Chris Kanyon

[Chris Kanyon GALLERY]

[DDP/Kanyon] [The Triad]

title History

  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Diamond Dallas Page defeating Perry Saturn and Chris Beniot (June 13, 1999);
  • WCW United States Heavyweight title Awarded (July 24, 2001);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Diamond Dallas Page defeating Farooq and Bradshaw (August 7, 2001);

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

  • In School, Chris Klucsaritis played rugby, roller hockey, basketball, and baseball.
  • 1992: Chris Klucsaritis attended the University of Buffalo and graduated with a degree in physical therapy.
  • Chris Klucsaritis was a full time physical therapist for 3 years before becoming a wrestler.
  • Before hitting the big time, Chris Kanyon teamed with Billy Kidman in a ‘hockey players’ gimmick team.
  • July 9, 1994 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion Diesel defeated Chris Kanyon to retain the title.
  • July 31, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Kwang defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • September 20, 1994 – ECW Hardcore TV: ECW world tag team champions Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck defeated Chris Kanyon and Dino Sandoff by disqualification to retain the titles.
  • September 26, 1994 – RAW: Shawn Michaels and Diesel defeated Bob Starr and Chris Kanyon to retain the tag team titles..
  • September 27, 1994 – ECW Hardcore TV: The Public Enemy defeated Don E. Allen and Chris Kanyon.
  • October 16, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: The Smoking Gunns defeated Chris Kanyon and Barry Horowitz.
  • October 22, 1994 – Superstars: The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • October 23, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • November 21, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • December 10, 1994 – Superstars: Owen Hart defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • December 18, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Aldo Montoya defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • December 19, 1994 – RAW: Bob Holly defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • January 8, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: The Million Dollar Corporation (Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka) defeated Chris Kanyon and Nick Barberry.
  • January 14, 1995 – Superstars: Duke Droese defeated Chris Kanyon.

World championship Wrestling – Paying Dues:

