Tatanka

[Tatanka GALLERY]

[Million Dollar Corporation]

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Title History

  • SAPW (South Atlantic Pro Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Ken Shamrock (1990);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (September 13, 1993);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Sid Vicious [Tournament] (October 1998);
  • IWA World Heavyweight title defeating Tom “The Butcher” Burton (November 11, 1999);
  • SOW Australasian Heavyweight title defeating One Man Gang for vacant title (July 28, 2000);
  • SOW Australasian Heavyweight title defeating One Man Gang (August 3, 2000);
  • DWA (Deutsche Wrestling Allianz) Heavyweight title defeating Martin Nolte (November 10, 2007);

Career Highlights

  • Chris Chavis is a member of the Lumbee Native American Tribe.
  • Chris Chavis received tryouts for the NFL; teams such as Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders.
  • 1982-88: Chris Chavis was a professional body-builder and power-lifter.
  • December 21, 1988 – Superstars: Chris Chavis defeated Bob Bradley in a dark match.
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: Chris Chavis defeated Kato in a dark match.
  • December 3, 1991 – Tuesday in Texas: Chris Chavis defeated JW Storm in a dark match.

World Wrestling Federation – Native American Tatanka:

  • February 1, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Pat Tanaka.
  • February 2, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • February 22, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated BA Dalton.
  • March 1, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • March 7, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Doug Somers.
  • March 15, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Kato.
  • March 21, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Pete Sanchez.
  • March 23, 1992 – MSG Network: Tatanka defeated Col. Mustafa.
  • April 4, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Sandy Beach.
  • April 5, 1992 – WrestleMania VIII: Tatanka defeated Rick Martel.
  • April 12, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Brad Avery.
  • April 26, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Duane Gill.
  • May 2, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Brian Costello.
  • May 16, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Barry Hardy.
  • May 17, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Skull von Krush.
  • June 13, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • July 5, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Glen Ruth.
  • July 6, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • July 11, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated The Dublin Destroyer.
  • July 19, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • July 25, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Peter Motts.
  • August 11, 1992 – Summerslam Spectacular: Tatanka defeated Kato.
  • August 23, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Skinner.
  • August 29, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Pat Rose.
  • August 29, 1992 – Summerslam: Tatanka defeated The Berzerker in a dark match.
  • September 13, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • September 19, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated The Mountie.
  • October 4, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • October 17, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Brian Jewel.
  • October 25, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Red Tyler.
  • October 26, 1992 – Survivor Series Showdown: Tatanka defeated Repo Man.
  • October 31, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • November 8, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Blake Beverly.
  • November 22, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Tom Stone.
  • November 25, 1992 – Survivor Series: Tatanka defeated Rick Martel.
  • November 30, 1992 – Prime Time Wrestling: Tatanka defeated Papa Shango by disqualification.
  • ~~~During the match, Papa Shango tried to place a curse on Tatanka but ended up getting disqualified.
  • December 5, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Louie Spicolli.
  • December 13, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Laverne McGill.
  • December 26, 1992 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Bret Tyler.
  • January 3, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated George Petrovsky.
  • January 16, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Tom Bennett.
  • January 23, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Chuck West in a dark match.
  • January 24, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Tatanka was in the royal rumble match won by Yokozuna.
  • February 1, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Damian Demento.
  • February 13, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Shawn Michaels.
  • February 15, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka participated in a Battle Royal won by The Razor Ramon.
  • February 22, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka and The Nasty Boys defeated Shawn Michaels and The Beverly Brothers.
  • March 8, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Phil Apollo.
  • March 13, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Al Burke.
  • March 22, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Reno Riggins.
  • April 3, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Barry Hardy.
  • April 4, 1993 – Wrestlemania 9: Tatanka defeated Shawn Michaels by count-out.
  • April 11, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Glen Ruth.
  • April 12, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Skull Von Krush.
  • April 19, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Art Thomas.
  • April 24, 1993 – Superstars: Steve Vega vs. Tatanka ended in a no contest.
  • May 15, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Giant Gonzalez by disqualification to qualify for the King of the Ring tournament.
