The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE.
From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained his ultimate goal - joining the WWF (now WWE). He became one of their biggest stars, even defeating wrestling powerhouses The Rock and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in the same night to be crowned the undisputed Heavyweight Champion.
Now Chris dishes the dirt on his rivalries with other wrestling legends. Whether ripped-off by promoters, robbed at gunpoint or nearly paralysed after landing on his head during a match, Chris maintained his courage, determination and sense of humour about this dangerous and enthralling sport.
This funny, insightful and compulsively readable autobiography by professional wrestling superstar "Lion Heart" Jericho matches fellow wrestler Mick Foley's bestselling Have a Nice Day! Jericho reached international stardom after joining the media juggernaut World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly WWF) in 1999, but this book neglects his many accomplishments since then, such as his legendary same-night defeat of wrestling powerhouses "the Rock" and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to become the WWE's first undisputed heavyweight champion. Instead, Jericho recounts the fascinating story of his early years in effect, a short history of world wrestling trends since 1960 from his "brutal" early training in his native Canada through finally being invited to join the WWE. Jericho ignores or glosses over controversial topics like steroid use, preferring to keep things light and cheery. His hilarious and detailed descriptions of his many bouts, especially his 1995 "calling card" match in Japan before 10,000 fans, will leave readers hoping for a sequel.
Inspiring and great autobiography
Loved every minute of reading this book. Chris' attention to detail is second to none and is really well written. The life of what begins as an inspiring pro wrestler to making it by the end is an amazing story. I laughed, I cried and after reading this I will never NEEVVVEERRR be the same agayn!
Awesome book! Love reading the REAL ins and outs of the world of professional wrestling. I could nit put it down!!!