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View Poll Results: What's the best Chris Jericho moment on WWE Television?
The debut of Y2J 1 14.29%
Kevin Owens/Chris Jericho/Tom Philips Backstage Interviews 0 0%
Save.Us_222 original vignette 0 0%
Chris Jericho smashes alcoholic bottle over CM Punks head 0 0%
Chris Jericho plays musical chairs with a dancing Ric Flair, horny Jerry Lawler, Tajiri, Coach, Stacey, etc 0 0%
Shocking HHH and winning the WWF Championship 1 14.29%
Chris Jericho promo with The Rock backstage with Michael Cole 0 0%
Triple H & Steve Austin Vs. Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit 1 14.29%
Everybody Hates Chris - Ric Flair challenges Jericho to a parking lot brawl and Triple H interferes. 0 0%
RVD Vs. Y2J in 2013 0 0%
The Rock tells Jericho he's not good enough, Jericho insults him with his own taunt 0 0%
John Cena debuts on WWE Raw as the first surprise from the draft in 2005. 0 0%
Vitamin C, Ass Cream, Dudleys. 0 0%
The Highlight Reel where Chris Jericho turns heel on Shawn Michaels 3 42.86%
Other 1 14.29%
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The WWE is a fast paced machine, where content is distributed at a fast rate. Since my vacation from work (been on holidays for six weeks), I found myself at WrestleKingdom 11 i Japan, spent time in Hiroshima, visited Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Tokyo, etc, now I'm home. With another week of holidays to go. I decided to spend time watching EVERY Chris Jericho moment in WWE ever. Yep...I have had a lot of time off.

I decided to not go along the lines of kayfabe, but really genius moments that defined the Y2J character in WWE. But only the ones on television, the ones who would tend to forget. The PPV moments are different. They're ones we're pretty familiar with.


15 Most Memorable Television Moments here we go.

1. The Debut Of Y2J - 1999

Iconic, along with Kane's debut in 1997, holds its own as the best debut ever. Right place, right time. Chicago and 1999, smack bang in the middle of the Monday Night Wars. Sweet theme, awesome reaction and went one on one with The Great One on the microphone. What a moment.

2. Shawn Michaels on The Highlight Reel - 2008

The heel turn in 2008 that was sorely needed. His character grew stale, making jokes involving the cookie monster and Randy Orton getting haircuts from Supercuts, his attempts to be funny didn't really click with the fans. However, his slow, organic heel turn against Shawn Michaels? Where he threw Michaels through the Jericho5000, playing off of Michaels super kicking Janetty through the barbershop window? Genius. Especially the moment from 5.45-5.50. Where you literally SAW Jericho become the biggest heel of the 21st century. His acting classes with The Groundlings from 05-06 paid off right there.

3. Chris Jericho wins the WWF Championship - 2000

One of the biggest pops in WRESTLING history. An iconic moment that's unfortunately been buried in brilliance of the Attitude Era. WWE need to remind their audience of this. Probably when Jericho's inducted into the WWE HOF.

4. Chris Jericho & The Rock Promo - 2000

No one can do this today. Except for Chris Jericho of course. He would need The Rock though.

5. Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit Vs. Triple H & Stone Cold Steve Austin - 2001

One of the greatest matches in WWE history. The infamous match where Triple H tore his quadricep muscle and fought through the pain to finish this match.

6. The Last Great Rowdy Roddy Piper Promo - 2009

Jericho had said on his podcast, he pulled Piper aside and asked him to take his promo seriously, like it was the 80s again, Piper did and the results were remarkable.

7. Chris Jericho is absolutely hated by everyone - 2008

The next week after the heel turn that he sorely needed. Jericho returns to berate the crowd for the first time, accept Ric Flairs challenge for a parking lot fight, bump into Triple H. Overall this segment was so awesome. It had layer after layer of storyline attached. Jericho/Michaels? Yes, Michaels/Flair? Yes, Trips/Flair? Yes, Jericho/Triple H? Yes, and everyone was serious. No joking and that's so important for a segment like this, thankfully they left the comedy out.

