Chris Jericho’s Weight Loss has been one of the biggest transformation in wrestling in recent years.
After he left WWE in 2018, Chris Jericho put on a huge amount of weight. He claimed he was trying to bulk up to make his “Painmaker” gimmick different from his previous life in wrestling, and so he was more intimidating as the heavyweight champion in AEW.
He bulked up considerably, gaining a new look that the fans were not used to in AEW. He had a new in-ring style which was more of a brawler-type than his previous ones, and put on some incredible matches during his run as Le Champion and beyond.
However, weight loss for Chris Jericho was crucial after he suffered a huge health scare which could have killed the former WWE Champion if he did not get emergency treatment.
Chris Jericho weight loss
On the latest “Talk is Jericho” podcast, Chris Jericho talked about his incredible weight loss that saw him lose an incredible 32 lbs in the span of a few months, after suffering an incredibly life threatening injury that almost killed the former AEW Champion.
On the Talk is Jericho podcast, Chris Jericho revealed about his weight loss;
“They send you to everything. You talk about a hematologist, a colonoscopy — every single thing that you don’t do because, ‘Oh, I’ll just do it later,’ I did. Every health procedure that you need to do, I did.
“And one of the things was I went on this intricate scale and the scale kind of measures everything. One of the things it measured is your visceral fat. Well, what’s visceral fat? Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds your organs, and the doctor said, ‘You need to lose some visceral fat.”
“Go back to New Year’s Eve, I was with my wife at the Don Cesar in Tampa … We met a couple there, where the guy had just opened a medical weight loss clinic in Tampa.
I went in there and I was 241 lbs… The place is called Options. I wanted to lose 10 lbs.; I lost 11 lbs. in the first week and I thought, ‘Well, let me stick with it and see how it goes.’ I currently weigh 209 lbs., so I lost 32 lbs. since January, and that was by about April that I was down to that. That’s when the big weight loss happened when everyone was like, ‘Oh my god, Jericho’s in great shape.’”
He also talked about his Pulmonary Embolism which he suffered from in late 2021. He was almost killed during a Fozzy tour in England in 2021, and faced a lengthy spell in hospital and was forced to cancel a number of concerts due to the illness.
Thankfully, Chris Jericho made a full recovery and is now on blood thinners for life. Luckily, he is able to wrestle at the highest level and is on one of the best runs of his life.
Chris Jericho vs Eddie Kingston is the main event match for AEW Dynamite this week, in an incredibly violent Barbed Wire Death Match.