[Chris Candido Gallery]
[Tammy Sytch/Sunny Gallery]
[Candido/Sytch Gallery]

Wrestler: Chris Candido
Real Name: Chris Candito
Birthday: March 21, 1972
Hometown: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married to Tammy Sytch
Height & Weight: 5'8" - 225 lbs.
Trained by: "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe
Debut: 1986
Previous Gimmicks: Chris Candino (USWA)
The (Masked) Avenger (USWA)
"Hard Knox" Chris Candido
Skip of BodyDonnas
"No Gimmick Necessary"
Finishing Move: Blonde Bombshell (Powerbomb from the top rope)
Favorite Moves: Top Rope Headbutt
The Superplex
New Jersey Jam (Leg Drop from Middle Rope)
Notable Feuds: Bobby Blaze (SMW)
Boo Bradley (SMW)
Tim Horner (SMW)
Tracy Smothers (SMW)
RockNRoll Express (SMW)
The Godwinns (WWF)
The Smoking Gunns (WWF)
Barry Horowitz (WWF)
Hakushi (WWF)
Chris “The Edge” Evans (WWA)
Danny Davis (USWA)
Lance Storm (ECW)
The Artist (WCW)
Sabu (Indys)
Shane Douglas (XPW)

  • World Wrestling Association Junior Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Hot Body (June 3/90)
  • World Wrestling Association Junior Heavyweight title defeating Chris Evans (March 6/92)
  • World Wrestling Association Tag Team titles w/Chris Evans (March 6/93)
  • Smokey Mountain Wrestling/WWA Heavyweight Title (April 93)
  • ECW World Tag Team title w/Johnny Hot Body defeating Tony Stetson and Larry Winters (April 3, 1993)
  • Smokey Mountain Wrestling United States Title defeating Bobby Blaze (Oct 4/93)
  • Smokey Mountain Wrestling United States Title defeating Bobby Blaze (1993-again)
  • Smokey Mountain Wrestling Television Title defeating Tracy Smothers (Dec 6/93)
  • California Creative Wrestling title defeating Sabu (June 19/94)
  • Smokey Mountain Television Title (2)
  • NWA New Jersey Title defeating Tracy Smothers (November 19, 1994)
  • PCW United States title defeating Ray Odyssey (Dec 1/95)
  • WWF Tag Team Titles w/Zip defeating the Godwinns (Wrestlemania 12)
  • ECW Tag Team Titles w/Lance Storm defeating Furnas & LaFon (Dec 6/97)
  • Xtreme Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title defeating Damien Steele (Feb 26/2000)
  • Jersey Championship Wrestling Television title defeating Don Montoya (September 8, 2001)
  • USA Pro Wrestling United States title defeating The Amazing Red (August 19, 2002);
  • USA Pro Wrestling United States title defeating Mike Tobin (June 19, 2004);
  • NWA Midwest Heavyweight title defeating Ken Anderson (November 12, 2004 in Milwaukee, WI);

  • In the Beginning:
  • Chris Candido formed a faction with Tom Brandi, Flex Lavender and Darren Wyse known as "Heart Throb 4" in IWCCW..
  • June 3, 1990: Chris Candido defeated Johnny Hot Body for the WWA (Larry Sharpe's World Wrestling Association) Junior HW title..
  • March 6, 1992: Chris Candido pinned Chris Evans for the vacant WWA Junior Heavyweight title..
  • March 6, 1993: Chris Candido & Chris Evans defeated The Lords of Darkness (Pain and Agony) for the WWA tag team title..

    Smokey Mountain Wrestling:
  • April 1993: Chris Candido was awarded the Smoky Mountain Wrestling/WWA title.
  • April 3, 1993: Chris Candido & Johnny Hot Body defeated Tony Stetson & Larry Winters for the ECW World Tag Team title..
  • October 4, 1993: Chris Candido defeated Bobby Blaze for the SMW United States title in Jellico, Tennessee..
  • ~~~After dropping the title back to Blaze, Chris Candido regained it from him five days later..
  • December 6, 1993: Chris Candido defeated Tracy Smothers for the SMW Television title..
  • June 19, 1994: Chris Candido became the first California Creative Wrestling champion by defeating Sabu in San Jose..
  • July 5, 1994: Chris Candido regained the SMW Television title but was defeated a month later by Lance Storm..
  • August 5, 1994--Smokey Mountain Wrestling: Night Of The Legends: The Rock & Roll Express beat Brian Lee & Chris Candido..
  • ~~~Ricky Gibson was handcuffed to Tammy Fytch during this tag team title match, which was won by the Rock'N'Roll Express..
  • November 19, 1994: Chris Candido pinned Tracy Smothers in the finals of a tournament to capture the NWA (New Jersey) title..
  • December 1, 1995: Wrestling as SKIP, Chris Candido defeated Ray Odyssey for the PCW United States title in Reading, Penn..

