You would think winning the World title would be this big, momentous day, right?
Not for Chris Jericho. He told the story behind the day he won the WWE Undisputed Title to Viktre.com. It starts with him being told that he was going to go over in a very unceremonious manner:
I was told in the afternoon that I was going to win when Vince McMahon said to The Undertaker at the catering table: 'Hey 'Taker, how do you know the business is going down the toilet? Because we're putting the belt on Jericho' and that's how I found out I was going to be the champion,
Once he had won the title, he expected to have this giant ovation in the back, and perhaps a stupendous celebration that would last throughout the night. Instead, no one was around, got himself locked out and and ate very questionable pizza as a celebratory dinner:
I came back through the curtain, everyone was gone because when you're on last everybody leaves to get out of the traffic quicker. Sat there by myself and then drove to a hotel where room service stopped at midnight, it was 11:58. They wouldn't serve it, so I got pizza. They wouldn't bring it to my room, so I had to go down to the lobby to get it. When I went back up, I was locked out. Went back down to the lobby, the guy wouldn't let me in even though I just checked in a few minutes earlier. Dropped the pizza on the floor when he finally did let me in. So, I spent the night being the first undisputed champion eating cold, fuzzy pizza in a Ramada Inn somewhere in Anaheim, California. So, no hookers and blow there, kids.
Despite the pretty sad story of his championship win, Chris Jericho did make history that night. He unified the WCW and WWF titles to become the first ever Undisputed Champion, which he would go on to hold for several months before losing to Triple H at WrestleMania X8.