This is the Heel Heat review of Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho.
-Jericho grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Like the early footage of Chris from when he was a kid. His dad was an NHL player.
-Says he wanted to be a wrestler and a rock star. He watched AWA wrestling and loved The Beatles.
-Jericho was a metalhead...yeah, that makes him even more awesome.
-Stampede Wrestling had an ad about wanting to wrestle but was only 17 so he got into a communications class at a community college until he was 18. He met Jesse Ventura and had a great conversation. Jesse talked him into getting his degree and then wrestle which he did.
-The first guy he met was Lance Storm. They hit it off well good. Jericho says the bad thing about the camp was there were no Hart brothers but what was good was it was based on a book Stu Hart wrote.
-Like the footage of Jericho early in his career.
-Bret Hart talking about seeing him on TV was nice.
-Jericho going to Mexico was cool. His comments about when he was there was good. That was where he became Lionheart.
-He was really popular in Mexico at the time. Him talking about there being 30 shows on a Sunday is really interesting to hear.
-His six week tour of Germany was interesting.
-Smoky Mountain Wrestling...THRILLSEEKERS! That team was really good. This is where doing promos was what he learned the most about.
-Ultimo Dragon got Jericho to Japan for WAR.
-Jericho in ECW. I remember that. The ECW fans loved him since they were mostly tape traders.
-Cactus Jack was the one who got him there. I really home his match with Jack is on this DVD.
-World Wrestling Peace Festival is where Eric Bischoff saw Jericho. Bischoff hired him on the spot at the show.
-Jericho says his first WCW matches were horrible and was a good guy babyface that people weren't interested in.
-Jericho puts over the WCW Cruiserweight Division. Awesome footage from that era on here.
-Jericho talking about his heel turn and the footage about it is really good. His over the top character got him over.
-Jericho's conspiracy victim storyline was awesome. Hilarious video from this.
-The 1,004 Holds thing with Dean Malenko was really good. ARMBAR! The video of him reading the list was great.
-The Jericho Goldberg entrance was hilarious as well as the midget Goldberg match was amusing. Jericho's Goldberg feud was really good too. Goldberg talking about why he didn't want the match and Bischoff's position about it led to Jericho wanting to get out of WCW. Goldberg seems to be getting the blame for it.
-Jericho came up with the countdown clock idea.
-Jericho's WWE debut was really good.
-Forgot about his feud with Chyna over the Intercontinental Championship. This got him the Intercontinental Title he wanted.
-Jericho's first really good stuff was with Stephanie McMahon. This angle put him over the top.
-His work with Triple-H got him onto the next level.
-Jericho winning the Undisputed Championship was one of the biggest moments ever. He paved the road for cruiserweights being world champions.
-Jericho main eventing a WrestleMania in his home country of Canada was a huge deal. He thinks Hogan/Rock was the real main event and should've gone on last.
-Wrestlers talking about working with Jericho and their favorite matches of his was really good to watch.
-Chris Jericho's Highlight Reel might've been called Jericho's Junction.
-The HBK/Jericho feud and match was one of the best ever.
-Jericho and Christian's tag team was one of my all time favorite teams ever in wrestling. I was a big fan of them. Their break-up and the love triangle feud over Trish Stratus was classic.
-Jericho was the one who really gave Cena his first really good matches in WWE.
-Big Show lives down the street from Jericho. That's interesting.
-Jericho has a lot of things going on. Fozzy wanted to just do two shows for fun but got such a good reaction they got signed by a label. Fozzy can rock it.
-There's a lot more about Fozzy on this DVD than I expected to see.
-Jericho's mom died around the same time he took his break.
-Watching Cena/HBK brought him back to WWE.
-The return of Jericho was good. However the sparkly vest didn't make me a fan of him as a face.
-Jericho's heel turn against HBK was BRILLIANT. That was one of my all time favorite feuds ever in wrestling. That led to his awesome heel character that is one of the best ever.
-His character was based on Anton from No Country for Old Men. He also based it on Nick Bockwinkle which was great. His promos in this time period were some of the best ever.
-The HBK/Jericho feud was excellent.
-Jericho/Rey's deud was excellent too. The feud was based on Jericho wanting Rey's mask.
-Jericho/Show's tag team was great. That was another team I really liked.
-Jericho/Edge has a great Mania match.
-I liked the Jericho/Barrett team up was good too. That was a perfect fit.
-The wrestlers putting over Jericho at the end of the DVD's biography section was a nice touch.
-Jericho talking about being a wrestling fanatic was great especially the story about the pictures.
-His first match was against Lance Storm. Jack Action was the name he came up with. He then remembered that he had a Helloween album called "Walls of Jericho" and that's how he got his name. "Cowboy" Chris Jericho was his first gimmick.
-Leon de Oro was the name he came up with and the promoter wanted him to be He-Man. He-Man and Chris Power were the final two names where the fans voted his name in Mexico. Leon de Oro was the name and only 112 voted for the name, lol.
-Thrill Seekers vignette with them at the gym. This was like a rock video.
-Thrill Seekers in the Smoky Mountains. Cool vignette with bumper cars! AWESOME! Amusing vignette.
-Christian talking about meeting Jericho for the first time and asking everyone if they knew who Chris Jericho. Everyone said yes.
-Jericho talking about talking to all of these people who he knew was Heyman, lol.
-Joey Styles didn't know a Jericho hold and called it a "Mr. Salty" so it's a running gag with them.
-Jericho reads his list of 1,004 Holds segment. ARMBAR! Prince Ieukea came out and chased him out but Jericho only cared about his list.
-The Conspiracy Victim segment. This was very amusing.
-Dillon makes Jericho face Malenko. Jericho whining in this was great. His dad shows up and gets on his case about not being a true professional. His dad tells him to face Malenko like a man.
-Jericho spoofing Goldberg's entrance and getting locked out of the building is one of the most hilarious things ever. Wrath, his opponent, goes outside from the ring and chases him.
-Interview with Chris Jericho and The Rock. They keep interrupting each other and mock each other's catchphrases. This was good.
-Jericho and Austin after a show in 2003. Really good interactions here. Ends with them sharing a beer and Austin stuns Jericho.
-Jericho challenges an old man to a fight. Jericho then ejects the crowd. This was really good.
-Jericho's Junction video. Great video of highlights from his career promo and segment wise.
-Fozzy "Let the Madness Begin" music video.
-Chris Jericho vs. Lance Storm:
This is both Jericho and Storm's first match. Very fast paced at the start. Excellent mat wrestling. This is very good. Lots of back and forth. Crossbody off the top by Storm. Storm in control for most of this. Ends with a time limit draw.
-Thrillseekers vs. The Infernos:
This is from March 1994 in Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Fast paced at the start. Middle rope crossbody and dropkick by Storm. Middle rope leaping shoulderblock by Jericho. Double clothesline by Thrillseekers. Double missile dropkick wins it for the Thrillseekers. Interview post-match.
-Chris Jericho vs. Ultimo Dragon:
Fast paced backa nd forth at the start that ends with a stalemate. Moonsault by Jericho. Springboard Plancha by Jericho. Slingshot Back Suplex by Jericho. Double arm powerbomb by Jericho. Somersault senton to the floor by Dragon. Tombstone on the floor by Jericho. Springboard dropkick by Dragon. Springboard somersault plancha by Dragon. Brainbuster by Dragon. Sharpshooter by Dragon. Fast paced back and forth. Dragon Suplex with a bridge by Dragon. Top rope plancha by Jericho. Lionsault by Jericho. Frankensteiner by Dragon. Back and forth again. Top rope belly to belly suplex by Jericho. Jericho misses a moonsault. Dragon misses a twisting somersault senton. Double arm suplex off the top rope wins it for Jericho. Excellent match.
-Chris Jericho vs. Cactus Jack:
Starts with Jack, Stevie Richards, and Blue Meanie doing the Fabulous Ones strut. Jericho kicks Stevie and Meanie out of the ring. Fast paced back and forth ends with a Monkey Flip and Dropkick by Jericho. Second rope dropkick by Jericho. Jericho beating up everyone on the floor. Jack throws a chair into the ring. Clothesline to leaping Jericho on the floor by Jack. Jack nails Jericho with a chair. Top rope clothesline by Jack. Leaping corner elbow by Jack. Jericho clotheslined into the first row over the barricade. Suplex on the floor by Jack. Chairshot and hurricanrana by Jericho. Top rope splash by Jericho. Piledriver by Jack. Cactus Clothesline by Jack. Back elbow to the floor off the apron by Jack. Belly to Back Suplex on the floor by Jericho. Stun Gun onto the barricade by Jack. Apron elbow drop by Jack. Piledriver by Jack. German Suplex with a bridge wins it for Jericho.
