Former Olympic Wrestler Getting WWE Tryout Soon, Details & Release Date for Chris Jericho’s Next Autobiography

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Olympian Gets WWE Tryout

Guamanian Olympic wrestler Jeffry Cobb has a WWE tryout scheduled for early September. Cobb represented his country in the 2004 Summer Games, and turned to professional wrestling in 2009. From what some are saying – including Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter – he’s an incredibly skilled athlete with great conditioning, but he’s also under 200 pounds and just turned 32-years-old. 

Chris Jericho’s Latest Book

Chris JerichoChris Jericho’s third autobiography, The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea will be available on October 14th. Amazon has it listed at $20.52 for the hardcover edition, and $11.99 on Kindle. Pre-orders are available now. 

Jericho will be doing all kinds of media promotion for the new book after WWE’s Night of Champions PPV, which as we have been reporting, will be his last date with the company for his current run. Here’s the complete synopsis for the new book: 

World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers—and one of the top five talkers—of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men and completely reinvented his character—ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles.

The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho’s recent career, including:

  • How Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match, then backed out
  • Jericho’s award-winning feud with Shawn Michaels, which culminated in Jericho knocking out Michael’s wife in the ring . . . for real
  • His escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle
  • His encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again-off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon
  • Jericho has a one-of-a-kind comedic voice and a knack for getting himself into screwball situations—both in and out of the ring. See for yourself why he is the best in the world.
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