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Encyclopedia > Chris Hero
Chris Spradlin
Statistics
Ring name(s) Wife Beater
Chris Hyro
Chris Hero
Ice Cream Jr.
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Billed weight 240 lb (108 kg)
Born December 24, 1979 (1979-12-24) (age 27)
Dayton, Ohio
Billed from Metropolis
Trained by Dory Funk, Jr.
Ian Rotten
Les Thatcher
Tracy Smothers
Dave Taylor
Fit Finlay
William Regal
Jorge "Skayde" Rivera
Debut September 12, 1998

Chris Spradlin (born December 24, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Chris Hero. He is a mainstay of many independent wrestling promotions, including IWA Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling, Juggalo Championshit Wrestling, CHIKARA, Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and Jersey All Pro Wrestling as well as Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan. Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Shortcut: WP:-( Vandalism is indisputable bad-faith addition, deletion, or change to content, made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of the encyclopedia. ... Image File history File links Chris_Hero_4. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... Metropolis Skyline, as seen in Smallville. ... Dory Funk, Jr. ... John Williams is a professional wrestler better known as Ian Rotten. ... Tracy Smothers (born September 2, 1962) is an American professional wrestler and is the current Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. ... David Steven Taylor (born May 1, 1957) is an English professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown brand. ... David Edward Dave Finlay (born October 20, 1958) is a British/Northern Irish professional wrestler and road agent. ... Darren Kenneth Matthews (born May 10, 1968) is an English professional wrestler, better known by his ring name William Regal. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, IWA Mid-South, IWA-MS, or IWA Mid South Wrestling is a professional wrestling promotion. ... Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ... Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) is an independent professional wrestling promotion run by the rap duo, Insane Clown Posse (Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J). ... CHIKARA // Upcoming Events 20th October in Philadelphia, PA - NEXT: Slipping into the Future 21st October in Reading, PA - Little Creatures 22nd October in Hellertown, PA - The Cibernetico Returneth 29th October in Philadelphia, PA - The Monster Mash: A Halloween Show History Chikara Wrestle Factory was founded in January of 2002 in... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // Jersey All Pro Wrestling is an independent wrestling promotion that was founded by Fat Frank Iadeavia on April 19, 1997 in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey. ... Pro Wrestling NOAH is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2000. ...

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Career

After graduating from Northmont High School in Clayton, OH, Chris decided to train as a professional wrestler in the summer of 1998. After undergoing some initial training in Middletown, OH, Spradlin debuted on September 12, 1998 in Xenia, OH wrestling Shawn "HeartThrob" Halsey in the Unified Championship Wrestling promotion. As Spradlin wrestled wearing a "wifebeater" T-shirt, he began using the ring name Wife Beater. He continued to use the Wife Beater character until a women's group, offended by the gimmick, organized a boycott of a show Spradlin was wrestling on in Platteville, Wisconsin. The character was discussed on the talk show Politically Incorrect, although Spradlin was not mentioned by name. After Spradlin was booked for a series of family-friendly shows for NWA West Virginia / Ohio, he changed his ring name to Chris Hero. He wrestled his last matches as Wife Beater in 2000. People sometimes confuse professional wrestler Matt Prince, who wrestled in Combat Zone Wrestling using the ring name Wifebeater, with Chris Hero's Wife Beater; especially as both are alumni of CZW. Neither he nor his character are related to Hero. Northmont High School is part of Northmont City Schools. ... Clayton is a city located in Montgomery County, Ohio. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Sleeveless T-shirt. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... Downtown Platteville Platteville is a city in Grant County, Wisconsin, which is in the southwest corner of the state. ... Politically Incorrect was a late-night, half-hour political talk show hosted by Bill Maher that ran from 1993 to 2002. ... Matt Prince, better known by his ring name Wifebeater, is a former U.S. Marine and a semi-retired pro wrestler best known from Combat Zone Wrestling. ... Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ...


Training

Chris's initial training in Middletown, Ohio was under the supervision of a small time promoter named Gary Goffinet. Gary ran a promotion called OCWA from 1997 to 1998. Chris trained for a little while alongside his friend, Adam Ghazee AKA The Sasquatch, under a wrestler by the name of Bo Dacious. Bo had trained previously under Charlie Fulton at the Monster Factory. The OCWA school closed down in November of 1998. Middletown is an All-American City[1] located in Butler and Warren counties in southwestern Ohio. ...


