• Former WWF/WCW Wrestler Committed Suicide 11 Years Ago
It’s been 11 years since we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Mortis” Chris Kanyon (Real name: Christopher Klucsarits) at the age of 40 due to committing suicide by 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 during that time.
He was released in early 2004 after not being used on TV for a while.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (April 3, 1999) – ECW CyberSlam 1999
On this day in Pro Wrestling history on April 3, 1999, ECW promoted ‘ECW CyberSlam 1999’ at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This event featured Old School WWF WrestleMania XIV opponents Taka Michinoku and Mr. Águila (as Papi Chulo) wrestling each other.
The results can be found here:
Jerry Lynn defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri
Chris Chetti & Nova defeated Rod Price & Skull Von Crush
Super Crazy defeated Mosco de la Merced
Taka Michinoku defeated Papi Chulo
ECW World Television Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) defeated 2 Cold Scorpio
Falls Count Anywhere – ECW World Heavyweight Championship: Taz (c) defeated Chris Candido
Shane Douglas defeated Justin Credible
Ultimate Jeopardy: The Dudley Boyz & Mr. Mustafa defeated New Jack & The Hardcore Chair Swingin’ Freaks