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Jericho alternated between WCW and a number of Japanese tours before his debut with the World Wrestling Federation. The build-up to Jericho's arrival was a clock labeled "countdown to the new millennium", counting down over the weeks prior to his arrival. On the home video Break the Walls Down, Jericho states he was inspired to do this as his entrance when he saw a similar clock in a post office. Vince McMahon gave him the green light to use it as his intro to the WWF. The clock finally ran down on August 9, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois while The Rock was in the ring doing a promo. Jericho, a heel who was actually being cheered instead of getting booed entered the arena and proclaimed himself "Y2J" (a play on the Y2K bug). The Rock proceeded to verbally mock him for his interruption.
Chris Jericho feuded with Chyna for her Intercontinental Championship. After losing to Chyna at the 1999 Survivor Series, Jericho would win his first Intercontinental Title on December 12, 1999 at Armageddon. This feud with Chyna lasted for many months, including a controversial decision during a rematch in which two separate referees declared each one of them the winner of a match for the title on January 3, 2000. As a result, they became co-owners of the title until Jericho attained sole ownership at the Royal Rumble in January 2000. He ended up dropping the title to Kurt Angle on February 27, 2000 at No Way Out.
On April 2, 2000, Jericho participated in his very first WrestleMania in a Triple Threat match against Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle with unique rules. Angle entered the match-up as both the WWF European and WWF Intercontinental Champion. The first man to score a pinfall or submission would be declared Intercontinental Champion. The second man to score a pinfall or submission would be declared European Champion. Jericho was first pinned by Benoit and pinned Benoit later on in the match, making Jericho the new European Champion. Jericho lost the title the next day to Eddie Guerrero on RAW after Chyna turned heel to side with Guerrero, claiming she couldn't resist his Latino Heat.
On the April 17, 2000 edition of RAW, Chris Jericho upset Triple H in a WWF Championship match. Referee Earl Hebner had made a fast count when Jericho pinned HHH, giving Jericho the title. After previous weeks of assault on referee Earl Hebner, Triple H told him that if he reversed the decision, then he would never touch him while he was under contract. After Hebner reversed the decision, he fired Hebner and assaulted him. Despite the pinfall win over Triple H, WWE does not recognize Chris Jericho's reign as champion. After the controversial decision, Jericho went on to feud with Chris Benoit. On the May 4, 2000 edition of SmackDown! Jericho defeated Benoit to become WWF Intercontinental Champion for the second time, but lost the title back to Benoit four days later on RAW.
Jericho's popularity skyrocketed when he started feuding with Triple H and his wife (just in storyline at the time) Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley. Fans took particular delight in his promos toward Stephanie, as he showered her with insults, calling her a "filthy, dirty, disgusting, brutal, bottom-feeding, trash-bag ho" and throwing a pie in her face. He got the best of Triple H on more than one occasion, even helping the Brooklyn Brawler, a renowned jobber, gain an upset victory over the then four-time WWF Champion. Their feud climaxed at Fully Loaded 2000, when they competed in a Last Man Standing Match, with Jericho only losing the match to Triple H by one second and thanks to multiple occasions of Stephanie helping Triple H, especially in the final moments.
Jericho spent the rest of the year feuding with the likes of X-Pac and Kane. He won a Last Man Standing match against Kane at Armageddon.
At the 2001 Royal Rumble, Jericho defeated Benoit in a ladder match to win the Intercontinental Title for a third time. He was a dominant champion defending it against the likes of X-Pac, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero. At WrestleMania X-Seven, he successfully defended his title in a match against William Regal, only to lose it four days later to Triple H.
In May at Judgment Day, Jericho and Benoit won a "Tag Team Turmoil" match, earning a shot at Steve Austin and Triple H for their WWF Tag Team Championship on RAW the next night. Benoit and Jericho won the match and Jericho became WWF Tag Team Champion for the first time. The duo lost the titles one month later to the Dudley Boyz on June 19, 2001.
In the following months, Jericho became a major force in the "Invasion" storyline in which WCW and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) joined forces to overtake the WWF. Jericho remained on the side of the WWF and retained his status as a face. However, signs of a heel turn slowly became obvious as Jericho began to show jealousy toward fellow WWF member, The Rock. The Rock kept reminding Jericho that he had never won "the big one" (a world championship), and wrote Jericho off as a "comedy act." Jericho faced The Rock in a match at No Mercy for the WCW Championship after Jericho defeated Rob Van Dam in a #1 contenders match. Jericho finally won "the big one", pinning The Rock after debuting a new finisher, the Breakdown. This championship victory was Jericho's first official World championship victory (Jericho had actually won the WWF Title from HHH on April 17, 2000 only to have that match stricken from the record 15 minutes later.) One night later, the two put their differences aside and won the WWF Tag Team titles from ECW's Dudley Boyz, with Jericho became a double champion. After they lost the titles to Test and Booker T, they continued their feud. On the November 5 edition of RAW, The Rock defeated Jericho to regain the WCW Championship with a surprise rollup. Following the match, Jericho savagely attacked The Rock with a steel chair, thus marking a full-fledged heel-turn that lasted for two years. At the Survivor Series, Jericho would almost cost the Rock, and the WWF, victory in their elimination matchup by attacking him again.