  • May 17, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Scott Taylor.
  • May 23, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Dan Farren.
  • May 29, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Richie Rich.
  • June 7, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Peter Weeks.
  • June 13, 1993 – King of the Ring: Tatanka vs Lex Luger in the 1st round of the King of the Ring tournament ended in a time limit draw. Both are eliminated.
  • June 13, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Reno Riggins.
  • June 19, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Mike Davis.
  • July 11, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Bam Bam Bigelow and The Headshrinkers defeated Tatanka and The Smoking Gunns.
  • July 12, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • July 17, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Brian Costello.
  • August 1, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Iron Mike Sharpe.
  • August 9, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Mr. Hughes by Count-out.
  • August 14, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Fred Williams.
  • August 29, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Bobby Who.
  • August 30, 1993 – Summerslam: Tatanka and The Smoking Gunns defeated The Head Shrinkers and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  • September 11, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Damien DeMento.
  • September 13, 1993- USWA: Tatanka defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Heavyweight title.
  • September 19, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Chris Duffy.
  • September 20, 1993 – USWA: Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Lawler & The Moondogs (Moondog Cujo & Moondog Spike) defeated Tatanka (c), Tommy Rich (c) & The Dog Catchers (Dog Catcher #1 & Dog Catcher #2). All titles would switch hands and Jeff Jarrett gets the title from Tatanka which is the heavyweight title.
  • September 25, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • September 27, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka vs. Rick Martel ended in a double count-out.
  • October 4, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka participated in a 20 man battle royal to determine the new Intercontinental champion.
  • October 10, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Tom Bennett.
  • October 16, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Mike Bell.
  • October 18, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated “Iron” Mike Sharpe.
  • October 24, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Duane Gill.
  • October 30, 1993 – Superstars: Ludvig Borga defeated Tatanka.
  • December 11, 1993 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • December 20, 1993 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Ludvig Borga by disqualification.
  • January 2, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Tony DeVito.
  • January 9, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Jim Messenger.
  • January 15, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • January 17, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated George South.
  • January 22, 1994 – Royal Rumble: Tatanka defeated Bam Bam Bigelow. Tatanka was also in the royal rumble match won by Bret Hart.
  • January 29, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Austin Steele.
  • February 13, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Jeff Jarrett by DQ.
  • March 12, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated The Brooklyn Brawler.
  • March 21, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Chris Hamrick.
  • March 26, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka vs. Kwang ended in a double count-out.
  • April 3, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Cory Student.
  • April 4, 1994 – RAW: The Headshrinkers defeated Tatanka and 1-2-3 Kid.
  • April 16, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka vs. Kwang ended in a no contest.
  • May 1, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Mike Bell.
  • May 2, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Derrick Domino.
  • May 14, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Gus Kantarakis.
  • May 22, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • May 30, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka vs. Crush ended in a double count-out.
  • June 4, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Reno Riggins.
  • June 6, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Crush in a Lumberjack match.
  • June 12, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated George South.
  • June 19, 1994 – King of the Ring: Owen Hart defeated Tatanka in the first round of the Tournament.
  • June 18, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Dave Cryner.
  • July 3, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated The Black Phantom.
  • July 4, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Jeff Jarrett.
  • July 9, 1994 – Superstars: The Undertaker defeated Tatanka.
  • July 23, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Austin Steele.
  • July 25, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Nikolai Volkoff in a $10,000 Challenge Match.
  • August 7, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Duane Gill.
  • August 8, 1994 – RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow and Irwin R. Schyster defeated Tatanka and Doink The Clown.
  • August 15, 1994 – USWA: USWA heavyweight champion Sid Vicious defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • August 20, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Todd Becker.
  • August 28, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Reno Riggins.
  • Tatanka began accusing Lex Luger of ‘selling out’ to Ted DiBiase and joining the Million Dollar Corporation.
  • ~~~It was a swerve in the end, and it ended up being the one who ‘sold out’ and joined the Million Dollar Corporation.

World Wrestling Federation – The Million Dollar Corporation:

