Chris Jericho discusses why he began logging his matches

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Chris Jericho discusses why he began logging his matches

Chris Jericho is one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time, having won 35 titles including WWE, WCW, ECW, AEW, NJPW and CMLL. He is a seven-time world champion in total, having once held the WWE title and the AEW title, twice the WCW title and three times the heavyweight title; he is also a two-time US champion, seven-time couple champion and nine-time intercontinental (realm record) champion, making him one of only four wrestlers to complete the WWE Grand Slam in both the old (fourth) and with the new (seventh).

Outside of wrestling, in February 1999 Jericho formed the Fozzy rock band, of which he is a singer and frontman. In the spring of 2011 she competed in the twelfth season of Dancing With the Stars with the dancer Cheryl Burke, being eliminated in the sixth week.

Speaking on the First Match Podcast, Y2J discussed how he began logging all of his matches.

Chris Jericho on logging all of his matches

“Keith [Hart] showed up the first day to take all of our money. And I asked him a question, which is funny because I’m actually working on [something] right now.

I said something along the lines of, ‘How many matches have you had?’ And he’s like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And I remember his big insult, he called me ‘Gearbox.’ He’s like, ‘What are you talking about, Gearbox? Who knows how many matches I’ve had?’ … and I was thinking, ‘Well, how do you not know how many matches you’ve had?’ If I want to find out how many games Wayne Gretzky’s had, I can just go to the library at the time, now just go online, and look it up.

But the fact that he didn’t know, I said, ‘Well, if I ever have a match’ — not ‘if I ever,’ I knew I was gonna have matches’ ‘When I start having matches, I’m gonna keep a log of it.’ Which I’ve kept to this day" - Chris Jericho said.

“October 2nd, 2020 will be my 30th anniversary of being in the wrestling business. And I’m going to release this entire list of matches, and do some stuff around it because no one’s ever done it before. And no one will ever have a career like I’ve had traveling around the world, to amass all of these matches, right? He’s a bit of a wrestling historian.

And get maybe a Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez, and just sent them this list. And I’ll self publish it for people who want to buy it" - he added.