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Chris Jericho

HEIGHT

182cm 

WEIGHT

103kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

9 Nov 1970 

Chris Jericho
HEIGHT
182cm 
WEIGHT
103kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
9 Nov 1970 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Manitoba, Canada 
DEBUT
1990 
FINISH HOLD

Codebreaker, Lionsault, Walls of Jericho

 
TWITTER
@IAmJericho 
PODCAST
TALK IS JERICHO 

BIOGRAPHY

Few in wrestling have the range of experience of Chris Jericho. From Mexico to Japan to America, Jericho has won titles in every major promotion on the planet. Jericho made his NJPW debut in 1997 while contracted to WCW. His short run in NJPW was nonetheless a strong one, with a 4-2 record in that year’s Best of the Super Juniors. 

Jericho went on to wrestle for WWE for almost 20 years, but deep down wanted to prove his ability against the best wrestlers of New Japan. That prompted his rivalry with Kenny Omega, and the ‘Alpha Verus Omega’ match at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Jericho was defeated that night, but turned his attention instead to Tetsuya Naito, taking El Ingobernable’s Intercontinental Championship at Dominion 2018.

Naito would beat Jericho and take the Intercontinental gold back at Wrestle Kingdom 13, sending Jericho back away from NJPW until Dominion. There, Jericho dubbed himself the ‘Painmaker’ seeking to wrest the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Rainmaker Kazuchika Okada. Jericho would punish Okada during the match, but the champion retained with a quick pin. This victory sent Jericho into a rage, and he would assault Okada until Hiroshi Tanahashi made a save from ringside. Jericho would beat a retreat, but is bound to resurface sooner rather than later. 

Few in wrestling have the range of experience of Chris Jericho. From Mexico to Japan to America, Jericho has won titles in every major promotion on the planet. Jericho made his NJPW debut in 1997 while contracted to WCW. His short run in NJPW was nonetheless a strong one, with a 4-2 record in that year’s Best of the Super Juniors. 

Jericho went on to wrestle for WWE for almost 20 years, but deep down wanted to prove his ability against the best wrestlers of New Japan. That prompted his rivalry with Kenny Omega, and the ‘Alpha Verus Omega’ match at Wrestle Kingdom 12. Jericho was defeated that night, but turned his attention instead to Tetsuya Naito, taking El Ingobernable’s Intercontinental Championship at Dominion 2018.

Naito would beat Jericho and take the Intercontinental gold back at Wrestle Kingdom 13, sending Jericho back away from NJPW until Dominion. There, Jericho dubbed himself the ‘Painmaker’ seeking to wrest the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Rainmaker Kazuchika Okada. Jericho would punish Okada during the match, but the champion retained with a quick pin. This victory sent Jericho into a rage, and he would assault Okada until Hiroshi Tanahashi made a save from ringside. Jericho would beat a retreat, but is bound to resurface sooner rather than later. 

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