Professional wrestling legend and a former six times WWE World Champion Chris Jericho who is the inaugural AEW World Champion recently talked about his recent health scare and how difficult it is for him to breathe during it.
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 Discusses His Recent 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 his recent health scare and how difficult it is for him to breathe during it. He said;
“Couldn’t breathe. Like literally, I was on stage with Fozzy and I couldn’t sing, I couldn’t catch my breath. And I was like, ‘This is weird.’ And I started hearing a blood clot, because I talked to a couple doctors that I knew here. And lo and behold, I had a day off in London, went got some blood tests and they said, ‘You gotta go right to the hospital, you got you’ve got blood clots. Pulmonary embolism.’
“Which I mean, people die from that. Right away, you got to start getting blood thinners. And they bring this freaking needle and they stick it right in your thigh and it’s like, ‘Ahh!’ The blood thinner’s got to get in there right away to start tearing them apart, essentially. So that was the first thing, and then the oxygen level was really bad, because you can’t breathe.
“And that’s something I think during COVID time, everyone was checking their oxygen levels, it was supposed to be at like 99 or 100? Mine was like down at like 92. I couldn’t walk from here to that couch without being like [panting].”
H/T and transcribed by 411 Mania