-Chris Jericho vs. Eddie Guerrero:
This is from Fall Brawl '97. Starts off with Eddie stalling. Chain mat wrestling. More chain mat wrestling. Arm drags and chops by Jericho. More chain submission wrestling. Stun Gun by Jericho. Lionsault by Jericho. Top rope clothesline by Eddie. Eddie in control. Back Suplex by Eddie. Surfboard by Eddie. Gory Special by Eddie. Gory Special by Jericho. Springboard dropkick by Jericho. Stun Gun on the apron by Jericho. German Suplex by Jericho. Sambo Suplex by Eddie. Powerslam by Jericho. Double powerbomb by Jericho. Superplex counter by Eddie. Frog Splash by Eddie. This was really good.
-Chris Jericho vs. Juventud Guerrera:
This is from SuperBrawl VIII from 1998. If Juvi loses he unmasks. Jericho starts the match wrestling with the belt on. Juvi kicks him in the belt and he takes it off. Flying body attack by Juvi. Springboard headscissors to the floor by Juvi. Jericho playing possum and trying to get himself counted out. Funny. Springboard dropkick by Jericho. Jericho moves the steps. He then springboards off the steps but misses a leaping clothesline. Counter tombstone by Jericho. Back and forth but Jericho regains control. Standing vertical suplex by Jericho. Jericho in control. Air Juvi by Juvi. 450 Splash by Juvi. Juvi thinks he won by Jericho grabbed the rope before the 3 count. Cheapshot chop block by Jericho. DDT counter by Juvi. Atomic Drop by Juvi. Springboard hurricanrana by Juvi. Reverse Suplex by Jericho. Jericho misses Lionsault. Walls of Jericho by Jericho wins it. Jericho gets the mic and starts bragging about the win and making fun of Juvi. Juvi takes off the mask and seems ashamed of what happened.
-Chris Jericho vs. Dean Malenko:
LOL at Jericho coming out in a kimono. Ambush by Jericho. Dropkick counter by Dean. Fast paced back and forth. Liontamer by Jericho. Springboard dropkick by Jericho. Plancha by Jericho. Jericho in control. German Suplex by Dean. Reverse suplex by Jericho. Lionsault by Jericho. Double arm suplex by Dean. Texas Cloverleaf by Dean. DDT superplex counter by Dean. Jericho has brass knuckles. Back Suplex by Dean. Dean uses the knuckles and ref comes to and sees Dean with the knuckles. Dean is DQ'd and Jericho wins.
-Jericho's WWF debut on RAW. Says he's Chris Jericho and for those who know him he is the Ayatollah of Rock n' Rolla. Says RAW needs a new era and he's the knight in shining armor to save the WWF. Says the sports entertainers on RAW are mediocre especially the Rock and says Jericho is excellence not mediocrity. Says no one will ever be the same again now that Y2J is here. Rock says to know your role and shut your mouth. Rock does his name gag. Rock does his "you name" gag. Rock has a KY Jelly plan for Jericho involving his boot.
-Chris Jericho vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chyna:
This is from No Way Out 2000. Kurt says he will leave like the Hartford Whalers but will return one day to give this town the hero they deserve. Jericho says the belt is staying with him. Back and forth at the start. Angle backdropped to the floor. Springboard dropkick by Jericho. Fight on the floor. Jericho rammed into the announce table. Angle posted. Jericho clotheslines the post. Asai Moonsault off the steps by Jericho. Belly to Belly top rope suplex by Angle. Angel in control. Double arm backbreaker by Jericho. German Suplex by Angle. Spinning heel kick by Jericho. Comeback by Jericho. Double powerbomb by Jericho. Angle Slam by Angle. Angle grabs the belt but the ref takes it. Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Angle rammed into the announce table. Angle tries to hit Chyna with a title belt but she ducks it and then Jericho rams Angle into Chyna on accident which sends Chyna into the steps. Lionsault but Angle counters it using the title belt. Angle pins him to win the match.
