A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex

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Orion, May 12, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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The controversial story of Chris Jericho, the former undisputed Heavyweight Champion of WWE.

From the age of eight, Chris dreamed of becoming a wrestler. But it wasn't until he was 25 that he hit the big time. Nicknamed 'Lion Heart', Chris eventually attained his ultimate goal - joining the WWF (now WWE). He became one of their biggest stars, even defeating wrestling powerhouses The Rock and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin in the same night to be crowned the undisputed Heavyweight Champion.

Now Chris dishes the dirt on his rivalries with other wrestling legends. Whether ripped-off by promoters, robbed at gunpoint or nearly paralysed after landing on his head during a match, Chris maintained his courage, determination and sense of humour about this dangerous and enthralling sport.

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Next to "Hitman", Jericho's autobiography is one of the most entertaining looks at the world of professional wrestling. I might sound like a terrible person in saying this but I'm happy that it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Russell Smith - Goodreads

I've now read quite a few of these wrestling (auto)biographies and this is easily one of the best. Chris' insights into the grappling world are gripping, interesting and comical and he certainly has a ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Chris Jericho was born in November 1970 and made his wrestling debut at the age of 19. In 2001 he became the first undisputed champion of the WWE (formerly WWF) and is the only performer to have held six different titles in WWE's 45-year history. Now retired from the sport, he has starred in films, is the lead singer of the rock band Fozzy and has appeared in numerous comedy series. He is married and has three children. Visit is website at www.chrisjericho.com, follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/IAmJericho or like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChrisJericho.

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