Breaking the code - Behind the walls of Chris Jericho (coming soon)
Throughout his remarkable career he has provided sports entertainment fans with amazing matches and astounding moments whether he was in Smokey Mountain Wrestling, ECW, WCW, and WWE. He’s also left his mark on the entertainment industry outside the ring, from his band Fozzy to writing a NY Times bestselling autobiography. This 3-disc set includes a never-before-seen documentary on the life and times of Jericho featuring new candid interviews with Jericho and his rivals, as well as more than a dozen of his greatest matches.
A Star is Born International Sensation Land of the Extreme Arrival in WCW Best in Show Never Evvver the Same Again Conspiracy Victim Armbar Greenberg The Millennium Man The Y2J Era Begins Undisputed Champion Highlight of the Night The Highlight Reel Facing an Idol Total Buffoonery You’re Fired! Breaking Out Fozzy Time Away Breaking the Code An Honest Man Career Renaissance Save Us The Best in the World at What I Do
Special Features A Young Fanatic
Leon de Oro
The Thrillseekers Vignette #1
The Thrillseekers Vignette #2
"Have you heard of Chris Jericho?"
Paul Heyman’s Roommate
The Man of 1,004 Holds Nitro – March 30, 1998
Conspiracy Victim Nitro – June 1, 1998
Father Knows Best Thunder – June 11, 1998
"Hello, Lexington!" Thunder – September 10, 1998
Do You Smell What Y2J is Cookin’? RAW – October 30, 2000
Sharing a Beer with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Post-RAW – August 25, 2003
Jericho vs. The Old Man Post-Smackdown! – November 17, 2009
Fozzy Music Video – Let the Madness Begin
"Cowboy" Chris Jericho vs. Lance T. Storm Calgary, Alberta October 2, 1990 Alternate Commentary By: Chris Jericho & Matt Striker
The Thrill Seekers vs. The Infernos Smoky Mountain Wrestling March 12, 1994
International Junior Heavyweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon Japan July 7, 1995 Alternate Commentary By: Chris Jericho & Matt Striker
Chris Jericho vs. Cactus Jack Hardcore TV March 12, 1996
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero Fall Brawl September 14, 1997
Mask vs. WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera SuperBrawl VIII February 22, 1998
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Dean Malenko Nitro July 27, 1998
The Millennium Countdown Clock Expires RAW August 9, 1999
Intercontinental Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle No Way Out February 27, 2000
WWE Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Triple H RAW April 17, 2000
WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. The Rock No Mercy October 21, 2001
Undisputed Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin Vengeance December 9, 2001
No Disqualification Match for the WWE Undisputed Championship Chris Jericho vs. Hulk Hogan SmackDown May 2, 2002
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels WrestleMania XIX March 30, 2003 Alternate Commentary By: Chris Jericho & Matt Striker
WWE Championship You’re Fired Match Chris Jericho vs. John Cena RAW August 22, 2005
Save_US.Y2J RAW November 19, 2007
Intercontinental Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy RAW March 10, 2008
Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels No Mercy October 5, 2008
No Holds Barred Match for the Intercontinental Championship Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio Extreme Rules June 7, 2009
Non-Title Match Chris Jericho vs. Undertaker SmackDown! November 13, 2009
World Heavyweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Edge WrestleMania XXVI March 28, 2010
I could have lived without the Jeff Hardy and the Edge matches. I also would have liked to have the Summerslam match against Cena instead of the one from RAW. I also would have loved to have Jericho and Benoit against Triple H and Austin on the DVD, as well as Jericho vs. Triple H from Fully Loaded. Nonetheless, this is one hell of a DVD! Just look at the documentary part and the tons of extras.
I hope the documentary stuff is cool. Benoit's exclusion from this really sad. Jericho/Benoit vs. Two Man Power Trip was an amazing match and at least got Hunter away from Invasion. Their feud was epic and it almost erases all of his 2001 stuff which was amazing. I would have liked to have had both his matches at Vengeance for the Undisputed belt. I am not sure if the Hogan match is warranted on this when they could have added his rather impressive match against Christian at WM XX. At least they got some of the good promos on there. You could have a whole disk of just promos alone. I'll get it, but he needed a set a long time ago and hopefully we get another pretty soon. The lack of ECW stuff is depressing as his Mexico stuff where he was one of the few white champions and very young too.
The best of Smackdown DVD had TLC III: The Forgotten One. They had a brief shot or two of him and that was about it. In that match, he was injured early, so there wasn't much to hide plus it was a clips match which is a shame since it was a great match for its time and another that could have gone on the Jericho DVD.
A spectacular array. I can pay this the highest compliment for a DVD in that I will actually buy it and not download it.
You can tell that the wrestler himself must've had a lot of input into this since he picked the best versions of matches he had multiple times, unlike some of the other DVDs where they pick a totally average Malenko/Guerrero or Rey/Psicosis match just because they saw the two names.
For a DVD spanning an entire career there can't help but be a ton of great things they didn't make it. I could fill an entire DVD with Jericho stuff from the 2003-2005 period they jump past.
