Chris Jericho Unveils Where “The List Of Jericho” Came From



In the last several weeks, Chris Jericho has been heavily featured on Raw and picked up an entertaining Segment called “The List of Jericho.” This has become a fan favorite spot for him. In a recent interview with Live Action Wrestling podcast, Jericho revealed the origins of the segment.

“So what happened was the gift of Jericho and I wish I could take credit for saying I came up with it but Jimmy Jacobs, who has become a writer in WWE, his name is Chris Scobille but his wrestler name is Jimmy Jacobs, no stranger to anybody who is a fan of Ring of Honor or any of those big independent companies. He said I’ve got this idea of the List of Jericho and you put a couple names on it. Oh yeah, that’s a great idea and we did it. Of course you do it once and it was kind of funny, that’s pretty funny, let’s do it again. So we do it again the next week, it gets a little bit of a buzz and then I go to the props truck and say can you make me big, thick list in case I want to use it to hit somebody over the head with and engrave something on. Then, they just put a red piece of paper on it that said the List of Jericho. Meanwhile, this thing is growing. Then, the one week where I said you just made the list and people cheered, it’s like holy (expletive) this is not what we expected. Then, the week we were in there with New Day and I put all three of them on the list, I said the secret is when I put you on the list, you have to sell it like it’s a horrible thing and Woods was great. If people are laughing at it, then it doesn’t get over but because it’s a serious thing, to be on the list is horrible then suddenly we have this whole new world of stuff to deal with.

The list has become a must-anticipated part of Raw solely because of the way Jericho portrays the list. He has always had a knack of being a heel that can make things much more demonstrative than they really are. This has been one of his strongest qualities over the years in his professional wrestling career.
This segment is very much like the list from WCW that showed he knew more holds than the ‘The Man of 1,000 Holds” Dean Malenko. This brought back old memories of Jericho’s genius in playing to the crowd. Hopefully, “The List of Jericho” can continue to keep going for quite some time.

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