'Champion': American wrestling legend helps bushfire appeal

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter
Chris Jericho is donating a t-shirt worn in the ring to raise funds to help out the bushfire appeal in Australia. (Images: eBay/Getty Images)

WWE legend Chris Jericho has done his part to help raise funds for the Australian bushfire appeal after auctioning off some memorabilia.

Jericho, nicknamed Y2J, was wrestling at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s yearly event Wrestle Kingdom on Sunday.

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But Melbourne-based wrestler and commentator Gino Gambino announced on social media that Jericho wanted to auction the T-shirt he wore in the ring fo raise funds.


“Today @IAmJericho spoke to myself and @RobbieEagles_ about the devastating fires,” Gambino wrote on Twitter.

“Chris really wanted to help out all his fans in #Australia affected by these events, and has donated his WK14 ring worn T-shirt. ALL of the money will be donated.”

Jericho, a six-time WWE champion, will donate the funds raised to Victoria’s Country Fire Authority and the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Jericho made his WCW debut in 1996, before switching to the WWE in 1999 where he enjoyed an illustrious career.

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The King of Spin has joined the ever growing list of athletes and celebrities to pitch in, with Warne to put his baggy green cap up for sale, with all proceeds to be donated to the Bushfire Appeal.

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The cap, which Warne wore throughout his decorated Test career, will come with an autographed certificate of authenticity.

Bids on Warne’s baggy green can be submitted here.