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Title History

 

  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Tag Team titles defeating Necro Butcher & Toby Klein (September 10, 2005);
  • CHIKARA Los Campeonatos de Parejas defeating Milano Collection A.T. & Skayde (Feburary 27, 2006);
  • Chikara Tag World Grand Prix 2006 defeating Milano Collection A.T. & Skayde (Feburary 27, 2006);
  • ROH (Ring of Honor) Tag Team titles defeating Austin Aries & Roderick Strong (September 16, 2006);
  • CZW (Combat Zone Wrestling) Tag Team titles by winning a Last Team Standing Tournament (October 14, 2006);
  • ROH (Ring of Honor) Tag Team titles defeating The Briscoe Brothers (April 3, 2010);

 

Career Highlights

Chikara Pro Wrestling + Combat Zone Wrestling + IWA Mid South + IWA East Coast + Independents:

  • October 5, 2004–IWA East Coast (debut): Chris Hero defeated Claudio Castagnoli..
  • December 28, 2004–House of Pain Wrestling: Icarus & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli by DQ..
  • February 5, 2005 – CZW: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Jon Dahmer & D.J. Hyde..
  • February 12, 2005–IWA Mid South: Claudio Castagnoli defeated Chris Hero by Disqualification..
  • March 12, 2005 – CZW: B-Boy & Spyder Nate Webb (Mystery Partner) defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli..
  • March 18, 2005–Chikara Pro Wrestling: Chris Hero & Arik Cannon & Claudio Castagnoli beat Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Sabian..
  • March 19, 2005–Chikara Pro Wrestling: Chris Hero & Arik Cannon & Claudio Castagnoli beat Mike Quackenbush & Men at Work..
  • June 19, 2005–Chikara: Chris Hero & Gran Akuma & Claudio Castagnoli beat Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Shane Storm..
  • July 22, 2005–Chikara Wrestling: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli & Gran Akuma beat Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw & Lance Steel..
  • July 24, 2005–Chikara Wrestling: Quackenbush/Sabian/Equinox/Kingston defeated Chris Hero/Cannon/Castagnoli/Gran Akuma..
  • August 13, 2005 – CZW: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Mike Quackenbush & Ruckus (CZW Champion)..
  • September 10, 2005 – CZW: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Necro Butcher & Toby Klein to win the Tag Team titles!
  • October 8, 2005 – CZW: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Beef Wellington & Excalibur to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • November 26, 2005–AAW: Tyler Black & Marek Brave defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli..
  • December 10, 2005 – CZW: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Sabian & Eddie Kingston to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 7, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Chris Hero defeated Claudio Castagnoli..
  • January 8, 2006–SPW: Rocky Romero & Puma defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli..
  • January 14, 2006 – CZW: Ruckus & Sabian & Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli & Super Dragon..
  • Chikara Pro + Combat Zone Wrestling (Hero) vs Ring of Honor (Castagnoli):
  • January 14, 2006 – ROH: American Dragon defeated Chris Hero (part of a CZW angle) to retain the Ring of Honor World title!
  • February 4, 2006–PWG: Super Dragon & Davey Richards defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 11, 2006 – CZW: Blackout (Eddie Kingston & Joker) defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli to win the Tag titles!
  • February 25, 2006 – ROH: Chris Hero and several CZW wrestlers invaded Ring of Honor and engaged in an interpromotional brawl..
  • February 25, 2006–CHIKARA Tag Tournament: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Equinox & Hydra in the First Round..
  • ~~~SECOND ROUND: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Sumie Sakai & Ranmaru to advance to the Next Round..
  • February 27, 2006–CHIKARA Tag Team Tournament: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Ryan Cruz & Darren Corbin..
  • ~~~SEMI-FINALS: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Hallowicked & Delirious to advance to the Finals..
  • ~~~FINALS: Chris Hero & Claudio Castangoli defeated Milano Collection A.T. & Skayde to win the Tag Tournament!
  • March 25, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Chris Hero & Necro Butcher defeated Jason Blade & Kid Mizake in an ROH Open Challenge..
  • ~~~Hero & Butcher then beat up Adam Pearce, then asked for Claudio Castagnoli’s help, only to have Claudio attack Hero & Butcher..
  • March 30, 2006 – ROH: Claudio Castagnoli defeated Shane Haggadorn (CZW’s Chris Hero & Necro Butcher confronted Double C)..
  • ~~~B.J. Whitmer attacked Chris Hero & Necro Butcher and Double C chose to side with ROH against Combat Zone Wrestling..
  • March 31, 2006 – ROH: ROH vs CZW continued with Chris Hero & Necro Butcher brawling with Adam Pearce & Claudio Castagnoli..
  • April 8, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Nemesis & Disco Machine..
  • Chikara Pro + Combat Zone Wrestling vs Ring of Honor:
  • April 22, 2006 – ROH: Team CZW defeated Team ROH when Claudio Castagnoli turned on ROH and sided with Chris Hero & CZW!
  • ~~~Team CZW (Chris Hero & Necro Butcher & Super Dragon) defeated Team ROH (Samoa Joe & B.J. Whitmer & Adam Pearce)..
  • May 5, 2006–Insane Wrestling Federation: Chris Hero defeated Claudio Castagnoli.
  • May 6, 2006–PWG: Chris Bosh/Scott Lost/Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli beat El Generico/Quicksilver/Kevin Steen/Super Dragon.
  • May 12, 2006 – ROH: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Adam Pearce & B.J. Whitmer in an Interpromotional match..
  • May 26, 2006–CHIKARA Pro: Team #1 (Quackenbush) defeated Team #2 (Hero) in a big 8-MAN Tag..
  • ~~~TEAM #1: Mike Quackenbush & Milano Collection AT & Jigsaw & Shane Storm..
  • ~~~TEAM #2: The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) & F.I.S.T. (Icarus & Gran Akuma)
  • May 27, 2006–CHIKARA Pro: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Miawaki & Yoshiaki Yago ..
  • June 9, 2006–IWC: Kings Of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated Ricky Reyes & John McChesney..
  • June 10, 2006 – CZW: Chris Hero defeated Claudio Castagnoli to retain the CZW World Heavyweight title….
  • July 7, 2006–International Wrestling Cartel: Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) beat Shiima Xion & Jason Gory..
  • July 13, 2006–NWA Upstate: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Body Lee & Jimmy Olsen in a tag team match…
  • July 15, 2006 – ROH: Team Ring of Honor defeated Team Combat Zone Wrestling in a 5-on-5 Cage of Death match..
  • ~~~Team Ring of Honor: Samoa Joe, Adam Pearce, BJ Whitmer, Ace Steel, and American Dragon w/Jim Cornette & JJ Dillon..
  • ~~~Team Combat Zone Wrestling: Chris Hero, Necro Butcher, Spyder Nate Webb, Claudio Castagnoli, and Eddie Kingston..
  • July 16, 2006–PWG: Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated Cape Fear (El Generico & Quicksilver)..
  • August 13, 2006 – ROH: Colt Cabana & Nigel McGuiness & Robbie Brookside beat Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli & Chad Collyer..
  • August 20, 2006–CHIKARA Pro Wrestling: Mike Quackenbush & Shane Storm defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli..
  • September 3, 2006–PWG: Delirious/Colt Cabana/M-Dogg20/Quicksilver beat C.Castagnoli/C.Hero/Rocky Romero/Necro Butcher.
  • Chikara Pro + Combat Zone Wrestling vs Ring of Honor (Kings of Wrestling):
  • September 15, 2006 – Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Ring Crew Express (Dunn & Marcos)..
  • September 16, 2006 – Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong to win the ROH Tag Team titles!
  • September 22, 2006–CHIKARA: Los Campeonatos de Parejas beat The North Star Express in a 2/3 Falls match to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • October 6, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Kings of Wrestling defeated Colt Cabana & Jimmy Jacobs w/Lacey to retain the ROH Tag Team titles!
  • October 7, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Matt Sydal w/Christopher Daniels defeated Chris Hero w/Claudio Castagnoli..
  • October 14, 2006 – Combat Zone Wrestling: The Kings of Wrestling won the CZW “Last Team Standing” Tournament!
  • ~~~ROUND #1: Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) beat Team Masturbation (Excalibur & Beef Wellington)..
  • ~~~ROUND #2: The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated BLKOUT (Ruckus & Human Tornado)..
  • ~~~FINALS: The Kings of Wrestling defeated H8 Club (Justice Pain & Human Tornado) to win the CZW Tag Team titles!
  • October 21, 2006–PWG: Super Dragon & B-Boy beat Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli to retain the PWG Tag Team titles!
  • November 3, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Christopher Daniels defeated Chris Hero | Matt Sydal defeated Claudio Castagnoli..
  • November 4, 2006 – ROH: The Kings of Wrestling defeated Austin Aries & Roderick Strong by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • November 11, 2006 – CZW: BLKOUT (Sabian & Robbie Mireno) defeated The Kings of Wrestling to win the Tag Team titles!
  • November 12, 2006–CHIKARA: Eddie Kingston/Mike Quackenbush/Shane Storm beat Larry Sweeney/Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli..
  • November 17, 2006–CHIKARA: F.I.S.T beat The Kings of Wrestling in a 2/3 Falls match to win the Campeonatos de Parejas
