Like every good boy should, Chris Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Ontario, Canada dreaming of becoming a rock star and professional wrestler. Like so few others have, he would soon embark on a life journey that allowed him to become “the best in the world at what he does” in both worlds, as well as others.
Jericho would first conquer the world of professional wrestling. At the Moose Hall in Ponoka, Alberta in 1990, he would begin a wrestling career that would span the better part of three decades. He would hone his craft all over the world, specifically to Mexico, Germany, and Japan, before landing permanently in America as part of Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1996. He would then transition to World Championship Wrestling, and then to World Wrestling Entertainment. In his career, he would take part in iconic rivalries with the likes of “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, John Cena, and Rey Mysterio en route to becoming a six-time World Champion. He is still an imperative member of the WWE roster to this day, working with the next generation of wrestling superstars during the WWE’s “New Era”.
While dominating the world of professional wrestlng, Jericho found the time to pursue is other dream of becoming a HUGE ROCK STAR. Founding member of rap metal band Stuck Mojo, Rich Ward, met up with Chris in San Antonio, Texas in 1999 and invited him to jam with his band. This invite birthed a band devoted to producing six (working on a seventh) albums compacted with what can best be described as arena rock soaked in blood. Since its inception, Fozzy has gone on to tour with acts such as Shinedown, Metallica, and Avenged Sevenfold. Their 2014 album, Do You Wanna Start a War, debuted at #54 on the Billboard 200, continuing Jericho’s everlasting legacy as an eclectic performer.
Outside of his two boyhood dreams, Chris would go on to pursue a plethora of other goals within the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has become a New York Time Bestselling Author while writing three autobiographies (currently working on a fourth), he has been a frequent contributor to VH1 specials, G4’s Attack of the Show!, and was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. In 2013, Chris started his own podcast, Talk in Jericho, a fortress of solitude for his never-ending creative juices. TOJ has recently been ranked #8 under ITunes “US Sports and Recreation Podcasts”.
His professional accomplishments are many, but his greatest accomplishment comes in the form of the family formed with his wife Jessica, whom he married in 2000. Together they have had three beautiful children, Ash, born in 2003, and identical twin daughters, Sierra and Cheyenne. All three of his kids have appeared as guest experts on their father’s podcast.