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Chris Kanyon
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Ring name(s) Chris Morgan
Chris Canyon
Chris Kanyon
Chris K
Darkbird
Mortis
Kanyon
Billed height 6 ft 4 in (191 cm)
Billed weight 260lb (111 kg)
Born January 4, 1970 (1970-01-04) (age 38)
Sunnyside, New York
Resides Atlanta, Georgia
Billed from Queens, New York
Taipei (as Mortis)
Trained by Pete McKay Gonzalez,
Ismael Gerena,
Bobby Bold Eagle,
Afa,
The Fabulous Moolah
Debut April 5, 1992
Retired April 5, 2007

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Career

As a youth, Kanyon played roller hockey, basketball, and baseball. In 1992 he graduated from the University at Buffalo with a bachelor's degree in physical therapy and was a member of the Mad Turtles, the University of Buffalo Rugby Football Club. After college, he began training under Pete McKay Gonzalez, Ismael Gerena and Bobby Bold Eagle at the Lower East Side Wrestling Gym in Manhattan at some point between December 1991 and January 1992. He wrestled his first match on April 5, 1992 in Levittown, New York at the Island Trees Junior High School, and wrestled one match as Chris Morgan before adopting the ring name Chris Kanyon. Kanyon worked as a physical therapist for the next three years, wrestling on weekends and in the evenings, before finally deciding to become a full-time professional wrestler in 1995. Early in his career, Kanyon formed a tag team with Billy Kidman which saw both men wrestle in the uniform of hockey players. In late-1994 he made several appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as a jobber. His friend and future manager James Mitchell saw potential in him and sent him for training with The Fabulous Moolah in South Carolina and with Afa at the Wild Samoan Wrestling School. Roller Hockey is a form of hockey played on a dry surface using skates with wheels. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... State University of New York at Buffalo, commonly known as University at Buffalo (UB) is a coeducational public research university, which has multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, USA. Offering 84 bachelors, 184 masters and 78 doctoral degrees, it is one of the four comprehensive... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Levittown, a suburb of New York City, is a hamlet and unincorporated political subdivision of New York State located on Long Island in Nassau County, New York. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Peter Jacob Gruner (born May 11, 1974) better known by his ring name Billy Kidman (or simply Kidman), is an American professional wrestler. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... James (Jim) Mitchell (born February 26, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager, known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as James Vandenberg, with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as The Sinister Minister, and his current work under his own name for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Lilian Ellison [1], better known by her ring name The Fabulous Moolah (born July 22, 1923), is a female professional wrestler who is marketed by World Wrestling Entertainment for holding the record for the longest title reign by any athlete in any professional sport. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Arthur Afa Anoai (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... The Wild Samoans was the tag team of Afa & Sika in Mid-South Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF); the Samoans have held a record twenty-one Tag Team championships around the world. ... A professional wrestling school is a school or gym that teaches students the necessary skills to become pro wrestlers. ...


World Championship Wrestling

Kanyon debuted in WCW as a jobber. After several months he was placed in a tag team called Men at Work with Mark Starr. Their gimmick was that they were two construction workers turned wrestlers who wore overalls to the ring, and that Kanyon would cause the team to suffer losses by taking measurements with his tape measure at inopportune times. Kanyon was replaced with Mike Wenner before the team disbanded altogether. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... Look up overall in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Self-retracting pocket tape measure plastic tape measure A tape measure or measuring tape is a ribbon of cloth, plastic, or metal with linear-measure markings, often in both imperial and metric units. ...


Blood Runs Cold (1997)

