Well, since there have been a lot of "Favorite moments" columns going up, I thought I would throw mine in. Fellow message boarders, whats your Favorite Y2J moment? I'm a mark, and for my money, it was the tainted title win over HHH on Raw. You kind of knew that it wasnt gonna last but still, that crowd pop was unreal.
*All his heel fueds in WCW (Malenko, Juvi, Misterio, etc). I think his funniest stuff was with Malenko, though. The list of 1004 four holds has to be his all time best. *His conspiracy theory skits *Ralphus and the Jericholic Ninja (what happened to him?) *His mocking of Goldberg, especially the mocking of his entrance. *All his bad hair days *WWF Debut *Him hanging out with Fink *Smashing Chyna's thumb with a hammer *Beating Chyna for the IC title *The overturned WWF title win over Triple H *His ongoing fued with Benoit *His fued with the Rock *The awesome checkered pants he has been wearing as of late *The fact that he is the first man to ever to carry around both the WCW title and the WWF title together (and maybe the only if the split happens right after Wrestlemania). It's just unreal when you think about it- he went from underutilized WCW cruiserweight to a history making undisputed champion.
Wow, that's a lot. And I'm probably forgetting some. There is a lack of WWF face moments (besides the HHH match) because he was pretty boring then, as he was in his initial WCW face run.
"...the people ran, they ran all right, they ran right to the toilet, pulled their pants down, took one big Hulk-a-CRAP every time you opened your mouth!"
I personally love him reading his 1,004 holds (#2, ARMBAR!), his introduction to the cruiserweight battle royal in Slamboree 1998, his debut in the WWF(where he first said that he is a "bad mamma jamma"), and his performance at Vengeance(come on, he won the big one!). Chris Jericho, oh what will you do next?
...Some fear the Pink... ...But many fear....THE MOUNTIE! (He's handsome, he's brave, and he's strong, you know)
Originally posted by FfejI became a Jericho fan when he was constantly harassing Dena Malenko and his DEAD DADDY!
*rofl* Bore-us malenko that was GREAT! Ron Mysterio, Prince Naki-maki etc..all funny as hell
Basically Chris was hilarious in WCW. His WWF funny skits have made me chuckle at times but they weren't hilarious. The Kane, Benoit faces pasted on other ppl/objects are good examples. THe ape/pie thing with Steph was horrible..(and that wasn't Steph's fault btw!) I kinda hated him in the end of his face run in WWF. As a heel he is awesome again..
"...And I use that to fuck them some place fairly uncomfortable." "What, like the back of a volkswagen ?" -Mallrats
Originally posted by Crossface Chicken WingDefinitely the WWF debut, probably my biggest ever markout.
And the night he became my favorite, the night of 1004 moves.
Finally, when did he do the Spinal Tap thing? I don't remember that.
Oh that was in the WCW days when he was feuding with Greenberg, late '98? He'd WALK with Ralphus and the Ninja, open a door, oops that's a closet, then turn a corner go through a curtain and oops, that doesn't go anywhere, WALK some more, And then he finds a set of doors, bursts through and gets himself locked outside the arena
Ah here's the recap over at DDT Digest Check the Fall Brawl one too
How could anyone forget the night when Jericho brought the markerboard to the ring for an interview with Gene Mean and proceeded to diagram the conspiracy against him on Nitro.
That and anytime he called Mean Gene, Gene Mean.
You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortoise. It's crawling towards you. You reach down and flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over. But it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.
Can someone describe for me, in detail, Y2J's WWF debut? I wasn't watching wrestling at the time (no TV) and have always heard how awesome it was.
Favorite moments: 1. When he called Schiavone "SKEE-a-VONE." Something about it just cracks me up. 2. The first time he beat The Rock for the WCW Title. The pop was freakin' amazing, and I died. 3. When he and Benoit beat Stone Cold and Triple H for the tag titles. That was one of the best matches I've ever seen. 4. "Thanks, Steph. You're the breast...I MEAN, best!"
YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME!?! - The immortal, chilling words of...The Shockmaster!
YES! dMp and Fazzle mentioned the taunting of Malenko! That was my favorite promo ever! He detailed all the great things his dad did in wrestling, sacrificing time with his family while on the road, and while he was away, his mom was really lonely without him around, and did you ever wonder why Dean and his brother look *ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ALIKE?!?* (7/6/98 - Nitro)
Whoo, that was some of the best taunting I think I've ever heard.
