During the nineties, Chris Jericho fought in Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling, as well as internationally in independent Canadian, Mexican, German and Japanese federations. In August 1999 he joined the World Wrestling Federation, remaining there, with some breaks, for almost twenty years.
In January 2018 he returned to Japan, in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, while in May 2019 he signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling. Jericho is one of the most decorated wrestlers of all time, having won thirty-five titles across WWE, WCW, ECW, AEW, NJPW and CMLL.
He is a total seven-time world champion, having held the WWE Championship and AEW World Championship once, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times; He is also a two-time United States Champion, seven-time World Tag Team Champion and nine-time Intercontinental Championship (reigns record), making him one of four wrestlers to have completed the WWE Grand Slam with both the old format (fourth) both with the new (seventh).
In February 1999 he formed the rock band Fozzy, of which he is the singer and frontman. Chris Jericho has stated that WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Steamboat was better than 70% of the WWE roster following his return to wrestling in 2009.
Chris Jericho vs Ricky Steamboat
"He (Steamboat) was better than 70% of the roster after not working for 15 years, that night. Then, Vince (McMahon) liked his work so much he put him in the ring for six months as a player-coach and he got better than 85%-90% of the guys.
I got a chance to work with him quite a few times, and you mentioned house shows, to really get the idea of who Ricky Steamboat was a wrestler. And I agree with you a 1000%, even at that later stage, he was still excellent, excellent, excellent."
Chris Jericho has revealed that he asked Vince McMahon to bring in another legend when he was feuding with Roddy Piper and Jimmy Snuka in 2009. Steamboat's last match prior to returning to the ring was, incidentally, against Steve Austin in WCW.
During Busted Open Radio, Chris Jericho revealed that he thought Bad Bunny’s entrance was the coolest part of the show of shows this year. “I watched WrestleMania this year, and it was great. The coolest thing was Bad Bunny’s entrance.
I’m like: ‘That’s cool.’ That’s kind of what we try to do; that sort of thing. We did it last week with the Inner Circle showing up with the cars, kind of a Fast and Furious type thing. That’s what I was going for.
People like that sh*t. It doesn’t have to be rocket science, because it could just be, ‘let’s get a few really badass looking cars and pull up at the same time — away we go.’ So, we try and do a lot of stuff, because that’s what makes [AEW] stand out from other companies”.