In 1997 Kanyon donned a mask and was repackaged as Mortis, a Latin word which means death, a gimmick based on an amalgamation of two characters from the fighting game Mortal Kombat - Reptile and Scorpion. Kanyon mentioned in an interview when the writers were brainstorming for his "Mortal Kombat" gimmick that they wanted to make him a snake character. Because when he was a child, he was a big fan of the comic book series, Ghost Rider, Kanyon decided his character should be a skeleton-based character. The history behind the character was he was supposed to be a pit fighter that made his pedigree in underground fights in Thailand. Managed by James Vandenberg, Kanyon feuded with Glacier (modeled after the character Sub-Zero). Kanyon faced Glacier at Uncensored 1997 on March 16, 1997 in his pay-per-view debut but lost to the undefeated Glacier. Following the match, Wrath debuted, siding with Kanyon and attacking Glacier. Glacier defeated Kanyon in a second match at Slamboree 1997 on May 18, 1997. After the match, Wrath and Mortis once again attacked Glacier. However, Glacier was spared a post-match beating when Ernest Miller ran to the ring to defend him. The four men fought one another over the following weeks, culminating in a match at Bash at the Beach 1997 on July 13, 1997 which was won by Kanyon and Wrath. Kanyon and Wrath continued to team together until the angle was quietly dropped in late 1997. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... One of the most well known Lucha Libre wrestlers (luchadores), Rey Mysterio. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Death (disambiguation). ... Screenshot of The King of Fighters XI (2005, SNK Playmore). ... Mortal Kombat was the first entry in the famous and highly controversial Mortal Kombat fighting game series by Midway, released in arcades in 1992. ... Reptile is a fictional character in the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. ... Scorpion is a video game character appearing in the Mortal Kombat video game series. ... Ghost Rider is the name of several fictional supernatural anti-heroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... James (Jim) Mitchell (born February 26, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager, known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as James Vandenberg, with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as The Sinister Minister, and his current work under his own name for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Raymond M. Lloyd (born May 1964 in Brunswick, Georgia) is an American professional wrestler. ... Sub-Zero is the name of two characters from the Mortal Kombat series. ... Uncensored was an annual PPV in World Championship Wrestling held in the month of March from 1995 through 2000. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Emmitt Bryan Clark, Jr. ... Slamboree was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Championship Wrestling held from 1993 through 2000 that was held in the month of May. ... is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other persons named Ernest Miller, see Ernest Miller (disambiguation). ... Bash at the Beach was a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ...


The Flock (1998)

In February 1998, Kanyon (still in his guise as Mortis) asked Raven if he could join Raven's stable The Flock but was told that he could only become a member if he defeated Diamond Dallas Page for the WCW United States Championship. Kanyon failed to defeated Page for the title on the 12 February episode of Thunder[1] and was DDT'ed on the entrance ramp by Raven as a result. This led to Kanyon discarding the "Mortis" persona and beginning a feud with Raven, in the course of which he was dubbed "The Innovator of Offense" by play-by-play commentator Mike Tenay due to his unique wrestling technique, which included multiple moves performed from a fireman's carry position. He formed an uneasy alliance with Perry Saturn in order to fight against The Flock, but eventually turned on Saturn and joined forces with Raven. After Saturn forced The Flock to disband by defeating Raven at Fall Brawl 1998, Kanyon and Raven continued to team together until Raven was sidelined with (kayfabe) depression and Kanyon took time away from his wrestling career to work as stunt coordinator and stuntman on The Jesse Ventura Story. 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Scott Anthony Levy (born September 8, 1964) better known by his ring name Raven, is an American professional wrestler. ... Ravens Nest was a professional wrestling stable led by Raven that was present in Extreme Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 1997. ... Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8from play by play man Tony Crist 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The word commentator has many different meanings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Perry Satullo (born October 25, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Perry Saturn. ... Fall Brawl was an annual pay per view in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held in the month of September from 1993 through 2000. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is, the portrayal of professional wrestling as unstaged or not worked. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ... Stunt man and stunt woman redirect here. ...


The Jersey Triad (1999)

Kanyon returned in 1999, helping Raven and Saturn win the WCW World Tag Team Championship, but soon abandoned them and formed a stable with Bam Bam Bigelow and Diamond Dallas Page known as the Jersey Triad. The Triad feuded with Saturn and Chris Benoit over the Tag Team Championship, defeating them for the titles on June 13 in the Baltimore Arena at The 1999 Great American Bash. During their reign, they were given special dispensation by WCW President Ric Flair to defend the titles as a three man unit, granting them a numerical advantage over their opponents. However, the ruling was overturned by Flair's replacement Sting, and Kanyon and Bigelow lost the titles to Harlem Heat at Road Wild 1999 on August 14, 1999 in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Triad disbanded shortly thereafter, with Kanyon once again placing his wrestling career on hiatus to work on the WCW produced film Ready to Rumble, where he served as stunt coordinator and as the stunt double of lead actor Oliver Platt. The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001. ... Scott Charles Bigelow (September 1, 1961 – January 19, 2007) was an American professional wrestler, best known by the stage name Bam Bam Bigelow. ... The Jersey Triad The Jersey Triad was a triumvirate stable in World Championship Wrestling in 1999. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland USA was formerly known as the Baltimore Arena and as the Baltimore Civic Center. ... The Great American Bash is an annual summer professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ... Harlem Heat was a professional wrestling tag team made up of two real-life brothers, Booker and Lane Huffman. ... Hog Wild redirects here. ... is the 226th day of the year (227th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 6,442 at the 2000 census. ... Ready to Rumble is a 2000 comedy movie directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven Brill, which is based on the now defunct professional wrestling promotion, World Championship Wrestling. ... A stunt double is a type of body double, specifically a skilled replacement used for dangerous film or video sequences, in movies and television (such as jumping out of a building, jumping from vehicle to vehicle, or other similar actions), and for other sophisticated stunts (especially fight scenes). ... Oliver Platt as The West Wings Oliver Babish Oliver Platt (born January 12, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian film and television actor. ...