Originally posted by Parts UnknownCan someone describe for me, in detail, Y2J's WWF debut? I wasn't watching wrestling at the time (no TV) and have always heard how awesome it was.
Basically, The Rock came to the ring to cut a promo on the Big Show. At a break in his promo, the Countdown to the Millennium starts up. At Zero, some colored lights splash around the arena, then the lights all go out, you can audibly hear fans chant "Jericho, Jericho," followed by some pryo, and the beginning of his original entrance video and original cut of his song starts to play. When the song goes "Break the walls down!" the name "Jericho" appeared on the Titantron to a HUGE pop and there was Chris Jericho, back to the arena, arms extended.
For a much more detailed and superior version, I've taken the liberty of bogarting CRZ's excellent recap from the night in question.
DA ROCK comes out and talks some smack to try to set up a match with the Big Show later tonight - but the Millennium countdown is on the TitanTron (about two minutes late ... but who's counting?) - :16, :15, :14, ... 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... lights flash and music plays and ... and ... and ... darkness. Then - An explosion! Oh yes - one word on the TitanTron - and it is JERICHO. Arms out, back to us. "Welcome to RAW ... is ... JERICHO!" Oh yeah - it's CHRIS MONDAY JERICHO at the top of the ramp, scowl, sneer, goofy hairdo and all. They've given him some Connecticut Yankee muzak. "And I am the new Millennium for the World Wrestling Federation! Now for those of you who don't know me, I am Chris Jericho - your - your new hero, your party host and most importantly the most charismatic showman to ever enter your living rooms via a television screen! And for those of you who DO know me, 2.4 6.5 well, all hail the Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah! Now when you think of the new Millennium, you think of an event so gigantic that it changes the course of history. You think of the dawning of a new era. In this case, the dawning of a New Era in the WWF! Thank you - thank you!" Crowd chanting "Rocky." "A new era is what this once proud and profitable company sorely needs! What was once a captivating, trendsetting program, has nowdeteriorated into a cliched - let's be honest - BORING SNOOZEFEST that is in dire need of a knight in shining armour! And that's why I'm here! Chris Jericho has come to SAVE the WWF! Now let's go over the facts. Television ratings - downward spiral. Pay-per-view buyrates - plummeting. Mainstream acceptance - nonexistent. And reactions of the live crowd - complete and utter silence! And I know why you're silent! You're silent because you're embarrassed to be here! And quite honestly, I'm embarrassed for you! And the reason why you're embarrassed is because of the steady stream of uninteresting, untalented, mediocre 'sports entertainers' where you're forced to cheer for and care for - no wonder you're not cheering! You could care less about every single idiot in that dressing room...and especially this idiot in the centre of the ring. You people have been led to believe that mediocrity is excellence. Uh uh...JERICHO IS EXCELLENCE. And now, for the first time in WWF history, you have a man who can entertain you! You have a man who is good enough for you! You have a man who can make you jump up off your chairs, raise your filthy fat little hands in the air and scream 'Go Jericho Go! Go Jericho Go! Go Jericho Go!' Thank you. The new Millennium has arrived in the WWF - and now that the Y2J problem is here - this company, from the front office idiots to all the amateurs in the dressing room (including this one) to everybody watching tonight, will never - e-e-e-ever - be the same - agayn!" Rock slowly raises his mic to his lips. "After three boring minutes, the Rock says know your role and SHUT YOUR MOUTH! How dare you, little jabrone, come on the Rock's show and not even have the class to introduce yourself? What is your name?" "I told you--" "IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS! The Rock says you talk about your Y2J plan, well the Rock has a little plan of his own, and it's call the KY Jelly plan, which-- which means the Rock is gonna lube his size 13 boot real good, turn that sumbitch sideways and stick it straight up your candy ass! If ya smeeeeeeeellll....." Jericho makes funny faces...then walks off. Man, I don't know about you, but this pretty much rocked the casbah for me. Well, I could have done without the Rock, but... ha!
I'm so watching my tape of this when I get home!
(edited by BDC on 7.3.02 1040)
"Hitler had pieces of flair that he made the Jews wear."
The show was a nice thing for them to do, but I agree with the original post, that Vince didn't come off well. Doing it on the TV show, right there among the troops, didn't bother me as much as buying an ad in the NY Times telling the media to go to hell....