  • Started out in WCW in a team called “Men at Work” with Mark Starr. The men wore construction outfits to the ring.
  • WCW soon through a mask on Kanyon and called him Mortis, managed by James Vanderburg, and teaming with Wrath (Bryan Clarke).
  • Mortis and Wrath feuded with Glacier and Ernest Miller in an angle entitled, “Blood Runs Cold” managed by James Vandenberg.
  • March 5, 1995 – Worldwide: Mark Starr defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • June 18, 1995 – Great American Bash: Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • June 24, 1995 – Saturday Night: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • July 16, 1995 – Bash At The Beach: Johnny B. Badd defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • August 5, 1995 – Saturday Night: Sgt. Craig Pittman defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • August 12, 1995 – Saturday Night: Chad Brock defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • August 22, 1995 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Sabu by DQ.
  • September 20, 1995 – Saturday Night: Paul Orndorff defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • September 23, 1995 – Saturday Night: Johnny B. Badd defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • September 27, 1995 – Saturday Night: Road Warrior Hawk defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • November 11, 1995 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Disco Inferno.
  • November 26, 1995 – World War 3: Chris Kanyon participated in the 3-Ring Battle Royal won by Randy Savage.
  • December 23, 1995 – Saturday Night: The American Males defeated Mark Starr and Chris Kanyon.
  • November 30, 1996 – Saturday Night: Bunkhouse Buck and Dick Slater defeated Chris Kanyon and Mark Starr.
  • January 6, 1996 – Saturday Night: Alex Wright defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • January 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: The American Males defeated Mark Starr and Chris Kanyon.
  • January 20, 1996 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon and Mark Starr defeated Bunkhouse Brawl and Dick Slater.
  • February 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Kanyon and Mike Winner.
  • February 17, 1996 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon and Mark Starr defeated Steve and Scott Armstrong.
  • February 11, 1996 – Superbrawl IV: Hugh Morris defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • February 17, 1996 – Worldwide: Chris Kanyon and Mike Winner defeated Fidel Sierra and Ricky Santana.
  • March 6, 1996 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Kid Flash in a dark match.
  • March 16, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Road Warriors defeated Chris Kanyon and Mike Winner.
  • March 22, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Steiner Brothers defeated Chris Kanyon and Mike Winner.
  • April 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: Sting defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • May 25, 1996 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Kanyon and Mike Winner.
  • March 16, 1997 – Uncensored 1997: Glacier defeated Mortis.
  • March 24, 1997 – Nitro: Mortis defeated Jerry Flynn.
  • April 1, 1997 – Saturday Night: Mortis defeated Steve Armstrong.
  • April 26, 1997 – Saturday Night: Mortis defeated Mark Starr.
  • May 12, 1997 – Nitro: Mortis defeated Super Calo in a dark match.
  • May 18, 1997 – Slamboree: Glacier defeated Mortis by disqualification when Wrath (aka Bryan Clarke) appeared.
  • May 19, 1997 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Mortis in a dark match.
  • June 9, 1997 – Nitro: Glacier defeated Mortis in a dark match.
  • June 16, 1997 – Nitro: Glacier defeated Mortis.
  • June 28, 1997 – Saturday Night: Mortis and Wrath defeated Steve and Scott Armstrong.
  • June 30, 1997 – Nitro: High Voltage defeated Mortis and Wrath.
  • July 5, 1997 – Worldwide: Mortis defeated Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker.
  • July 13, 1997 – Bash at the Beach: Mortis and Wrath defeated Glacier and Ernest Miller.
  • July 21, 1997 – Nitro: Mortis and Wrath defeated La Parka and Psychosis.
  • July 26, 1997 – Saturday Night: Mortis defeated Psychosis.
  • August 4, 1997 – Nitro: Curt Hennig defeated Mortis.
  • August 16, 1997 – Saturday Night: Curt Hennig and Ric Flair defeated Wrath and Mortis.
  • August 18, 1997 – Nitro: The Barbarian defeated Mortis.
  • August 25, 1997 – Nitro: The Faces of Fear defeated Wrath and Mortis.
  • August 26, 1997 – Saturday Night: Ernest Miller and Glacier defeated Wrath and Mortis.
  • September 1, 1997 – Nitro: Mortis defeated Silver King.
  • September 9, 1997 – Saturday Night: Harlem Heat defeated Wrath and Mortis.
  • September 14, 1997 – Fall Brawl: Wrath and Mortis defeated Meng and The Barbarian.
  • September 15, 1997 – Nitro: WCW world tag team champions Kevin Nash and Scott Hall defeated Wrath and Mortis to retain the titles.
  • October 6, 1997 – Nitro: Ernest Miller defeated Mortis.
  • October 20, 1997 – Nitro: Steve McMichael defeated Mortis.
  • November 23, 1997 – World War 3: Mortis was in the 3 ring battle royal won by Scott Hall.
  • November 29, 1997 – Saturday Night: The Faces of Fear defeated Wrath and Mortis.
  • December 13, 1997 – Saturday Night: Mortis defeated Ernest Miller.
