Chris Jericho has fought in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as well as internationally in Canadian, Mexican, German and Japanese independent federations. In August 1999 he joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), staying there, with some breaks, for almost twenty years.
In 2018 he returned to Japan, in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), while in 2019 he signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). In 1999, Jericho became lead vocalist of heavy metal band Fozzy, who released their eponymous debut album the following year.
The group's early work is composed largely of cover versions, although they have focused primarily on original material from third album All That Remains (2005) onward. Jericho has also appeared on numerous television shows over the years, including the 2011 season of Dancing With the Stars.
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 a recent interview with TVInsider, he commented on the recent WWE releases: “It’s an interesting time right now, because a lot of guys got released.
By proxy, you went from a business that was very profitable in many different levels to everything grinding to a halt. Hopefully, many of them will get picked up by the different companies. Some guys may have to go overseas. I don’t know what AEW has planned.
That’s not really my wheelhouse. But I’m sure everybody is going to land where they should land. It’s just how it goes”. On his chemistry with Tony Schiavone, he added: “So, I’m basically relying on the expertise of Tony Schiavone to carry me through it.
Then I realized we had great chemistry, which is no surprise: we always had great chemistry if you look at the work we did in the late ’90s in WCW. I feel like since the legendary Jim Ross is not available, I’ll step in to do the best I can to provide commentary and some energy.
When you’re working in front of just a few people there, the more energy you can have the better. If there ever was some dead spot, I thought I could make some noise since I’m this semi-obnoxious heel anyway. It has been a lot of fun. I hope in the future I can do some more”.