-Chris Jericho vs. Triple-H:
Jericho rips into Stephanie before the match. Jericho gets Trips made and manipulates him into putting up the WWF Title on the line. He brings out the APA who he paid for. Jericho in control early. Clothesline on the floor by Trips. Dropkick by Jericho. Trips in control. Trips rammed into the announce table. Jericho whipped into the steps. Trips back in control. Middle rope arm drag by Jericho. Missile dropkick by Jericho. Ref down now. Shane crotches Jericho and APA chases him out. Stephanie tosses the belt into the ring. Jericho hits Trips with the belt. Facebuster by Trips. Spinning heel kick and Lionsault by Jericho wins it. After the match Trips makes Earl Hebner go back and get his title from Jericho after forcing him to reverse the decision and says the match never happened. Jericho out and says he has to give up the title but then makes jokes about Stephanie.
-Chris Jericho vs. The Rock:
This is from No Mercy 2001. Starts off with back and forth. Cheap shot and punches by Jericho. Comeback by Rock. Springboard dropkick by Jericho. Rock rammed into the steps. Chop war in the corner. Dropkick by Jericho. Brief comeback by Rock but Jericho with a top rope clothesline stops it. Superplex by Rock. Samoan Drop by Rock. Rock on fire. Jericho tossed out to the floor. Rock in control. Slingshot Suplex by Rock. Missile Dropkick by Jericho. Swinging neckbreaker and hurricanrana by Jericho. Rock Bottom by Jericho. Lionsault by Jericho. Jericho misses the People's Elbow. Sharpshooter by Rock. Rock removes the announce table covering. Rock Bottom through the Spanish announce table by Rock. People's Elbow countered unto the Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Stephanie out and throws a chair into the ring. DDT by Rock. Rock pulls Stephanie into the ring and gives her the Rock Bottom. Reverse Russian Legsweep into the chair by Jericho wins it.
-Chris Jericho vs. The Rock:
This is from Vengeance 2001. Rock pulls Vince McMahon into the ring. People's Elbow by Rock to Jericho. Low Blow and Rock Bottom by Jericho wins it.
-Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin:
Immediately Austin comes out. Kurt Angle in and nails Austin with a chair to the head. Rock Bottom to Jericho by Rock. Rock chases Angle to the back. This match is to crown the first WWF Undisputed Champion. Jericho in control. Flying forearm and punches by Jericho. Lou Thesz Press and punches by Austin. Jericho knocked off the apron to the floor. Austin beating up Jericho on the floor. Jericho dropped onto the barricade. Jericho posted twice. Austin pulls up the floor padding. Walls of Jericho on the announce table countered. Suplex on the exposed floor by Austin. Austin runs into the post shoulderfirst. Slingshot Suplex by Austin. Suplex by Jericho. Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Jericho accidentally knocks the referee out. Stunner by Jericho. Vince out with Nick Patrick. Ric Flair out and he punches out Patrick. Vince sucker punches Flair and then posts him. Low blow by Austin. Austin punches down Vince and stomps a mudhole in him. Thesz Press and punches by Austin. Walls of Jericho by Austin. Booker T runs in and hits Austin in the back of the head with a championship belt. Vince pushes the ref into the ring. Jericho covers Austin to win it. Jericho is the first ever Undisputed Champion.
-Chris Jericho vs. Hulk Hogan:
HOLY CRAP! I didn't know they even fought! Hulk overpowering at the start. Hulk dominating. Jericho mocks Hulk. Jericho slammed off the top rope. Hogan posted. Top rope double axehandle to the floor by Jericho. Top rope clothesline by Jericho. Hulk on the rampage. Hulk misses an elbow drop. Lionsault by Jericho. Trips' music hits and he comes out to distract Jericho. Trips joins the announce team. DDT by Jericho. Hulk hulks up. Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Trips using a steel chair as a weapon. Taker's music hits and Jericho is distraction. Hogan school boys Jericho to win it. Jericho attacks Hulk but Trips attacks Jericho.
-Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels:
Already reviewed this one numerous times.
-Chris Jericho vs. John Cena:
Loser Leaves Town match. Cena brawling at the start. Eric Bischoff grabs Cena's ankle. Jericho in control. Suplex by Jericho. Cena attacking Jericho on the floor. Bischoff with a low blow. Cheap shots by Bischoff during the break. Back Suplex by Cena. Jericho in control. Back and forth. Cena misses a flying crossbody. Comeback by Cena. Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Cena goes for the ropes but Bischoff pulls them back. FU by Cena. Bischoff puts Jericho's foot on the bottom rope. Bischoff hands Jericho brass knuckles. Jericho uses them as a weapon. Jericho slingshot into Bischoff. FU by Cena wins it. Jericho is fired and he pleads with Bischoff but he has none of it. Security carries him out of the arena.