At the suggestion of Matt Stryker, Hero underwent further training at Les Thatcher's Cincinnati, Ohio-based HWA Main Event Wrestling Camp between May 1999 and November 1999. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In December 1999, he traveled to Ocala, Florida to train under Dory Funk, Jr. at the Funkin' Conservatory professional wrestling school. Dory Funk, Jr. ... A professional wrestling school is a school or gym that teaches students the necessary skills to become pro wrestlers. ...


In 2000, Hero began working for the Indiana-based Independent Wrestling Association Mid South, where he received supplementary training from Ian Rotten. In the following years, Chris spent a great deal of time working with Tracy Smothers on IWA Mid South shows and he credits Smothers with being a mentor of his. Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... John Williams is a professional wrestler better known as Ian Rotten. ... Tracy Smothers (born September 2, 1962) is an American professional wrestler and is the current Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. ...


In October 2002, Hero attended the Blue Bloods Wrestling Camp, operated by English wrestlers David Taylor, William Regal and Northern Irish wrestler Dave Finlay. The Blue Bloods The Blue Bloods were a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling History The Blue Bloods were formed in 1995 in WCW by Lord Steven Regal. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ... David Taylor can be one of several persons: David Taylor (snooker player), snooker player David Taylor (British politician), UK politician David Taylor (choreographer), choreographer David Taylor (folklorist), folklorist David Taylor (wrestler), wrestler David Taylor (vet), author and television presenter on animal subjects David Taylor (Scottish football), chief executive of the... William Regal as Goodwill Ambassador and Commissioner Darren Matthews aka William Regal (born May 10, 1965 in Staffordshire) is an English professional wrestler performing in World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ... Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four parts of the United Kingdom. ... David Edward Dave Finlay (born October 20, 1958) is a British/Northern Irish professional wrestler and road agent. ...


In July of 2003, CHIKARA brought in Jorge "Skayde" Rivera from Ultimo Dragon's Toryumon Gym in Mexico City to teach some special lucha libre clinics. Hero took part in the training sessions and was able to add an entirely new style to his repertoire. Chris has attended "Skayde" sessions in Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Mexico City from 2003 until 2006. CHIKARA // Upcoming Events 20th October in Philadelphia, PA - NEXT: Slipping into the Future 21st October in Reading, PA - Little Creatures 22nd October in Hellertown, PA - The Cibernetico Returneth 29th October in Philadelphia, PA - The Monster Mash: A Halloween Show History Chikara Wrestle Factory was founded in January of 2002 in... Yoshihiro Asai, better known as Ultimo Dragon (b. ...


Independent Wrestling Association

Hero debuted for IWA Mid-South on July 1st, 2000, in a losing attempt versus Harry Palmer. In his first year in the promotion, he won the annual Sweet Science 16 tournament (now known as the Ted Petty Invitational or TPI), defeating four other wrestlers in the process (Colt Cabana, American Kickboxer, Ace Steel and Harry Palmer), and unsuccessfully challenged Sabu for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at Bloodfeast 2000. Hero engaged in feuds with the Suicide Kid, American Kickboxer, Mark Wolf and the Rugby Thug. Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, IWA Mid-South, IWA-MS, or IWA Mid South Wrestling is a professional wrestling promotion. ... The Ted Petty Invitational tournament (the TPI) is an independent wrestling tournament in North America, run and promoted by IWA Mid-South. ... Scott Colton (born May 6, 1980 in Deerfield, Illinois), better known by his ring name Colt Cabana, is a professional wrestler currently under a developmental deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. ... American Kickboxer is a 1991 action/adventure film starring John G. Barrett and Keith Vitali. ... Chris Guy (born January 25, 1973) is an American professional wrestler based primarily in the Upper Midwest, better known as Sexy Ace Steel or Crazy Ace Steel. ... Terry Michael Brunk (born December 12, 1964) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Sabu. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the NWA. Its lineage has been traced from the first World Heavyweight Championship, which traces its lineage to George Hackenschmidts 1905 title and Frank Gotchs 1908 version. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ...


