Chris Jericho Wants To Wrestle Sting For The First Time In History

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Believe it or not, but despite the long-storied careers of both Chris Jericho and Sting, the two wrestling legends have never taken on each other in the ring. Jericho wants to change that.

Making his debut in 1990 and marking a 32-year career up until this point, Chris Jericho has an unbelievable amount of success, including eight world championship runs. Recently, Chris Jericho won the Ring Of Honor World Championship, leading to “The Ocho” becoming a new nickname to add to his collection due to his new world title status.

To make his championship glory even more iconic, Chris Jericho is also the same person who beat The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night in 2001 to take home the Undisputed WWE World Championship.

Known to be one of the best heels in the history of sports entertainment, Jericho has partaken in multiple classic beefs throughout his career, including previously mentioned The Rock, and also Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Kevin Owens, Christian, AJ Styles, among others.

The “Lionheart” has also sustained decades of popularity due to his talent at doing promos, being an ace on the microphone and having one of the most drawing charismas in wrestling. He’s also known for his ability to switch up his gimmick and reinvent himself, which he has done throughout his entire career. A talent that very few have been able to achieve, Jericho is a master at reinvention.

Then you have the legendary Sting in his iconic white and black face paint, however, “The Icon” goes deeper than that, with Sting skyrocketing to fame during his WCW days in the 80’s, headlining with stars such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Macho Man and Lex Luger.

A 14-time world champion, Sting spent a short time in WWE, competing for the WWE World Championship before ultimately losing to Seth Rollins, as well as appearing on Raw for Flair’s birthday party.

The Stinger is currently under contract with AEW, where he has remained with the black and white persona as Darby Allin’s mentor. Allin’s gimmick has drawn many comparisons to Sting due to many similarities.

Making an appearance on the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, Chris Jericho said that he one day wants to wrestle Sting, and he already knows what persona he’s going to use to take on the WWE and TNA Hall of Famer: “Painmaker.”

“Whenever there’s a Sting-Jericho match, which there has to be because Sting and I have never been in the ring together ever, except for when Keith Mitchell retired and we had that after-ceremony. Never been in the same ring ever. Ever, ever, ever. There has to be a Sting and Jericho match in whatever way we decide it and that would be a great time for ‘Painmaker.’”

H/T to POST Wrestling for the above transcription.