View Full Version : Chris Jericho Becomes Chris Irvine

04-05-2011, 11:20 AM
The theme for Monday's episode of Dancing With The Stars was personal stories, with the dancers choosing a song that is important to them. Chris Jericho chose The Beatles' "Let It Be".
In a pre-taped segment, Jericho recalled the story of his mother suffering an accident when he was training to be a wrestler, which confined her to a wheelchair until her passing in 2005. He prepared to give up wrestling but she insisted he continue pursuing his dreams.

Jericho said his real name is Chris Irvine and that for the first time in his professional life he would be performing as himself and not a character.

Introduced as Chris Irvine, he danced the rumba with partner Cheryl Burke to receive a score of 21. The judges felted he lacked technical skill but complimented him on the emotional connection.

This is definitely interesting that he's dropped the Jericho name. Also note that there were no WWE talents in attendance at the show this week. Hmm....

Rich Cranium
04-05-2011, 11:23 AM
I doubt he will come back to the WWE using Chris Irvine!

04-05-2011, 11:26 AM
I wouldn't read too much into him dropping the "Jericho" or nobody being there.

I'm 95% certain it means absolutely nothing outside of him wanting to emotionally connect with the voters and judges.

04-05-2011, 11:29 AM
For once outside of the WWE we dont see him as Jericho, just the man he really is I'm happy to see him that way, but we are in need of seeing good ol' Y2J soon

North Vegas Benny
04-05-2011, 02:13 PM
I doubt he will use his real name when he comes back due to Vince and how he tries to copyright all his wrestlers names. And I'm pretty sure Wrestlemania was the reason no WWE talents were at the DWTS taping.

04-07-2011, 02:46 AM
Yeah, I'm not taking that too seriously. Just like Bodom said, it's pretty much to connect with the audience. Also consider the demographics, I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's more for the older females (Dancing with the Stars) but Wrestling is geared toward kids-young male adults. So, that might have something to do with it.