  • December 13, 1997 – Worldwide: Glacier defeated Mortis w/James Vandenburg after the Chronic Kick.
  • December 29, 1997 – Nitro: WCW United States champion Diamond Dallas Page defeated Kanyon to retain the title.
  • January 3, 1998 – Saturday Night: Mortis defeated Juventud Guerrera.
  • January 19, 1998 – Nitro: WCW TV champion Booker T defeated Mortis to retain the title.
  • January 24, 1998 – Saturday Night: Mortis and Wrath defeated Ernest Miller and Glacier.
  • January 26, 1998 – Nitro: Raven defeated Mortis.
  • January 31, 1998 – Saturday Night: Mortis and Wrath defeated Villano IV and Villano V.
  • February 12, 1998 – Thunder: WCW United States champion Diamond Dallas Page defeated Kanyon to retain the title.
  • June 14, 1998 – The Great American Bash: Kanyon defeated Saturn.
  • June 29, 1998 – Nitro: Kanyon defeated Horace.
  • July 2, 1998 – Thunder: Konnan defeated Kanyon.
  • July 6, 1998 – Nitro: Raven defeated Kanyon by disqualification.
  • July 8, 1998 – Thunder: Horace and Raven defeated Kanyon and Saturn.
  • July 13, 1998 – Nitro: Raven defeated Kanyon and Saturn in a 3-way match by count-out.
  • July 17, 1998 – Thunder: Saturn defeated Kanyon.
  • August 8, 1998 – Saturday Night: Kanyon vs. Saturn ended in a no contest.
  • August 8, 1998 – Road Wild: Perry Saturn defeated Raven w/Lodi and Chris Kanyon in a Falls Count Anywhere 3-WAY match.
  • August 15, 1998 – Saturday Night: Kanyon defeated Lizmark Jr..
  • August 17, 1998 – Nitro: Raven and Saturn defeated Horace and Kanyon.
  • August 20, 1998 – Thunder: Raven defeated Horace, Kanyon and Saturn in a 4-way match.
  • August 22, 1998 – Saturday Night: Kanyon vs. Saturn ended in a no contest.
  • September 3, 1998 – Thunder: Kanyon defeated Saturn.
  • September 5, 1998 – Saturday Night: Kanyon defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • September 10, 1998 – Thunder: Kanyon vs. Nick Dinsmore ended in a no contest.
  • September 12, 1998 – Saturday Night: Kanyon and Raven vs. Lodi and Saturn ended in a no contest.
  • September 21, 1998 – Nitro: Kanyon and Raven defeated Villano V and Villano IV.
  • September 24, 1998 – Thunder: WCW world champion Goldberg defeated Chris Kanyon to retain the title.
  • October 1, 1998 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Scotty Riggs.
  • October 3, 1998 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon and Raven defeated Steve and Scott Armstrong.
  • October 5, 1998 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon by DQ.
  • October 8, 1998 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Prince Iaukea.
  • October 10, 1998 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon and Raven defeated Steve and Scott Armstrong.
  • October 19, 1998 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Scott Putski.
  • October 22, 1998 – Thunder: WCW TV champion Chris Jericho defeated Chris Kanyon to retain the title.
  • October 26, 1998 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Prince Iaukea.
  • November 5, 1998 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • November 12, 1998 – Thunder: Dean Malenko defeated Chris Kanyon by DQ.
  • November 16, 1998 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Glacier.
  • November 19, 1998 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Prince Iaukea.
  • November 22, 1998 – World War 3: Chris Kanyon was in the 3 ring battle royal won by Kevin Nash.
  • November 23, 1998 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Tokyo Magnum.
  • November 28, 1998 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Scott Armstrong.
  • November 30, 1998 – Nitro: Steve and Scott Armstrong defeated Raven and Chris Kanyon.
  • December 3, 1998 – Thunder: Chris Benoit and Arn Anderson defeated Chris Kanyon and Raven by count-out.
  • December 5, 1998 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Kaz Hayashi.
  • December 10, 1998 – Thunder: Chris Benoit defeated Kanyon by disqualification.
  • December 19, 1998 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • February 25, 1999 – Thunder: Raven and Kanyon defeated Villano V and El Dandy.
  • May 6, 1999 – Thunder: World Cruiserweight champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kanyon.
  • May 15, 1999 – Saturday Night: Chris Kanyon defeated Silver King.
  • May 31, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow and Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon and Perry Saturn to win the tag team titles.
  • June 10, 1999 – Thunder: Perry Saturn vs. Kanyon ended in a No Contest. Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon to win the World Tag Team titles.
  • June 13, 1999 – The Great American Bash: Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn to win the tag team titles.
  • June 14, 1999 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn defeated Diamond Dallas Page, Kanyon, Ric Flair and Roddy Piper.
  • June 21, 1999 – Nitro: Booker T defeated Chris Kanyon by disqualification.
  • June 28, 1999 – Nitro: WCW tag team champions Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon defeated Buff Bagwell and Dean Malenko to retain the titles.
  • July 5, 1999 – Nitro: Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn defeated The Triad (Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon).
  • July 8, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Chris Benoit.
