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April 6, 2011

Video: Former WWE star Chris Jericho on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Episode 3

Chris Jericho’s stint on “Dancing with the Stars’ appeared to be in serious jeopardy this week, but the former WWE star survived Tuesday night’s elimination show and will keep on dancing.

Jericho and partner Cheryl Burke were one of the two remaining couples who had yet to be told that they were safe and would continue on the show. In the end, it was Wendy Williams (apparently she has a talk show) and her partner Tony Dovolani (who was Stacy Keibler’s partner several years ago on DWTS) who were cut.

After the show, Jericho tweeted: "Big false finish on DWTS tonight, but I kicked out at two and a half! Ready for the big babyface comeback next week."

Jericho and Burke got a score of 21 (three sevens) from the judges for their rumba performance to the Beatles’ Let it Be” on Monday’s show. That put them in a three-way tie for fifth (out of 10 couples) for the night.

The theme of this episode was for the celebrities to create a dance that tells a personal story. Jericho – who performed under his real name, Chris Irvine, on Monday’s show – dedicated his dance to his late mother. I’m not going to lie: I actually started to tear up a bit listening to Jericho talk about his mother and watching his performance.

Posted by Kevin Eck at 12:47 PM | | Comments (6)


The outcome of this show is more scripted than anything WWE or TNA has ever done. Totally bogus.

I'm with you; I was teary-eyed watching him dance, and the fact that he did it with no "Jericho" character made it all the more special. At least to us rasslin' fans. I cast my vote!

Kev, to get back to WrestleMania, if it's alright, I have a couple of issues to address. This would be in addition to the issues I have already addressed. First, let me see if I have this right, Lawler's victory gets overturned because the referee (Austin) involved himself in the match. However, The Miz' s pinfall victory over Cena stands despite the host (The Rock) blatantly leveling Cena to give Miz the victory. The WWE continues to insult our intelligence. Do you think they really believe that no one over the age of 10 is watching. Screw you Vince!

Next, Cena, the "face" receives the loudist boos of the night yet, when The Rock drops him and costs him the WWE Championship, the crowd loves it. I am already sick of The Rock. His current character reminds me of when he couldn't get over as a face and they had to turn him heel because the fans hated him. Other posters have mentioned this and, I agree, his stare downs and his way too long pauses are irritating and boring. Go back to Hollywood Rock.

Finally, I completelty agree with you about turning Cena heel and M onday night was the perfect time to do it. The speech had already been written; fans keep booing me, fans loved it when Rock causes me the championship, why should I still care about the fans. All I can think of is that Vince must be making a fortune (no pun intended) on Cena merchandise. However, if Hogan can make the switch, Cena should be able to also. Thanks for letting me vent.

While I suppose he shouldn't have been in the bottom two. You being a Ravens mark and all should at least admit that Hines Ward has outperformed Jericho so far.

Not that you slammed him this time around, but you did in a previous post. I don't really like Hines Ward all that much either, but it is clear he is better than Jericho - not that I think either will win. Long live Steelers Nation!

You big softie.

OK, since it was brought up here - what ticks me off most about the outcome of the Lawler/Cole match (oh, and so much for the WWE/GLAAD coalition - or was that Cole-alition) was that it's been stated time and time again that a referee's decision is final.

Now back to your regularly scheduled ballroom.

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