Up-and-coming professional wrestler Chris Jericho achieved a major milestone in his fledgling career when he scored an upset victory this weekend against veteran Neville at World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Beast in the East.”
Jericho, a plucky upstart with the heart of a lion but a less-than-stellar win-loss record, shocked wrestling fans with the victory, which will surely improve his reputation among WWE brass.
“Chris really needed that victory,” said fellow youngster Brock Lesnar, who himself scored a surprise win against Kofi Kingston at the event. “I’m really happy for him.”
Unlike Neville, who has spent many years as a top-tier performer at WWE — as well as a rock-and-roll performer and bestselling author — Jericho has desperately needed a marquee win to become established as a marquee star.
Neville, meanwhile, is now expected to go on hiatus for six months until it is time for him to return and “put over” another young talent.
It is believed that Neville sees great potential in fresh-faced developmental star John Cena, and believes the kid is ready to shine.