8. First Chris Jericho Return Vignette airs randomly on Raw - 2007

This forum went apeshit over these. Especially the first one, it was so quick, you would have blinked an eye and missed it. People broke these videos down bit by bit, analysed them. Freeze-framed every screenshot of the video package. The promos went way too long, six weeks...but the first one created some MUCH needed hype, everyone was talking about them and everyone could tell it was Chris Jericho. The return should have been No Mercy 2007. Where Vince was interrupted by insane Y2J chants (that he actually needed to stop), but alas, we got his return at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida infront of an absolute zombie crowd. Should have been earlier, should have been a smark city. But nonetheless, this first promo, was bloody brilliant and generated fantastic buzz.
Also, for those of you who think Y2J wasn't a draw. No Mercy 2006, 197,000 PPV buys. No Mercy, 2007 with the expected Y2J return? 270,000 buys. The PPV right before No Mercy? Unforgiven 210,000 PPV buys, below the 307,000 the year before. This vignette generated so much hype.

9. Another Rock/Jericho promo - 2001

It's simply rare for The Rock to get owned on the Microphone. Here it is again.

10. Vitamin C, Ass Cream and Spike...GET THE TOWELS!! - 2003

Entertaining segment, everyone played their role very well.

11. Chris Jericho Vs Rob Van Dam - 2013

RVD returns, Jericho exits. However they have a match and they're both over 40. The match went two commercial breaks longer than it should. But boy, what a throwback to the Ruthless Agression/Attitude Era days it was.

12. Musical Chairs in Winnipeg - 2004

Monster pop for Jericho and proudly, the only superstar to ever win musical chairs. Watch for the genius of Ric Flair dancing and Jerry Lawler's perving hahahaha.

13. John Cena Joins Raw, Chris Jericho marks out and the feud begins - 2005

Awesome moment, with the seeds planted to an excellent feud between the two in 2005. This is historic, the first time the WWE fans started to boo Cena, not here in particular, but at Summerslam 2005 when half the crowd decided to cheer for the bad guy, Chris Jericho.

14. Chris Jericho smashes alcohol bottle over CM Punk's head - 2012

I LOVE how Chris Jericho slipped too. I just think it made the segment even greater. "Your dad is an alcoholic, your sister is a drug user and your mother is a combination of the two" - Chris Jericho. Hahahahahah.

15. Chris Jericho/Kevin Owens/Tom Phillips Segments - 2016

Brilliant chemistry between the two.


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I watched and reviewed Royal Rumble 2013 yesterday both from a live perspective and a TV perspective and to this day, I still stress that we were not mic'd properly that day in Phoenix as his pop was MONSTROUS. He's had other amazing moments too but his debut in 99 is, IMO, the 2nd best in WWE history behind Kane so I'm going with that one.
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I watched and reviewed Royal Rumble 2013 yesterday both from a live perspective and a TV perspective and to this day, I still stress that we were not mic'd properly that day in Phoenix as his pop was MONSTROUS. He's had other amazing moments too but his debut in 99 is, IMO, the 2nd best in WWE history behind Kane so I'm going with that one.
It looked/sounded massive on TV too. Awesome moment !
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It looked/sounded massive on TV too. Awesome moment !
I still argue that's the pop of his career!
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I absolutely *adore* the Jericho/Christian v. Booker/Goldust series.

Also that time, after Steph had the whole Alliance out and she sung 'did you ever know you're our hero' to Austin, Jericho sings to him 'did you ever know that you're a jackass'

He had two really good singles matches on tv with Austin that year, actually.

I also really like his match with Mark Henry from 2004.

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All of them he is great
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I always liked his "fight Benoit anywhere" promo featuring words wich rhyme with boat, including boat.

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I picked his title win, but I most enjoyed his feud with Regal. His peeing in the Tea, and the 'Duchess of Queensbury Rules' match were fantastic stuff from both guys.
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