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In Memory of Chris Candido

Posted in In My Head by Jack at 04:01, May 07 2008

by Jason "Xtremefalls" Simmons

In Memory of Chris Candido
Originally Posted: April 29, 2004
by Jason "Xtremefalls" Simmons

Today is a dark day for wrestling I woke up today on April 29th and read something so shocking and sad that I had to write something about it. I read the former WWE, WCW, ECW, and now TNA worker Chris Candido died late last night. His brother Johnny made a statement on USA pro wrestling.net board saying it was because of a blood clot and some complications through surgery.

Over time I realize I have said a lot of negative things in my columns but this one is not going to be negative its just for remeberence of a great star of wrestling. You know Candido is special because he defeated his demons with his marriage, drugs, and alcohol while some wrestlers suffer with it the rest of there life. He made a strong comeback to TNA and really has been impressive and strong sense returning. Now that he is gone I'm glad I got to see the last couple of great moments of his career.

To me this hurts a lot because I first started watching wrestling in 1995 when Chris entered the WWE as Skip with Tammy who at the time was Sunny. He was the first wrestler who I really had heel heat for because he was just really good in the ring and could back up what he and sunny said which ticked me off. Chris then went to ECW where I also followed and saw him have some great success with the Triple Threat stable in ECW. There with Shane Douglas, Francine, Tammy, and my favorite big man Bam Bam Bigelow they dominated ECW, with Chris holding some gold and really was one of the bigger stars. From there he went to WCW and became the Crusierweight Champion. We didn't seem much from Chris after this because he was battling his demands but like I said earlier came in and had a good run with TNA.

Like the title says I just can't believe it because he was out there wrestling last Sunday when he broke his leg in a match with Sonny Saiki and Apollo. All I can say is hope WWE does say something about this on Raw Monday, and TNA i think will say something. I send my condolences to Tammy, Johnny and the rest of Chris Candido's family. I hope everyone else prays for Chris and his family during this dark day in wrestling history.

RIP Chris Candido 1972-2005

by Jason "Xtremefalls" Simmons..

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