  • July 11, 1999 – Bash At The Beach: Diamond Dallas Page and Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn to retain the tag team titles.
  • July 14, 1999 – Thunder: World Tag Team champions Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Kanyon and Diamond Dallas Page vs. Curt Hennig and Barry Windham in a handicap match ended in a No Contest.
  • July 19, 1999 – Nitro: Stevie Ray defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • July 28, 1999 – Thunder: Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon and Ric Flair defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn and Dean Malenko.
  • August 2, 1999 – Nitro: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Kanyon and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • August 9, 1999 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Booker T.
  • August 14, 1999 – Road Wild: Harlem Heat defeated Chris Kanyon and Bam Bam Bigelow to win the World Tag Team titles.
  • August 30, 1999 – Nitro: Goldberg & Hulk Hogan defeated The Triad (Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon) in a handicap match.
  • November 21, 1999 – Mayhem: Kimberly vs. David Flair ended in a No Contest. David Flair goes to hit Kimberly with the crowbar, Chris Kanyon and DDP come in to make the save.
    As they try to use the crowbar on David Flair, Arn Anderson runs in to convince them not to. After DDP and Chris Kanyon leave, David Flair attacks Arn Anderson!!! Arn Anderson is taken out on a stretcher.
  • December 13, 1999 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • December 16, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
  • December 20, 1999 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Bam Bam Bigelow in a 3-way dance.
  • December 27, 1999 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell and Chris Kanyon defeated Big Vito and Disco Inferno in the 1st round.
  • World championship Wrestling – Evolving:
  • Chris Kanyon gained a reputation as a trainer for celebrities like Dennis Rodman, Karl Malone and Jay Leno for their WCW appearances.
  • Chris Kanyon has worked as stunt coordinator and stuntman on movies such as The Jesse Ventura Story and Ready To Rumble.
  • Chris Kanyon was Oliver Platt’s stunt double on the set of the movie, Ready to Rumble.
  • January 3, 2000 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell and Chris Kanyon defeated Norman Smiley and Asya in a Tag Team title tournament.
  • January 12, 2000 – Thunder: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Chris Kanyon in a champagne bottle on a pole match.
  • January 19, 2000 – Thunder: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • February 14, 2000 – Nitro: Dustin Rhodes defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • April 26, 2000 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Shawn Stasiak.
  • May 3, 2000 – Thunder: Chris Kanyon defeated Jeff Jarrett.
  • May 7, 2000 Slamboree: Mike Awesome vs. Chris Kanyon ended in a no contest.
  • ~~~Mike Awesome later got involved in a three teir cage match, trying to power-bomb Diamond Dallas Page off the first teir.
  • ~~~Chris Kanyon came out and saved DDP, but he ended up getting power-bombed off the first cage to the floor himself!
  • Chris Kanyon showed up on WCW television wearing a Halo to protect his neck and was confined to a wheelchair.
  • June 11, 2000 – Great American Bash: Mike Awesome defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Ambulance Match.
  • ~~~Chris Kanyon, wearing a neck brace halo got up out of his wheelchair and turned on Diamond Dallas Page!
  • June 12, 2000 – Nitro: WCW U.S. champion Scott Steiner vs. Chris Kanyon ended in a No Contest.
  • June 14, 2000 – Thunder: Mike Awesome and Chris Kanyon vs. Tank Abbott and Rick Steiner ended in a No Contest.
  • June 28, 2000 – Thunder: Buff Bagwell defeated Chris Kanyon by disqualification.
  • July 5, 2000 – Thunder: Booker T and Buff Bagwell defeated Shane Douglas and Posivitely Kanyon.
  • July 10, 2000 – Nitro: Jeff Jarrett defeated Bill Goldberg and Scott Steiner and Chris Kanyon in a 4-WAY match.
  • July 12, 2000 – Thunder: Jeff Jarrett defeated Posivitely Kanyon.
  • July 18, 2000 – Nitro: Mike Awesome defeated Positively Kanyon in a U.S. title tournament match.
  • July 19, 2000 – Thunder: Posivitely Kanyon and Lance Storm defeated Buff Bagwell and Mike Awesome.
  • July 26, 2000 – Thunder: Judy Bagwell vs. Posivitely Kanyon ended in a No Contest.
  • August 2, 2000 – Thunder: Mike Awesome defeated Posivitely Kanyon.
  • August 7, 2000 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell and Judy Bagwell defeated Positively Kanyon and Pamela Paulshock.
  • August 9, 2000 – Thunder: Gene Okerlund and Buff Bagwell defeated Mark Madden and Kanyon.
  • February 18, 2001 – Superbrawl Revenge: Chris Kanyon defeated Diamond Dallas Page with help from Jeff Jarrett.
  • February 19, 2001 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • February 26, 2001 – Nitro: Shawn OHaire defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • March 18, 2001 – Greed: Ernest Milller w/Miss Jones defeated Chris Kanyon. After the match, Chris Kanyon attacked The Cat and went after Miss Jones but M.I. Smooth made the save!
  • March 19, 2001 – Nitro: Chris Kanyon defeated M.I. Smooth.
  • June 30, 2001 – TCW: Scotty Riggs defeated Chris Kanyon.