  • August 29, 1994 – Summerslam: Tatanka defeated Lex Luger and joined Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Corporation!
  • September 25, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Gary Jackson.
  • September 26, 1994 – RAW: Razor Ramon defeated Tatanka by Count-out.
  • October 9, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Ron Cumberledge.
  • October 22, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Aaron Ferguson.
  • October 23, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Mike Maraldo.
  • October 24, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Scott Taylor.
  • November 5, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Billy Gunn.
  • November 20, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Tim McNeany.
  • November 21, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka defeated Chris Kanyon.
  • November 23, 1994 – Survivor Series: The Million Dollar Team (Bam Bam Bigelow, Jimmy del Ray, King Kong Bundy, Tatanka and Tom Prichard) defeated Guts And Glory (Adam Bomb, Bart Gunn, Billy Gunn, Lex Luger and Mabel) in a tag team elimination match.
  • December 10, 1994 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Mike Khoury.
  • December 11, 1994 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated John Chrystal.
  • December 17, 1994 – Superstars: The Million Dollar Corporation (Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka) defeated Men On A Mission (Mabel and Mo) in the quarter-finals of the tag team titles tournament.
  • December 26, 1994 – RAW: Tatanka vs. The British Bulldog ended in a double count-out.
  • January 2, 1995 – RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka vs. Lex Luger and The British Bulldog ended in a double count-out.
  • ~~~Later that night: The Allied Powers (Lex Luger and The British Bulldog) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka.
  • January 8, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: The Million Dollar Corporation (Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka) defeated Chris Kanyon and Nick Barberry.
  • January 14, 1995 – Superstars: The Million Dollar Corporation (Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka) defeated The Headshrinkers (Fatu and Sionne) in the semi-finals of the tag team titles tournament.
  • January 22, 1995 – Royal Rumble: 123 Kid and Bob Holly defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Tatanka in the Tag Title Tournament finals.
  • ~~~After the match, Tatanka and Ted DiBiase walked out on Bigelow, leading to the Lawrence Taylor ‘incident’.
  • February 5, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Matt Hardy.
  • February 6, 1995 – RAW: King Kong Bundy, Irwin R. Schyster and Tatanka defeated Men On A Mission and Lex Luger.
  • February 11, 1995 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Gary Sabough.
  • February 27, 1995 – RAW: Lex Luger defeated Tatanka by count-out.
  • March 5, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Ricky Santana.
  • March 25, 1995 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated The British Bulldog by count-out.
  • April 10, 1995 – RAW: Adam Bomb vs. Tatanka ended in a double count-out.
  • April 30, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated Sonny Rogers.
  • May 6, 1995 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Kevin Krueger.
  • May 15, 1995 – In Your House: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Tatanka in a dark match.
  • June 10, 1995 – Superstars: The Million Dollar Corporation (Sid and Tatanka) defeated Cory Student and John Chrystal.
  • June 19, 1995 – RAW: Sycho Sid and Tatanka defeated The Headshrinkers (Fatu and Samu).
  • June 25, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: The Million Dollar Corporation (Sid and Tatanka) defeated Buck Quartermain and Gus Kantarakis.
  • June 25, 1995 – King of the Ring: Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Sycho Sid and Tatanka w/Ted DiBiase.
  • July 10, 1995 – RAW: The Allied Powers (Lex Luger and British Bulldog) defeated Tatanka and Henry Godwinn.
  • July 30, 1995 – Wrestling Challenge: Tatanka defeated David Haskins.
  • August 21, 1995 – RAW: The Undertaker defeated Tatanka.
  • September 9, 1995 – Superstars: Intercontinental champion Shawn Michaels defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • September 18, 1995 – RAW: Kama and Tatanka defeated Bob Holly and Savio Vega.
  • September 23, 1995 – Superstars: The Million Dollar Corporation (Kama and Tatanka) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow and Henry O. Godwinn by count-out.
  • January 21, 1996 – Royal Rumble: Tatanka was in the royal rumble match won by Shawn Michaels.
  • January 27, 1996 – Superstars: Shawn Michaels defeated Tatanka.
  • February 10, 1996 – Superstars: Tatanka defeated Robert Thompson.
  • February 18, 1996 – Free for All: Jake Roberts defeated Tatanka.
  • February 19, 1996 – RAW: The Undertaker defeated Tatanka.
  • March 1-7, 1996 – House Show: Ahmed Johnson defeated Tatanka.
  • March 18, 1996 – RAW: Bret Hart defeated Tatanka (last TV appearance) with interference from 1-2-3 Kid.
  • March 30, 1996 – Superstars: Savio Vega defeated Tatanka.

Semi-retirement:

  • May 24, 1997 – UCW: Chris Chavis defeated Tommy Cairo.
  • December 12, 1998 – FOW: Tatanka defeated Flex Armstrong.
  • July 24, 1998 – APW: Tatanka defeated Donovan Morgan.
  • September 11, 1999: Tatanka defeated Tom “The Butcher” Burton to win the IWA title and retain the CWA title.
  • May 27, 2000 – Wrestling In Ashwaubenon: Tatanka defeated Brian Knobbs.
  • January 28, 2002 – TRCW: Tatanka defeated Vance Nevada to win the TRCW Intercontinental title.
  • June 15, 2002 – IWW: Tatanka defeated PN Newz. Tatanka defeated Doug Williams.
  • August 1, 2002 – TRCW: TRCW Intercontinental champion Tatanka defeated The Axe to retain the title.
  • February 8, 2003 – CZW: Greg Matthews and Rockin’ Rebel defeated Tatanka and The Heartbreaker.

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • August 1, 2005 – RAW: Eugene Dinsmore w/Christy Hemme defeated Tatanka by disqualification after Kurt Angle interfered.
  • August 2, 2005: Tatanka announced on his website that he has accepted a 2-year contract with World Wrestling Entertainment!
  • December 27-30, 2005 – Live Event (RAW crew): Shelton Benjamin and Tatanka defeated Carlito Cool and The Coach.
  • January 29, 2006 – Royal Rumble: Tatanka (surprise!) entered at #15 but was later eliminated by Mercury and Nitro.
  • February 11, 2006 – Velocity: Tatanka defeated Jacus Plisken.
  • February 17, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Scott Matthews in a match taped for Velocity.
  • February 19, 2006 – No Way Out: Matt Hardy and Tatanka defeated MNM (Mercury and Nitro w/Melina) in a non-title match.
  • February 24, 2006 – SmackDown: MNM (Mercury and Nitro w/Melina) defeated Matt Hardy and Tatanka to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • February 25, 2006 – Live Event: MNM (Mercury and Nitro w/Melina) defeated Matt Hardy and Tatanka to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • February 26, 2006 – Live Event: MNM (Mercury and Nitro w/Melina) defeated Matt Hardy and Tatanka to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • March 3, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Booker T w/Sharmell after distraction from The Boogeyman!
  • March 10, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Frankie Ciasto in a match taped for Velocity.
  • March 17, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Big Vito w/Nunzio in a match taped for Velocity.
  • March 19, 2006 – Live Event: Finlay defeated Tatanka.
  • March 24, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka participated in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Battle Royal (won by Bobby Lashley).
  • March 31, 2006 – SmackDown: Matt Hardy, Bobby Lashley and Tatanka defeated Joey Mercury, Johnny Nitro and Fit Finlay.
  • April 8, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Simon Dean.
  • April 9, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Orlando Jordan.
  • April 14, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Nunzio in a match taped for Velocity.
  • April 19, 2006 – Live Event: Finlay defeated Tatanka.
  • April 20, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka vs Matt Hardy ended in a no contest.
  • April 21, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated The Road Warrior.
  • April 23, 2006 – Live Event: Finlay defeated Tatanka.
  • April 24, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Orlando Jordan.
  • April 25, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated The Road Warrior.
  • April 26, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Gunner Scott.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Birth of a Lakota Warrior:

  • May 5, 2006 – SmackDown: (VIDEO PACKAGE) The “Rebirth of Tatanka” – – Tatanka and friends spend time in the sweat lodge.
  • May 6, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka and Matt Hardy defeated The Gymini.
  • May 12, 2006 – SmackDown: (VIDEO PACKAGE) Tanaka “A New Lakota Member” – – Tatanka is welcomed into the Lakota Tribe.
  • May 13, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka and Funaki defeated Simon Dean and Jake.
  • May 14, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka and Funaki defeated Simon Dean and Jake.
  • May 19, 2006 – SmackDown: (VIDEO PACKAGE) Tanaka “A True Lakota Warrior” – – Tatanka will return to SmackDown next week.
  • May 26, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Simon Dean..
  • June 2, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Scott Williams in a match taped for Velocity.
  • June 7, 2006 – WWE vs ECW: Jimmy Yang defeated Tatanka in a “Dark Match”.
  • ~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Tatanka was in a WWE vs ECW Battle Royal, won by The Big Show (who defected to ECW).
  • June 10, 2006 – Velocity: Tatanka defeated Seth James.
  • June 17, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Mr. Kennedy.
  • June 18, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Sylvester Terkay.
  • June 19, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Sylvester Terkay.
  • June 23, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka vs Simon Dean ended in a No Contest when The Great Khali attacked both men!
  • June 24, 2006 – Live Event: The Great Khali defeated Tatanka.
  • June 29, 2006 – Live Event: Mr. Kennedy defeated Tatanka.
  • July 7, 2006 – SmackDown: The Great Khali w/Daivari defeated Tatanka and then put Tatanka into a body bag.
  • July 28, 2006 – SmackDown: Sylvan defeated Tatanka by using Tatanka’s tamahawk (Sylvan disrespected Tatank’s headdress).
  • August 4, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Sylvan to get revenge for what Sylvan did to him last week.