Throughout 2001 and 2003 Hero engaged in a bitter rivalry with CM Punk. Phil Brooks[1] (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand. ...


On October 21, 2001 in Charlestown, Indiana, Hero won the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship from the Rugby Thug. He held the title until December 5 of that year, when he lost to CM Punk. He regained the title on July 12, 2002, in Clarksville, Indiana, defeating Colt Cabana, and lost it to M-Dogg 20 three months later on October 5 in Clarksville. He won the title for a third time on February 7, 2003, in Clarksville, pinning CM Punk in a match that lasted over ninety minutes. His third reign lasted until June 7, when he lost to Mark Wolf. Hero regained the title in a match with Danny Daniels on July 12, 2003, after Mark Wolf had vacated the title. Hero lost it for a fourth and final time to Danny Daniels less than a month later on August 2. is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Charlestown is a city located in Clark County, Indiana. ... The IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship is the major title in the IWA Mid-South based in Louisville, Ky. ... December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Clarksville is a town in Clark County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 278th day of the year (279th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


During the fall of 2005, Hero and Arik Cannon continued their feud that had started years before in IWA-MS. At the end of it, Hero turned heel after being eliminated by Cannon in the 2nd round of the 2005 TPI. He later turned his back on Rotten, his trainees Trik Davis, Mickie Knuckles, Bryce Remsburg and everyone else that had befriended him. Hero has since destroyed the IWA Mid South Heavyweight title belt. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ...


He is the only wrestler to have competed in all six TPI/Sweet Science 16 events. At the end of 2005, he won the 3rd annual Revolution Strong Style Tournament, defeating Necro Butcher in the finals. Dylan Keith Summers (Born July 13, 1974) is a professional wrestler best known by his stage name Necro Butcher. ...


CHIKARA

In May 2002, at CHIKARA's inaugural event, Hero teamed with CM Punk and Colt Cabana calling themselves the Gold Bond Mafia to face The Black T-Shirt Squad: Reckless Youth, Mike Quackenbush and Don Montoya. In July 2003, the team of Chris Hero and Mike Quackenbush - the "Superfriends" - was formed. The Superfriends defeated Toryumon representatives Skayde and Koichiro Arai in the first round of the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix, then wrestled Swiss Money Holding to a draw, eliminating both teams from the tournament. CHIKARA (sometimes referred to as Chikara Pro) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Toryumon was the name of Ultimo Dragons professional wrestling school and the associated professional wrestling promotion. ...


In July 2004, Hero moved to Pennsylvania to work alongside Mike Quackenbush at the Chikara Wrestle Factory. In April 2005, the school moved from Allentown, Pennsylvania to the former ECW arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school was renamed the CZW / Chikara Wrestle Factory and is operated by Quackenbush, Hero and Jorge "Skayde" Rivera. Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... The ECW Arena, a bingo hall on the south side of Philadelphia served as the home of the seminal wrestling federation Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 1992 until the federations demise in 2001. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


In February 2005, the Superfriends made it to the finals of CHIKARA's three day, thirty-two team tournament, the Tag World Grand Prix. Late in the match, Hero turned on Quackenbush and formed an alliance with Claudio Castagnoli and Arik Cannon. He would later refer to the trio as "The Kings of Wrestling". Hero's faction feuded with Quackenbush's and his allies for the entirety of 2005. At the closing of the CHIKARA "season", Arik Cannon departed from the group, leaving Hero and Claudio as the remaining "Kings of Wrestling". At the open of the 2006 CHIKARA "season", Hero and Claudio defeated Equinox and Hydra, Sumie Sakai and RANMARU, the North Star Express, Hallowicked and Delirious, and finally Team Dragondoor to become the first CHIKARA Campeones de Parejas. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Kings of Professional Wrestling, Kings of Pro-Wrestling, or most commonly, Kings of Wrestling, is the professional wrestling tag team of Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli. ...