World Wrestling Federation – Alliance:

  • July 8, 2001 – HEAT: WCW world tag team champions Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire defeated Chris Kanyon and Shawn Stasiak to retain the titles.
  • July 9, 2001 – RAW: Team ECW (Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Justin Credible, Lance Storm, Mike Awesome, Raven, Rhyno, Rob Van Dam, Tazz & Tommy Dreamer) vs. Team WCW (Chris Kanyon, Chuck Palumbo, Mark Jindrak, Sean O’Haire & Shawn Stasiak) & Team WWF (Billy Gunn, Bradshaw, Faarooq, Hardcore Holly & The Big Show) ended in a no contest.
  • July 6, 2001 – SmackDown: Chris Kanyon makes his WWF debut as part of the WCW Invasion.
  • July 15, 2001 – HEAT: Billy Gunn and The Big Show defeated Chris Kanyon and Shawn Stasiak.
  • July 21, 2001 – Jakked: Chris Kanyon defeated Kevin Landry in a dark match.
  • July 22, 2001 – HEAT: Billy Gunn and The Big Show defeated Chris Kanyon and Hugh Morrus.
  • July 22, 2001 – Invasion: Chris Kanyon, Hugh Morrus and Shawn Stasiak defeated Billy Gunn, The Big Show and Albert.
  • July 26, 2001 – Smackdown!: Chris Kanyon and Rob Van Dam defeated Tajiri and Chris Jericho.
  • Booker T presents Chris Kanyon with the WCW United States title.
  • July 30, 2001 – RAW: Edge and Christian defeated Lance Storm and Kanyon.
  • August 2, 2001 – Smackdown!: Kane defeated WCW United States champion Chris Kanyon by disqualification. Kanyon retains.
  • August 9, 2001 – SmackDown: Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon beat the APA to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • August 18, 2001 – Live Event: WCW U.S. champion Chris Kanyon defeated Christian.
  • August 19, 2001 – Summerslam: Kane and The Undertaker defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Kanyon to retain the WWF tag titles and to win the WCW tag team titles.
  • August 23, 2001 – SmackDown: Kurt Angle defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • Chris Kanyon is taken off Television with a knee injury.
  • August 24, 2001 – Live Event: WCW United States champion Chris Kanyon defeated Billy Gunn.
  • August 30, 2001 – Smackdown!: WCW United States champion Chris Kanyon defeated Edge to retain the title.
  • September 1, 2001 – Jakked: WCW United States champion Chris Kanyon defeated Essa Rios to retain the title.
  • September 1, 2001 – Live Event: WCW United States champion Chris Kanyon defeated Jeff Hardy.
  • September 9, 2001 – HEAT: WCW United States champion Chris Kanyon defeated Scotty 2 Hotty to retain the title.
  • September 10, 2001 – RAW: Tajiri w Torrie Wilson defeated Chris Kanyon to win the WCW United States title.
  • September 20, 2001 – Smackdown!: Edge defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • September 22, 2001 – Jakked: Albert defeated Kanyon.
  • September 22, 2001 – Live Event: Test defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • September 24, 2001 – RAW: Kanyon defeated Matt Hardy w Lita.
  • September 27, 2001 – Smackdown!: The Hardy Boys defeated Chris Kanyon and Rhyno.
  • October 6, 2001 – Live Event: Brock Lesnar defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • October 6, 2001 – Jakked: The Hardy Boyz defeated Kanyon & Chuck Palumbo.
  • October 7, 2001 – HEAT: Lita, Matt and Jeff Hardy defeated
  • October 13, 2001 – Jakked: Billy Gunn defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • October 14, 2001 – Live Event: Jeff Hardy defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • October 20, 2001 – Jakked: Tag team champions The Hardy Boyz defeated Chris Kanyon and Hugh Morrus in a dark match.
  • October 21, 2001 – HEAT: The APA defeated Chris Kanyon and Hugh Morrus.
  • October 25, 2001 – Smackdown!: Chris Kanyon was in the alliance battle royal won by Booker T.
  • October 27, 2001 – Jakked: Chris Kanyon defeated Russ McCullough in a dark match.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Injuries and OVW:

