Chris Irvine is a Canadian-American professional wrestler, actor, radio host, and musician. He is best known in the World Wrestling Federation ring as Chris Jericho. On February 28, 2011, it was announced that Jericho would be trading in the ring for a dance floor in the next season of Dancing with the Stars. EDUinReview will now take a look at his education background.
Jericho was born on November 9, 1970 in Manhasset, New York but was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After high school, Jericho decided to pursue a career in wrestling. He entered the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling when he was 19. After two months of training, he decided to start wrestling in independent shows.
His first match ended in a draw with Storm. The two men then began working together and called themselves “Sudden Impact.” He created his personal stage name, “Jericho,” from the album, Walls of Jericho, by Helloween. The team moved to Japan in 1991 to tour in the Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling. The next year, Jericho moved to Mexico, where he began to work for the largest wrestling company in the country, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.
In 1999, Jericho signed with the World Wrestling Federation. He made his in-ring debut against Road Dogg on August 26, 1999. He stayed in the WWF until 2005.
In addition to his wrestling career, he is a talented musician, actor, and radio host. He is the lead singer of a heavy metal band called Fozzy. The band has released four studio albums and one live album since their debut in 1999. A documentary of Jericho’s career was released in 2000. He has also contributed to several popular MTV shows, such as I Love the 80s and Best Week Ever. He first came to reality television in 2006 on the singing show, Celebrity Duets. Now, he will once again grace the small screen when he is Dancing with the Stars this coming season.
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