Chris Jericho: Wrestler… Rock Star… Pastry Chef?
Step aside, Cake Boss. Chris Jericho is coming for your crown.
Chris Jericho is a man of many talents: a professional wrestler, a singer, and… future baker? That’s right folks, Jericho has a dream of tossing in his bedazzled jackets from the ring and putting on the apron.
During a call with The Preston & Steve Show on Monday (4/10), Preston asked Jericho one of those deep, introspective questions. It went something like: since you are already successfully following two career paths, are there any unfulfilled passions that you dreams of following? Without hesitation, the burly front man answered by saying that he always wanted to own a bakery.
After the moment of shock wore off, the show members responded with a collective, awww followed by a really? “No, not really!” Jericho clapped back without skipping a beat. Through the eruption of laughter everyone admitted to being convinced that he was serious.
Than, just as the topic was changing to the Fozzy gig at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia on Sunday, April 16th, Casey threw out the idea to make Jericoconut Cream Pies. He might be on to something.
Who would have thought that someone who throws people through tables would want to create cakes and croissants? Not us!
Jericho, aside from being an excellent gaslighter, and talented musician, also has an impressive wrestling career and the numbers to prove it. As a professional wrestler, he has fought in over 2,500 matches in a variety of different wrestling organizations, winning nearly 51% of them.
Jericho grew up having a passion for wrestling and pursued it when he was young. He attended wrestling school, and in that time took up skills in drumming. This would fuel another passion
He took breaks in his wrestling career, taking time to be the singer of a KISS cover band. In his interview with Preston and Steve, Chris talked about how important it is to keep up with music in this day and age, as it changes so rapidly.
Growing up in the 80s, Chris found a love for KISS, and always wanted to become a front man for a band. Jericho was inspired by Paul Staney for his artistry and said that being in a band allowed for a more collaborative outlet compared to the more individual world of wrestling. Where he was inspired by Paul Stanley and the world, he channeled that energy into the ring.
As younger people listen to music daily on our phones, Jericho said that releasing a song every three to four months is easier to consume than an entire album that is released years apart from one another.
More importantly, Jericho talked about the balance between his musical and wrestling career. He talked about how some wrestlers dabble in the music world, and how some musicians even dabble into the wrestling world.
Perhaps Chris Jericho will dabble in the baking world, and if/when he does, we cannot wait to try his croissants. In the meantime, we’ll be rocking out with Fozzy this Sunday at Brooklyn Bowl.