On an episode of WCW Monday Nitro 17 years ago, future Undisputed WWE Champion Chris Jericho tried to prove he knew more holds than “The Man Of 1,000 Holds” Dean Malenko by reading off a list of the ones he knew, numbering at 1,004. He continued reading through an entire commercial break and only stopped when his microphone was cut off. It’s one of the funniest moments of ’90s wrestling.
Nearly two decades later, Jericho showed up on FOX Sports Live to finish that list. This is easily one of the most important things we’ve ever written about.
Here’s part one from the March 30, 1998, episode of Nitro. Jump to 5:50 for the start of the promo.
And now, part two. He’s a little older, he’s got less hair and more tattoos, but he still knows about 500 different armbars. My only regret is that they didn’t have Ciclope host the show and reveal him to be Malenko at the end.