Chris Jericho, real name Chris Irvine, filed two separate trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Monday for “Fozzyfest” and “Fozzfest.”
Over the years, he has fronted the heavy metal band Fozzy. Over the past few years, the wrestler‘s side hustle became heavily entwined with his in-ring character, taking on an over-the-top rockstar persona and using his own band’s song “Judas” as his AEW entrance theme. It appears Jericho might be planning a music festival to revive his band Fozzy now that he won eight world titles and helped launch AEW.
The AEW star already has experience spearheading unique annual events. Jericho launched his annual Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea in 2018, a cruise combining pro wrestling and live music. As the band’s fanbase has found a significant crossover with Jericho’s in-ring career, Fozzy often performs on the cruise each year.
After Jericho began using “Judas” as his entrance music last year, Fozzy saw a spike in popularity, ultimately winning a gold record. Jericho tweeted in celebration, “For 22 years, I’ve been subjected to insults and cutdowns about @FOZZYROCK. Now, we can all stand behind what our band and thousands of fans have always known… FOZZY ROCK!