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YMMV: Chris Jericho
  • Awesome Music: When Jericho joined the WWE in 1999 he used for his theme Break the Walls Down. Prior to this at WCW he used an instrumental version of Pearl Jam's Even Flow.
  • Dork Age: His early WCW "white-meat" babyface run. His reign as Undisputed Champion is something of one too, looking so weak he was barely able to beat midcarders and taking a backseat to Triple H & Stephanie McMahon's bulldog Lucy in the build-up to the WrestleMania main event WWF Championship match.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: It helps that Jericho is one of the few wrestlers who can successfully play both an entertaining Hero and Villain. Plus his incredible in ring skills.
  • Evil Is Cool: Loves being a heel...
  • Foe Yay: He and Stephanie McMahon were this trope personified.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: This comedic segment from the 2000 "Break the Walls Down" video shows Jericho in a suit talking about cutting the comedy and taking things serious, a Hilarious in Hindsight moment considering his character would evolve into that for real in 2008.
  • Ho Yay: With The Big Show, when they teamed up in 2009. When they were forced to split up after losing the Tag Titles due to being on separate brands, the writers handled the split as if they were a couple separating.
    • Also during the WWE Draft in the late spring of 2005. Jericho was hosting the first round of the draft on Raw, and John Cena was the first Superstar selected from SmackDown. It's not enough to say that Jericho was thrilled to have Cena on the show; he practically squealed with glee when he heard Cena's music. The perky, tomboyish hairstyle he was sporting that night only made things worse.
  • Jerkass Dissonance: In his 2012 return to the WWE. By that point the nostalgia had set in, and Chris couldn't get the heat to last until he started to insult Punk's family and cross the MEH. Then when his feud with Punk ended it went back into nostalgia territory, so when Chris returned again in 2013, he wisely did so as a face.
  • Memetic Mutation: ARMBAR!
    • "....all these hypocrites!"
    • And perhaps his greatest contribution to the English language - "assclown".
    • "ASK HIM!"
    • "It will never, EEEEVVVERRRR happen again!"
    • Chris Jericho invented [X].
  • Special Effect Failure: Under close inspection, the Jack Daniels bottle he smashed over CM Punk's head appears to explode well before impact.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Jericho's main WCW theme, which was a Suspiciously Similar Song version of "Evenflow" by Pearl Jam.
  • Vindicated by History: On paper, Jericho's reign as Undisputed Champion looks a lot better a decade after the fact, as the details of his feuds are forgotten by the younger generations of fans on only the facts that he held the Championship the longest and went over both The Rock and Steve Austin are remembered.

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