Chris Candido


Real Name - Christopher Candito
Lifespan - 3/21/72 - 4/28/05
5'8" 226 lbs. - Carteret, NJ

Aliases - Chris Spirit, Skip

Athletic background - n/a

Teachers - "Popeye" Richards, Larry Sharpe (Monster Factory)

Professional background - Indies(`86-`95), FMW(`92), WWA(`90-`93) SMW(`93-`94), ECW(`94), All Japan(`94), WWF(`95-`96), ECW(`96-`99), WCW(`00), XPW(`00), Indies(`00-`05), NJPW(`01-`02), XPW(`02-`03), NWA-TNA(`05)

Groups - Heart Throb 4, BodyDonnas, Triple Threat, The New Blood

Career Highlights -
- Beats Tracey Smothers to fill the NWA World titles vacancy
- Teams with Zip (Tom Pritchard) to win the vacant WWF Tag titles
- Teams with Lance Storm to beat Furnas & LaFon for the ECW Tag titles
- Wins a six-way match to win the WCW Cruiserweight title
- Defeats Damien Steele for the XPW Heavyweight strap

Finisher(s) -
- Blonde Bombshell (Top Rope Powerbomb)
- Superplex
- Flying Headbutt

Favorites -
- Top Rope Rana
- Powerbomb
- Vertical Suplex
- Lariat
- Chop

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 7
science - 3
aerial - 4
power - 8
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 8
selling - 7
bumping - 10
heat - 6
carrying - 7
legacy - 6

Place in History - Chris Candido's death shocked the pro-wrestling world in the spring of 2005. His great grandfather was a pro-wrestler in the Northeast and Candido took to the sport quickly. Starting in the ring in his early teens, Candido was very good by the time he was 20! In the early 90s, Candido was impressing many in Smoky Mountain, ECW and in Japan. The WWF picked him up...and his gorgeous girlfriend Tammy Sytch. The duo were a fun midcard pair, but Skip and Sunny were getting on the up-and-down ride that is pro-wrestling. Sunny was pushed hard and quickly pulled away from Skip and his partner Zip (Tom Pritchard) and given numerous chances to become their premier diva. Candido returned to ECW, joined Shane Douglas's Triple Threat stable and became one of the top performers for the company. While Candido and Sytch had their problems with the WWF, substances and family members, they were becoming a hot commodity for ECW. Then they jumped to Russo-era WCW and were pushed strong for a time and then their drug problems caught up with them. ECW was on its last legs, so Candido and Sytch were relegated to the indies were they began to really look bad. Candido finally got clean though and began working hard and was brought into NWA-TNA. His versatility and personality gave him a new lease on life, then the unimaginable struck. A freak injury led to his sudden death, which all the more tragic because he was turning his life around. Although it seemed he would be remembered for his and Tammy Sytch's problems, Candido is now remembered for having died when he was on the comeback trail.