Jericho revealed the news ahead of his 30-year anniversary show on AEW Dynamite this coming Wednesday.
He took to Instagram, writing:
30 years ago today I had my first match against @stormwrestlingacademy in #Ponoka, Alberta!! Amazing to think it’s been that long ago, but what an incredible journey I’ve had! Please listen to #TalkIsJericho and hear #LanceStorm and I discuss that first match, how we got booked, my first pair of @stryper influenced tights, the #MooseHall venue, what we got paid, why I got heat for wearing black boots, how I chose my ring music, why I was billed from “Kasper, Wyoming”, who else was on the card and an exclusive watch-along of our first bout by Lance and I! (Access the match at http://www.chrisjericho.com/watchalong ). And stay tuned for info about my new book #TheCompleteListOfJericho, a chronicle of EVERY match I’ve ever had featuring exclusive top ten lists, never before seen photos and info you’ve never seen or read anywhere else! Pre Order begins on Oct 7, check so this space for more info very soon!!. Most importantly thanks to everybody that’s ever watched one of my matches, bought a shirt or approached me to say hi. You guys helped make me what I am today and I’ll always appreciate and never forget that. I LOVE YOU!! #Jericho30
Chris Jericho also spoke on his latest YouTube live stream about keeping a record of every match he’s ever had, saying:
“On my first day of wrestling school, Keith Hart was in the ring. He was the trainer, and I asked him how many matches he had, and he said he didn’t know and thought it was kind of a dumb question. I thought that’s really weird, because if I want to know how many games Wayne Gretzky’s played in, I can just go look it up in a book. So, if I want to know how many matches somebody’s had, nobody keeps track of the stuff? He’s like, ‘Of course not!’
“So, I thought, well, I’ll do it. I think a lot of people might have started and stopped it, but I actually did it and carried through. 30 years, man, 2725 matches.”
Quote via Inside The Ropes