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Chris Jericho sends out a very important reminder to his fellow wrestlers

Chris Jericho is as unapologetic as it gets and which is what makes him one of the most beloved wrestlers of all time. Jericho is one of the most masterful workers to have ever stepped into the squared circle and has always made all the right decisions regarding his career.

Jericho took to his Twitter to reveal that in his 28-year long career, he’s only missed a week of in-ring action because of “injuries”. What followed was a reminder, seemingly targeted towards his fellow wrestlers, saying that it’s all “a work” and that they should stop acting like it’s not.

This could be targeted towards the young daredevils of the business who have taken the world by storm with their high-risk action. However, the adverse effect of this high-risk action has a direct consequence on their bodies as they’re more prone to injuries.

Y2J’s advice is to be taken seriously, given that he is one of the smartest and successful pro-wrestlers of all time.


  • CC

    “This could be targeted towards the daredevils who’ve emerged in the
    business in the past few years and have taken the world by storm with
    their high-risk action. However, the adverse effect of this high-risk
    action has a direct consequence on their bodies as they’re more prone to
    injuries.”

    In the last few years? So the likes of Lucha Libre only started existing in the last few years? ECW only existed in the last few years? The likes of the Hardys and Edge & Christian only existed in the last few years? Mick Foley only existed in the last few years?

    Daredevil wrestling has existed for decades, so not quite sure what point you are trying to make.

    Jericho is just trolling as always, pure and simple.

  • Rinn13

    Three things:

    1. What is with the opinion/editorializing of these “news” pieces? If you’re going to report “news”, then just report what “facts” are known. If you want to write opinion pieces, do those separately and make it clear that’s what they are. Passing opinions off as facts is not a good look.

    2. Jericho hardly “made all the right moves” in his career. In fact in his own words, in his own books and podcasts he has laid out his many missteps.

    3. High-flying, risk taking “daredevil” wrestlers are not anything new by any stretch. They certainly haven’t just popped up in “the last few years”. They’ve existed for decades, and came to prominence in the US in the 90s. Guys like Ultimo Dragon, and Rey Mysterio Jr., and Brian Pillman, and Owen Hart, and 123 Kid, and Billy Kidman, and yes, even Chris Jericho to some degree, were doing “daredevil” cruiserweight/lucha libre style moves then. The problem, is that those high flying moves, got married in the late 90s and 2000s, to so-called “hardcore” wrestling, like cage matches, and ladder matches, and tables matches, and even just doing stupid/crazy stunts in regular matches. The bar of “what crazy jaw-dropping thing can a wrestler do next”, driven by guys like Mick Foley and Jeff Hardy, just kept getting raised and raised and raised.

    So what was once already risky, harmful high flying moves, became even riskier, and even more harmful to their bodies. Jericho has a point in that. And “hardcore” wrestling, yes even things like crazier and crazier ladder matches, have always been really stupid for wrestlers to do.