    World Wrestling Federation - Skip & Sunny:
  • Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch officially signed with the World Wrestling Federation and vacated the PCW US Title..
  • Chris Candido (Zip) and Tammy Sytch (Sunny) became known as the BodyDonnas in a fitness guru gimmick..
  • June 5, 1995 - RAW: Skip pinned Barry Horowitz..
  • June 26, 1995 - RAW: Skip pinned Scott Taylor (aka Scotty Too Hotty)..
  • July 23, 1995 - In Your House 2: Skip defeated Aldo Montoya..
  • July 31, 1995 - RAW: Skip pinned Barry Horowitz..
  • August 27, 1995 - SummerSlam: Barry Horowitz defeated Skip in an upset!
  • September 25, 1995 - RAW: Marty Jannetty pinned Skip..
  • October 09, 1995 - RAW: Fatu pinned Skip..
  • November 20, 1995 - RAW: Skip and Savio Vega fought to a No Contest..

    World Wrestling Federation - Skip, Zip & Sunny:
  • Skip & Sunny were joined by a new partner named Zip (played by Tom Prichard..
  • January 21, 1996 - Royal Rumble The Smoking Gunns defeated The Body Donnas to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 29, 1996 - RAW: The Godwinns defeated The BodyDonnas (Skip & Zip)..
  • February 18, 1996 - In Your House 6: The Godwinns (Henry & Phinias) defeated The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip)..
  • February 19, 1996 - RAW: The BodyDonnas defeated Barry Horowitz & Aldo Montoya..
  • March 31, 1996 - Wrestlemania XII: The BodyDonnas (Skip & Zip w/Sunny) defeated The Godwinns to win the WWF Tag Team titles!
  • April 28, 1996 - In Your House 7: The BodyDonnas defeated The Godwinns to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 06, 1996 - RAW: The BodyDonnas defeated Techno Team 2000 (Travis & Troy)..
  • May 27, 1996 - RAW: The Smoking Gunns defeated The BodyDonnas to win the WWF Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~After this match, Sunny left the BodyDonnas and became a Cowgirl, siding with the Smoking Gunns..

    World Wrestling Federation - Skip & Zip:
  • June 10, 1996 - RAW: Marc Mero pinned BodyDonna Skip..
  • June 23, 1996 - King of the Ring: The Bodydonnas defeated The New Rockers in a pre-show match..
  • ~~~Skip & Zip introduced their replacement for Sunny.. A blonde tranvestite with tatoos named "Cloudy"..
  • June 24, 1996 - RAW: The BodyDonnas defeated The Brooklyn Brawler & Jerry Fox..
  • July 21, 1996 - In Your House 9: The Bodydonnas defeated The Smoking Gunns in a NON TITLE match..
  • August 05, 1996 - RAW: The BodyDonnas defeated The New Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy) by Disqualification..
  • August 12, 1996 - RAW: Faarooq Asad pinned BodyDonna Skip..
  • August 18, 1996 - SummerSlam: The Smoking Gunns beat The Godwinns, The BodyDonnas & The Rockers to retain..
  • September 23, 1996 - RAW: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith defeated The BodyDonnas..
  • Chris Candido eventually left the WWF and rejoined Extreme Championship Wrestling..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • November 16, 1996--November to Remember: Chris Candido defeated Mikey Whipwreck...
  • January 11, 1997--House Party: Chris Candido defeated Louie Spicolli...
  • February 1, 1997--Crossing The Line Again: Tommy Dreamer & The Pitbulls beat Shane Douglas & Chris Candido & Brian Lee..
  • February 22, 1997--CyberSlam: Sabu defeated Chris Candido..
  • March 15, 1997--Hostile City Showdown: Chris Candido defeated Louie Spicolli in a "Best 2/3 Falls" match..
  • May 10, 1997--Chapter 2: Taz & Chris Candido defeated Sabu & Rob Van Dam..
  • June 6, 1997--Wrestlepalooza: Terry Funk defeated Chris Candido to retain the World Heavyweight title..
  • June 28, 1997--Orgy of Violence: Chris Candido defeated Tom Pritchard..
  • July 19, 1997--Heat Wave: Chris Candido & Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Chris Chetti & Balls Mahoney..
  • August 9, 1997--Born To Be Wired: Chris Candido defeated Chris Chetti..
  • August 17, 1997--Hardcore Heaven: Taz defeated Chris Candido by Submission to retain the Television title..
  • September 20, 1997--As Good As It Gets: Chris Candido defeated Lance Storm..
  • November 8, 1997--Ultimate Jeopardy: Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Tommy Rogers & Jerry Lynn..
  • November 30, 1997--November to Remember: Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Tommy Rogers & Jerry Lynn..
  • December 6, 1997--Better Than Ever: Storm/Candido defeated Furnas/LaFon and Axl/Balls in a 3-WAY for the Tag Team titles!
  • January 10, 1998--House Party: Jerry Lynn defeated Chris Candido..
  • January 31, 1998--Hostile City Showdown: Triple Threat (Douglas/Candido/Storm) vs Taz & BamBamBigelow in a "Handicap" match..
  • ~~~This match ended in a NO CONTEST when Bam Bam turned on Taz and joined the Triple Threat, thus Storm was kicked out..
  • February 21, 1998--CyberSlam: Lance Storm defeated Chris Candido..
  • March 1, 1998--Living Dangerously : Lance Storm & Al Snow defeated Chris Candido & Shane Douglas.....
  • May 3, 1998--Wrestlepalooza: Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten..
  • May 15, 1998--A Matter of Respect: Chris Candido & Sabu vs Lance Storm & Rob Van Dam ended in a NO CONTEST..
  • July 10, 1998--ECW: Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Blue Meanie & Super Nova..
  • July 18, 1998--ECW: Sabu & Rob Van Dam defeated Chris Candido & Lance Storm to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • July 24, 1998--ECW: Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido defeated Blue Meanie & Super Nova..
  • August 2, 1998--Heat Wave: Chris Candido w/Tammy Sytch defeated Lance Storm..
  • ~~~Tammy Sytch announced that she was, as of right then and there, officially employed by ECW!!!
  • August 7, 1998--ECW: Chris Candio w/Tammy Sytch defeated Lance Storm..
  • August 8, 1998--ECW: Chris Candio w/Tammy Sytch defeated Lance Storm..
  • August 28, 1998: Lance Storm hired a valet of his own to feud with Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch..
  • ~~~It turned out to be Dawn Marie, who called herself "Tammy Lynn Bytch", and later changed to Dawn Marie Bytch..
  • November 1, 1998--N2R: Sabu & Rob Van Dam & Taz defeated Shane Douglas & Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido..
  • January 16, 1999--House Party: Taz vs Chris Candido ended in a NO CONTEST (Taz retains ECW World title)..
  • April 3, 1999--CyberSlam: Taz defeated Chris Candido to retain the ECW World Heavyweight title..
  • May 16, 1999--Hardcore Heaven: Taz defeated Chris Candido by Submission to retain the World Heavywieght title..
  • October 23, 1999--Re-enter the Sandman: Nova defeated Chris Candido..
  • November 7, 1999--November to Remember: Sabu defeated Chris Candido by Submission..

    World Championship Wrestling:
  • Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch then moved onto World Championship Wrestling..
  • April 16, 2000 - Spring Stampede: Chris Candido beat The Artist, Juvi, S.Moore, L.Laroux & Crowbar to capture the Cruiserweight title..
  • May 7, 2000 - Slamboree: Chris Candido defeated TAFKAPI to retain the Cruiserweight title..
  • May 31, 2000 - Thunder: Terry Funk defeated Chris Candido in a Hardcore match..
  • Summer 2000: The Triple Threat (Douglas, Candido & Bigelow) were briefly reunited in WCW...
  • Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch were fired from WCW after drug paraphanalia was found in a trash can in their dressing room..

    Xtreme Pro Wrestling:
  • January 29, 2000: Chris Candido & Tammy Sytch debuted in XPW Wrestling..
  • February 26, 2000: Chris Candido defeated "The Real Deal" Damien Steele for the XPW title in Hollywood, California..

    The Independent Wrestling Circuit:
  • September 8, 2001: Chris Candido defeated Don Montoya for the JCW (Jersey Championship Wrestling) Television title..
  • February 2002: Chris Candido toured the Orient with New Japan Pro Wrestling..
  • August 17, 2002 - USA Pro Wrestling: Low-Ki and Tammy Sytch had a confrontation backstage at a show in Deer Park, NY..
  • ~~~The arguement was over Low Ki sitting in a seat Tammy said was hers..
  • ~~~As they argued, Chris Candido then got involved to attempt to defuse the situation..
  • ~~~Low Ki told Chris Candido that he respected him but he needed to get his wife in line..

