Chris Jericho first came up with the character “The Painmaker” when he studied tapes of the legendary Bruiser Brody during the 30th anniversary of his tragic death. Brody was notorious for his wild and hardcore brawling style, which on occasion saw him legitimately beat the hell of his opponents. This inspired Jericho to debut this hard-hitting character when he worked with Kenny Omega in New Japan. The name “The Painmaker” then followed once he began working with Okada, who is known as “The Rainmaker.”
Now, Jericho has launched his own clothing range in conjunction with Champion Apparel titled the “Painmaker Apparel Collection.” All the designs, some of which you can view below, are heavily influenced by Japanese culture and lettering, which he became familiar with through his 60 tours of Japan.
The products include both men’s and women’s t-shirts, rolled cuffed tees, sweatshirts, and tracksuits and can be purchased now exclusively through Painmaker.store.
In Search of Darkness is a 244 minutes documentary that explores the horror movies of the 1980s and features names including John Carpenter, Elvira, Sean S. Cunningham, Kane Hodder, Heather Langenkamp, Joe Bob Briggs, Don Mancini, Bill Moseley, Greg Nicotero, and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. It was both a critical and commercial success, and now it’s sequel has been announced and features our very own Chris Jericho!
In Search of Darkness: Part II promises to include unheard tales from the most comprehensive cast of horror legends assembled on film, 15 new interviewees (including Chris Jericho), career retrospectives from Robert Englund, and Tom Savini, and much more.
What makes it all the better is that there is a Chris Jericho collector’s edition available at 80shorrordoc.com/chrisjericho, which includes a mini-documentary, where Chris discusses his early horror experiences that scared him as a child and hooked him on the genre, his father investing in Canadian films and entertainment, plus the connection between heavy metal and horror. Also, buyers receive a Chris Jericho poster, their name in the credits, and priority access to a special online Q&A with Chris Jericho.
Note that this offer is only available until midnight on Halloween, and you can view the trailer below.
If you missed out on part 1, with your purchase of the Chris Jericho collector’s edition, you’ll receive a digital edition of In Search of Darkness, and have the option to upgrade to a physical copy for $15.
Along with bassist P.J. Farley, guitarist Joe McGinness, and drummer Kent Slucher, Chris Jericho has formed his very own KISS tribute band, and they kicked things off with a bang by releasing a cover of 1987’s “No No No.”
Jericho said about the new band: “When Kent and Joe approached me to sing on a few 80s KISS songs, I jumped at the chance, as it’s my favorite era of my favorite band. Once we brought in PJ, not only did we have a world-class band with years of touring experience, we also had four guys with one common bond: to stay creative and to do something special for all music fans during this pandemic. ‘No, No, No’ is the perfect debut release for Kuarantine, as not only is it a crushing, FUN rock n roll tune, but it’s guaranteed to satisfy and put a smile on your face…whether you want one or not!”
You can watch the video on YouTube below, and stream on all major streaming services.
Chris Jericho has announced an exciting special for fans stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
His “Saturday Night Special” streams live on his official Facebook page every Saturday night at 9 pm ET. He is taking questions, telling stories, and hosting a live sing-a-long of songs every week. Starting with a live sing-a-long of Fozzy hit song “Judas.” Be sure to join him at fb.com/chrisjericho to ensure you don’t miss out.
You can now celebrate Chris Jericho’s viral phenomenon “A Little Bit Of The Bubbly” with an exclusive Ringside Collectibles figure of Le Champion in special Bubbly Packaging including all the accessories you need to recreate the backstage Bubbly celebration. Included is the AEW World Championship Belt, Bottle of Bubbly, Champagne Bucket, Deli Platter Spread, Cup, and Folding Table.
It ships July and can be pre-ordered here.
As part of his “Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux”, Chris Jericho announced that there will be the third Jericho Cruise titled “Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Triple Whammy.” It will run from February 1st to February 5th in 2021 and depart from Miami, Florida traveling to the Grand Bahama Island before returning to Miami.
Full details can be found at ChrisJerichoCruise.com.
After Chris Jericho’s one-man backstage celebration when he became AEW’s inaugural world champion, he gave birth to the “A Little Bit of the Bubbly” catchphrase,which became an instant viral sensation resulting in countless memes and millions of views worldwide. Now you can get a little bit of the bubbly for yourself because Chris Jericho’s widely popular catchphrase is now an official wine.
Produced through Stephen Amell’s Nocking Point Wine, the new official sparkling wine of AEW is available at LittleBitoftheBubbly.com and costs only $46 for two bottles.