Chris Candido

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Chris Candido

Candido in 2010.
Ring name(s) Skip
Chris Candido
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Born March 21, 1972(1972-03-21)
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Died April 28, 2005(2005-04-28) (aged 33)
Matawan, New Jersey
Billed from Spring Lake, New Jersey
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Debut 1986

Christopher Raul Candito (March 21, 1972–April 28, 2005) was an American professional wrestler who was best known for wrestling with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name, Chris Candido and as Skip when he was part of the tag team, The Bodydonnas.

He was married to wrestling valet, Tammy Lynn Sytch who is better known by the name, Sunny. He died on April 28, 2005, due to complications from surgery and a blood clot. In his memory TNA hosted an event called the Chris Candido Memorial Tag Team Tournament.

Championships[change | change source]

Candido has held many championships during his professional wrestling career:

Extreme Championship Wrestling
Legacy Wrestling Enterprises
  • LWE World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
Mid-American Wrestling
  • MAW Heavyweight Championship (one time)
National Wrestling Alliance
  • NWA New Jersey Heavyweight Championship (one time)
  • NWA World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
NWA Midwest
  • NWA Midwest Heavyweight Championship (one time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
  • PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year in 2005
  • PWI ranked him #45 out of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI 500" in 1998.
Smoky Mountain Wrestling
  • SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship (two times)
  • SMW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • SMW Tag Team Championship (two times) with Brian Lee
  • SMW United States Junior Heavyweight Championship (three times)
United States Extreme Wrestling
  • USEW United States Heavyweight Championship (three times)
USA Pro Wrestling
  • USA Pro United States Championship (one time)
World Championship Wrestling
World Wrestling Council
  • WWC World Television Championship (one time)
World Wrestling Federation
Xtreme Pro Wrestling
  • XPW World Heavyweight Championship (one time)
Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
  • Most Underrated Wrestler in 1995

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