Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho

Personal Information

Full Name Christopher Keith Irvine
Date of Birth November 8, 1970
Nationality American-Canadian
Birth Place Manhasset, New York
Height 6'0"
Weight 227 lb (103 kg)
Current Team(s)
Theme Song "Judas"
Debut October 2, 1990
Nickname Lion Heart; The Man of 1004 Holds; Y2J; Ayotollah of Rock 'n' Rolloah
Family Jessica Lockhart (Spouse)

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5 WWE storyline ideas Goldberg reportedly rejected
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Vince Russo addresses the AEW fan who jumped the ring during Dynamite
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5 former WWE Superstars who praised Vince McMahon following their release
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Chris Jericho: A Brief Biography

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Chris Jericho is a Canadian-American professional wrestler best known for his work in WWE, WCW, and AEW. He is currently signed with AEW. He is a former AEW and WWE World Champion. He is a nine-time Intercontinental Champion. While there are many things that only Jericho has done in pro wrestling, defeating The Rock and Steve Austin on the same night might be one of the biggest achievements of all time.


NameChristopher Keith Irvine
BornNovember 9, 1970 (age 53)
NationalityAmerican-Canadian
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight227 lb (103 kg)
FamilyJessica Lockhart ​(Spouse)
Birth PlaceManhasset, New York, U.S.
DebutOctober 2, 1990


Early Life


Chris Jericho's real name is Christopher Keith Irvine and he was born in Manhasset, New York, U.S. on November 9, 1970. While both his parents are Canadian, he is of Scottish descent from his father's ancestors and is of Ukrainian descent from his mother's side. His father is Ted Irvine, a Canadian professional hockey player who played in the National Hockey League. Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds citizenship in both USA and Canada. Jericho grew interest in professional wrestling at a young age and has cited the likes of Owen Hart, Bret Hart, Ricky Steamboat and Shawn Michaels as his inspirations to become a professional wrestler.


Professional Wrestling Career


Early Years (1990-1996)


Irvine began his professional wrestling training at the age of 19. During his training, he made his debut at the independent circuit and began wrestling. He wrestled for several Canadian, European, Mexican, and Japanese promotions in his early years. In the end, he began wrestling for ECW where he won the ECW Television Championship before signing with WCW.


WCW (1996-1999)


In his first year, Jericho worked as an enhancement talent and lost several matches. Next year, he defeated Syxx to win the WCW Cruiserweight Championship. After winning his second title, he began feuding with Eddie Guerrero. Jericho dropped the title to Guerrero and turned heel on Rey Mysterio. He cut his famous "The Man of 1,004 Holds" promo on Dean Malenko during their rivalry. After feuding with Mysterio and Malenko, Jericho won the WCW Television Championship from Stevie Ray. Later, Jericho frequently called out Goldberg, but the match never happened. Jericho wrestled for NJPW and WCW from 1997 to 1998. In 1999, he signed a deal with WWF.





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WWE/F (1999-2018)

First Run (1999-2005)


In August, Jericho made his RAW debut and cut a promo on The Rock. Jericho won the Intercontinental Championship on three different occasions during his first year with the company. Jericho feuded with Chyna and Triple H for the Intercontinental and WWF Championship but lost. In 2000, he defeated Chris Benoit in a ladder match to win his fourth Intercontinental Championship. After WrestleMania, Benoit and Jericho teamed up and defeated Triple H and Stone Cold to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. During the Invasions storyline, Jericho became a key player where he won the WCW World Championship from The Rock. At Vengeance, Jericho defeated The Rock to win his second WCW Championship and Stone Cold to win his first WWF Championship. Jericho became the Undisputed WWF Champion.





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At WrestleMania XVIII, Triple H defeated Jericho to become the new Undisputed WWF Champion. Jericho spent the next year teaming up with Christian and feuding against John Cena and Shawn Michaels. At WrestleMania XIX, Jericho lost to Shawn Michaels. After Mania, Jericho feuded with Goldberg where he lost to him at Bad Blood. At WrestleMania XX, Christian defeated Jericho. Jericho spent the year chasing the World Heavyweight Championship but failed to win. At WrestleMania XXI, he entered the inaugural Money in the Bank ladder match and lost. After Mania, he feuded with John Cena for the WWE Championship and failed. On RAW, he lost the title match to Cena and was fired from RAW.