On November, 17th 2006 at a Chikara show in Reading Pennsylvania, Hero & Castagnoli dropped the Chikara tag titles to TEAM F.I.S.T (Icarus & Gran Akuma) in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Following the match, Hero and Team F.I.S.T turned on Claudio and engaged in a beat down. Beginning a new feud. Gran Akuma is a professional wrestler who currently works for the Pennsylvania based Chikara, Florida based Full Impact Pro, and Combat Zone Wrestling. ...


Upon CHIKARA's season return in February, King of Trios, Hero was scheduled to be teaming with his Team F.I.S.T partners to enter the tournament. However, Hero was booked to make his Pro Wrestling NOAH debut in Japan. So it was stated that F.I.S.T didn't want Hero on their team. Instead they went on to recruit Chuck Taylor as a new member of the Kings of Wrestling. King of Trios is an upcoming three-night tournament that is being advertised by the CHIKARA wrestling promotion. ... Pro Wrestling NOAH is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2000. ... Charles Taylor, the Wright Brothers mechanic. ... Jeff Jarrett in TNA during the Kings of Wrestling stable The Kings of Wrestling was a short-lived stable that came to fruition at Total Nonstop Action Wrestlings first-ever Pay-Per-View on November 7, 2004, which was called Victory Road. the members were King of the Mountain...


On the other hand, Chris Hero had his sights set on other things when he returned to CHIKARA in March of 2007. After Claudio Castagnoli successfully defeated numerous opponents, and seemed focused on getting his revenge on his former partner, Hero decided he wanted to win back the control of Claudio. At CHIKARA's April 'Rey De Voladores' tournament Chris Hero faced Claudio Castagnoli in a non-tournament match in which the winner would gain control of the loser. Mike Quackenbush was special referee for the contest. Chris Hero won the match and now Castagnoli is un-willingly back under the control of Hero. Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1974) is a Swiss professional wrestler. ... Profile Mike Quackenbush (born Michael Spillane, March 18, 1976) is the owner of Chikara Pro Wrestling. ...


Hero faced "Lightning" Mike Quackenbush at CHIKARA's May 26th 'Aniversario?' show in a match that was two years in the making. The match was given the title "Long Time Coming!". Quackenbush defeated Hero with a his new finisher, the CHIKARA Special. Profile Mike Quackenbush (born Michael Spillane, March 18, 1976) is the owner of Chikara Pro Wrestling. ...


Combat Zone Wrestling

In May 2002, Hero debuted in Combat Zone Wrestling, wrestling Ruckus in a match that went badly. He wrestled a second match later that year that "also ended in a debacle". Hero returned to CZW for a third time in the autumn of 2003, and this time he secured a regular place on the roster. Declaring himself the "Savior" of CZW, Hero defeated Jimmy Rave on May 1, 2004, to become the promotion's Ironman Champion. He became the longest reigning Ironman Champion before losing the title to B-Boy at the CZW year-end event, Cage of Death, on December 11, 2004. Hero recruited Claudio Castagnoli and Blackjack Marciano to be his "Few Good Men", but shortly thereafter, Marciano disappeared from wrestling altogether, leaving Hero and Claudio as a tag team, calling themselves the Kings of Wrestling. On September 10, 2005, the duo defeated the Tough Crazy Bastards (Necro Butcher and Toby Klein) to become the CZW Tag Team Champions. Hero and Castagnoli held the titles and defended them in an ongoing feud with Eddie Kingston and the rest of the BLK OUT faction. While Hero and Claudio dropped the titles to Eddie Kingston and Joker in February 2006, the feud with BLK OUT continued. Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ... Ruckus is an American independent professional wrestler who mainly performs in the Combat Zone Wrestling promotion and is a member of the Blackout stable. ... James Guffey (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jimmy Rave. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... // The Cage Of Death is the Combat Zone Wrestling promotions biggest annual professional wrestling show, which happens at the end of the year and always features the eponymous Cage Of Death match. ... Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1974) is a Swiss professional wrestler. ... Kings of Professional Wrestling, Kings of Pro-Wrestling, or most commonly, Kings of Wrestling, is the professional wrestling tag team of Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Dylan Keith Summers (Born July 13, 1974) is a professional wrestler best known by his stage name Necro Butcher. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


On May 13, 2006, Chris Hero was scheduled to take part in the Best of the Best tournament. However, Hero gave his spot to the CZW World Heavyweight Champion, Ruckus, who promised him a title shot in return. When Ruckus won the Best of the Best tournament, Hero came out and immediately used his title shot to win the CZW World Heavyweight Championship. Hero successfully defended it against Claudio Castagnoli and Necro Butcher. At Down with the Sickness 4-Ever, Eddie Kingston accepted an open challenge from Hero and pinned him to become the new CZW World Heavyweight Champion. The CZW World Championship The CZW World Heavyweight Championship, is the top title contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion Combat Zone Wrestling. ...


