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Chris Jericho

      
      

Real Name - Christopher Keith Irvine
Birthdate - 11/9/70
5'11" 225 lbs. - Winnipeg, MAN

Athletic Background - Hockey, Baseball, Football

Teacher(s) - Ed Langley, Brad Young [Hart Brothers Wrestling Camp]

Professional Background - Indies(`91-`92), FMW(`91-`92), BAW[Califronia](`92), Monterrey(`92), CMLL(`93), Germany(`93), WAR(`94-`96), SMW(`94), ECW(`95-`96), WCW(`96-`99), New Japan(`97), WWF/WWE(`99-`05), WWE(`07-`10), WWE(`12-)

AliasesLeon d'Oro, Corazon de Leon, Lionheart, Lion-do, Super Liger

Groups - none

Peak Years - `08-`10



Finisher(s) - 
- Codebreaker (Running Reverse Lungblower)
- Walls of Jericho/Liontamer (Elevated Boston Crab)
- Lionsault (Quebrada)
- Breakdown (Full Nelson Legsweep)
- Jericho Spike (Top Rope Frankensteiner)
- Flashback (Sleeper Slam)

Favorites -
- Springing Dropkick
- Running Faceslam
- Missile Dropkick
- Flying Forearm
- Chop


Ringwork Rating - 

 Move Set
 Science
 Aerial
 Power
 Strikes

Intangibles Rating - 

 Entertainment10 
 Selling7
 Bumping
 Carrying
 Heat
 Legacy


Place in History - Chris Jericho was one of the hottest stars when he was coming into the WWF in 1999. After being a wildly entertaining cruiserweight in WCW, he jumped ship and was poised to be an impact player.  Vince McMahon and the WWF were not impressed by his goofy persona and his workrate.  While he did get over and was eventually given a big push, Jericho seemed to be forever getting caught up in bad angles.  His character had always been tied to the humor and while that helped him stand out in the crowd, it prevented him from becoming a top tier superstar and major drawing card, although many would consider him the best wrestler of the first decade of the new millennium.  Jericho had spent most of the 1990s, globetrotting and gaining a reputation as a top of the line worker.  He found success everywhere he worked, eventually landing a job with WCW.  He made the most of his 3 years with the company, working hard to have exceptional matches and standout as a character.  His first WWF/WWE run saw political maneuvering and other factors tarnish him and his inconsistency prevented him from pushing through. After a sabbatical, Jericho made his big comeback. Delayed and poorly executed, Chris Jericho did not "save" the WWE, he returned to the same spot as before.  However, he turned heel and transformed himself.  Talking in a low voice, wearing a suit and being a self-righteous heel without the humor and histrionics of his former self allowed Chris Jericho to get over as never before.  He had a legendary feud with Shawn Michaels that proved to be the capstone on this run.  Jericho would leave again and return in 2012.  This run has yet to really take off, although he is still an excellent all-around performer.
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