Speaking on the latest Talk Is Jericho podcast, he said he was about to call himself Jack Action before his tag partner Lance Storm pointed it out it probably wasn’t the best idea.
“The story of my name was I had my name ready to go. It was Jack Action. I was trying to think of a name. Of course, Action Jackson was a name. There was a song by a band called Wasp called Jack Action. I’m like, that’s perfect, Jack Action. You (Lance Storm) said what are you writing there? I said Jack Action. You said, ‘are you going to call yourself that’? The way you said it, I was like, ah, I don’t know. You said ‘that is terrible. That’s a terrible name’. I was like, yeah, that’s stupid. I had to think of a name. I was driving my ’76 Volare and on the front passenger side, there was a cassette by a band called Halloween and the album was called Walls of Jericho. I thought about Jericho before because there was a Team Titans character called Jericho who’s the worst comic book character ever. So Jericho was in the back of my head for that. Then I thought, ‘what about Chris Jericho’?”
I think it’s safe to say he ended up with the better option of the two. Jericho has spoken about this previously, but it’s always an interesting story.
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