enters the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling, where he meets Lance Evers, the future Lance Storm.
He wrestles for Extreme Championship Wrestling, a professional wrestling company based in Philadelphia.
He starts a rivalry with Perry Saturn that doesn't pan out but ends with Saturn defeating Jericho in their final encounter at Uncensored.
He fights John Cena and loses.
His band Fozzy release their latest album called “Sin and Bones.”
Signs a contract for the new company, All Elite Wrestling.
Why We Love Chris Jericho
He loves his friends
Jericho was left very shaken after the death of his best friend, Eddie Guerrero. The day after Guerrero's death, Jericho stated on the W.W.E. website that he considered Guerrero like a brother, having the same opinion as Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko.
He is charitable
Jericho received the ‘Order of the Buffalo Hunt’ award at a ceremony held in Manitoba for his work with underprivileged children. Previously, the award had only been awarded to Pope John Paul II, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Mother Teresa.
He believes in confidence
Throughout his career, he was told many times that he was too small, and other insulting things people said to hold him back. He never believed a word of it. Jericho says that his motto is that no matter where he is, “it is the place to be.” He says that believing himself as the best in the world has helped him constantly succeed.
5 Surprising Facts
He is a father
He has a son and a pair of twin daughters.
He prefers to be Canadian
Jericho, although born in the United States, proudly identifies as Canadian; he made his professional wrestling debut in Canada and because his father, former N.H.L. player Ted Irvine, is also from Canada.
He is in the hall of fame
Jericho was inducted into the Canadian Wrestlers Hall of Fame on September 25, 1997.
He has a favorite band
In the December 2007 issue of the “W.W.E. Magazine,” Jericho stated that his favorite band is the Beatles.
He is a metal head
He is also an avowed fan of the power metal band Helloween.
Chris Jericho FAQs
Why is Chris Jericho called ‘Y2J?’
Jericho entered the arena and proclaimed “Raw Is Jericho” and that he had “come to save the World Wrestling Federation”, referring to himself as “Y2J” (a play on the Y2K bug). The Rock proceeded to verbally mock him for his interruption.
Where is Chris Jericho now?
He is currently signed with A.E.W. He is a former A.E.W. and W.W.E. World Champion. Jericho is the only person to hold the W.W.E. and N.J.P.W. Intercontinental Championship.
Is Chris Jericho healthy?
It’s not known what exactly the health issue was and we still have little in the way of details, but the good news is that Jericho provided an update to the Wrestling Observer and he seems to be okay. Jericho said, “I’m feeling good.”
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