Chris Jericho truly loves professional wrestling to its core, as he has been part of the industry for well over three decades now. Throughout his career, Jericho has competed in numerous promotions and has been a part of many iconic moments. That being said, Jericho was also part of infamous segments, especially during The Attitude Era. In fact, Jericho was once worried he would get arrested for being a pedophile during an infamous WWE segment.

During the Attitude Era, Chris Jericho and Christian were a tag team and eventually became the tag team champions. On an episode of Monday Night RAW in the early 2000s, Christian and Jericho were locked out of the locker room while they were in their towels and their bags were also missing.

They searched for their belongings throughout the show until The Dudley Boyz revealed they had everything before telling Jericho and Christian to come get their belongings in the ring.

While speaking with Inside the Ropes, Le Champion talked about the infamous segment, which was pitched by both Vince McMahon and Michael Hayes. Jericho revealed that he was worried he would get arrested for being a pedophile during the segment.


“We would be standing there in front of ten thousand people naked. I’m like, ‘So how do we disguise this?’ He’s like, ‘You don’t.’ I said to Michael Hayes, ‘Are you f***ing kidding me?’ He goes, ‘Well, you don’t want to do it?’ I said, ‘Do you? I’m not a Chippendales dancer. There’s kids in the crowd. I’ll get arrested for being a pedophile.

I go in the office, he’s like, ‘Hey, heard you have a question about today.’ I said, ‘I don’t have a question. I have a statement. I’m not doing it. I am not standing naked in front of a crowd on Monday Night Raw.’ He’s like, ‘Dammit, what are we supposed to do then?’ Jericho brought up getting kicked off the air for showing their genitals. Alternatively, he pitched to Vince that the seamstresses could make skin-toned thongs and they could put a blurry censor over their midsection on TV.”

Chris Jericho and Christian are both in AEW now and both couldn’t be happier there. That being said, they will forever be grateful for their time in WWE, and they also made some very interesting history in the process. Thankfully, nobody was arrested.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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