On December 9, at Vengeance, Chris Jericho defeated both The Rock, for the rechristened World Championship, and Steve Austin, for his WWF Championship as scripted, on the same night to become the first-ever wrestler to hold both championships at the same time, making him the first WWF Undisputed Champion. The next night on Raw Jericho was seen over the titan tron relaxing in a pool with both titles speaking of himself now becoming the most decorated grand slam champion of them all by winning the Hardcore title and Cruiserweight title on top of the necessary titles needed to be credited as a grand slam champion, and that if you did not believe him to "look it up". He fought both of the men he defeated at Vengeance on separate occasions and retained his title at the next two pay-per-views, Royal Rumble (vs. The Rock) and No Way Out (vs. Stone Cold).
Jericho lost the title to Triple H in the main event of WrestleMania X8. (It is alleged that two weeks prior to his WrestleMania X8 loss, McMahon said of his title reign that he was "The biggest flop as WWE Champion ever.")
After his title loss Jericho became a member of the SmackDown! roster and continued his feud with Triple H, helping cost Triple H his newly won Undisputed Title at Backlash 2002. The rivalry culminated at Judgment Day when Triple H defeated Jericho in a Hell in a Cell match. Jericho then started a short feud with Edge.
Shortly thereafter, Jericho was drafted back to RAW, where he captured the Intercontinental Championship from Rob Van Dam, and teamed with Christian to capture the tag team titles from The Hurricane and Kane on October 14, 2002.
At the 2002 Survivor Series, Jericho participated in the very first Elimination Chamber match along with Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Kane for the World Heavyweight Championship, which was won by Michaels. Jericho soon started a rivalry with Michaels in late 2002 that carried over into the next year.
Jericho's trademark ring entrance during RAW.On January 13, 2003, Jericho won an over-the-top-rope challenge against Kane, RVD, and Batista to select his entry number for the Royal Rumble match, choosing number two in order to start the match with Michaels. After Michaels' entrance, Jericho entered as the second participant. Christian in Jericho's attire appeared as Chris attacked Shawn from behind. He eliminated Michaels shortly afterwards, but Shawn got his revenge later in the match by causing Jericho to be eliminated by Test.
The two fought at WrestleMania XIX. In the end, Michaels managed to get a rollup and score the victory. Jericho got the last word in, low-blowing Michaels after the match following an embrace. The match itself was considered a classic.
Later in 2003, Jericho started a romance with Trish Stratus which turned out to be a bet between himself and then tag team partner Christian. The bet was that Jericho could nail Trish before Christian could nail Lita with a Canadian Dollar at stake. Trish overheard this and broke it off with Jericho. Jericho then tried to make it up to her, and ended up saving her from Kane. Trish agreed that the two of them could just be "friends". After Christian was put in a match against Trish, and ended up putting her in the Walls of Jericho, Jericho saught revenge on Christian, which led to a match at WrestleMania XX. Christian defeated Jericho after Trish ran down and "inadvertently" struck Jericho (thinking it was Christian) and Christian got the roll up. After the match, Trish turned on Jericho and let Christian do the Unprettier on him, and Christian and Trish revealed they were a couple. This led to a handicap match at Backlash.
Jerciho would win his seventh Intercontinental Championship at that year's Unforgiven in a ladder match against Christian, the title previously being stripped from Edge, due to an injury. Jericho's seventh reign would be short lived when he lost it at the next RAW pay-per-view Taboo Tuesday to Shelton Benjamin who the fans voted to be his opponent.
Jericho then teamed up with Randy Orton, Chris Benoit, and Maven to take on Triple H, Batista, Edge, and Snitsky at Survivor Series 2004, the winning team would become the General Manager of RAW throughout the next four weeks. Jericho's team were victorious so they took it in turn to GM the show. Jericho hosted the fourth show, which saw Triple H get stripped of the title due to a triple threat match ending in a tie the previous week.
Jericho competed in the third Elimination Chamber match at New Year's Revolution for the vacated World Heavyweight Championship. His opponents were Triple H, Chris Benoit, Batista, Randy Orton and Edge. Shawn Michaels was the special guest referee. Jericho would start off the match with Benoit. He eliminated Edge (with some help from HBK) but was ultimately eliminated by Batista.
At WrestleMania 21, Jericho participated in the first-ever Money in the Bank ladder match. The match concept was suggested by Jericho and he competed in the match against Benjamin, Chris Benoit, Kane, Christian, and Edge. Despite coming up with the idea for the match, he was defeated along with the rest when Edge claimed the briefcase. At Backlash 2005, Chris Jericho yet again challenged Shelton Benjamin for the Intercontinental Title and failed in his attempt to win the belt. During this period, Jericho showed signs of turning heel.
On June 12, 2005 Jericho wrestled in the first match of the ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view event, against Lance Storm. Jericho used his 'Lionheart' gimmick, instead of his more well known 'Y2J' gimmick. Jericho lost after interference from Jason and Justin Credible; Jericho was hit in the head with a Singapore Cane, allowing Storm to pin him.
Later that June, Jericho turned heel once more by turning on WWE Champion John Cena. Jericho lost a triple threat match for the WWE Championship at Vengeance which also involved Christian and the Champion John Cena in which Cena came out on top. The feud continued throughout the Summer and Jericho lost to Cena in a championship match at SummerSlam. The next night on Raw, Jericho faced Cena in a rematch, this time in a "You're fired" match, where the loser would be fired.Cena won again, and Eric Bischoff fired a pleading Jericho, who was carried out of the arena by security.
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