Chris Jericho is one of the most decorated wrestlers ever to have set foot in the squared circle. Jericho is known for his over-the-top mic skills and amazing in-ring ability. Chris has experience of over 30 years and has wrestled for many promotions, including that of Japan and Mexico. Chris Jericho has received accolades for his ability to play both a babyface and a heel. Jericho’s heel performance in 2008 during his feud with Shawn Michaels is some of his greatest work, and many consider it to be one of the best heel works of all time.
Having been wrestling for over 30 years, Chris Jericho has met and fought against many wrestling legends in his career and shares many stories about them on his podcast. He recently told a funny tale about Sika, Roman Reigns’ father. Chris Jericho recalls the day when he first met Sika. When he first met Sika, he said that when he asked for an autograph, Sika told him to “f**k off.” Jericho claimed that he was surprised that Sika spoke English and that he had forgotten about the autograph.
“They actually would do vignettes of Mr. Fuji having him eat raw fish and he couldn’t speak English. I walked up [to Sika] with a pen and a paper and I was like, ‘Please….sign. Sign name. You…sign name with the pen. He looked at me. He goes ‘F*ck off, kid,’ and I didn’t care that he told me to F off, all I cared was like ‘He speaks English! Did anybody else hear that?”
Chris Jericho is the ROH World Champion
Chris Jericho left WWE in 2018 and explained that his match at WrestleMania 2017 was the reason for his departure. Jericho didn’t like the fact that his match against Kevin Owens at WrestleMania was placed at number two by Vince McMahon. The decision by Vince, made Chris realize his importance to the company, and he decided to leave the company.
Jericho has since then joined AEW, where he became the inaugural AEW World Champion. Jericho lost the title to Jon Moxley after holding it for 182 days. He was one of the first wrestlers to join the promotion.
In March of this year, ROH was brought by Tony Khan from the Sinclair Broadcast Group. Khan purchased Brand assets, video library, and intellectual property too. The first event after Khan’s ownership took place on July 23. The event was called the Death before Dishonor event.
At the event, Claudio Castagnoli won the ROH World Championship. Castognoli held the championship for two months before being defeated by Chris Jericho at the AEW Grand Slam event on September 21. As of now, Jericho is still the ROH World Champion.