From Jericho’s official website:
“I eventually had my first match on Oct 2, 1990 in Ponoka, Alberta&.and on August 22, 2005 in Hampton, Virginia, I had my last match. For now. Yes it s true. After months of speculation and rumors and numerous decoys and red herrings being thrown about, the official news from the boss man (me) is that I am leaving the WWE.” Jericho noted that after wrestling for 15 years, he was mentally burnt out and that he is a “goal oriented person who thrives on a challenge and I m not challenged by wrestling at this point in time,” noting that he has accomplished everything he ever wanted to do in the business.