Chris Jericho reveals how WWE came up with 'The List of Jericho'

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The WWE Universe have been treated over the last few months to The Gift of Jericho.

In what is probably his best run ever since returning to World Wrestling Entertainment, Jericho has been an absolute joy to watch every Monday night on Monday Night Raw.

His friendship with Kevin Owens has produced some comedy segments every week, but the most surprising fact, is that he has managed to get over such ridiculous things.


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Everyone says getting over with the fans is the hardest part of WWE, well it isn't for Y2J. In fact, he's so over with the fans, he thought he would try and get random objects and sayings over as well.

Not only has the veteran got the word 'it' over with the WWE Universe, he's got 'stupid idiot' over, he's got 'Drink it in, maaan' over, and he's got 'The Gift of Jericho'.

Words aren't the only thing, however.

Jericho got a plant pot over during his feud with Dean Ambrose. He's got his scarf over. He's got a piece of A4 paper over thanks to calling it The List of Jericho.

In fact, some would say the list is the most over thing in WWE right now, and Y2J has recently revealed how it all came about.

This past week, the WWE superstar was the guest on The LAW, and he was asked about the infamous list and how it came about.

Talking about the list, Jericho admitted it wasn't his idea, it was actually Jimmy Jacobs who came up with the idea.

He revealed: "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.

"I was talking to Vince the other day and I said the list is more over than half the roster and he said yeah, I wish the list could work. The entity of this thing that doesn't even exist and is now a character on the show. The best gimmicks and best things that work always happen organically. You can't shove something down people's throats. It just happens and it becomes a thing."

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