Chris Jericho has created pro wrestling history in every company he’s worked for so far. The first-ever Undisputed Champion in WWE was also the first to hold the AEW World Title. That being said, WWE might not be too keen on giving him flowers right now given his current employer.
On Thursday, WWE published a video of the top 25 greatest debuts in company history. As with any “official” WWE list, the results drew a lot of attention and commentary. It seems that Chris Jericho was paying attention.
It’s hard to forget about Chris Jericho’s WWE debut. Y2K was the thing back then, so he used that pop culture juggernaut to create a classic WWE moment. WWE featured a clock counting down for several weeks, and it happened to hit 00.00 while The Rock was in the ring. What happened next was Y2J’s introduction to the WWE Universe, and a tremendous debut as well. That being said, it didn’t crack WWE’s top 5.
#5 Brock Lesnar (2002)
#4 Ronda Rousey (2018)
#3 Bill Goldberg (2003)
#2 Kane (1997)
#1 The Shield (2012)
Not to be slighted without saying something, Chris Jericho had to add his two cents into the situation. The Wizard replied to a tweet with the top 5 on that list to drop three legendary words.
Hold my beer…
It is true that Chris Jericho knows a thing or two about debuting. Not only did he pull off an impressive WWE debut, but his first outings in NJPW and AEW also made headlines.
We will have to see if Chris Jericho has any more debuts under his belt, but it’s likely we’ve seen him make his last grand premiere in pro wrestling. All things considered, AEW is a great home for him, and he has shown no indication of leaving.
What’s your take on Chris Jericho’s debut getting snubbed? Sound off in the comments!