  • May 2002: Kanyon has been cleared to compete and is in Louisville through the end of the month getting back in ring shape.
  • July 9, 2002 – HWA: HWA champion Lance Cade defeated Chris Kanyon by disqualification to retain.
  • July 12, 2002 – OVW Summer Series: John “Prototype” Cena defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • Chris Kanyon falls to yet another injury.
  • September 20, 2002 – Ross Report: Chris Kanyon is about a month away from being back in action and will go to OVW for a month.
  • October 2002: Chris Kanyon hopes to be released to return to work next week at Ohio Valley Wrestling.
  • October 30, 2002 – OVW TV Taping: Nova defeated Chris Kanyon by disqualification when Kanyon turns heel.
  • November 6, 2002 – OVW TV Taping: Rob Conway vs Chris Kanyon went to a no contest.
  • November 14, 2002 – SmackDown: Chris Kanyon defeated Rene Dupree in a dark match.
  • November 17, 2002 – HEAT: Charlie Haas and Lance Cade defeated Chris Kanyon and Damaja in a dark match.
  • November 20, 2002 – OVW TV Taping: Chris Kanyon defeated Charlie Haas.
  • December 11, 2002 – OVW TV Tapings: Johnny Jeter defeated Chris Kanyon. Jeter then flew off of the top rope and delivered a spinkick decking Kanyon in the face! Jeter pinned Kanyon to win the match (best of the night).
  • January 15, 2003 – OVW Taping: Chris Kanyon defeated Chris Cage.
  • January 22, 2003 – OVW TV Tapings: Chris Kanyon vs. Johnny Jeter ended in a No contest.If Johnny can last 5 minutes with Kanyon, Johnny will get $500 dollars. The match is ruled a No Contest.
  • January 29, 2003 – OVW Taping: Nova and Rob Conway defeated Chris Kanyon and Doug Basham w/Nikita.
  • February 1, 2003 – Velocity: Nathan Jones defeated Chris Kanyon in a dark match.
  • February 5, 2003 – OVW TV Tapings: Chris Kanyon defeated Johnny Jeter. If Jeter can last 5 minutes with Kanyon, he gets $500.
    Kanyon won it in 5 minutes and 2 seconds which meant that he still had to pay. Kanyon actually stuffed five wadded up $100 bills into the mouth of Jeter.
  • February 13, 2003 – SmackDown: Chris Kanyon returns to RAW, dressed as “Boy George” and gets his ass kicked by the Undertaker.
  • February 19, 2003 – OVW TV Tapings: Chris Kanyon and Johnny Spade defeated Orlando Jordan and Chris Cage in a dark match.
  • February 26, 2003 – OVW TV Tapings: Rob Conway and Johnny Jeter defeated Chris Kanyon and Damaja in a bonus dark match.
  • March 1, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Tyson Dux in a dark match.
  • March 8, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Aaron Stevens in a dark match.
  • March 12, 2003 – OVW Taping: Chris Kanyon, Damaja & Doug Basham vs. Bradshaw, Johnny Jeter & Nick Dinsmore ended in a no contest.
  • March 15, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Shark Boy in a dark match.
  • March 22, 2003 – Velocity: Sean O’Haire defeated Chris Kanyon in a dark match.
  • March 29, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Chad Collyer in a dark match.
  • April 12, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Tyson Dux in a dark match.
  • April 19, 2003 – Velocity: Rhyno defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • May 30, 2003 – OVW Six Flags: Johnny Jeter and Scott Steiner defeated Chris Kanyon and Doug Basham.
  • June 1, 2003 – OVW TV: Chris Kanyon and Johnny Spade vs. Mark Magnus and Johnny Jeter ended in a no contest.
  • June 14, 2003 – Velocity: Bill DeMott defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • June 19, 2003 – SmackDown: Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • June 28, 2003 – Velocity: Billy Gunn defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • July 5, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Mike Bell..
  • July 12, 2003 – Velocity: Orlando Jordan defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • July 26, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Ryan Sakoda..
  • July 27, 2003 – Vengeance: Ultimo Dragon defeated Chris Kanyon in a match shown LIVE on Sunday Night Heat!
  • August 16, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon defeated Austin Williams in a dark match.
  • September 6, 2003 – Velocity: Chris Kanyon and Alter Boy Luke defeated John Heidenreich and Travis Tomko in a dark match.
  • September 13, 2003 – Velocity: Jamie Noble defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • October 4, 2003 – Velocity: Chad Collyer and Kanyon defeated Kevin Fertig and Travis Tomko in a dark match.
  • October 11, 2003 – Velocity: Rey Mysterio defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • October 25, 2003 – Velocity: Mortis defeated John Walters in a dark match..
  • November 1, 2003 – Velocity: Orlando Jordan defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • November 8, 2003 – Velocity: Spanky and Paul London defeated Shannon Moore and Chris Kanyon..
  • November 15, 2003 – Velocity: Rhyno defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • November 29, 2003 – Velocity: Orlando Jordan defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • December 6, 2003 – Velocity: Spanky and Paul London defeated Chad Collyer and Chris Kanyon..
  • December 13, 2003 – Velocity: Orlando Jordan defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • February 9, 2004: After a year of mistreatment in the WWE, Chris Kanyon is officially released from his contract!

