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Alumni Engagement

RRC grad Chris Jericho on Dancing with the Stars

March 21, 2011

Chris Jericho, Dancing with the StarsRed River College grad Chris Jericho trades the wrestling ring for the ballroom tonight, as one of the contestants on the latest season of TV’s Dancing with the Stars.

The WWE star, who graduated from RRC’s Creative Communications program in 1990 (before embarking on his successful wrestling career), joins a roster of fellow celebs for the 12th season of the popular dance contest, among them Kirstie Alley, Ralph Macchio, Wendy Williams and Sugar Ray Leonard.

Jericho, who in 2008 received one of RRC’ s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards, has plenty of show business experience outside the ring, including a part in the recent Saturday Night Live flick MacGruber and a side career as frontman for the heavy metal band Fozzy.

He’ll be paired with professional dance partner Cheryl Burke, who has twice won the DWTS title. The show’s season premiere airs tonight (Monday, March 21st) at 7 p.m. on ABC and CTV.