This is the third memoir of wrestler and rock singer Chris Jericho. I’m a big fan of Jericho and he’d definitely make my top 10 favourite wrestlers list (which I might post soon), and enjoyed his first two books which detailed his early years and time at WWE, where he became the first Undisputed champ.
This one sees Jericho a little older, a smidge wiser and still at the top of his game in the squared circle. It’s a cool look into his process as a performer and how he tries to build story and play with the audience to get the reaction he wants. It details his feud with Shawn Michaels (who is also in my top 10), where Jericho a former fan favourite became the most hated villain in the WWE and other storylines he took part in.
There are also tales from the road of drunkedness, brawls and practical jokes, run ins with fans who take it too seriously and the challenges of playing a bad guy.
Jericho also talks about his band Fozzy and other ventures like acting and going on Dancing With the Stars.
It’s all told in this conversational, fun way with Jericho throwing in little asides and running gags. He’s clearly confident in his abilities as a wrestler, but also seems aware of when he’s getting too cocky, sharing lots of stories where he comes off the loser or makes dumb mistakes.
It’s a good fun read about an interesting and busy dude. Jericho keeps it light and fast paced and it really helped pass the time on my recent night shifts. 8/10.
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