“I’m from Winnipeg, you idiot.”
Local wrestling superstar Chris Jericho was honoured by the city and province on Wednesday ahead of All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) inaugural Winnipeg show.
Mayor Scott Gillingham presented Jericho with a special honour at City Hall to rename Wordsworth Way in Westwood as Honourary Jericho Way.
“This is one of the coolest moments ever for me,” Jericho said at a news conference. “It’s great being in a video game or having an action figure or these sorts of things, but to have a street named after you — especially the street where I grew up on — it means a lot to me. It’s a huge honour.”
Jericho then met Premier Heather Stefanson to receive a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Manitoba).
I was thrilled to present Winnipeg’s own wrestling legend @IAmJericho with a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal today.
Thanks for everything you’ve done to highlight our great city Chris! pic.twitter.com/g5JscDmQwd
— Heather Stefanson (@HStefansonMB) March 15, 2023
Jericho is a hometown name and has accomplished much more than winning wrestling championships. The Westwood-raised athlete is also an actor, musician, bestselling author, podcaster and television personality.
He is best known for his time with the WWE, where he became a six-time world champion.
Limited tickets remain for AEW’s “Dynamite” at Canada Life Centre tonight. Jericho will headline the event with fellow Winnipegger Kenny Omega. The broadcast will be carried live on TSN 2 beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
??Congratulations to Winnipeg's own @IAmJericho for being a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal (Manitoba), presented by The Honourable @HStefansonMB, Premier of Manitoba and Mr. Brad Robertson, Chief of Protocol! pic.twitter.com/GWPzHOkb33
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 15, 2023