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Winnipeg’s Chris Jericho Honoured by City, Province

March 15, 2023 6:00 PM | Sports

Chris Jericho

Wrestler Chris Jericho is shown in a handout photo. Jericho will be wrestling in front of his hometown for the first time since 2009 when All Elite Wrestling makes its debut at Winnipeg’s Canada Life Centre tonight. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-All Elite Wrestling)

“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).

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.