    Xtreme Pro Wrestling:
  • October 5, 2002 - XPW Show: Shane Douglas defeated Chris Candido to retain the XPW Heavyweight title..
  • November 16, 2002 - XPW: Shane Douglas defeated Vic Grimes and Chris Candito in a triple threat to retain the XPW title..
  • December 5, 2002--Legacy Wrestling Enterprisees: Chris Candido beat Sandman to win LWE World title as final two in a Royal Rumble..
  • February 14, 2003 - Xtreme Pro Wrestling: Youthenazia defeated Chris Chetti & Chris Candido to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 8, 2003 - XPW: Justice Pain defeated Chris Candido when Tammy Sytch turned on Candido!..

    The Independent Wrestling Circuit:
  • February 14, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Balls Mahoney won three-way over Axl Rotten and Chris Candido..
  • May 15, 2004--WWSA in Mt. Holly, NJ: Danny Doring defeated Chris Candido..
  • June 5, 2004--IWC: CM Punk/Chris Candido/Michael Shane beat Bubba the Bulldog/Jimmy Vegas/Dennis Gregory (Cage)..
  • June 8, 2004: Chris Candido was rumored to compete in a dark match at a SD! tapings against Carly Colon, but was replaced by Funaki..
  • June 19, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Chris Candido w/Tammy Sytch beat Mike Tobin w/Tony Lo to win the USA Pro United States title..
  • July 17, 2004--Buffalo Brawl: Al Snow defeated Chris Candido..
  • July 24, 2004--FIP: Scoot Andrews defeated Chris Candido..
  • September 17, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Chris Candido defeated Mike Kruel to retain the United States title..
  • October 2, 2004--North East Wrestling: Al Snow & Jerry Lawler beat D-Lo Brown & Chris Candido with Mick Foley as referee..
  • October 3, 2004--New England Wrestling: Al Snow defeated Chris Candido..
  • October 20, 2004--IWA Mid South: Chris Candido defeated A.D. Styles..
  • October 21, 2004--IWA Mid South: Chris Candido defeated Danny Daniels..
  • October 22, 2004--IWA Mid South: CM Punk/Ace Steel/M.Sydal/D.Daniels b C.Candido/S.Stone/N.McGuiness/Claudio Castagnoli..
  • October 23, 2004--IWA Mid South: Dusty Rhodes & Ian Rotten defeated Chris Candido & Steve Stone..
  • November 13, 2004--All Star Championship: Ken Anderson & Spanish Stew b Chris Candido & Steve Stone & Brandon Blaze..
  • November 14, 2004--MSPW: Shane Douglas & Chris Candido & DDS beat Eric Priest & Marco Styles & Danny Dominion..
  • November 19, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Trent Acid defeated Chris Candido w/Sunny to win the United States title..
  • ~~~After the match, Sandman appeared and challenged Chris Candido to a match -- Sandman defeated Chris Candido..
  • December 12, 2004--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten & Terry Funk & Danny Daniels beat B.J. Whitmer & Steve Stone & Chris Candido..
  • December 26, 2004--New Milennium Wrestling: Chris Candido defeated Simon Diamond..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action:
  • January 2005: Chris Candido is brought in to NWA TNA by newly appointed booker, Dusty Rhodes..
  • ~~~~This stemmed from previous talks the two had about Candido getting his life straight and wanting to revive his career..
  • January 7, 2005 - TNA Impact: AJ Styles defeated Chris Candido..
  • January 8, 2005--IWA Mid South/NWA No Limits: Chris Candido defeated Delirious..
  • January 14, 2005 - TNA Impact: Dustin Rhodes defeated Chris Candido..
  • January 15, 2005--IWA Mid South: Chris Candido defeated Danny Daniels by Disqualficiation..
  • January 16, 2005 - TNA Final Resolution: Chris Candido defeated Cassidy O’Reilly in a PRE-SHOW MATCH..
  • January 28, 2004 - TNA Impact: Chris Candido pinned Sonny Siaki with two feet on the middle rope!
  • February 11, 2005 - TNA Impact: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Candido..
  • February 13, 2005 - TNA Against All Odds: Chris Candido complains about TNA failing to book himself and the Naturals on PPV..
  • February 5, 2005--NWA Cyberspace: Frankie Kazarian defeated Chris Candido in Wayne, New Jersey ..
  • February 5, 2005--National Wrestling Superstars: King Kong Bundy defeated Chris Candido in Edison, New Jersey..
  • February 18, 2005 - TNA Impact: Chris Candido defeated Shark Boy and Chris Sabin in a Triple Threat match..
  • February 19, 2005--PWX: Resin defeated Chris Candido by Disqualification..
  • February 25, 2005 - TNA Impact: Elix Skipper defeated Chris Candido w/The Naturals..
  • February 25, 2005--Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Trent Acid defeated Chris Candido..
  • February 26, 2005--Frank Goodman's UXW: Chris Candido defeated Mike Kruel and Jay Lethal in a 3-WAY..
  • ~~~Later on, Mick Foley came out saying that there is no point waiting for June for an ECW reunion..
  • ~~~Mick Foley called out Axl Rotten, Chris Candido, Tammy Sytch, Balls Mahoney, Raven, Al Snow, Sandman & Justin Credible..
  • March 4, 2005 - TNA Impact: Chris Candido & Chase Stevens & Andy Douglas beat Elix Skipper & Petey Williams & Mikey Batts..
  • March 13, 2005 - TNA Destination X: Chris Candido & Andy Douglas defeated Lex Lovett & Buck Quartermain (Pre-show match)..
  • March 18, 2005 - TNA Impact: Dustin Rhodes America’s Most Wanted defeated The Naturals & Chris Candido..
  • March 18, 2005--NWS: Jim Neidhart & Balls Mahoney defeated Chris Candido & Danny Doring..
  • March 26, 2005--Jersey All Pro Wrestling: Chris Candido (unadvertised!) defeated E.C. Negro..
  • March 26, 2005--NWA Cyberspace: Matt Stryker vs Chris Candido ended in a draw..
  • April 8, 2005--IWA Mid South: Chris Hero beat E.Kingston and C.Candido and A.Cannon and D.Daniels and C.Castagnoli (6-WAY)..
  • April 15, 2005--Frank Goodman's UXW: Chris Candido defeated Homicide..
  • April 24, 2005 - TNA Lockdown: Gran Apolo & Sonny Siaki defeated Lance Hoyt & Chris Candido in a Tag Team Cage Match!
  • ~~~Chris Candido broke his leg LEGIT when Siaki landed on it after a flying dropkick early in the match..
  • April 25, 2005: Chris Candido underwent surgery in the morning to put pins and screws into his leg..
  • April 29, 2005 - TNA Impact: The Naturals w/Chris Candido defeated America’s Most Wanted to capture the Tag Team titles!
  • ~~~This show was taped on April 26, and prominantly featured Chris Candido in a managerial roll dispite his injury to his leg..

