Welcome to my newest Pro Wrestling series, “Making The Case”. In this series, I will take a deeper look into why certain Professional Wrestlers are the Greatest of All-Time (GOAT). This is purely my opinion and hope everyone enjoys!
Without further ado, let’s get into “Le Champion”, Chris Jericho and make the case for him being the GOAT…
Real Name – Christopher Irvine
Wrestling Name – Chris Jericho
Birthday – November 9th, 1970 (Age 49)
Years Active – 30 years (1990-Present)
Championships and Accolades
WWF/WWE – Undisputed Championship (1x), World Heavyweight Championship (3x), Intercontinental Championship (9x), United States Championship (2x), European Championship (1x), Hardcore Championship (1x), Tag-Team Championship (7x)
WCW – World Championship (2x), Cruiserweight Championship (4x), Television Championship (1x)
Other Promotions – AEW (World Championship, 1x), NJPW (IWGP Intercontinental Championship, 1x), ECW (Television Champion, 1x)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated – Feud of The Year (1x), Feud of The Decade (1x), # 2 ranked Pro Wrestler of 2009
Wrestling Observer Newsletter – Wrestler of The Year (3x), Feud of The Year (1x), Feud of The Decade (1x), Match of The Year (1x), Most Underrated Wrestler (2x), Fans Favorite Wrestler (1x), Most Charismatic Wrestler (1x), Biggest Box Office Draw (1x), Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame (Class of 2010)
Making The Case
Chris Jericho, in my mind, is the best Professional Wrestler to ever step inside of the sacred, squared circle. His combination of absolute elite, in-ring skill, realistic in-ring storytelling, unmatched charisma inside and outside of the ring and willingness to do what’s right for the betterment of the company all make him the GOAT. You hear about some of the other contenders for GOAT, (Hogan, Cena, Goldberg, etc) against putting over certain talent in certain situations and that’s never been even rumored in Jericho’s 30-year Professional career. Combine that with the longevity he’s been able to consistently produce and his resume, it’s hard to argue that he’s the absolute best in EVERY aspect of Professional Wrestling.
Also, please click >HERE< to see Chris Jericho’s 10-best matches in his 30-year career, in their entirety. I compiled that list awhile back in preparation of his AEW World Championship defense at AEW Revolution.
Thanks for reading! Follow me on Twitter (@TattedCJ) for the next installment of Making The Case, where I will we take a deeper look into the career of 16-time World Champion, John Cena’s case for being the GOAT!