Author(s): Chris Jericho
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Picking up right where his New York Times bestseller A Lion's Tale left off, with his legendary 1999 entrance into the WWE, Jericho takes us from Chicago to Tokyo, New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur, Winnipeg to Madison Square Garden, as he details his classic rivalries with the Rock, Steve Austin, HHH, Shawn Michaels, and John Cena, along with all the politics and backstage machinations he faced outside the ring. He also describes his unique relationship with Vince McMahon and the long road they travelled to find respect for each other. But it was only after Jericho became the first Undisputed World Champion in the history of the wrestling business that he became disenchanted with the WWE and decided to walk away, turning his back on fifteen years in the ring to further his other lifelong dream: that of being a rock star. His band, Fozzy, proceeded to tour the world playing everywhere from the smallest sports bars in Pennsylvania to Monsters of Rock at Castle Donnington festival in England, all the while experiencing the same kinds of glorifying highs and embarrassing lows he faced while building his wrestling career.
As if that weren't enough, Chris recounts his hilarious escapades of breaking in with the Hollywood elite via doomed auditions, short-lived reality shows, made-for-television movies, and red-carpet interviewing fiascos. Along the way he was forced to deal with the heart-wrenching deaths of his mother and his long-time confidant Eddy Guerrero, as well as the horrific murder/suicide of his best friend Chris Benoit and his family. Jam packed with Chris Jericho's trademark self-effacing humor, one-of-a-kind writing style, and ridiculous random encounters with everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Axl Rose, and Paul McCartney, UNDISPUTED is one of the most highly anticipated follow-ups of its kind and one of a rare breed - a sequel that might be better than the original.
Chris Jericho made his wrestling debut at the age of 19. In 2001 he became the first undisputed champion of the WWE and is the only performer to have held six different titles in WWE's history. He has starred in films, is the lead singer of the rock band Fozzy and has appeared in numerous comedy series. He came out of retirement late in 2007. Peter Thomas Fornatale is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Susan and black labrador, Mugs.