2000

Kanyon returned to WCW in 2000 as Chris "Champagne" Kanyon, abbreviated to C.C.K., accompanied by J. Biggs, his "agent." He claimed that he had become acclimatised to the glamor of Hollywood and thus began indulging in luxuries such as champagne, women, and expensive cars. He feuded briefly with Bigelow and Page before being removed from WCW by interim booker Kevin Sullivan. The character bore a strong resemblance to a character in the WWF present around the same time called the Godfather. Clarence Mason was a professional wrestling manager in the mid-1990s for the World Wrestling Federation. ... A sports agent is a person who procures and negotiates employment and endorsement deals for an athlete. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... This article is about Champagne, the alcoholic beverage. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Charles Wright[1] (born May 16, 1961) is an American businessman and retired professional wrestler. ...


Kanyon returned to WCW once more on April 10, 2000, when Vince Russo replaced Sullivan. He teamed with Page for several months, which climaxed with him attempting to save DDP from being powerbombed by Mike Awesome on top of the triple cage which was also used in the Ready to Rumble movie. Kanyon saved Page, but Awesome turned his attention to Kanyon, throwing him off the triple cage onto the ramp below, ending the pay-per-view in dramatic fashion. Kanyon, after a storyline which saw him in a halo brace in a hospital and in a wheelchair, stepped out of the wheelchair and turned on Page joining Eric Bischoff, the leader of the New Blood faction. In the course of his renewed feud with Page, Kanyon began imitating Page, renaming himself "Positively" Kanyon (a reference to Page's autobiography, Positively Page) and wearing a long blonde wig. In the course of the feud he began using a version of Page's finishing move, the Diamond Cutter, known as the Kanyon Kutter. He began arbitrarily delivering the Kutter to various WCW backstage employees, and at one point executed the move on Gene Okerlund and Buff Bagwell's mother Judy, leading to a short feud with the Bagwell family. His feud with Page stretched into 2001, and had not been resolved when WCW was purchased by the World Wrestling Federation in March 2001. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Vincent Michael Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American writer, known for working for American professional wrestling companies, most notably the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. ... A Powerbomb is a professional wrestling move in which an opponent is lifted up (usually so that they are sitting on the wrestlers shoulders) and then slammed back-first down to the mat. ... Michael Lee Alfonso (January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007) better known by his ring name Mike Awesome, was an American professional wrestler best known in America for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and in World Wrestling Entertainment and also in Japan for his work with Frontier... Eric Aaron Bischoff (born May 27, 1955[1]), is a former professional wrestling booker and on-screen personality, most known for serving as President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and later General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... Vince Russo & Eric Bischoff: The New Blood masterminds The New Blood was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling in 2000. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... Randy Orton performing his RKO finisher (Jumping cutter) on Kane In professional wrestling, a cutter is a common term which refers to the three-quarter facelock bulldog maneuver. ... Eugene Mean Gene Okerlund (born November 29, 1938 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota), is a former American professional wrestling interviewer and announcer. ... Marcus Alexander Mark Bagwell (born January 10, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...


During his tenure with WCW, Kanyon trained celebrities such as David Arquette, Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone, and Jay Leno for their wrestling matches in WCW, and was the Wrestling Technical Advisor for the Ready to Rumble movie. During production of the movie, he also served as Oliver Platt's stunt double. For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... David James Arquette (born September 8, 1971) is an American actor. ... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with five... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... Ready to Rumble is a 2000 comedy movie directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven Brill, which is based on the now defunct professional wrestling promotion, World Championship Wrestling. ... Oliver Platt as The West Wings Oliver Babish Oliver Platt (born January 12, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian film and television actor. ...


