Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Book You Should Read: Chris Jericho's Undisputed

I just wanted to put up a quick post to recommend a book that I recently finished, Undisputed, by Chris Jericho. This is the follow up to his highly enjoyable first book, A Lion's Tale.

Jericho is a guy who has reached incredible heights in the world of professional wrestling while also having a very respectable career as the lead singer of his heavy metal band, Fozzy. The reason his books work so well is that despite all of his success, he comes across as a very genuine person who the reader can easily relate to.

The book takes you from his debut in the WWE up through the death of his close friend, Chris Benoit with tons of entertaining stories thrown in throughout the book.

Things that will appeal to readers of this blog in the book include Jericho's stories about Ronnie James Dio, Andrew Dice Clay, smashing glasses at the bar, Steel Panther, Mr. Belding following around the WWE, and a description of something that would definitely be considered West Coast Dance.

On top of all of that, I found out that the Ultimate Warrior does not eat desserts. Instead, he will get a cookie, smash it into a thousand pieces and put his face next to it so he can inhale the smell. He believes that he gets the same effect, but with none of the calories. That is the most meatheaded thing I have ever heard, and I am incredibly happy that it came from the Ultimate Warrior.

Another awesome story involves Alfonso Ribeiro, aka Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He and Jericho had this exchange before going on stage for Celebrity Duets:
Carlton: You like sex?
Jericho: Um, I guess.
Carlton: Yeah, me too. Mmmmm…I musta banged over a thousand chicks.

So check out Undisputed, and if you haven't read A Lion's Tale yet, check that out too. They're easy reads and highly entertaining from beginning to end.


P.S.Since West Coast Dance was brought up, here is a fantastic video of Norman Smiley making the West Coast Dance crew proud.


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    1. Thank you Aliza. Your observation is on point.