Chris Jericho's incredible, fantastic, and sometimes preposterous journey to the top of the sports entertainment steel ladder. . .
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 traveled 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 after fifteen years to further his other lifelong dream of being a rock star. His band, Fozzy, proceeded to tour the world playing everywhere from the smallest sports bars in Pennsylvania to the biggest festivals in England, all the while experiencing the same kinds of glorifying highs and embarrassing lows he faced while building his wrestling career a decade earlier. As if that weren't enough. Chris recounts his hilarious escapades of breaking in with the Hollywood 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 CJ's trademark self-effacing humor, one-of-a-kind writing style, and ridiculous random encounters with everyone from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Axl Rose, and Wayne Gretzky to Paul McCartney, Howard Stern, and Mr. Belding, 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.
"UNDISPUTED is indisputably one of the best pro-wrestling autobiographies ever written . . . The same was said of Jericho's first [book] . . . [This one] is even better."--Scripps Howard News Service "When it comes to wrestlers writing their autobiographies, Jericho may be the best in the world at what he does."--Baltimore Sun "Entertaining . . . Jericho shines . . . an insightful and funny observer of pro wrestling's universe."--Publishers Weekly