World Wrestling Federation

On July 5, 2001 Chris Kanyon made his WWF debut on SmackDown! as part of The Alliance, a group of former WCW wrestlers who were "invading" the WWF. On July 26, 2001 in the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, at the request of Stephanie McMahon, gave Kanyon his WCW United States Championship (which he held in conjunction with the WCW World Title). Upon being presented with the title, Kanyon began referring to himself as "The Alliance MVP", and frequently posed the rhetorical question "Who betta than Kanyon?". is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The InVasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Mellon Arena (known as Pittsburgh Civic Arena from 1961–1999[1] and informally known as The Igloo) is an indoor arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world championship in World Championship Wrestling. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[2] (born March 1, 1965)[2], better known by his wrestling personas Booker T and King Booker, is an American professional wrestler. ... Stephanie Marie McMahon-Levesque[1] (born September 24, 1976) better known by her maiden name Stephanie McMahon, is World Wrestling Entertainments Executive Vice President of Talent and Creative Writing. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) United States Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... A rhetorical question is a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for rhetorical effect rather than to receive an answer. ...


Kanyon reformed his tag team with fellow Alliance member Diamond Dallas Page, and on the August 9, 2001 episode of SmackDown! in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, they defeated the Acolytes Protection Agency (Faarooq and Bradshaw) for the WWF Tag Team Championships. Their reign lasted until August 19, 2001 when they were defeated by the Brothers of Destruction (Kane and The Undertaker) for the titles in a steel cage match at SummerSlam 2001 in the Compaq Center in San Jose, California. Kanyon went on to lose the United States Championship to Tajiri on the September 10, 2001 episode of RAW is WAR in the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. From here Kanyon worked on the WWF's B-Shows. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Acolytes Protection Agency, also known as Hells Henchmen, The Acolytes, or The A.P.A., were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation, active between October 1998 and March 2004. ... Ron Simmons[2] (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. ... “John Hawk” redirects here. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The Brothers of Destruction are an on and off professional wrestling tag team consisting of The Undertaker and Kane, who are kayfabe brothers who wrestle for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... SummerSlam 2001 was the fourteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... The HP Pavilion at San Jose, formerly known as Compaq Center at San Jose and San Jose Arena is an indoor arena located at 525 West Santa Clara Street in San Jose, California. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California Location of San Jose with the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Pueblo founded November 29, 1777 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Type charter city, mayor-council  - Mayor Chuck Reed  - Vice... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... The Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum, built in 1949, has been host to thousands of events including the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, concerts, trade shows, motor sports, circus, professional sports including professional bull riding, basketball, hockey, boxing and wrestling. ... San Antonio redirects here. ...


On October 29, 2001 Kanyon tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during a dark match with Randy Orton, marking his first major injury. He underwent surgery with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama, and was sidlined for the remainder of the Invasion angle. In May 2002 he was sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling, a WWE developmental territory, to restore himself to full fitness. However, while wrestling Lance Cade in Lima, Ohio on July 13, 2002 Kanyon injured his left shoulder, suffering a humeral head contusion and supraspinatus tendinitis. He underwent surgery on July 21, 2002 but began experiencing breathing difficulties on July 25, 2002. As a result of an allergy to the medications he was being treated with, Kanyon's lungs filled with fluid and his blood oxygen level fell to 41%. He gradually recovered, and was discharged from hospital on July 28, 2002 having lost 32 lb (15 kg) in the interim. is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... Randal Randy Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Lance Cade (born on March 2, 1980) is an American professional wrestler, currently wrestling on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country State County Allen Founded 1831 Government  - Mayor David Berger (D) Area  - Total 12. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The upper extremity of the humerus consists of a large rounded head joined to the body by a constricted portion called the neck, and two eminences, the greater and lesser tubercles. ... A bruise, also called a contusion or ecchymosis, is a kind of injury to biological tissue in which the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue. ... // Supraspinatus muscle The supraspinatus is a relatively small muscle of the upper limb that takes its name from its origin from the supraspinous fossa superior to the spine of the scapula. ... Tendonitis (also tenonitis or tendinitis) is an inflammation of a tendon. ... is the 202nd day of the year (203rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Allergy is an abnormal reaction to a substance foreign to the body that is acquired, predictable and rapid. ... For the village in Tibet, see Lung, Tibet. ... Arterial blood gas measurement is a blood test that is performed to determine the concentration of oxygen, carbon dioxide and bicarbonate, as well as the pH, in the blood. ... In mathematics, a percentage is a way of expressing a number as a fraction of 100 (per cent meaning per hundred). It is often denoted using the percent sign, %. For example, 45% (read as forty-five percent) is equal to 45 / 100, or 0. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Kanyon returned to OVW in October 2002, and remained there for a further four months. On the February 13, 2003 episode of SmackDown! he returned to the main roster, emerging from a large crate dressed as Boy George and singing the song "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" to The Undertaker, prompting The Undertaker to attack him. Kanyon was relegated to Velocity from that point on, in addition to wrestling on several house shows as Mortis. is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the receptacle or vessel called a box. ... George Alan ODowd, better known as Boy George (born June 14, 1961 in Eltham, London) is a rock singer-songwriter and club DJ. He grew up in a large, working-class Irish family in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. ... Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? was a UK number one single for three weeks in October 1982 for Culture Club. ... WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ... WWE RAW Brand house show from the Continental Airlines Arena on December 28, 2006 A house show is a professional wrestling show run by a major promotion (such as WWE or TNA), that is not televised or taped. ...