World Wrestling Entertainment – If It Wasn’t for BAD Luck, He’d Have No Luck At All.:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The NEW Tatanka:

  • October 27, 2006 – SmackDown: William Regal and Dave Taylor defeated Bobby Lashley and Tatanka (Tatanka attacked Lashley).
  • November 3, 2006 – SmackDown: Tatanka appeared after Bobby Lashley’s match match with war paint on and cut a promo.
  • November 4, 2006 – Live Event: Bobby Lashley defeated Tatanka.
  • November 9, 2006 – Live Event: Tatanka defeated Funaki.
  • November 11, 2006 – Live Event: WWE tag team champions Brian Kendrick and Paul London defeated Tatanka and Gregory Helms and KC James and Idol Stevens to retain the titles.
  • November 15, 2006 – Live Event: Mike Mizanin defeated Tatanka.
  • November 17, 2006 – SmackDown: United States Champion Chris Benoit defeated Tatanka by Submission in a Non-title match.
  • December 4, 2006 – Live Event: Vito defeated Tatanka.
  • December 8, 2006 – SmackDown: Henry O. Godwinn and Ray Gordy defeated Rob Conway and Tatanka in a dark match.
  • January 5, 2007 – SmackDown: Tatanka vs Jimmy Wang Yang ended in a draw in a SmackDown Sprint match.
  • January 12, 2007 – SmackDown: Tatanka defeated Jimmy Wang Yang in a rematch from last week.
  • January 19, 2007: Tatanka was released (along with a lot of others) from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract.

Independent Wrestling:

  • March 23, 2007 – BTW: Tatanka defeated Frankie Kazarian.
  • June 1, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Renaissance: Tatanka defeated Dustin Thomas w/Brock Guffman in Dunkirk, Indiana.
  • November 10, 2007 – DWA: Tatanka defeated Martin Nolte to win the DWA Heavyweight title in Wittorf, Germany.
  • February 2, 2008 – DWA: DWA heavyweight champion Tatanka defeated Jean-Pierre LaFitte to retain the title.
  • March 29, 2008 – BTW: Tatanka defeated Doink The Clown.
  • April 5, 2008 – WWPW: Tatanka, Steve Douglas, Marshal T and Mr. Excellent defeated Big Van Walter, Joe E. Legend, Kaio and Demon Brix.
  • April 9, 2008 – ASW: Tatanka defeated Hannibal.
  • April 11, 2008 – American Wrestling Rampage: Tatanka defeated Joe Legend.
  • July 8, 2008 – Wrestling Super Show: Tatanka defeated Ravenous Randy.
  • September 2, 2008 – Rampage Pro Wrestling: Tatanka defeated Doink The Clown in Warner Robins, Georgia.
  • September 9, 2008 – Rampage Pro Wrestling: Tatanka defeated Doink The Clown in Warner Robins, Georgia.
  • October 11, 2008 – BTW: Tatanka defeated John Walters.
  • October 26, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Cannonball Grizzly.
  • November 4, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • November 5, 2008 – AWR: Joe E. Legend defeated Tatanka.
  • November 6, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • November 8, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • November 9, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • November 10, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • November 11, 2008 – AWR: Tatanka defeated Joe E. Legend.
  • November 14, 2008 – SWO: Tatanka vs Joe E. Legend ended in a no contest. Joe E. Legend and Tatanka defeated Michael Kovac and Murat Bosporus.
  • November 15, 2008 – DWA: DWA heavyweight champion Tatanka defeated Cannonball Grizzly to retain the title.
  • November 20, 2008 – ASW: Tatanka defeated The Iceman.
  • November 22, 2008 – ASW: Tatanka and James Mason defeated Drew McDonald and Karl Kramer.
  • November 26, 2008 – ASW: Tatanka and Kid Cool defeated Bad News Brown and Karl Kramer.
  • December 21, 2008 – ISW: Tatanka defeated Starbuck to win the ISW heavyweight title.

