Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho

Original Name: Christopher Keith Irvine

Born: November 9, 1970 (Manhasset, New York, United States)

Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)

Debut: October 2, 1990

Irvine was born in Manhasset, New York. His father, ice hockey player Ted Irvine, had relocated there to play for the New York Rangers. When his father retired, they moved back to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Irvine’s interest in professional wrestling began when he started watching the local AWA events that took place at the Winnipeg Arena with his family, and his desire to become a professional wrestler himself began when he saw footage of Owen Hart, then appearing with Stampede Wrestling, performing various high-flying wrestling moves. In addition to Hart, Irvine also cited Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Shawn Michaels as inspirations for his becoming a professional wrestler. His first experience with a professional wrestling promotion was when he acted as part of the ring crew for the first tour of the newly opened Keystone Wrestling Alliance promotion, where he learned important pointers from independent wrestlers Catfish Charlie and Caveman Broda. He also took a course in creative communication at Red River Community College in Winnipeg, where he graduated with top honors.

Championships and Accomplishments

Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling

CRMW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

CRMW North American Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Lance Storm

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

NWA World Middleweight Championship (1 time)

Extreme Championship Wrestling

ECW World Television Championship (1 time)

International Wrestling Alliance

IWA Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

Feud of the Decade (2000s) vs. Shawn Michaels

Feud of the Year (2008) vs. Shawn Michaels

Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (2002, 2008)

Ranked No. 2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2009

Ranked No. 109 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 2003

World Championship Wrestling

WCW Cruiserweight Championship (4 times)

WCW World Television Championship (1 time)

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE

Undisputed WWF Championship (1 time)

Unified WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Edge and Big Show

World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

WCW/World Championship (2 times)

WWE United States Championship (1 time)

WWF European Championship (1 time)

WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)

WWF/WWE Intercontinental Championship (9 times)

WWF/World Tag Team Championship4 (5 times) – with Chris Benoit, The Rock, Christian, Edge and Big Show

Ninth Triple Crown Champion

Fourth Grand Slam Champion

Bragging Rights Trophy (2009) – with Team Smack down (Kane, Finlay, the Hart Dynasty (David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd), Matt Hardy and R-Truth)

Queen’s Cup (2001)

Undisputed WWF Championship Tournament (2001)

Slammy Awards (3 times)

Extreme Moment of the Year (2014) Executing a cross body on Bray Wyatt from the top of a steel cage on Raw

Superstar of the Year (2008)

Tag Team of the Year (2009) – with Big Show

Wrestle Association “R”                                                                                       

WAR International Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

WAR International Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Gedo

World Wrestling Association

WWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with El Dandy

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Best Pro Wrestling Book (2011) for Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps

Best on Interviews (2003, 2008, 2009)

Best on Interviews of the Decade (2000–2009)

Feud of the Year (2008) vs. Shawn Michaels

Match of the Year (2008) vs. Shawn Michaels in a ladder match at No Mercy

Most Underrated Wrestler (1999, 2000)

Readers’ Favorite Wrestler (1999)

Wrestler of the Year (2008, 2009)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame (Class of 2010)

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