Retirement and beyond

On February 9, 2004, after a year of not being used in any major storylines and two injuries, Chris Kanyon was officially released from his contract. He retired from professional wrestling on August 28, 2004 after losing a retirement match to Diamond Dallas Page in Wayne, New Jersey. In July 2005, he announced the end of his retirement and his imminent return to the independent circuit. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, he took part in several benefit shows. is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ... Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. ... -1... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ...


On October 14, 2005, Kanyon revealed that he had been diagnosed with manic depression in mid-2004, and had been placed on a course of antidepressants and mood stabilizing drugs. In the early hours of October 16, he was arrested in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida for "disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence" after attempting to break up a fight. He was released that same day after fellow wrestler Altar Boy Luke provided a $750 cash bond. Kanyon publicly claimed he did nothing wrong and was ultimately vindicated when the case was thrown out of court. is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... Prozac, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, Venlafaxine An antidepressant is a psychiatric medication or other substance (nutrient or herb) used for alleviating depression or dysthymia (milder depression). ... A mood stabilizer is a psychiatric medication used to treat mood disorders characterized by rapid and unstable mood shifts. ... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Centro Ybor complex with a TECO Line car passing in front Ybor City (IPA: ) (EE-bore) is a historic district in Tampa, Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Arrest (disambiguation). ... Oren Hawxhurst is an American professional wrestler who currently wrestles in the Independent Circuit. ... USD redirects here. ...


Kanyon appeared at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-view Turning Point 2005 on December 11, 2005 as Chris K, losing to Raven. He attended a TNA iMPACT! taping in February 2006, but did not wrestle due to a dispute over the wording of the contract he was asked to sign, which would have granted TNA the right to merchandise his image and persona without paying him royalties.[citation needed] Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... Turning Point is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of December. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the television program. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Kanyon also appeared in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla taking on PWG champion, Joey Ryan. Joey retained the title with help of distraction by someone wearing a Mortis outfit. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Joseph Meechan, better known as The Technical Wizard Joey Ryan, is an American professional wrestler from Southern California. ...


On April 5, 2007, 15 years to the day after his pro debut, Kanyon announced his retirement from wrestling, effective immediately.


Revelation of homosexuality

On February 4, 2006, while wrestling on an independent show for Blood Sweat and Ears in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Kanyon stated that he was tired of living in "the closet" and announced that he was a homosexual. He went on to say that he was fired from WWE not due to cutbacks, but because of his sexual orientation. Proclaiming himself to be the first ever active openly gay professional wrestler in the wrestling industry, Kanyon told the audience that he chose to be "the real Chris Kanyon", and that they could choose whether they wanted to boo or cheer him, commenting that, "life is about choices". is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Aedificemus (Latin for Come, let us build together) Coordinates: , Country Province Established 1893 (as Sudbury)   2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Government  - Mayor John Rodriguez  - Governing Body Greater Sudbury City Council  - MPs Raymond Bonin (LPC), Diane Marleau (LPC)  - MPPs Rick Bartolucci (OLP), Shelley Martel (NDP) Area  - City 3,200 km... For the small enclosed storage space, also known as a cupboard, see closet. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Kanyon went on to reveal that his February 4, 2006, announcement of homosexuality was strictly about the character, Kanyon, but that his real sexual orientation, that of Christopher Klucsaritis, the person behind the character, was really nobody's business, although he did say that he would probably reveal his real sexual orientation "sooner or later." On March 5, 2006, Kanyon revealed that he was legitimately homosexual and that the ambiguity between his February 4, 2006 announcement and his March 5, 2006 announcement was intentional in order to attract mainstream attention, receive bookings on bigger shows and possibly even obtain a long-term contract with WWE or TNA.[2] His homosexuality has been confirmed by a number of sources and has been covered in the top circulated gay news magazine, The Advocate (May 9 issue), as well as the Chicago Tribune and numerous talk radio shows and gay newspapers. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the day. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Advocate (ISSN 0001-8996) is a US-based LGBT-related biweekly news magazine. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ...


