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Count Anywhere! My name is Chris and Viruses suck!
my computer some Nyquil.
Sadly, all this is from my longer term memory as a virus
gnarled my computer something fierce, and since I was watching
it while I write it, I didn’t tape the show. That
sucks hard, as the kids today are saying.
A good episode
of SmackDown! from England. Solid work all around and a
good opening segment. Carlito’s Cabana is a great
segment. I really like his charisma and I hope he can get
in the ring again soon and start getting back his heat.
Having Kurt on the Cabana also helped. They had an English
guy come out and challenge Kurt. Sadly, Kurt turned down
his challenge, until the poor limey bastard turned his back
and got jumped. The Brit got some OK offense in until Kurt
hit the Angle Slam and got the ankle lock for the win. Nice
segment from start to finish.
took on Paul London in a decent match. Chavo had the advantage
to start, but London got his Spinning Heel Kick and the
Dropsault. He eventually got tossed outside and Chavo rammed
him ribs first into the post and got the count-out win.
He didn’t seem to know that he couldn’t win
the title on a Countout.
Guerrero issue with Rey came to an end as they first did
a big ole segment where they had Chavo interject himself
and try to tear the two of them apart. This didn’t
work, though Rey was being all quiet. The match against
MNM was very good storytelling and there was some nice work,
especially from Rey who busted out a Standing Moonsault
which I haven’t seen from him in a long time.
WWE never met an angle they couldn't ruin.
point, Rey knocked Eddie off the mat and to the ground.
This led to Eddie staying off the apron for a while. Finally,
he got back up, but he refused Rey’s tag and Rey had
to endure the Snapshot for the loss. This was the end of
an era and it may be the end of Eddie as a big draw in many
There was a Dupree
vs. Cena match. Cena won with his good fiery comeback. He’s
kinda one dimensional, but Cena’s over, that’s
Matt Morgan continues
to annoy me with his stuttering gimmick. Seriously, they
stopped using it with Buhbuh Dudley years ago. He then squashed
a jobber, which is the WWE MO with big guys of late. Sadly,
I don’t see him lasting. Hell, give the guy a mask
and call him The Executioner!
The Fatal Fourway
was a good match that I enjoyed. Big Show worked harder
than usual, this time taking everyone’s finisher (The
Angle Slam, the Scissors Kick, and the Clothesline from
Hell) before getting tossed and counted out. This left Angle
and JBL to work over Booker T. Booker got some offense in,
but in the end, he was murdered by a chairshot and pinned
by Angle. This left the two heels in with each other and
this was a good section. The crowd seemed to be solidly
behind Angle. Kurt got hit with the Chair to give JBL the
win. Good match.
Chris Candito passed away yesterday at the age of either
33 or 35. The cause of death has been reported as a blood
clot from the surgery he underwent on Monday to a staph
happier note, Debbie Micceli, better known as Medusa, won
the Monster Jam championships, becoming the first woman
ever to do it. She held all the major women’s championships
before turning to Monster Trucks after being released by
Chris Candito went by Chris Candido in most of his wrestling
appearances. A lot like Mike Rotundo would go by Mike Rotunda…or
vice-versa. Either way, he was a talented wrestler and a
star who left us far too soon.
wrestling in 1986. He was still in high school at the time.
He was a huge fan and the Jersey Indy scene was a place
where just about any kid with a little training could get
a shot. He quickly rose through the ranks with his good
looks and athletic build. He worked all over the East until
1992, when he was spotted by both Eddie Gilbert and Jim
put Candido with Johnny Hotbody and called them the Suicide
Blondes. The team won the ECW tag titles. ECW was just another
Northeastern Indy at this point, but Candido did appear
at the first show at the ECW arena, I believe in the main
event. Cornette called Candido Crybaby, and that got him
over with the fans. He quickly won most of the big titles
in Smokey Mountain Wrestling and was spotted there along
with his manager: Tammy Lynn Sytch.
was exactly what was needed, as Sytch was a great manager.
Chris was even given the NWA title after the tournament
that ended with Shane Douglas throwing the NWA title down
in favour of the ECW belt. He lost the belt to Dan The Beast
Sevren who held it for a couple of years. The two of them
got a call from Vince in 1995 and were set to debut with
one of the best gimmicks of the mid-1990s.
surprisingly strong couple...
Chris and Tammy
came in as the Bodydonnas, Skip and Sunny. They were bodybuilder
types and Sunny was perfect in her role. She got a great
response for being the first real WWF Diva. Skip was a great
wrestler and had some really good matches, but due to his
size, despite his roided appearance, he was never pushed
hard until Dr. Tom Pritchard became his tag partner as Bodydonna
Zip. The pair of them became tag team champs and had good
feuds with The Smoking Gunns and others. Candido had a bunch
of injuries, but eventually he was let go. This led Candido
to head off to ECW, where he quickly became a star in the
Triple Threat along with Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelowe.
Candido was not
without problems. He was a partier, and had troubles with
drugs and booze. He was a nice guy to most folks and even
took time to chat up his fans. Tammy was also not without
her troubles, but she and Chris stayed together for a long
time, I believe right up until the end.
Chris was in
TNA until Sonny Siaki fell on his leg, breaking it on Sunday.
He had surgery on Monday and it’s likely that complications
from the surgery are what killed him. He had some great
matches, and some real troubles, but he’ll be remembered
for his runs with WWF and ECW as one fo the great guys who
never made it to the top.
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