• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 2, 2010) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2010, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Mortis” Chris Kanyon (Real name: Christopher Klucsarits) at the age of 40 due to antidepressant overdose.
After working as a Jobber for the World Wrestling Federation in 1994, he joined Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1995, where he formed the tag team “Men At Work” with Mark Starr.
In 1997, he debuted a new gimmick called Mortis, where he was wearing an evil mask and was managed by James Vandenberg (aka Sinister Minister aka Father James Mitchell) and feuded with Glacier.
When Vince McMahon bought WCW in 2001, Kanyon was brought in and became a member of the WCW/ECW Alliance faction during the Invasion storyline, even becoming the WCW United States Champion and WWF World Tag Team Champion in the process.
He was released in early 2004 after not being used on TV for a while.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE!
January 4, 1970 – April 2, 2010
• Backstage Update On If There’s A Chance For Kofi Kingston To Become WWE Champion At WrestleMania 35
This Sunday at WrestleMania 35, Daniel Bryan will defend the WWE Championship against Kofi Kingston.
Just like Becky Lynch, Kofi has big time support from the fans for this match and they want to see Kofi finally win the big one on the Grandest Stage of them all.
While it can’t be confirmed as of this writing whether Kofi will win the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35 or not, there’s a pretty good chance of Kofi becoming WWE Champion this month.
As we noted before, Daniel Bryan is once again refusing to work WWE’s Saudi Arabia PPVs and WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia for the post-WrestleMania 35 PPV in May.
With Bryan refusing to work the post-WrestleMania 35 PPV, backstage expectation in WWE is that Bryan will be dropping the Title to Kofi and Kofi will carry the WWE Championship to Saudi Arabia.
We’ll keep you updated regarding this.