There is one thing you can say about Chris Jericho — the guy knows how to make an entrance.
During summer 1999, the WWE Universe spent weeks wondering about a millennium clock that counted down on Raw. They got their answer on Aug. 9, when the clock struck zero and Y2J appeared. Audaciously interrupting The Rock, the confident new competitor immediately introduced himself as a Superstar who wasn’t afraid to make a statement.
Son of former NHL standout Ted Irvine, Jericho was born in Manhasset, N.Y. and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A wrestling fan from an early age, he trained at the Hart Brothers School of Wrestling and made his ring debut when he was only 19. Starting out in the frigid armories of Canada, Jericho went on to perform across the globe in places like Mexico and Japan, infusing different international styles into his repertoire along the way.
Throughout Universe Mode
On RAW Episode 46, Jericho went one-on-one with Big Cass, who was accompanied by his girlfriend Carmella. From bell to bell Cass was all over Jericho and despite some resilience Cass was too much for Jericho. After the match, Cass continued his assault, sending the message that he will dominate any and everyone. Later on in the evening, Cass once again assaulted Jericho in the parking lot culminating with Cass powerbombing Jericho on the concrete floor, leaving Jericho out of action with a severe neck and back injury.