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Second Run (2007-2010)


In 2007, he made his return to RAW and began feuding with Randy Orton. He defeated Orton by disqualification at Armageddon. At Royal Rumble, he lost to JBL. At WrestleMania XXIV, he entered the Money in the Bank ladder match and lost. After Mania, he began feuding with Michaels and teamed up with Lance Storm. The same year, Jericho won the World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions. He ended his feud with Micheals by defeating him in a ladder match. In 2009, he began feuding with WWE Legends. At WrestleMania XXV, Jericho faced Jimmy Snuka. Ricky Steamboat, and Roddy Piper. After Mania, he won his ninth Intercontinental Championship by defeating Rey Mysterio. At Bash, he lost the title and teamed up with Edge to win the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. However, Edge got injured and relinquished his championship.



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Jericho formed a tag team with The Big Show and defended the championship. In December, the duo lost the titles to DX in a TLC match. At Elimination Chamber, Jericho won his sixth World Championship inside the chamber by defeating The Undertaker. At WrestleMania XXVI, Jericho defeated Edge. After Mania, Jack Swagger cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and won the title. Later, he was drafted to RAW where he feuded with The Nexus. After defeating The Nexus, Jericho feuded with Orton. On RAW, Orton punt kicked Jericho and took him off television.



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Third Run (2012-2018)

In 2012, Jericho made his return and entered the Royal Rumble. Jericho was eliminated in the end by Sheamus. After Rumble, Jericho began feuding with CM Punk for the WWE Championship. At WrestleMania XXVIII, CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho to retain. Jericho spent the year chasing the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship frequently, but failed to win. In 2013, he began feuding with Fandango. At WrestleMania XXIX, Fandango defeated Jericho. After Mania, Jericho became a part-time wrestler and made sporadic appearances in the future. Between 2014 and 2015, Jericho made a handful of appearances on house shows, PPVs, and main shows. In 2016, Jericho returned to WWE on a full-time basis where he began feuding with AJ Styles. At Fastlane, Jericho lost to Styles. At WrestleMania 32, Jericho defeated Styles.



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After Mania, Jericho began working with Kevin Owens. At SummerSlam, the duo defeated Enzo and Cazz. The duo became very popular and Jericho assisted Owens frequently after Owens won the Universal Championship. In 2017, Jericho defeated Roman Reigns to win the United States Championship. In February, Jericho held a Festival of Friendship for Kevin Owens. During the event, Owens turned on Jericho and attacked him. The two began feuding heading into WrestleMania. At WrestleMania 33, Kevin Owens defeated Jericho to win the United States Championship. At Payback, Jericho defeated Owens to regain the championship. On SmackDown, Jericho lost the title back to Owens. In 2018, Jericho returned at The Greatest Royal Rumble.


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NJPW (2017-2020)


After leaving WWE, Jericho began working for NJPW. His first major feud came as Kenny Omega. At Wrestle Kingdom 12, Omega defeated Jericho in a no disqualification match which received five stars from Dave Meltzer. In 2018, he defeated Naito to win the Intercontinental Championship at Dominion. At Wrestle Kingdom 13, Natio won the title back from Jericho. In 2019, he faced Okada for the NJPW World Championship and lost. At Wrestle Kingdom 14, he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi.



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AEW (2019-Present)


In 2019, Jericho signed a full-time deal with AEW. At Double or Nothing, he defeated Hangman Page to become the inaugural AEW World Champion. In October, he formed his stable called The Inner Circle, which consisted of Santana, Ortiz, Sammy Guvera, and Jake Hager. The stable ran through most of 2019 and 2020. In 2020, Jericho lost the title to Jon Moxley.





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After losing the title, Jericho feuded with The Elite and lost at Double or Nothing. Later, he feuded with Orange Cassidy and lost a Mimosa Mayhem match to Cassidy at All Out. In November, he feuded with MJF and added him to The Inner Circle. In 2021, he kicked MJF out of the stable, only to be assaulted by MJF's new stable, The Pinnacle. The feud continued with The Pinnacle defeating The Inner Circle at Blood and Guts. At Double or Nothing, The Inner Circle defeated The Pinnacle in a stadium stampede match. At All Out, Jericho defeated MJF. In 2022, the group began fighting against each other, and Santana and Ortiz left the group. At Revolution, Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Jericho.