    Rest In Peace Chris Candido:
  • April 28, 2005: In a shocking and unfortunate turn of events, Chris Candido died of a blood clot due to surgery complications..

  • May 2, 2005: Among those in attendance at the wakes for Chris Candido included Tom Prichard, Balls Mahoney, Mick Foley, Shane Douglas, Jimmy Shoulders, Johnny Ova, George Napolitano, Amy Lee, Ken Sweeney, Johnny Diamond, Donnie Buci, Tommy Cairo, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow, Simon Diamond, Mike O'Brien, Allison Danger, Devon Storm, Electra and Justin Credible..

  • May 3, 2005: Among those in attendance at the funeral for Chris Candido included Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, Terry Funk, Howard Finkel, Jeremy Borash, Bob Ryder, Scott D'Amore, Shane Douglas, Billy Gunn, Sonny Siaki, C.M. Punk, Rob Feinstein, Steven DeAngelis, Sandman, Sabu, Terry Taylor and many of the names listed above.

  • ~~Tammy Sytch was described as very strong and smiling most of the time, giving winks and hugs to those who were said.
  • ~~It was reported as a nice touching service with one of the NWA Tag Team title belts draped over the casket during the mass.
  • ~~TNA offered the belt if the family wanted to bury Candido with it due to his love for wrestling..
  • June 10, 2005 - Hardcore Homecoming: Johnny Grunge, Gary Wolfe & Tammy Sytch participated in a tribute to wrestlers who died..
  • ~~~RIP: Louie Spicolli, Road Warrior Hawk, Rocco Rock, Big Dick Dudley, Pitbull #2, Eddie Gilbert and Chris Candido..
  • ~~~Too Cold Scorpio defeated Kid Kash (who was a substitute for Chris Candido in this match)..
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: "Pitbull" Gary Wolfe introduced a tribute to ECW wrestlers who have died since ECW closed..
  • ~~~RIP to Rocco Rock, Terry Gordy, Mike Lockwood, The Sheik, Mike Lozanski, Pitbull #2, Big Dick Dudley, Chris Candido..
  • May 20, 2006--Frank Goodman's UXW: Ghanda Rhea Akbar won Chris Candido Memorial Battle Royal......
  • November 18, 2006--Chris Candido Cup: Slam Shady was the winner of the 8-Man Chris Candido Cup Tournament..