Originally posted by Tyler Durden!!I could have lived without the Jeff Hardy and the Edge matches.
The Jeff Hardy match was meaningful for him IIRC because it was the first match after his comeback where he felt like he was really back and good again after the flat matches he had with JBL. It's how he got his groove back.
Originally posted by lotjxI am not sure if the Hogan match is warranted on this when they could have added his rather impressive match against Christian at WM XX.
That match is apparently a big deal to Jericho because I guess it really meant a lot to Hogan that Jericho went out and played Randy Savage and carried him to his best match in years. Hogan came out of the match a huge Jericho fan and always talks him up as a legit superstar even though they'd seem philosophically antithetical.
The Christian/Trish feud though, definitely. They had two matches on TV (the night after Backlash where Tomko debuts and falls on his ass, and a cage match where Christian blew out his back) that were even better than the PPV matches.
Originally posted by lotjxThe best of Smackdown DVD had TLC III: The Forgotten One. They had a brief shot or two of him and that was about it. In that match, he was injured early, so there wasn't much to hide plus it was a clips match which is a shame since it was a great match for its time and another that could have gone on the Jericho DVD.
I know for a long time Jericho said he wanted a DVD just so he could put that match on it to commemorate. But I believe TLC3 snuck out on the ladder match DVD just before Benoit died. The Las Vegas Raw TLC would've been good too although I'm guessing that ended up on the Utterly Macabre Demented Life of Kane or whatever. (Checking ... and no it did not. Oops.)
ALTERNATE JERICHO DVD
Not WWE-PG Match The Thrill Seekers vs. The Heavenly Bodies Smoky Mountain Wrestling Night of Legends August 5, 1994
Super J-Cup Chris Jericho vs. Hanzo Nakajima Instead Of Chris Benoit New Japan December 13, 1995
ECW Television Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Pit Bull vs. Shane Douglas Heatwave July 13, 1996
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon Bash at the Beach July 13, 1997
Greatest Tag Team That Never Was Chris Jericho & Eddy Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko & Chavo Guerrero Jr. Monday Nitro February 9, 1998
WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match After Malenko Secretly Wins Battle Royal, After Jericho Does Hilarious Ring Intros Chris Jericho vs. Dean Malenko Slamboree May 17, 1998
Last Man Standing Match Chris Jericho vs. Triple H Fully Loaded July 23, 2000
WWF Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle RAW December 12, 2000
Hey It's Them Match Chris Jericho vs. Lance Storm Smackdown July 12, 2001
WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. The Rock Vengeance December 9, 2001
Undisputed Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. The Rock Royal Rumble January 20, 2002
Steel Cage Match Chris Jericho vs. Edge SmackDown July 25, 2002
They Finally Have The Match Match Chris Jericho vs. Goldberg Bad Blood June 15, 2003
Rematch Where Jericho Wins Match Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels RAW July 21, 2003
Steel Cage Match Chris Jericho vs. Christian RAW May 10, 2004
Hey It's Them Again Match Chris Jericho vs. Lance Storm ECW One Night Stand June 12, 2005
WWE Championship Match Chris Jericho vs. John Cena SummerSlam August 21, 2005
Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels Judgment Day May 18, 2008
Steel Cage Match for the WWE Championship Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk RAW September 15, 2008
Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison Superstars June 11, 2009
Unified Tag Team Titles Match Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. Batista & Rey Mysterio Hell in a Cell October 4, 2009
Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne Fatal Four Way June 20, 2010
BLANK DISC THAT IS ACTUALLY ALL BENOIT EASTER EGGS
Super J-Cup Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit New Japan December 13, 1995
Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit Fall Brawl September 15, 1996
Chris Jericho & Eddie Guerrero vs. Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko Nitro February 16, 1998
Submission Match for the Intercontinental Title Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit Judgment Day May 21, 2000
Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit Royal Rumble January 21, 2001
Intercontinental Title Match Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. X-Pac No Way Out February 25, 2001
Duchess of Queensbury Tag Team Rules Match Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle & William Regal Smackdown April 24, 2001
Tag Team Gauntlet Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. X-Factor vs. Edge & Christian Judgment Day May 20, 2001
WWF Tag Team Titles Match Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. Steve Austin & Triple H RAW May 21, 2001
Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match for the WWF Tag Team Titles Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. Edge & Christian vs. The Hardy Boys vs. The Dudleys Smackdown May 24, 2001
Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit vs. Triple H & Batista RAW December 13, 2004
Submission Match Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit RAW February 7, 2005
Shapiro is dead-on about the Malenko battle royal win and subsequent immediate title match with Jericho. The reaction when 'Ciclope' unmasked as Malenko was one of the loudest pops I've ever heard at a wrestling event. Maybe they're saving it for Dean's DVD....uhm....
This week's show and next week's show are themed as a two-part Genesis event. My various thoughts on the show are as follows. Interesting shot of the announcers at the beginning during the Mae Young tribute. It looked low-budget.