On October 14th of 2006, the Kings of Wrestling defeated 3 other teams in a one night tournament at the CZW show "Last Team Standing" to become 2 time CZW Tag Team Champs. They defeated Team Masturbation (Beef Wellington & Excalibur) in the first round, the BLKOUT (Ruckus & Human Tornado) in the second round, and the makeshift team of Justice Pain & the Human Tornado (subbing for Pain's partner in the H8 Club, Nick Gage, who left the building before the match). Ruckus is an American independent professional wrestler who mainly performs in the Combat Zone Wrestling promotion and is a member of the Blackout stable. ... Craig Williams (born May 1, 1983 in Hollywood, Alabama), better known by his ring name, Human Tornado, is an American professional wrestler. ... Christopher Wilson is an American professional wrestler from Combat Zone Wrestling better known as Justice Pain. ... Craig Williams (born May 1, 1983 in Hollywood, Alabama), better known by his ring name, Human Tornado, is an American professional wrestler. ... The Future of Hardcore Nick Gage is a professional wrestler best known from Combat Zone Wrestling. ...


On Saturday April 7th, 2007, at Combat Zone Wrestling's 'Out with the Old, in With the New' show, Hero would face long time, heated rival Eddie Kingston in a match where the loser would be forced to leave Combat Zone Wrestling. Hero was defeated following a Lariat from Kingston and post match made a leaving speech to the CZW crowd. Following this CZW owner John Zandig came out and thanked Hero for all he had done for CZW, including the war with Ring of Honor. Kingston then came out and refused a handshake from Hero. Then quickly exited. The plan was for Zandig to have given Kingston a Lariat however Kingston felt that Zandig was just trying to steal the spotlight. Kingston was fired on spot. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Corso (born April 4, 1971 in Sewell, New Jersey) is an American professional wrestler and promoter, better known by his ring name, John Zandig. ... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ...


Ring of Honor

During a large portion of 2006, Hero feuded with the entire Ring of Honor promotion. It started when he issued a challenge to ROH at CZW's Cage of Death 7 in December 2005. Hero then challenged and lost a match for the ROH World Championship on January 14 at "Hell Freezes Over" in Philadelphia, to then champion, Bryan Danielson. He, along with Necro Butcher, had been attending various Ring of Honor events, which would usually involve he and Necro getting kicked out after excessive heckling or harassing of a Ring of Honor wrestler, in the middle of a match. One interesting point of the feud is that most of the promos were put on the internet, either through Chris Hero's livejournal, or the ROH Newswire. With this feud, it seemed that Hero had turned heel. According to him "2006 will be all about destruction.", and while this was presented as a heel turn in Ring of Honor, he remained a face with CZW. The feud came to a head at the former ECW Arena on March 11th in Philadelphia, where both promotions' locker rooms were in a double header (ROH's "Arena Warfare" and CZW's "When 2 Worlds Collide"). The event was named "Arena Warfare" as both locker rooms were expected to cause chaos throughout the event. This was inspired after Hero, Necro Butcher, and the CZW locker room invaded ROH's 4th Anniversary show on February 25. Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... The ROH World Championship The Ring of Honor (ROH) World Championship, originally named the ROH Title, is the top title contested for the independent professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington)[1] is an American independent professional wrestler, known as American Dragon. ... Dylan Keith Summers (Born July 13, 1974) is a professional wrestler best known by his stage name Necro Butcher. ... The ECW Arena, a bingo hall on the south side of Philadelphia served as the home of the seminal wrestling federation Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from 1992 until the federations demise in 2001. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Although Chris Hero was not in attendance at "Arena Warfare" (according to Danielson, he was in Mexico with Claudio Castagnoli), CZW proved to come out on top in the end. After the ROH main event did not go as planned, the CZW locker room took on Samoa Joe and BJ Whitmer. This resulted in an all out brawl between the Ring of Honor locker room and the Combat Zone locker room, and Whitmer being tortured by the Combat Zone roster after the Ring of Honor roster was chased away. The Combat Zone roster proceeded to destroy the ring ROH had set up, and chase Ring of Honor out of "their house". Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1974) is a Swiss professional wrestler. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) where he is the reigning X Division Champion and TNA World Tag Team Champion. ... BJ Whitmer (born January 25, 1978 in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Ring Of Honor. ...


