First Appearance: 2001
Win-Loss Record: 1-2
The Ayatollah of Rock-and-Rolla made his first TLC match appearance on the May 24, 2001 episode of SmackDown, teaming with Chris Benoit to defend the WWE Tag Team Championship against the Dudley Boyz, the Hardy Boyz and Edge and Christian in the first-ever four-team TLC match.
Despite the chaos and carnage happening all around them, Jericho and Benoit were able to escape the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim with their titles intact.
Jericho would not be so lucky in his next two Tables, Ladders and Chairs match appearances.
On the October 6, 2002 episode of Raw, he teamed with Christian against Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley, Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam and World Tag Team champion Kane, who was fighting without partner The Hurricane, who had been injured earlier in the evening.
Y2J stayed very active throughout the match, delivering a bulldog to Bubba Dudley from the top of a ladder and applying the the Walls of Jericho to Van Dam atop another ladder, but it would be Kane who overcame the odds, scaled the ladder and retrieved the Tag titles.
Seven years later, at the December 13, 2009 TLC pay-per-view, Jericho would step back into the squared circle for his third TLC match. This time, he and Big Show would defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against Triple H and Shawn Michaels, known collectively as D-Generation X.
It was a completely different match than years past, a smartly worked one in which big bumps were used sparingly and only to get the story of the match over.
Jericho, one of the greatest minds in the business, worked well with Michaels and Triple H to devise the match, and while it is not held in the same regard that the other spottier, more dangerous clashes in match history are, it was a very good effort by four Superstars guaranteed to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame.
In fact, it is the match against DX that solidified Jericho's spot at No. 5 on this list. Without it, he would have been another member of the big, clustered TLC matches made famous early in the decade. Regardless of their reputations within the industry, working with Triple H and Shawn Michaels is a very big deal.
It means they trust that you, as a performer, can hang with them in high-profile matches, and that is just what Jericho did.