In the year 2008 I was 10 years old. Chris Jericho had just returned to WWE and he had one plan in mind: to make every single person hate him. He was probably the last wrestler I would sincerely hate before, eventually, leaving my love of wrestling behind to start a radio station two years later.
After already being crowned one of the most successful wrestlers of all time, Chris Jericho returned to the ring and put everything on the line. His new autobiography, “The Best In The World (At What I Have No Idea)” starts with his first few steps back into the ring and ends in present day. That’s a lot of content to fit into 400 pages, but Jericho does it with the same charm, charisma and bluntness that have made him so famous.
Jericho takes you through every major event in his career since his return (and even some bits before) step-by-step, including his inspirations behind different ideas, his struggles and even his real life fights (remember that time the whole of Canada wanted him arrested for ‘beating up a fan’?) There’s a brash nature to the book which truly makes it feel like a conversation between Jericho and yourself – there is true intimacy within his writing. So much so that even somebody such as myself, who hasn’t watched wrestling for 4 to 6 years, was engaged and held captive by his words.
It’s truly surprising how decisions that seem so small to the WWE Universe (the name given to fans of the sports entertainment network) are actually so deeply thought through – am I going to wear long tights or trunks in the ring tonight? At which point am I going to cut this guy off from speaking and beat him…