Hero and Necro Butcher came to ROH's "Best in the World" event in New York on March 25 to answer a challenge made by Adam Pearce. They proceeded to beat him down, but in a surprising turn of events Chris Hero's long time tag partner, friend, and pupil Claudio turned on both Necro and Hero by saving Pearce. Claudio beat them down, and then chased them out while screaming "Fuck CZW!". Dylan Keith Summers (Born July 13, 1974) is a professional wrestler best known by his stage name Necro Butcher. ... NY redirects here. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Scrap Iron Adam Pearce, (born June 24, 1978) in Lake Forest, Illinois, is an American professional wrestler. ...


The next weekend, March 30 through April 1, in Detroit and Chicago, Hero and Necro again caused a disruption during the ROH shows. They ran in each night, beating down and injuring ROH Commissioner Jim Cornette as well as Whitmer and Pearce. They also finally got the attention of Joe, who personally declared war on CZW in Detroit. On April 22, ROH's 100th show in Philadelphia featured a battle between Team ROH (Joe, Whitmer & Pearce) against Team CZW (Hero, Necro & Super Dragon). In his LiveJournal, Hero proclaimed that Team CZW would make ROH look like fools on their biggest stage and regret not ending this war before. Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... James (Jim) Cornette (born September 17, 1961) is an American professional wrestling manager, commentator, promoter, and booker. ... // Super Dragon (born Daniel Lyon) began wrestling in 1997. ... LiveJournal (often abbreviated LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal, or diary. ...


Chris Hero walked into ROH's 100th show in their home at the National Guard Armory, and proclaimed that he wasn't a stranger to being up against overwhelming odds, and he wasn't a stranger to being "the everyman". He stood in the CZW bleachers in the crowd and declared that these people were "his army". The team of Hero, Necro Butcher, and Super Dragon went on to win the ROH vs. CZW main event in an extremely chaotic match. Adam Pearce of team ROH was pinned after Claudio turned on ROH and helped Hero deliver the Hero's Welcome on Pearce for the pin. Claudio hugged Hero and went on to celebrate with Zandig, Team CZW, and the CZW section of the crowd who were chanting "match of the year!".


Hero led Team CZW into the Cage of Death at Ring of Honor's Death Before Dishonor IV. This was the first time Cage of Death was featured in a show outside of CZW. Hero had teased that he had made a deal with a mystery fifth man, which he stated would be a "deal with the devil". This lead to rampant speculation as to whether or not the fifth man was someone from ROH jumping ship. Homicide had been a likely candidate, due to a recent storyline involving his frustration with the company. However, their fifth man turned out to be Hero's hated rival Eddie Kingston. Although ROH's surprise fifth man Bryan Danielson turned on Samoa Joe in an effort to incapacitate Joe before their title match, Team ROH finally put CZW away when Homicide arrived in the Cage and pinned Nate Webb for the win. Two days later on their Newswire, ROH stated that the war with CZW was over, thanks to Homicide.


In August of 2006, the Ring of Honor tag title belts were stolen and later returned from champions Austin Aries and Roderick Strong. Hero revealed on his LiveJournal that he and Castagnoli were the culprits and would be challenging for the titles September 16. They defeated Aries and Strong in New York's Manhattan Center to become the Ring of Honor tag team champions. ROH then announced that by winning the belts, Chris Hero had been made a full time ROH Wrestler. The ROH World Tag Team Championship The ROH World Tag Team Championship is the tag team title contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Chris Lindsey (born July 26, 1983 in Wisconsin) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Roderick Strong. ... LiveJournal (often abbreviated LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal, or diary. ...


