Who is Chris Jericho in AEW? (Net Worth, Real Name, WWE Return)

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Keep reading to learn about Chris Jericho’s net worth, what Chris Jericho’s real name is and how tall Chris Jericho is

Who is Chris Jericho?

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Chris Jericho is a Canadian-America wrestler who currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He is most famous for a near-20 year stint in WWE, where he became a multi-time WWE Champion and one of the most popular wrestlers in the world. Alongside the likes of Steve Austin, The Rock and Mick Foley, he was at the forefront of The Attitude Era, the most popular time in wrestling history.

He left WWE in 2018 to wrestle for NJPW and eventually sign for AEW. In AEW he became the first ever AEW Champion when Chris Jericho defeated Adam Page at AEW All Out 2019. His reign lasted from August 2019 to February 2020, when he was defeated by former WWE Champion Jon Moxley to lose his championship.

Chris Jericho is currently the head of the Jericho Appreciation Society in AEW and is one of the most popular stars in the entire company. He is expect to wrestle in NJPW again once restrictions are lifted and travel to Japan becomes easier.

How old is Chris Jericho?

Chris Jericho is 51 years old. He was born on November 9, 1970 and will turn 52 in November this year. He made his wrestling debut in 1990 when he was just 20 years old and 2 years ago celebrated his 30th anniversary in wrestling with a special episode of AEW Dynamite.

Chris Jericho’s Real Name

Chris Jericho’s real name is Christopher Keith Irvine. His father is former NHL Hockey player Ted Irvine, who played for the New York Rangers when Chris Jericho was born in New York. Due to the association with his famous father, Jericho decided not to use his real name as his in-ring persona.

The name Chris Jericho came to him when he was trying to think of new name to be known as in wrestling. He originally wanted to be called “Jack Action“, although he later decided that it was a terrible name. He then decided on Chris Jericho, taking his surname from the Helloween album called “Walls of Jericho” (which was also the name of his finishing move in WWE).

How tall is Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho’s height has differed over the years and there is no consensus over what his true height it. Chris Jericho was billed by WWE as being 6 feet tall, whilst he himself claimed to be 5 foot 11, in 2002, and 5 foot 10 and a half in 2020.

He is notably one of the shorter wrestlers, with his heroes as a young wrestler being the likes of Owen Hart and Chris Benoit. He was originally part of the Cruiserweight Division in WCW, but became a main event talent in WWE against Heavyweight wrestlers like The Rock and The Undertaker.

He won the World Heavyweight Championship in 2008 for the first time in his career, whilst he won multiple WWE Championships in his career, including the WWF Undisputed Championship in 2001

Chris Jericho Net Worth

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Chris Jericho’s net worth is reportedly $18 million (as of 2021). He made his money primarily through wrestling, and has wrestled for various promotions for over 30 years. He is one of the most successful wrestlers of all time, wrestling for all the top promotions in the world including WWE, WCW, ECW, AEW and NJPW. He has also won championships all over the world and is one of the most recognisable superstars across the globe.

Chris Jericho’s net worth primarily came from nearly 20 years of wrestling for the WWE, and his last 3 years in AEW. However, he is also the frontman of popular metal band Fozzy, who have had a number of big hits like Judas, which is also Chris Jericho’s AEW entrance music.

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