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Following the loss, Jericho created a new group called the Jericho Appreciation Society which mostly included stars from the Inner Circle. The stable would go on to feud against Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz and The Blackpool Combat Club. At Double or Nothing, the JAS defeated their opponent in an 'Anarchy in the Arena' match. At Forbidden Door, Jericho won a six-man tag team match alongside Minoru Suzuki and Sammy Guevara. At the next Dynamite, the JAS lost the Blood and Guts match to Blackpool Combat Club, Santana, Ortiz, and Eddie Kingston. Jericho is currently scheduled to challenge for the interim AEW World Championship against Jon Moxley. At the 2022 All-Out PPV, Jericho defeated Bryan in a great match. Jericho then faced another Blackpool Combat Club member, Claudio Castagnoli for the latter's ROH World Championship at Dynamite: Grand Slam, where he won the title for the first time in his career. He defended the gold against the likes of Dalton Castle, Colt Cabana, Tomohiro Ishii and Bandido, who all are former ROH World Champions. At ROH Final Battle, he lost the belt back to Castagnoli after 80 days.


Jericho has been rather inactive in 2023. Most recently, he has started teaming up with an unlikely partner in Kenny Omega. The two have come to call themselves The Golden Jets. This partnership has caused the frustration of Omega's friends The Young Bucks. The two teams are all set to compete at Full Gear 2023 where if The Golden Jets win, they will become number 1 contender for the AEW World Tag Team Championship but if The Bucks win, Omega and Jericho will have to part ways.


Filmography


YearTitleRole
2006Android ApocalypseTeeDee
2009Albino FarmLevi
2009Bloodstained MemoirsHimself
2010MacGruberFrank Korver
2015Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!Bruce
2016Nine LegendsHimself
2019Jay and Silent Bob RebootKKK Grand Wizard
2020In Search of Darkness: Part IIHimself
2021I’m Too Old For This Sh*tProducer


Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
AEW World Championship1
ROH World Heavyweight Championship1
CRMW North American Heavyweight Championship1
CRMW North American Tag Team Championship2
NWA World Middleweight Championship1
ECW World Television Championship1
IWA Junior Heavyweight Championship1
IWGP Intercontinental Championship1
WCW Cruiserweight Championship4
WCW World Television Championship1
Undisputed WWF Championship1
World Heavyweight Championship3
WCW/World Championship2
WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship9
WWE United States Championship2
WWF European Championship1
WWF Hardcore Championship1
WWE Tag Team Championship2
WWF/World Tag Team Championship5
WWA Tag Team Championship1


Chris Jericho Net Worth


Chris Jericho is worth around $18 Million in 2023. He draws an annual salary of at least $500,000 from AEW. Jericho's net worth can be credited mostly to his earnings from professional wrestling across four decades. He is also the lead vocal for the band Fozzy. Since 2013, he also organises a podcast show named Talk is Jericho.


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Chris Jericho Wife


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Chris Jericho has been married to Jessica Lockhart since July 30, 2000. The two married at the St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was born on August 30, 1974, in Hibbing, Minnesota, US. Not much is known of her life as the couple have kept their personal life private from the world. Jericho and Lockhart have three children son Ash Edward Irvine (born 2003) and identical twin daughters Sierra Loretta "SiSi" Irvine and Cheyenne Lee "Chey" Irvine (born 2006). The family currently live in Odessa, Florida.


Chris Jericho Father


Chris Jericho's father was a famous person himself. His father's name was Edward Amos Irvine and he was famously known as Ted Irvine. Irvine was a professional hockey player and he played in National Hockey League for about 13 years from 1964 to 1977. During his team in the NHL, Irvine played for teams such as Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and St. Louis Blues. He called it a day from hockey in 1978.


FAQs

Chris Jericho is billed at 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) in AEW.

Chris Jericho's biceps are around 16 inches in size.

Around Chris Jericho's WWE debut, virus Y2K (Year 2K or 2 Thousand) had struck computers. Jericho had a word play with it and wanted to name his finisher the Y2J Problem (Year to Jericho). However, instead of his finisher, Vince McMahon suggested to keep his nickname as Y2J.

Chris Jericho is married to Jessica Lockhart since 2000.

Chris Jericho has one son (Ash Edward Irvine) and two daughters (Sierra Loretta Irvine and Cheyenne Lee Irvine.