However, the KoW lost the belts to Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal on November 25. Christopher Daniel Covell (born December 24, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name in the United States, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


KOW had what looks like their last match on December 23 in Manhattan when they, with super agent Larry Sweeney in their corner, were defeated by the Briscoe Brothers. After the match, Claudio announced that he was no longer going to WWE, and would remain in ROH as one half of the Kings of Wrestling. Sweeney then said he and Chris Hero had big plans for 2007, but Claudio was not included in them. Then, when Hero was forced to choose between staying with Claudio or going with Sweeney, he shook Claudio's hand but left with Sweeney. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

Chris Hero also wrestles for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, based in southern California. His first appearance was at the Tango & Cash Invitational tournament to determine the first ever PWG Tag Team Champions. He and his partner CM Punk defeated The Messiah and Christopher Daniels in the first round, and the Thomaselli Brothers in the second round, but lost to B-Boy and Homicide in the third round. He made his next appearance nine months later in a hard hitting match against Super Dragon. At the 2005 All Star Weekend - Night One, Hero defeated Chris Sabin. Later in the night, Hero came out and challenged Christopher Daniels for his TNA X Division Championship. Daniels accepted and defeated Hero the next night. However, a few months later at Zombies Shouldn't Run, Daniels refused to put the title on the line against Hero and defeated him in a non title match. At After School Special, Hero became one of Joey Ryan's targets to prove he is the best technical wrestler. Hero seemed to be out-wrestling Ryan in the match, so Scott Lost came out to help Ryan win. Hero would defeat Lost at the next show. At Card Subject to Change 2, Hero teamed up with Claudio Castagnoli to challenge Super Dragon and Davey Richards for the tag team championship. They wrestled for 55 minutes, but Dragon and Richards were able to win after Richards hit the Shooting Star Press on Claudio. Hero also competed in the Battle of Los Angeles 2006, but lost to Genki Horiguchi in the first round. Most recently Hero appeared with regular tag team partner Claudio Castagnoli in PWG's DDT 4 Tag Team Title Tournament. They lost in the first round to the Briscoes. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the urban complex straddling the United States-Mexico border, see Bajalta California. ... The following is a list of the tournaments held by the American professional wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, along with their results. ... The PWG World Tag Team Championship is a tag team championship contended in the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla professional wrestling promotion. ... Phil Brooks[1] (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Christopher Daniel Covell (born December 24, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, best known by his ring name in the United States, The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Nelson Erazo is an American professional wrestler of Puerto Rican descent, better known by his ring name, Homicide. ... // Super Dragon (born Daniel Lyon) began wrestling in 1997. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The TNA X Division Championship belt (2007—) The Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) X Division Championship is a professional wrestling championship contested for by wrestlers in TNAs X Division. ... Joseph Meechan, better known as The Technical Wizard Joey Ryan, is an American professional wrestler from Southern California. ... Scott Epperson, better known as The Professional Scott Lost, is an American professional wrestler from Southern California. ... Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1974) is a Swiss professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The following is a list of the tournaments held by the American professional wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, along with their results. ...


Outside the States

Chris has become a regular for several European wrestling promotions, most notably being the wXw federation located in Essen, Germany. He has wrestled in thirteen different countries across the world: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Scotland and Switzerland.


In April 2007, Chris Hero competed in the first King of Europe Cup, as the representitive of CZW. He defeated Claudio Castagnoli in the first round before being defeated by Doug Williams. Hero recently won the German-based promotion Westside Xtreme Wrestling's prestigious international competition event, the "16 Carat Gold Tournament", defeating Ares in the finals. The King of Europe Cup (KOE cup) is a European professional wrestling tournament in the style of the King of Indies and Super 8 tournaments of the United States[1]. The inagural event is to be hosted in Liverpool, England on the last weekend of April 2007 and is the... Douglas Clayton Durdle (born September 1, 1972 in Reading, Berkshire) is a British professional wrestler best known by his stage name, Doug Williams. ...


Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Hero wrestled off and on for TNA in 2003 and 2004. He traveled alongside Nate Webb and Dave Prazak to Nashville, Tennessee on a weekly basis at the urging of Bill Behrens. Hero wrestled on several Xplosion tapings. Although he never appeared on pay per view he is featured on card # 22 of the Pacific released TNA trading card set. Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion, founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002, and now owned by Panda Energy International. ...


Pro Wrestling Syndicate

At Pro Wrestling Syndicate's innagural show in Garfield, New Jersey on June 24th, 2007, he no showed (during an promo with his replacement his reason for no showing was due to vehicle complications). He was scheduled for the main event against Samoa Joe, but was instead replaced by his long time nemesis from Combat Zone Wrestling Eddie Kingston, this match however was not the main event instead moved to the middle of the card. He is currently aligned with PWS Commissioner Necro Butcher source Map highlighting Garfields location within Bergen County. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) where he is the reigning X Division Champion and TNA World Tag Team Champion. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dylan Keith Summers (Born July 13, 1974) is a professional wrestler best known by his stage name Necro Butcher. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing moves
  • Signature Moves

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Wrestlers trained by Hero

  • Adam Polak
  • Aero
  • Andy Sumner
  • Ares
  • Bryce Remsburg
  • Claudio Castagnoli
  • Chris Kole
  • Danny Havoc
  • John Brooks
  • Larry Sweeney
  • Marc Roudin
  • Mickie Knuckles
  • Ravage
  • Shane Storm
  • Davey Havok (Trevor Gosselin)
  • Trik Davis
  • Vries Kastelein
  • Arik Cannon

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Alternative Championship Wrestling
  • ACW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Coliseum Championship Wrestling
  • CCW Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • CCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with John Caesar
  • Garage Professional Wrestling
  • GPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Hard Core Wrestling
  • HCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Danny Blackheart
  • Impact Championship Wrestling
  • ICW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Wrestling Association East-Coast
  • IWA East-Coast Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
  • IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
  • IWA Mid-South Sweet Science 16 winner (2000)
  • IWA Mid-South Strong Style winner (2005)
  • NWA VW/OH Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NSWA
  • NSWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Unified Championship Wrestling
  • UCW Television Championship (1 time)
  • Violent Championship Wrestling
  • VCW Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • VCW Triple Threat Championship (2 times)
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
  • wXw World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament Winner 2007

CHIKARA // Upcoming Events 20th October in Philadelphia, PA - NEXT: Slipping into the Future 21st October in Reading, PA - Little Creatures 22nd October in Hellertown, PA - The Cibernetico Returneth 29th October in Philadelphia, PA - The Monster Mash: A Halloween Show History Chikara Wrestle Factory was founded in January of 2002 in... The Chikara Campeonado de Parejas (Spanish: Pairs Championship) is the tag team championship contested for in the American professional wrestling promotion Chikara Pro Wrestling. ... Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1974) is a Swiss professional wrestler. ... Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ... The CZW World Championship The CZW World Heavyweight Championship, is the top title contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion Combat Zone Wrestling. ... The CZW Iron Man Championship is a title contested for in the North Americian independent professional wrestling promotion Combat Zone Wrestling. ... ROH Tag-Team Championship are the tag team titles contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion Combat Zone Wrestling. ... Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, IWA Mid-South, IWA-MS, or IWA Mid South Wrestling is a professional wrestling promotion. ... The IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship is the major title in the IWA Mid-South based in Louisville, Ky. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... The ROH World Tag Team Championship The ROH World Tag Team Championship is the tag team title contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion Ring of Honor. ... Claudio Castagnoli (born December 27, 1974) is a Swiss professional wrestler. ...

References

  • Chris Hero at Bodyslamming.com
  • Chris Hero at IWCwrestling.com
  • Chris Hero at onlineworldofwrestling.com
  • Interview with Chris Hero (conducted by James Caldwell)
  • Interview with Chris Hero (conducted by Alan Wojcik)

External links

  • The Official Chris Hero Website
  • The LiveJournal of Chris Hero
  • The MySpace of Chris Hero
  • The Official Chris Hero Message Board

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