Out of retirement:

  • June 4, 2004 – Buckeye Pro Wrestling: Shark Boy defeated Chris Kanyon in a 20:00 match.
  • July 9, 2005: Chris Kanyon comes out of retirement at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles as well as Sunday in Chico, CA.
  • July 22, 2005 – Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Chris Kanyon did a post-show run-in to set up the main event for the next show.
  • July 30, 2005 – EWE: Buck Quartermaine and Roderick Strong vs Steve Madison and Chris Kanyon ended in a Double disqualification.
  • August 19, 2005 – EWE: Buck Quartermain/The Marker Crashers beat Steve Madison/Chris Kanyon/Erick Stevens in a No-disqualification match.
  • September 24, 2005 – FCW: Cyanide and Vampiro defeated Kanyon and Pogo the Clown.
  • October 16, 2005: Chris Kanyon was arrested in Tampa on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing or opposing an officer.
  • October 29, 2005 – NWA Upstate: Kanyon defeated Mastiff.
  • October 30, 2005 – Blood, Sweat and Ears: James Champagne defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • November 5, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Warfare: Bruce Steele defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • November 19, 2005 – Blue Water championship Wrestling: Chris Kanyon defeated Sean Casey by Disqualification.
  • December 3, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Warfare: Chris Kanyon defeated Steve Madison.
  • December 10, 2005 – NWA Upstate: Brodie Lee and Kanyon defeated Glenn Spectre and Jerk Jackson.
  • December 11, 2005 – TNA Turning Point: Raven defeated Larry Zbyszko’s Choice (Chris K. aka Chris Kanyon).
  • December 12, 2005 – HRW: Sonny Samson defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • December 16, 2005 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Joey Ryan defeated Chris Kanyon to retain the PWG Heavyweight title.
  • January 14, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Warfare: Chris Kanyon defeated Steve Madison.
  • January 21, 2006 – Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Bruce Steele vs Chris Kanyon ended in a 2-2 tie in a 20:00 Iron man match.
  • February 4, 2006 – Blood, Sweat and Ears: Chris Kanyon defeated James Champagne..
  • ~~~Chris Kanyon cut a post-match promo saying that Vince McMahon released him because he was gay.
  • While Chris Kanyon claimed to be the first and only openly gay pro-wrestler, he actually isn’t the “first”.. Simon Sermon is.

Robert McLearren wrote: I’m Chris Kanyon’s moderator, so I thought I’d clarify something that you have on his profile: While Chris Kanyon claimed to be the first and only openly gay pro-wrestler, he actually isn’t.. Simon Sermon is. There was a lot of talk back and forth between Simon, Kanyon and the film maker about this. Kanyon said that he was the first, because Simon never made it past the indys and never did it as a full time job. Simon would be the first Independent wrestler to come out, and Kanyon would be the first pro wrestler to come out. Kanyon never tried to ignore Simon’s accomplishments, and actually talked about Simon in several interviews. just thought I’d pass that along, it’s kind of misleading the way you have it.