-Randy Orton in the ring. A man with a torch is coming to hand him his torch but someone knocks him over. Jericho out now. Jericho puts himself over at the start which makes Orton mad. Jericho then makes fun of Orton to end the seg.
-Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho:
They start off brawling and fighting. Jeff thrown out to the floor. Jericho in control. Jeff misses a barricade running clothesline and hits the announce table. Jericho back in control. Comeback by Jeff. Whisper in the Wind by Jeff. Northern Lights Suplex by Jericho. Jeff misses a Mule Kick. Twist of Fate countered and Lionsault by Jericho. Walls of Jericho countered by Jeff. Twist of Fate by Jeff. Jeff misses the Swanton Bomb. Codebreaker by Jericho wins it.
-Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels:
This is from WWE No Mercy 2008 and is a ladder match. Starts off with chain wrestling. Springboard shoulderblock by Jericho. HBK posted. Drop tole hold sends Jericho into the ladder. Walls of Jericho on the floor. Ladder catapulted into Jericho's face. Jericho using the ladder as a weapon. Jericho pushed into the ladder. Figure Four Leglock by HBK. Ladder into HBK's face. Ladder slammed onto HBK. Jericho thrown onto a ladder propped on the top rope. HBK drops a ladder from the ring onto the floor onto Jericho. HBK using the ladder as a weapon. Jericho and HBK fall off the ladder through the announce table. Jericho dropkicks the ladder into HBK. HBK pushes the ladder over onto Jericho. HBK misses a top rope elbow drop and hits the ladder. Jericho rams the ladder into HBK. Lionsault onto the ladder on HBK. HBK pushes the ladder over and Jericho lands on the floor. Ladder pushed over and HBK lands on the top rope. Lance Cade in and he stops HBK. Superkick by HBK to Cade. They fight over the belt. Each one has a side of it and it's a tug of war. Headbutt by Jericho and HBK falls over as Jericho grabs the belt to win it. AMAZING.
-Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio:
This is from Extreme Rules 2009 and is a No Holds Barred Match. Jericho at the merchandise stand with a mic running down Rey. Rey starts off on fire. Jericho rammed into the announce table. Dropkick sends the steps into Jericho. Hurricanrana off the apron by Rey. Slingshot legdrop by Rey. Suplex onto the top rope by Jericho. Springboard Dropkick countered by Rey. 619 around the ringpost by Rey. Top rope plancha to the floor by Rey. Springboard Legdrop by Rey. Both men clonk heads. Fast paced action now. Jericho tosses Rey under the bottom rope and to the floor. Rey rammed into the announce table. Front suplex on the floor by Jericho. Jericho runs into the post. Suicide Dive by Rey. Headscissors and Frankensteiner by Rey. 619 countered into a backbreaker by Jericho. Jericho misses a Lionsault. 619 by Rey. Codebreaker counter by Jericho. Jericho grabs a chair. Chair dropkicked into Jericho's face. Arabian Facebuster by Rey. Drop toe hold onto the chair by Rey. Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Chairshot by Rey. 619 countered by Jericho who pulls of Rey's mask. Jericho pins Rey as he covers his face. AMAZING ending.
-Chris Jericho vs. Undertaker:
This takes place in England and is the first ever Jericho/Taker match. Taker starts off in control. Apron leg drop by Jericho. Old School by Taker countered by Taker. Jericho in control. Missile dropkick by Jericho. Taker thrown into the barricade twice on the floor. Brawl in the ring. Corner avalanche by Taker. Snake Eyes by Taker but a dropkick by Jericho. Codebreaker by Jericho. Chop block by Jericho. Lionsault by Jericho. Taker sits up and grabs Jericho by the throat. Walls of Jericho by Jericho. Hell's Gate wins it for Taker.
-Chris Jericho vs. Edge:
Already reviewed this one in another blog.
-Overall I LOVED this DVD. Going to highly recommend picking it up the first chance you get. This, The True Story of WrestleMania, and Highest Flyers have been the best WWE ones here recently.