Nov. 9th, 1970
Manhasset, New York, USA
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Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman currently signed to WWE. He is also well known for his time in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and internationally in Canadian, German, Japanese, and Mexican promotions. He is known for his over-the-top, rock star persona – dubbed "The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla" – and for a contrasting run as an aloof villain in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
Jericho has won 30 championships between WWE, WCW, and ECW – the three most prominent American promotions in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is credited as being the first Undisputed WWF Champion, having unified the World Championship and the WWF Championship by defeating The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night in 2001. He is also the fourth WWE Grand Slam Champion.
Jericho has been a challenger to major world championships since the mid-1990s. In WWE, he is a six-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship once, the WCW Championship twice, and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He is also a record nine-time Intercontinental Champion, beating out four other contenders in a 2013 WWE fan poll to determine the greatest champion in history with a landslide 63% of the vote. In 2014, WWE ranked Jericho's debut with the organization – on the August 9, 1999 edition of Monday Night Raw – number one in its countdown of the "Most Memorable WWE Debuts". Jericho has headlined many major pay-per-view events during his time with the company, including a performance as WWF Champion at WrestleMania X8 in 2002.
Outside of wrestling, Jericho became the lead vocalist of the band Fozzy in 1999. Their eponymous debut album Fozzy (2000) and Happenstance (2002) consist of cover songs and original music; later records All That Remains (2005), Chasing the Grail (2010), Sin and Bones (2012) and Do You Wanna Start a War (2014) are comprised entirely or predominantly of original compositions. Jericho also competed in the 2011 series of Dancing With the Stars, lasting until the sixth week.
Prior to this, he hosted the ABC game show Downfall and the Revolver Golden Gods Awards.
- He and 'Lance Storm' (qv) were two of only four of their original class of 18 to finish training at 'Stu Hart' (qv)'s Dungeon Wrestling School.
- Jericho joined ECW in February 1996.
- Chris has duel citizenship in both Canada and the United States.
- Lead singer of his band, Fozzy
- Since his "Undisputed Championship" represents the combined WWE and WCW titles, he joins an elite group of wrestlers to hold both titles, joining such luminaries as 'Hulk Hogan' (qv), 'Bret Hart' (qv), Ric Flair, and Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Paul Wight (Giant/Big Show) 'Dwayne Johnson (I)' (qv), Chris Benoit, Kevin Nash (Diesel) and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, although only Flair, Savage, Hogan, Wight and Hart held them when the two federations were separate. He is the first wrestler in history to hold the titles simultaneously, beating The Rock and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin in December 2001.
- Won his first WWF European Title at WrestleMania 2000 only to lose it the very next night on RAW to Eddie Guerrero.
- Former WCW Television Champion.
- Previous Managers: Theodore Long, Ralphus, Chyna, Mr Curtis Hughes, Stephanie McMahon, Trish Stratus.