Who knew he is more than just a pretty face? Any fan of autobiographies would, I think, really enjoy this book. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Oct 17, Ryan Jackson rated it it was amazing.

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The book then flashes back to his early years, as a seven-year-old growing up in Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada. As he reached his teens, Jericho would later engage with WWF wrestlers, who would be staying at nearby hotels, when performing in the Winnipeg area.

Jericho states it was shortly after this time that this was when his path to becoming a professional wrestler became written in stone, as he watched Owen Hart , who was of a similar build perform his entrance.

Jericho promptly wrote to the address on the screen, hoping to enroll. After the tour ended, Jericho headed for the Hart Brothers Pro Wrestling Camp and it was there he met another future fellow professional wrestler, Lance Storm. Storm on October 2, , as "Cowboy" Chris Jerico, a cowboy from Casper , Wyoming , in a minute time limit draw and working the Canadian independent circuit, before travelling to Mexico and Germany, wrestling professionally for Smoky Mountain Wrestling SMW and travelling to Japan, before returning to the U.

Sadly, the angle was dropped and the match never materialized. It was at this point, frustrated by the lack of faith shown in him to be a top draw in the wrestling business, that Jericho realized his WCW career was over. Shortly after meeting Jessica, Jericho sprained his ankle during a match with Booker T.

He was told he would be unable to wrestle for six weeks — Jericho had sixteen weeks left on his WCW contract at this point. After realizing that he had decided not to renew his contract, WCW President, Eric Bischoff suspended Jericho for the remaining four months of his contract. He never appeared for the promotion on television again, only at live shows. It was during this time that Jericho called Rich Ward , the two had previously met backstage at a WCW event in San Antonio , Texas and share the same sense of humour and their love of heavy metal music.

Ward suggested that Jericho come to Atlanta to sing with his band Fozzy Osbourne. Jericho would later join the band and Fozzy Osbourne would later evolve into the heavy metal band, Fozzy , with Jericho as the lead vocalist and Ward playing lead guitar and singing back-up vocals.

He would do so a month later, on June He recalls standing in a post office, looking at a "Countdown to the Millennium" clock and decided to use the idea as his WWF entrance, which became his signature. Shortly after Jericho finished writing in May and had handed in his copy of the manuscript to Grand Central Publishing , he requested and was allowed to make some final alterations to the book, to reflect upon the Benoit tragedy.

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A Lions’ Tale: Around The World in Spandex – Chris Jericho Book Review

She was a quiet lady but whenever the AWA was on TV, she would freak out and start yelling and screaming. Ventura, who sported a fashionable jewel in the dimple of his chin, was part of a tag team with the biker-looking Adrian Adonis. Louis Blues where he ended his career in He was known as the Baby-Faced Assassin and was one of the most feared players in the league.


A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex

By Kindle Customer on Oct 24, I became a fan of Jericho when he started showing flashes of turning into a heel with his post-match tantrum following a loss. I could see he had the charisma and talent to make it into a big time superstar. Then he came out with the Monday Night Jericho t-shirt which I was unable to afford back in the day and the Ralphus angle, I totally started to love the guy. For the life of me, I could never figure out why WCW never gave him the chance to be the guy.

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