Christopher Keith Irvine, also known by his ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-born Canadian professional wrestler. He is a former World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE superstar, and is also well known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and internationally in Canadian, Mexican and Japanese promotions. On August 26, 1996, Jericho made his first appearance with WCW, and on September 15, he appeared at his first pay-per-view show in a match against Chris Benoit at Fall Brawl. In January 1997, Jericho made his debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling. On August 10 1998, Jericho defeated Stevie Ray to win the World Television Championship. He is credited as being the first Undisputed WWF Champion, having unified the WWF Championship and the World Championship. In WWE, Jericho is a six-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship once, the WCW/World Championship twice and the World Heavyweight Championship three times. He is also a record nine-time Intercontinental Champion, and the fourth WWE Grand Slam Champion.