  • February 25, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Warfare: Chris Kanyon defeated Rod Steel (w/Bruce Steel and Amy Love).
  • March 5, 2006 – Legends PPV: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • March 8, 2006 – Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Bruce Santee defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • April 1, 2006 – Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Chris Kanyon defeated “Sensational” Scott Davis.
  • April 22, 2006 – OWA: Vic Grimes defeated Chris Kanyon and Altar Boy Luke in a 3-WAY in Alameda, California.
  • April 28, 2006 – Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Chris Kanyon .
  • September 8, 2006 – Live Event in Tampa: Chris Kanyon bought a ticket to “get noticed” by WWE officials.
  • September 16, 2006 – Rock-N-Shock Benefit Show: Chris Kanyon defeated Onyx..
  • October 26, 2006 – PWA: Ruffy Silverstein defeated Chris Kanyon..
  • October 29, 2006 – PWA: Chris Kanyon defeated Phil Latio.
  • October 29, 2006 – Blood, Sweat and Ears: Chris Kanyon defeated Frankie The Mobster.
  • October 29, 2006 – Great Canadian Wrestling: Chris Kanyon and Hayden the Destroyer beat Michael Elgin and Jake O’Reilly
  • Chris Klucsaritis (aka Chris Kanyon) announced on his MySpace that he was retiring from pro wrestling immediately.

Kanyon returns:

  • December 19, 2009 – NYWC: Chris Kanyon defeated NYWC Interstate champion Alex Reynolds w/Maxwell Belvedere.
  • December 26, 2009 – NYWC: Chris Kanyon defeated “Flawless” Blake Morris by disqualification when “Hot Shot” Mike Reed interfered
  • January 30, 2010 – NYWC: Mortis (Chris Kanyon) w/James Mitchell defeated High Society (Blake Morris and Mike Reed).
  • April 2, 2010: Chris Kanyon (40) was found dead of a suicide after overdosing on pills and leaving a note.

Mike Aldren wrote (on April 11, 2010): Chris Klucsaritis, who wrestled in WWE and WCW as Chris Kanyon and Mortis, was found in grave condition on the evening of 4/2 at his apartment in Sunnyside, NY. Reportedly, Klucsaritis was found by his brother, concerned about him not answering his phone. EMT’s were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead in his apartment. The medical examiner’s office is investigating to determine the exact cause of death although the police are treating the case as an apparent suicide, having found an empty bottle of the drug Seroquel (for schizophrenia) and a note where Klucsaritis apologized to his family for taking his own life. He was 40 years old and was known to suffer from bipolar disorder and depression. Klucsaritis graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy. He worked for three years as a full time physical therapist before deciding to become a pro wrestler in 1995. He got his first big break with WCW after training with Bobby Eagle in New York City and the late Fabulous Moolah (Lillian Ellison) in South Carolina. He worked the bulk of his career with WCW right up until the company was sold to WWE in 2001. He made his WWE debut a few months after the sale as part of the invasion storyline and shortly thereafter was awarded the U.S. title. In the storyline he would refer to himself as “The Alliance MVP” and frequently posed the rhetorical question “Who betta than Kanyon?”. He was later sidelined for the remainder of the Invasion storyline after he tore his ACL during a dark match with Randy Orton. After surgery he was sent to developmental – Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, KY at the time – but suffered another injury set back when he hurt his shoulder during a match with Lance Cade. In July, 2002 following surgery on his injured shoulder he was hostipalized as a result of an allergy to the medication with which he was being treated. He recovered and was discharged from hospital having lost 32 pounds. For the remainder of his WWE run he was rarely used aside from dark matches or wacky skits. He was released from his contract in February, 2004. He worked once for TNA at the 2005 Turning Point pay-per-view but was never brought back. On the indies he worked when he could get booked billing himself as an openly gay wrestler having come out in 2006. He made several attempts to return to WWE in the past couple of years – even after he put his name on a failed lawsuit attempt with Scott “Raven” Levy and Mike Sanders against WWE for misclassifying wrestlers as independent contracts. Someone who spoke to Klucsaritis recently said that he had been talking about opening a wrestling school in his local community and had started writing a book.