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Encyclopedia > The Radicalz
The Radicalz

Radicalz Members left to right: Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko (kneeling), Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn
Stable
Members Chris Benoit
Eddie Guerrero
Dean Malenko
Perry Saturn
with
Terri Runnels
Name(s) The Radicalz
Debuted January, 2000
Disbanded early May 2001
Promotions WWE

The Radicalz were a heel professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Their members were former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) performers Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko. Terri Runnels later joined the group by proxy after becoming Saturn's (onscreen) girlfriend. Benoit, Malenko and Saturn all had previously been a part of a similar small stable of younger talent while in the WCW, The Revolution, which was dismantled by their defection. Image File history File links Radicalz from http://www. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who performed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Eduardo Gory Guerrero [1] (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... Perry Saturn was born Perry Satullo in Cleveland, Ohio. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who performed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Eduardo Gory Guerrero [1] (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... World Championship Wrestling (WCW) was an American professional wrestling promotion which existed from 1988 to 2001. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who performed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Eduardo Gory Guerrero [1] (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Revolution The Revolution was a professional wrestling heel stable in World Championship Wrestling. ...


History

In 1999, four World Championship Wrestling midcard to upper-level stars became unhappy with the political environment of WCW, and ultimately left the company in early 2000. Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, and Dean Malenko headed to the WWF, in a move seen by some as the death knell for WCW, which ceased to exist in a year. At the time of the jump, Benoit, Malenko, and Saturn were members of a stable in WCW called The Revolution, whose leader was Shane Douglas, which further fueled the rumors that Douglas wanted in on the jump. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... The Revolution The Revolution was a professional wrestling heel stable in World Championship Wrestling. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ...


The four first made their appearance on an edition of RAW, as audience members and backstage guests of Mick Foley. They would interfere in a match and soon afterwards, would "win" contracts with WWF. The group became known as The Radicalz, and they attained some measure of success. At first tightly knit, all four of the wrestlers in the group eventually drifted apart as all of them sought stardom as singles wrestlers in WWF. Guerrero injured his elbow upon first entering, and injuries nagged him from staying a part of the group. One of their most memorable matches was on WWF Heat against The Hardy Boyz, Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit wre the representatives for the Radicalz along with Terri, who helped to win the match by pulling Jeff Hardy out of the ring over the ropes by the hair, and executing a cross body from the top rope on Matt Hardy. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mick Foley Sr. ... In professional wrestling, a run-in occurs when one or more individuals who are not actively participating in a match run into the ring. ...


The four drifted apart in the summer of 2000 to pursue individual goals, but they briefly reunited near the end of that year during the Stone Cold Steve Austin-Triple H feud. Early 2001, Benoit had turned face during a feud with Kurt Angle, while the other Radicalz remained heels. Guerrero would be released that spring, shortly before Benoit's injury. Saturn, Terri, and Malenko continued on as the Radicalz until Malenko's retirement shortly before the Invasion storyline. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The InVasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ...


Of the two surviving Radicalz (three if Terri Runnels' membership via proxy is taken into account), only Saturn, currently semi-retired, still engages in in-ring competition. Malenko retired from active wrestling in mid-2001 just before the Invasion storyline, currently working with WWE as a road agent/trainer. Terri Runnels has been retired since 2005. Guerrero died in November 2005 (see article). Benoit died in June 2007 (see article). The InVasion was a professional wrestling storyline in the World Wrestling Federation that began shortly after the WWFs purchase of World Championship Wrestling. ... Eduardo Gory Guerrero [1] (October 9, 1967 – November 13, 2005) better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who performed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Trivia

  • At the time of the departure to WWF, Chris Benoit was recognized as the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, the title given to him by then-booker Kevin Sullivan as a way to keep Benoit in WCW; however, Benoit and Sullivan never saw eye to eye, a primary reason believed to have been Benoit becoming involved with Sullivan's ex-wife, Nancy. WCW management later stated on WCW Monday Nitro that current champion at the time Sid Vicious's foot was on the ropes at the time Benoit forced the submission and therefore his title reign was deemed invalid.
  • It was originally suggested that WCW wrestlers Shane Douglas, Billy Kidman and Konnan were to follow suit with the original Radicalz to join the WWF, but other factors prevented these men from jumping. Douglas had previous management issues with the WWF over the Kliq and decided on staying with WCW. Vince McMahon still held a grudge against Konnan over the fact that he ditched the Max Moon gimmick in the WWF after only one day. (The suit cost Vince and the WWF over $1,000 dollars to produce). Kidman was on his way to do the jump before WCW management gave him a raise on his contract which resulted in Kidman staying with the company until WCW's closure in 2001.
  • The Radicalz members always wore matching color ring attires to the ring in tag matches together.

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tabulas.com: yay! (978 words)
the oracle lost its agit in the dying moments of the siege to the Radicalz due to the carelessness of its defenders (incuding yours truly..) it is then agreed upon by the guild that the oracle would try its strength at the battlefield of luina, the sattelite of alde baran.
with curtz' signal, the oracle attacked the radicalz stronghold, the oracle's former castle.
with a show of force, the oracle defeated the radicalz (easily, i might add) and took their old castle back.
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