Christopher Keith Irvine is an American-Canadian professional wrestler, singer, podcaster, author, actor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his run with WWE between 1999 and 2018. He took the name Chris Jericho from an album by German power metal band Helloween, Walls of Jericho, and The Wall of Jericho by American band The Vandals. Jericho is a six-time world champion.
About Chris Jericho in brief
Christopher Keith Irvine is an American-Canadian professional wrestler, singer, podcaster, author, actor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his run with WWE between 1999 and 2018. In 1999, Jericho became lead vocalist of heavy metal band Fozzy, who released their eponymous debut album the following year. He joined AEW in January 2019 and became the inaugural holder of the AEW World Championship in August of that year. Jericho has also appeared on numerous television shows over the years, including the 2011 season of Dancing With the Stars. He has been named by journalists and industry colleagues as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He took the name Chris Jericho from an album by German power metal band Helloween, Walls of Jericho, and The Wall of Jericho by American band The Vandals. He was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2011, he hosted the ABC game show Downfall, the 2011 edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, and the UK’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards in 2012 and 2017. In 2013, he appeared on The Rich Eisen Show with Rich Eisen and Rich Eisen, Rich Eisen is a co-producer of The Voice, and he is the co-host of iReporter, which airs on PBS stations across the U.S. and Canada. In 2014, he was the guest host of the American version of Dancing with the Stars, on which he also appeared as a guest judge. In 2015, he became the first man to have held both the WWE and IWGP Intercontinental Championships.
In 2018, he signed with NJPW, where he became a one-time IW GP Intercontinental Champion, becoming the first person to do so. Jericho is a six-time world champion, having won the Undisputed WWF Championship once, the WCWWorld Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He also held the WWE Intercontinental Championship a record nine times and was the ninth Triple Crown Champion, as well as the fourth Grand Slam Champion in history. In 2001, he won and unified the WWF and World titles by defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock on the same night. In 2003, he defeated Stone Cold to become the first Undisputable WWF Champion, and thus the final holder of WCW World Heavy Weight Championship. In 2004, he beat Stone Cold and the Rock to win the WWF World Championship for the first time. In 2006, he lost the WWF title to Stone Cold by a count-out. In 2008, he also won the 2009 Tag Team of the Year Slammy Award—making him the only winner of both Superstar and Tag Team Of the Year. In 2009, he and Lance Storm worked for the Northern Exposure tour of Canada and the United States. In 2010, he worked with Tony Condello of Northern Exposure in the Northern Ontario region of Canada. He appeared on the reality TV series The X-Factor. In 2012, he starred in the reality series The Voice: Northern Ontario, which aired on TLC and TLC.