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|2.||ECW & Independent Promotions (1990-1996)||Read it Now|
|3.||World Championship Wrestling 1996-1997||Read it Now|
|4.||World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment||Read it Now|
|5.||Wrestling facts||Read it Now|
|6.||Championships and accomplishments||Read it Now|
|7.||Break from wrestling||See below|
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|Break from wrestling|
|WWE's official website confirmed on July 28, 2005 that Chris Jericho signed a short-term contract extension to stay with the company after his long-term contract expired, which presumably ended after his loss to Cena on August 22nd.|
On August 25, 2005, Jericho announced his departure from WWE in a statement on (and later pulled from) his official website, saying that after 15 years of wrestling he was mentally burnt out and no longer challenged by wrestling at that point in time, noting that he has done everything he has ever wanted to do in the business. He said that the "You're fired" match with John Cena was his last match "for now," but said he wasn't done with wrestling or WWE, and that if he returned to wrestling, it would be with WWE. On his official website he added a press release saying he is touring with Fozzy, acting, hosting his XM Radio show, The Rock Of Jericho, appearing on VH1's Best Week Ever, and being a guest commentator on MuchMusic's Video on Trial. It was reported on backstagewrestling.com on December 14, 2005 that Jericho signed a deal to write his memoirs, titled "A Lion's Tale".
Jericho's constant teasing of a TNA appearance caused Jeff Jarrett to refer to him as a possible contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship (which then the fans started to chant Y2J) on the January 21, 2006, episode of TNA iMPACT!, even though Jericho was not on the TNA roster. During an appearance on the Main Event radio show in November 2005, Jericho said that he may join TNA but would have to get a Sting-like deal in order for him to become the newest addition to TNA. The only exposure in TNA that Jericho has agreed to so far is a music video for "Enemy" by Fozzy that made its national TV debut on the October 19th edition of TNA iMPACT!. The video featured scenes of Fozzy from the original video mixed in with clips of wrestlers from TNA.
Longtime friend Christian Cage voiced similar statements with regards to Jericho's status. In a February 10, 2006 interview on the Dr. Keith Lipinski show, Cage responded to the question of Chris Jericho possibly being involved in TNA. Cage was quoted as saying "'He's not really thinking of coming back to wrestling at this point.' He's not retired, but 'he's definitely taking a sabbatical.'"
In October 2006, in an interview on tnawrestling.com, Jericho was asked if he comes back to wrestling, would he return to a ring that has four or six sides. He responded, "Never Say Never, Mr. Bond."
In an interview with the Edmonton Sun, he stated, "I don't feel I have a hole in my life [without wrestling]. I watched WrestleMania this year and that was really about the only time that I've missed it. I wouldn't mind coming back at some point. I never said I wouldn't be back. Depending on the situation, I would look forward to some day being back in front of the fans. I had a lot of fun being in the band. It was a blast playing in front of people, but there is nothing like being in front of a crowd in the ring."
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