Professional wrestling legend and a former six times WWE World Champion Chris Jericho who is the inaugural AEW World Champion recently talked about getting freaked out after getting to know about his health scare.
Chris Jericho started his professional wrestling career back in 1990 under the independent circuit. He had been pretty impressive from the very first day of his professional wrestling career. After working in various promotions for a number of years his first major breakthrough was in 1996 when he was signed by WCW.
Chris Jericho Reveals How He Freaked Out After Getting To Know About Health Scare
In WCW has mostly been treated as a cruiserweight wrestler. He won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship four times and the WCW World Television Championship one time. But he has never been treated as a main event star in WCW.
In 1999 he came to WWE for the first time in his career. His WWE debut is considered as one of the best debut in the history of Pro wrestling. At first he was treated as a mid card wrestler as he mostly focused on the mid card and lower mid card championships.
He was first treated as a main event star in late 2001 when he defeated both Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock in one single night at the Vengeance pay per view event to become the first ever WWE Undisputed champion. Later he went on to main event WrestleMania X-8 along with Triple H.
He went on to win a total of six world championships in WWE. He also won the WWE intercontinental championship for a record number of nine times. Indeed, he is a legend of WWE and professional wrestling.
In 2018 he left WWE ending his two decade long WWE career. He worked on the NJPW and on the independent circuit before joining AEW in 2019. He became the inaugural AEW World Champion and currently is going quite strong in the newly founded promotion.
Chris Jericho who is the inaugural AEW World Champion recently spoke on Howie Mandel’s Does Stuff program where he talked about getting freaked out after getting to know about his health scare. He said;
“When you’re in the hospital at any time it’s kind of scary, because you never know, like ‘Oh, what if,’ right? When you’re in the hospital and this is once again, during COVID times, so the level starts going down, and then they put the the oxygen in your nose. And I’m like, ‘The next step is the intubation, the freaking ventilator.’
“And then you start freaking out. And I was like, ‘I’m not getting in a wheelchair to go to any of these tests, I’m not putting on this gown.’ ‘You got to put on the gown.’ ‘No I don’t.’ ‘You gotta get this wheelchair. ‘No, I’m walking. I’m walking where I need to go.’
“I was scared. Everything that would like, if I get into a wheelchair and put the hospital thing on, that’s one step closer to in my head never getting out… I just didn’t want to accept the hospital gown. All of it was just in my head, like ‘What if I never get out of here,’ you know? ‘What if I don’t get out of here,’ and you start thinking that way. It’s freaky.”
H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania