Chris Jericho was involved in quite the altercation this past weekend.
"Y2J" has been in the professional wrestling business since 1990 and got his major break in 1996 when he signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), WWE's then-biggest rival at the time. Jericho earned his claim to fame as one of the biggest stars in WCW's Cruiserweight division, alongside talents such as Rey Mysterio Jr., Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, and so many more. In 1999 he decided to leave WCW in favor of signing with WWE.
Jericho made one of the most memorable debuts in WWE history as he interrupted The Rock, who was in the ring cutting a promo at the time. From then on out, Jericho went on to have an extremely successful career in the WWE.
He was crowned the first ever WWE Undisputed Champion in history, racked up five World Heavyweight Championship wins, won the Tag Team Championships seven times, earned two United States Title runs, and hoisted the Intercontinental Championship above his head nine times. Aside for his career in between the ropes, Jericho is also the lead singer for his bad Fozzy, who has provided many official theme songs for WWE pay-per-views (PPVs) over the years.
Because of his connection to the music world, Jericho has made a ton of friends in that industry as well. One such friend was David Z who recently passed away in a tragic bus accident. This past Friday night (July 28, 2017) a tribute show in New York City was held to honor Z, and Jericho was in attendance.
While there, the former United States Champ signed multiple autographs and took pictures with fans as well. Eventually, he got frustrated and began turning some fans down - and that didn't sit too well with one in particular.
Jericho and the fan engaged in a verbal altercation in which the pair were being held apart from one another. The video footage was captured in full by TMZ, which you can check out here below:
"Y2J" recently broke his silence regarding the incident and took to TMZ to issue a statement regarding the matter:
"David Z was a good friend of mine and I was mentally and emotionally shattered after paying tribute to him and essentially saying goodbye to him Friday night."
"I was not in a good state of mind at that time and instead of ignoring a pushy (aka rude) fan which is what I would usually do, I snapped. My apologies to all involved and God bless David Z."
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