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Tampa wrestler Chris Jericho body slammed off Dancing with the Stars



dancing-with-the-stars-season-12-episode-1-chris-jericho-20378561-285-453.jpgThe flags at Tampa's Florida Championship Wrestling complex will be flying at half mast tomorrow.

Tampa-based WWE wrestler Chris Jericho finally got body slammed on Dancing with the Stars, ejected from the show Tuesday after a lackluster tango set to a Journey song.

"I'm proud to show that a WWE guy and a rock 'n' roll singer can do this," said Jericho, who sings in a heavy metal band and wasn't expected to survive long on a show where football players and ice skaters tend to shine.

His ejection capped a results show featuring the new Kids on the block/Backstreet Boys combo performance and American Idol ejectee Pia Toscano.

Even the dancers seemed surprised by the result, given that Karate Kid alum Ralph Macchio had a major problem during his routine, when his pro dancer partner Karina Smirnoff tripped over his coat. Still, Macchio earned scores from the judges two points higher than Jericho.

"I haven't seen my kids in four weeks," Jericho said. "It's time for Chris Jericho the dancer to step aside and Chris Jericho the dad to come back

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:38pm]


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