  • November 18, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: B-Boy & Super Dragon won a 4-WAY to recapture their PWG Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~Super Dragon & B-Boy beat Richards & Strong (c) and Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin and Kings of Wrestling in a 4-WAY..
  • November 24, 2006 – Ring of Honor: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Roderick Strong & Austin Aries in a No-DQ match..
  • November 25, 2006 – ROH: Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli to win the Tag Team titles!
  • December 2, 2006–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Chris Hero defeated Claudio Castagnoli in Reseda, California..
  • December 16, 2006–IWA Mid South: The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) beat Arik Cannon & B-Boy
  • December 22, 2006 – Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling (Claudio Castagnoli & Chris Hero) defeated The Briscoe Brothers..
  • ~~~”Sweet & Sour” Larry Sweeney made his debut in Ring of Honor to help The Kings of Wrestling win the match!
  • December 23, 2006 – Ring of Honor: The Briscoe Brothers defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli)..
  • ~~~After the match, “Sweet & Sour” Larry Sweeney came out and officially replaced Double C in the Kings of Wrestling..
  • The Kings of Wrestling won Best Independent Tag Team of the Year in the 2006 OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Awards..
  • The Kings of Wrestling:
  • January 26, 2007 – Ring of Honor: Homicide w/Julius Smokes defeated Chris Hero w/Larry Sweeney to retain the ROH World title..
  • May 19, 2007–Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Briscoe Brothers defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli in a 1st Round match..
  • May 20, 2007–PWG: C.Hero & C.Castagnoli & N.Webb & J.Abercrombie beat Super Dragon & D.Richards & C.Bosh & S.Lost
  • May 27, 2007–CHIKARA Pro: Gran Akuma & Icarus & Chuck Taylor defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli & Larry Sweeney
  • ~~~After the match, new inductees Mitch Ryder & Max Boyer helped the two Kings of Wrestling factions unite as one group..
  • June 9, 2007 – Ring of Honor: The Briscoe Brothers defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli w/S&S Inc. in two straight falls..
  • June 24, 2007–CHIKARA Pro: The King’s of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated Up in Smoke (Cheech & Cloudy)..
  • June 30, 2007–IWA Mid South: The King’s of Wrestling & Cheech & Cloudy beat Ruckus & Sabian & Ricky Reyes & B-Boy..
  • August 3, 2007–ElitePro Wrestling (debut): The Iron Saints (Vito & Sal Thomaselli) won a 3-WAY Tag Team match..
  • ~~~The Iron Saints defeated The Naptown Dragons and The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli)..
  • August 4, 2007–Insanity Pro Wrestling: Irish Airborne defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli in Indianapolis, Indiana..
  • Ring of Honor – The Kings of Wrestling (2010):
  • December 19, 2009–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling reunited and attacked new ROH Tag Team champs, the Briscoes!
  • January 29, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling & The American Wolves defeated The Briscoe Brothers & The Young Bucks..
  • February 5, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated The Bravado Brothers..
  • February 5, 2010–ROH TV Tapings: Chris Hero w/Claudio Castagnoli defeated Jay Briscoe w/Mark Briscoe..
  • February 13, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated The Bravado Brothers..
  • March 27, 2010–Ring of Honor: Prince Nana subbed for Chris Hero in an eight man tag against a Briscoe-ked team..
  • ~~~Mark & Jay Briscoe & Necro Butcher & Rasche Brown beat Prince Nana & Claudio Castagnoli & Joey Ryan & Bison Smith
  • April 3, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling w/Shane Hagadorn defeated The Briscoes to win the ROH Tag Team titles!
  • May 7, 2010–Ring of Honor: ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling defeated ???? & ????..
  • May 8, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling w/Sara Del Rey defeated The Motor City Machine Guns by DQ..
  • ~~~After the match, the Briscoes attacked the Kings of Wrestling and Jay Briscoe hit a Jay Driller on Sara Del Rey to a big pop..
  • May 21, 2010–ROH TV Tapings: The Kings of Wrestling (w/Shane & Sara) defeated The Dark City Fight Club by DQ in a Non-title
  • May 22, 2010–ROH TV Tapings: Sara Del Rey (w/The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn) defeated Jamilia Craft..
  • ~~~Later that night, after a match involving the Briscoe Brothers, the Kings of Wrestling assaulted the Briscoes’ father!
