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-- Derek Price sent this one in: I attended Chris Jericho's signing at FYE in the Fayette Mall in Lexington, Ky. The ads for his appearance were promoting his band Fozzy's new album "Chasing the Grail," and made no mention of him being a WWE Superstar. In order to get something signed, you had to buy the album, which was priced at $18, but understandable, since you'd have to pay to get something signed at other events like this. I got in line about 1:20 p.m, and Jericho showed up about 2:20, fashionably late for his advertised 2:00 p.m. signing. From looking around at the 75 or so attendees wrapping around the store, it didn't seem like anyone was there to see him because of his music. Chris was wearing a distressed t-shirt and mirrored aviator sunglasses, which he never took off the whole time I was there. He was very polite and soft-spoken. He chatted with me briefly about my bands, since I brought him a couple of our CDs as gifts. He was very gracious about signing my copy of his book and taking a photo with me. Jericho asked how I liked the book, and told me to be on the lookout for the next one, which he said will be coming out in February 2011. All in all, it was a great experience, as Chris was very personable, and the staff did a good job with keeping everyone in order without being pushy, and even assisted fans with taking photos.
-- Ring of Honor made the following announcement today…
ROH officials are pleased to announce that "Glory By Honor IX" will emanate from The Grand Ballroom at The Manhattan Center in New York, NY on September 11, 2010! But that's not all… "Glory by Honor IX" will also be broadcast worldwide LIVE on iPPV courtesy of our partners at GoFightLive! Details will be coming soon so keep checking ROHWrestling.com and at www.GoFightLive.tv, but don't forget that the legendary Terry Funk will be in attendance and will take part in a special autograph signing prior to this big event. Tickets for "Glory By Honor IX" are available now and you can reserve your spot for the Terry Funk Meet and Greet by securing a ticket here.! Can't be in New York with us LIVE? Yes you can! Keep checking back as information for ordering the iPPV will be available soon right here and at GoFightLive.tv!!
Note: Of course, I'll be at the event and look forward to meeting many of you in New York City on September 11th! That's not the best day to be riding the subway, etc etc. but so be it.