A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex

A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex

Chris Jericho

Language: English

Pages: 544

ISBN: 044669861X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A New York Times bestseller, WWE World Champion Chris Jericho's autobiography charts his path from small-town Canadian kid to big time World Wrestling Federation star.

Chris is the first undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the WWE and WCW, and has been named one of the fifty greatest wrestlers of all time. In A Lion's Tale, he dishes the dirt on how he worked his way through the ranks alongside major wrestling stars like Lance Storm to become a major superstar.

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Then I got a call from WCW a few hours later telling me that I was needed for a TV taping the next day in Dalton, Georgia. I never did get the chance to give her a ride in the convertible and I kick myself for it every day. I’ve often wondered what she would’ve looked like with the top down and the wind whipping through her hair. I imagine she would’ve had a big smile on her face, but now I’ll never know for sure. I’d put her off when she was able and the chance had passed me by forever. It’s

that you were destined to stay at. I came in at $165,000 and that’s where I would stay. I hardly ever worked with someone who made, let’s say, $750,000, because they were worth more than me and worked with the guys in their tax bracket. On the odd occasion that I did work with one of the big-money guys, it was usually in a quick squash. In WCW, a $750,000 salary had to be justified with a $750,000 push. There was also a cavalcade of guys who were getting paid huge amounts of money and never

with the vote tallies written on it. I read it and the results were: León d’Oro—412 votes He-Man—410 votes Chris Power—52 votes I had three thoughts: 1. I was spared He-Man by two measly votes. 2. I was shocked that there were fifty-two people in TV Land who actually liked the name Chris Power. 3. Only 874 people had watched the show. CHAPTER 15 TOILET WATER IS TOILET WATER Shortly afterward, I made my lucha libre debut with my new name, León d’Oro. The show took

lot with their lucrative SMW gimmick sales. Ricky Morton was one of the most underrated wrestlers of all time and one of the top three babyface sellers ever. He would get the shit kicked out of him every night and he made the girls and guys cry out in sympathy for him with his movements and facial expressions. He made them believe that he was in terrible pain and on his last legs. They would be on the edge of their seats begging for him to tag Robert, much the same way I begged for Greg Gagne to

pool I was agog (great word) when I saw the toilets in the bathroom. They were nothing more than porcelain-covered holes in the ground, and the idea was to squat a few inches above the “toilet” and let it rip. To me, the bathroom is supposed to be a sanctuary, but there’s nothing relaxing about straining your legs in a crouch while trying to get the job done. After a while I became smart enough to look for a handicap stall, or a Western Toilet. The Western Toilet didn’t feature cowboy hats or

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