FOZZY Singer And WWE Superstar CHRIS JERICHO Involved In Altercation With Fans; Video Available

Katie DeRosa of Times Colonist reports that Chris Jericho, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar and lead singer of the heavy metal band FOZZY, allegedly punched a woman outside Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada after she apparently spit on him following a World Wrestling Entertainment bout yesterday, an altercation captured by a witness on a cellphone camera and posted on YouTube (see footage below).

Witnesses say the incident occurred when Jericho was surrounded by hundreds of people heckling him after he lost yesterday's "RAW Live" WWE bout.

Victoria police confirmed there was an altercation outside the arena, but said the wrestler left before police had a chance to speak to him. Two fans were arrested but later released. Const. Theresa Tuttle said no charges have been laid and the incident is under investigation.

The WWE has released the following statement regarding the incident:

"After leaving a live event in Victoria, British Columbia on Saturday evening, Chris Jericho's car was attacked by a mob when he was stopped at a stop sign. Unable to proceed, Chris Jericho exited his car to ask the crowd to clear a path so he could continue through the intersection. A man and a woman physically and verbally assaulted Mr. Jericho. Arena and WWE security arrived to establish enough order to allow Mr. Jericho to re-enter his vehicle and depart. The local police arrived minutes later. Mr. Jericho was unharmed in the incident. The WWE is working with local authorities who are investigating the incident to identify the man and woman who fled the scene."

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