Chris Jericho BioEdit
During the summer of 1999, a millennium clock began counting down on Raw. WWE fans spent weeks wondering what the timer was leading to before getting an answer on Aug. 9 when the clock struck zero and Y2J appeared. Audaciously interrupting The Rock, the confident new competitor immediately announced himself as a performer who wasn’t afraid to make a statement.
The cocky competitor found success in WCW, winning the Cruiserweight and Television Titles on multiple occasions, but he soon grew frustrated with the locker room politicking that plagued the company. Sensing a brighter future in WWE, Jericho broke the walls down on Raw with a thrilling debut in 1999.
More big matches followed, but Jericho was forced out of WWE in August 2005 after losing a “You’re Fired!” Match to then-WWE Champion John Cena on Raw. During that two-year hiatus, Jericho pursued acting, toured with his heavy metal band Fozzy and penned the story of his career, “A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex.”