Chris Jericho will wrestle in the 50-man Greatest Royal Rumble Match for the first time since July 2017 at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. The match will be held on January 27th, 2020 during WrestleMania 36.
In other news, Jericho is now listed on WWE's website as one of the stars who will be attending the company's 25th anniversary celebration at Madison Square Garden on March 23rd. His bio states that he plans to retire after one match against Shawn Michaels.
Jericho has been absent from WWE television programs since October 2019 when he appeared at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view with a new storyline explaining his absence. He was replaced by Jeff Hardy who had returned to the company a few months earlier.
It should be noted that Jericho has not signed any contracts with WWE and is currently under contract with AEW where he will make his return at some point in April. However, it is possible that AEW could let him go early if they feel like it can get away with it. Then again, Jericho could always decide to quit again before their match.
Their past encounters have been very memorable with both men being praised for their efforts by many fans and critics.
Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970) is an American-Canadian professional wrestler, singer, podcaster, author, actor, and entrepreneur better known by his ring name Chris Jericho. He is presently under contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
He first came to public attention at the age of 17 when he finished second place in the 1992 Mr. New Hampshire contest. Two years later, he was crowned the first King of The Ring.
Jericho has also been a touring musician with Fozzy and Hollywood Undead. He has also released two books and a podcast. In April 2016, it was reported that Jericho had signed with Main Event Management for his career in wrestling.
He previously worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 2003 to 2011 where he held several championships including the WWE Championship once. After leaving WWE, he formed IWC World Heavyweight Champion. In August 2017, it was reported that Jericho had signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). His debut episode of All In aired on May 25, 2018 and he was subsequently named the inaugural champion.
He has received multiple award nominations and wins for his work in wrestling.
Chris Jericho was born on November 9, 1970 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He grew up in Westhampton Beach, New York with his mother, father, and older brother Jeff.
Jericho did left the WWE in 2005 after being "burned out" on pro wrestling in general. Fans missed Jericho while he was away, and he didn't accomplish much with any outside initiatives during his time away, leading him to return to WWE.
When he returned in 2006, he had a new attitude and persona as a heel (bad guy). He told Vince McMahon that if he were to return, he would do so as a villain, which caused McMahon to fire his agent Bob Brown. This led to Jericho signing with Vince Russo's company, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
After signing with WWE, Jericho made his return at WrestleMania 22 where he defeated Shawn Michaels for the World Heavyweight Championship. He held onto the title for nearly three months before losing it to John Cena at SummerSlam. Since then, Jericho has been involved in several storylines including one with The Undertaker at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011.
In 2012, Jericho started working independent events again and has been very successful at them. In addition, he has been using the social media platform Twitter to interact with his fans.
In April 2013, it was reported that Jericho had signed with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
Chris Jericho frequently brags about beating The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night to become the first undisputed champion, simultaneously holding the WCW and WWE belts. Chris Jericho appeared on another Saturday Night Special program. This time he was joined by Jeff Jarrett and Matt Morgan for a six-man tag team match against The Alliance (Rocky Romero, Bradshaw and Williams). During the match, Jericho managed to get the win when The Alliance tried to help their partner Jarrett against him, only for Jericho to kick all of them out of the ring at the same time.
Jericho's victory over The Rock was officially declared on December 31, 2002, during New Year's Revolution, where both men faced each other in a championship unification match. The winner would be declared the greatest wrestler in history. Despite being ranked higher in the polls, Jericho agreed to the match because he wanted to prove that he was still the best in the world. Before the match could start, though, The Rock got into the game by hitting Jericho with a guitar and then stripping him naked before covering him with his belt as a sign of respect. After this incident, we went back to our original match which resulted in a no contest after both men were counted out. It can be said that Jericho defeated The Rock to become the greatest wrestler in history.