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WWE: Jericho Was "Attacked by a Mob"

2/8/2009 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Chris JerichoThe WWE is officially weighing in on the Chris Jericho brawl in Victoria, BC yesterday, by releasing the following statement to TMZ:

"After leaving a live event in Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday evening, Chris Jericho's car was attacked by a mob when he was stopped at a stop sign. Unable to proceed, Chris Jericho exited his car to ask the crowd to clear a path so he could continue through the intersection. A man and a woman physically and verbally assaulted Mr. Jericho. Arena and WWE security arrived to establish enough order to allow Mr. Jericho to re-enter his vehicle and depart. The local police arrived minutes later. Mr. Jericho was unharmed in the incident. The WWE is working with local authorities who are investigating the incident to identify the man and woman who fled the scene."

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tickytocky    

this is what happens when your boss is as fake as you are and you are scripted to punch a girl in the face on live tv which is why wwe is lame as can be ALL the wrestlers are fake they brush their fans off like they dont exist if it wasnt for the fans they wouldnt be bringing home money now would they? SELFISH PIGS!

1847 days ago
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phdguru    

WWE is gay... and no matter what a woman does, you don't hit her.

1894 days ago
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Oz    

Can TMZ suck up to Jerico any more? He hit a woman and it doesn't matter if she spit on him or not. He should og kepy his ass in the car and let security handle it... he's a low class bum

1894 days ago
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Rick    

good job Jericho don't ever let anyone disrespect you like that, who cares if she was a woman she took the action and suffered the consequences. you should have put the walls of Jericho on her though.

1894 days ago
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dede    

If a girl is man enough to hit a guy she is man enough to get hit back

1894 days ago
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Catherine    

As a female, I don't understand why some people are trying to side with that unruly woman for being a low-class, disrespectful bitch. At the end of the day, Chris Jericho is a human being, and the guy was reacting on instinct (not like security was doing a damn thing) while being attacked verbally and physically by a mob. She, as part of that mob, spat and lunged at Jericho and ate a few knuckles for it. Male or female, that idiot deserved it. I'm sick of women thinking they can do whatever they want because the law will be on their side since they've got a fancy vagina. Let that be a lesson to everyone, male and female, that you reap what you sow.

1894 days ago
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the truth    

Self-defense is self-defense, no matter what gender plays role of the assailant. If anyone on this website is actually above the gossip-loving idiot demographic and took the time to watch the video, they'd see that the girl shoved Jericho and security did nothing to help him out. What did you expect? Oh wait, I forgot what craphole I stumbled onto. This is TMZ, home of simple excuses for "entertainment" intended for even simpler excuses for "people".

Seriously, get off this website and do something that will actually enlighten your mind.

1894 days ago
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99centz    

I went to a wrasslin match & a jerry springer show broke out.....

1894 days ago
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Tim    

OMG, That's not the way it happened at all!!!

1894 days ago
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Mimi    

Chris Jericho needs a psych evaluation done. Saw him on Larry King last night. The main guest was Mickey Rourke. Chris Jericho comments to Rourke only made him look like an ass. Rourke was gracious enough, looked like he was trying not to laugh. Chris Jericho then turned it up a notch and made comments that went over the line.

1894 days ago
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Q    

Why was the guy yelling at him "you are a disgrace to Canada"? Did he do or say something about Canada at the show that may have riled this group up to confront him?

If WWE is getting political they might want to be careful---or be prepared for some personal confrontations that dont involve a script.

1894 days ago
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Your name:    

Chris would have beat everyones a$$e$ there without breaking a sweat. What did that little punk kid honestly think he was going to do? Hahaha!!

1894 days ago
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Wrestlingsucks    

HEY JIM ROSS! I KNOW YOU'RE READING THIS! TELL VINNY MAC TO GIVE JIMMY WANG YANG HIS PUSH BACK! PS - YOUR BBQ SAUCE SUCKS.

1894 days ago
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Catherine    

To "He's A Jackass" and Mimi, you guys do understand that he plays the role of a bad guy? It's his job to piss the crowds off and get them to go against him at all costs, and if that means dissing Canadians, then that's what he'll do. Some pathetic, moronic fans, like the idiots in that video, hang on every word of these wrestlers like they literally are the characters they play in real life, and it's just so embarrassing. I say this as a fan of pro wrestling. We're not all small-minded savages like that mob. In fact, I hope Victoria, BC doesn't get a single WWE show for years to come. I'm not saying that Jericho was playing a character during that altercation; I'm saying that the altercation escalated because there are still morons out there who believe that bad guy characters like Jericho really are the bad guys they play, when in fact, anyone who has ever met him will tell you that he is a very calm, collected, and respectful individual. For "He's A Jackass" to say that Jericho deserved all of that because he made some crude, IN-CHARACTER comments at a damn wrestling show is the stupidest thing I've ever heard in my life. I'm so sick of these plebeians making the rest of us civilized wrestling fans, who know the difference between what we see on TV and real life, look bad.

1894 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Hey TMZ! you deleted the posting about Obama's comments on Etta James....what happened? Did he order the mafia over to your site to shut you down?

....I thought so!

Long live the Obama!

1894 days ago
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