Chris Jericho has been a veteran of the business with over 30 years of in-ring experience. He has wrestled at every venue imaginable and won almost every major title there is to win. Even after spending 30 years in the business, Jericho is able to reinvent himself to stay relevant.

However, the very first venue where Chris Jericho wrestled had one very unique characteristic. Speaking during a recent Inside The Ropes live event via Talk is Jericho, the former AEW World Champion recalled his debut match against Lance Storm in 1990. Jericho mentioned that he worked his first match near a mental institution.

“So my first match was October 2, 1990 In Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, which is about halfway between Calgary and Edmonton. It took place in the prestigious Moose Hall. And the Moose Hall was right next to a mental institution, which pretty much is the perfect analogy for the pro wrestling business right out of the gate. And it was against Lance Storm, or as he was known at the time, Lance T. Storm, and the T stands for ‘Thunder’.

So we had been working all summer long at the Hart brothers pro wrestling camp, and this was our big debut match. And we were on I believe, first or second, and it was a 10-minute Broadway, which means 10 minute time limit.”


Chris Jericho recently won the ROH World Title by defeating Claudio Castagnoli. Ever since winning the belt, he has done everything possible to destroy the ROH legacy. Jericho’s next title defense is set to take place at AEW Full Gear against Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, and Sammy Guevara.

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Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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