  • ~~~The Kings of Wrestling beat ??? & ??? (Gauntlet #1) | The Kings of Wrestling beat Adam Cole & Nick Westgate (Gauntlet #2)
  • ~~~The Ninjas (Briscoes under masks) defeated ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling w/Shane Hagadorn in a Non-title!
  • June 18, 2010–Ring of Honor: ROH Tag Team champions The Kings of Wrestling defeated Up In Smoke in a Non-Title Match
  • June 19, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Briscoe Brothers to retain the ROH Tag Team titles
  • July 16, 2010–ROH TV Tapings: Jay Briscoe defeated Claudio Castagnoli | Mark Briscoe defeated Chris Hero..
  • July 17, 2010–ROH TV Tapings: The Kings Of Wrestling defeated Colt Cabana & El Generico.
  • July 23, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Briscoe Brothers & Amazing Kong defeated Kings Of Wrestling & Sara Del Rey.
  • July 24, 2010–Ring of Honor: The Kings Of Wrestling defeated Generation Me aka The Young Bucks..
  • July 31, 2010–Vanguard Championship Wrestling: The Set (J-Sinn & Lance Lude) defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli by DQ..
  • ~~~The King’s initially won the belts, but the decision was reversed and they were DQ’d – so the King’s stole the belts after the match!
  • August 20, 2010–ROH on HDNet Tapings: The Kings Of Wrestlings defeated The Super Smash Brothers..
  • August 21, 2010–ROH on HDNet Tapings: The Kings Of Wrestlings defeated The Briscoe Brothers..
  • August 27, 2010–Ring Of Honor: Open Challenge made The Kings Of Wrestling was answered by The Set (Lance Lude & J-Sinn)
  • ~~~The match was thrown out after Chris Hero power-bombed Lance Lude into a ringpost and he was taken to the back.
  • ~~~Jay Briscoe came out to be J-Sinn’s partner but then little brother Mark came out and brawled with the Kings of Wrestling..
  • August 28, 2010–Ring Of Honor: The Kings of Wrestling won an Ultimate Endurance Match to retain the ROH Tag Team titles..
  • ~~~~~~~~~The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Dark City Fight Club and The All Night Express and The Briscoe Brothers
  • ~~~The Dark City Fight Club were eliminated by The All Night Express after a neckbreaker/backbreaker combo.
  • ~~~Eventually The Briscoe Brothers hit Rhett Titus with a Doomsday Device to eliminate The All Night Express.
  • ~~~Chris Hero immediately hit Jay Briscoe with the Golden Elbow for the pin to retain the ROH World Tag Team titles.
  • September 10, 2010–Ring Of Honor: The Kings Of Wrestling defeated El Generico & Colt Cabana to retain the ROH Tag Team Titles
  • September 11, 2010–Ring Of Honor (Glory By Honor IX): The Kings Of Wrestling defeated Charlie Hass & Shelton Benjiman
  • September 25, 2010–Square Circle Wrestling: Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli defeated Jimmy Olsen & Colin Delaney by DQ..
  • October 1, 2010–Ring Of Honor (HDNet Tapings): The Kings Of Wrestling defeated The Dark City Fight Club.
  • October 1, 2010–Ring Of Honor (HDNet Tapings): Both Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli lost in the Holiday Gauntlet.
  • November 6, 2010–Leader Wrestling Association (Lima, Peru) “Reyes de la Lucha Libre” (Kings of Wrestling) Tag Team Tournament
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated Axl & Ikaro in a 1st Round match..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated Caoz & Kaiser in a 2nd Round match..
  • ~~~Finals: Clase, Dinero & Poder [translated Class, Money & Power] (TVK & Ian Muhlig) defeated The Kings of Wrestling..
  • December 19, 2010–Square Circle Wrestling: Colin & Jimmy Olsen & Portia Perez beat Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli & Sara Del Rey..
  • March 18, 2011–Manhattan Mayhem IV: The Kings of Wrestling defeated The Latin American Exchange.
  • March 31, 2011–Honor takes Center Stage night 1: Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli).
  • April 1, 2011–Honor takes Center Stage night 2: Kings of Wrestling defeated Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly.
  • June 25, 2011–Best in the World: ROH Tag Team Champions Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated The Briscoes, The All Night Express & The Kings of Wrestling.
  • September 24, 2011–Future Shock: Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin defeated The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) w/ Shane Hagadorn & Sara Del Rey to retain the titles.

  • Notes about The Kings of Wrestling: The King’s of Wrestling faction included many other members in Chikara such as Arik Cannon, Gran Akuma, Icarus, Chuck Taylor, Super Dragon (in CZW), Max Boyer and Mitch Ryder. Arik Cannon & Claudio Castagnoli were also known as AC/DC. Gran Akuma & Icarus were also known as Team F.I.S.T.. Their theme music was “We Are the Champions” by Queen.