Chris Jericho: The Best In World (At What I Have No Idea) review

One of the busiest men in entertainment and one of the best storytellers around- Chris Jericho- is back with his third memoir- The Best In World (At What I Have No Idea) and, as always, it’s a fun read. At just over 400 pages, Jericho has a lot of space to talk about whatever he wants and he doesn’t disappoint, starting with his return to the WWE at the Royal Rumble where he talks about how it didn’t go quite how he’d expected. From there he goes straight into one of the most revealing and captivating parts of the book where he talks in detail about his first WWE Tribute for the Troops trip in the Middle East and some of the things he and fellow WWE Superstars experienced. Some of the things he talks about will stick with you forever. Jericho touches on numerous experiences that fans have been talking about- his Dancing with the Stars run, cameo appearance on MacGruber, his stint as the host of the ABC game show Downfall and more. He goes into detail about some of his favorite WWE storylines of his last few runs, including the incredible heel turn during which he pulled out all the stops and became one of the most hated faces in WWE, which led to a few interesting experiences with fans including a time where he got mobbed after a show in Canada that ended up on national news. Jericho talks about his memorable and infamous feuds with Shawn Michaels and CM Punk where Jericho walked the line between fantasy and reality and made numerous fans actually hate him. In The Best In World (At What I Have No Idea) he talks about the feud with Michaels being one of the biggest reasons Vince McMahon banned blood at all WWE events. He also discusses the times where he tested that policy and paid for it- literally. There’s even a few sections in the book about the fun times during Jericho’s career, which involve a few nights out with John Cena in Alaska, his invention of the long-searched for alcoholic drink that leaves no hangover (Yeah boy!), a night where he reconnected with a “little person” from high school and ended up on his knees drinking and with arms around a bunch of other “little people” singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey in a bar late at night, and the reasons why that song is his curse. He talks more about Fozzy than in his previous two books goes in depth about the reformation of the band, some of the tours and backstage experiences he’s had in the last few years. He talks about a night off during Fozzy’s select appearances on Uproar Festival 2011 where he, Matt Tuck from Bullet for My Valentine and M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold stayed up all night talking and singing and almost blew out their voices. Jericho discusses the creative process of their 2012 studio record Sin and Bones and some of the cool experiences that came on the heels of the album’s release. He talks about the many rock stars he’s been able to meet and befriend since Fozzy went full-time and any metalhead will be able to relate to Jericho’s fandom and the many tales he has to tell about meeting Metallica, Slash, Ozzy Osbourne and numerous others. When it’s all said and done, Jericho not only tops the reading experience set forth by A Lion’s Tale and Undisputed but he picks up right where he left off and surpasses every expectation and hope you could possibly have going into the book. Whether you’re a WWE/WCW/ECW fan, a Fozzy fan, a follower of any of the numerous other projects Jericho is a part of or just looking for a good read, The Best In World (At What I Have No Idea) will give you everything you could possibly want and one thing is for sure- you’ll “never…EEEEEEEEVERRRRR” doubt Jericho after reading this book. Rating: 9/10 -Reggie Edwards Chris Jericho talks The Best in the World (At What I Have No Idea) and more: