Chris Jericho - The new WWE world heavyweight champion
For those who missed tonight's wwe pay-per-view "unforgiven", Chris Jericho pulled off a major surprise by becoming the new world heavyweight champion.
How it happened
Early on in tonight's unforgiven pay-per-view, current world heavyweight champion C.M. Punk was attacked during an interview by Randy Orton. Later raw general manager Mike Adamle, announced that he would find a suitable replacement for Punk in the world championship scramble match. Adamle did keep his word as Jericho was the last to enter, as-well as the winner of the match.
There is no word yet if the C.M. Punk injury was part of the storyline or if Punk was pulled from the match for an actual injury. It is not a normal thing for WWE to pull a current champion from a match that he has been advertised for.
A bad night turned good
Earlier during the unforgiven pay-per-view, Chris Jericho was involved in a much publicized, unsanctioned match with Shawn Michaels. WWE has been building the unsanctioned match for weeks, and was easily the best match of the show despite Shawn Michaels having a damaged triceps that occurred during last weeks episode of WWE Raw. The match was eventually stopped by referee Marty Elias naming Michaels the winner, however despite the loss Jericho would walk out of unforgiven as the new champion.
Shawn Michaels Y2J Unsanctioned match
Jericho's WWE history
Chis Jericho is no stranger to being a champion. Jericho entered world wrestling entertainment in 1999 following a very successful career with world championship wrestling. During his WWE career he has captured the intercontinental Championship a record 8 times and, the world tag team championship 3 times. Jericho has also held the WWE title, the European title and was the wwe's first ever undisputed champion.