On September 8, 2006 he showed up at a WWE house show in Tampa, Florida and ran up to the rail during DX's intro and held up a sign that said "Triple H, ask Vince why he fired me" on one side and "Shawn, pray for my gay soul" on the other side. DX member Triple H responded by saying "Who invited Kanyon?" and "We Are Better than Kanyon!" in reference to his catch phrase. Security then escorted Kanyon from the arena, even though he paid for his ticket to attend the event. is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tampa redirects here. ... This article is about the stable in WWE. For the Pay-Per-View event, see In Your House 19: D-Generation X D-Generation X (commonly known as DX) is an on and off professional wrestling tag team (formerly a stable) wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Paul Michael Levesque[4] (born July 27, 1969)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley moniker. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... This article is about the stable in WWE. For the Pay-Per-View event, see In Your House 19: D-Generation X D-Generation X (commonly known as DX) is an on and off professional wrestling tag team (formerly a stable) wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Kanyon later gave his own account of his appearance on his MySpace page along with a plea to be rehired by WWE, and would also appear on both a radio show to promote his stunt[1] and on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio Show where he talked openly about his homosexuality. This once again raised speculation that his homosexuality is a work for publicity and employment. This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... In professional wrestling, a work is slang for a staged event (that is, one that enforces kayfabe). ...


In October 2006, Kanyon joined Tha O Show as a regular columnist, and is in the middle of filming a documentary. On one edition of the show, he claimed that Bret Hart told him that Hart, Vince McMahon, and Pat Patterson were all in on the Montreal Screwjob.[2][3] Bret Sergeant Hart (born July 2, 1957) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler and actor, and is a member of the Hart wrestling family. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... For the Florida politician, see Pat Patterson (politician). ... The screwjob - Earl Hebner calls for the bell as Shawn Michaels holds Bret Hart in the Sharpshooter. ...


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In wrestling

  • Nicknames
    • "The Innovator of Offense" (bestowed upon him by WCW play-by-play commentator Mike Tenay)
    • "Positively" Kanyon
    • Chris "Champagne" Kanyon
    • "The InVasion's MVP" / "The Alliance's MVP"

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Championships and accomplishments

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References

  1. ^ WCW Thunder 12 February, 1998 Thunder Results. Pro-Wrestling Edge. Retrieved on 2008-02-27.
  2. ^ Brady, Hicks. "2006: The year in wrestling", 2007 Wrestling Almanac and Book of Facts, Kappa Publications, p. 18. 2007 Edition. Retrieved on 2007-07-11. 

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Wrestling Observer - headlines (2535 words)
Kanyon said he lost 32 pounds when he was in the hospital, his lungs filled up with fluid and was told that if he wouldn't have came in the night he did, he would have died.
Kanyon said after a while that gets to you and recalled a conversation he had with Raven recently where he said you reach a point where working for the biggest company in the world can start to make you not believe in yourself or the hype anymore.
Kanyon said when he got the call from Johnny Ace on February 7th that he was being released from the company, it really wasn't a shock to him since he had conversations with Spanky and others that they could get released in November.
Chris Kanyon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2340 words)
Kanyon and Wrath continued to team together until the angle was quietly dropped in late 1997.
This lead to Kanyon discarding the "Mortis" persona and beginning a feud with Raven, in the course of which he was dubbed "The Innovator of Offense" by play-by-play commentator Mike Tenay due to his unique wrestling technique, which included multiple moves performed from a fireman's carry position.
Kanyon went on to lose the United States Championship to Tajiri on the September 10, 2001 episode of RAW is WAR in the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.
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