2009:

  • February 7, 2009 – DWA: DWA heavyweight champion Tatanka defeated Chris Raaber to retain the tile.
  • February 8, 2009 – RWA: RWA heavyweight champion Brody Steele defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • March 21, 2009 – Wrestling Legends Tour: DWA heavyweight champion Tatanka defeated Doug Williams to retain the title.
  • March 22, 2009 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Tatanka defeated Jim Powers.
  • September 26, 2009 – Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Tatanka defeated “Backseat Boy” Matt Walsh.
  • October 10, 2009 – ASW: Tatanka defeated Drew McDonald.
  • October 13, 2009 – ASW: Tatanka and Deano defeated Jamie Gardiner and Steve Allison.
  • October 18, 2009 – ASW: Tatanka defeated Drew McDonald.
  • October 14, 2009 – WWPW: Tatanka defeated Raven.
  • October 29, 2009 – ASW: Tatanka defeated Drew McDonald.
  • October 30, 2009 – ASW: Tatanka and Ricky Steamboat Jr. defeated Doug Williams and Nick Aldis.
  • October 31, 2009 – ASW: Tatanka defeated American Avalanche.
  • November 1, 2009 – ASW: American Avalance and Karl Kramer defeated Tatanka and Damon Brix.
  • November 14, 2009 – DWA: Joe E. Legend defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • November 20, 2009 – NWS: Tatanka and The Patriot vs. The New Wild Samoans (Samu and King Nagu) ended in a no contest.
  • November 21, 2009 – National Wrestling Superstars: Tatanka defeated “Too Cocky” Kevin Matthews w/Gigolo Joe Jones.
  • December 17, 2009 – TNA iMPACT: “Native American” Tatanka defeated Jay Lethal in a Black Machismo Invitational Match.

2010:

  • February 6, 2010 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Absolute Andy and Virgil defeated Tatanka and Joe E. Legend by disqualification.
  • February 7, 2010 – Wrestling Legends Tour: DWA heavyweight champion Joe E. Legend vs Tatanka ended in a no contest.
  • April 10, 2010 – BTW: Tatanka, Scott Reed and Flex Armstrong defeated JD Maverick, AJ Mitrano and Benny Jux.
  • April 30, 2010 – NWS: Kevin Matthews defeated Tatanka with the help of manager Royce Profit and bodyguard Danny Demanto.
  • May 1, 2010 – National Wrestling Superstars: Tatanka w/Dawn Marie defeated “The Cold-Hearted Playa” Danny Demanto.
  • November 6, 2010 – Championship Wrestling International: Tatanka defeated “Textbook” Tyson Dux in Caledonia, Ontario.
  • November 15, 2010 – Old School RAW: Tatanka was one of many old school wrestlers to appear on this special episode.

2011:

  • January 29, 2011 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Tatanka participated in a Legends Wrestle-Royale in Los Angeles, California.
  • February 18, 2011 – GHC: Tatanka defeated Michael Kovac.
  • February 25, 2011 – DWA: DWA heavyweight champion Joe E. Legend defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • February 26, 2011 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Tatanka defeated Absolute Andy.
  • March 17, 2011 – TWE: Tatanka and Anthony Fiasco defeated Vlad The Penetrator and Flesh.
  • May 12, 2011 – RWE: Tatanka defeated Turkan Celik.
  • May 14, 2011 – CWI Live Event in Canada: Tatanka defeated Steve Corino.
  • May 15, 2011 – CWI: Tatanka and Justin Sane defeated Asylum and Matt Burns.
  • June 4, 2011 – SCW: Tatanka, Kiyoshi and Bushwacker Luke defeated Boris Brezhnev, James Champagne and Pierre Khoury.
  • August 13, 2011 – CCW: CCW heavyweight champion Kahagas defeated Tatanka by disqualification to retain the title.
  • September 24, 2011 – SCW: Tatanka and Bushwacker Luke defeated Marcus Marquez and Sebastian Suave.
  • November 18, 2011 – CWI: Tatanka defeated Boris Brezhnev.
  • November 19, 2011 – CWI: Tatanka defeated Sylvain Grenier.
  • December 3, 2011 – ACW: Tatanka defeated Soren Reuter to win the ACW title.

2012:

  • February 24, 2012 – PWF: Tatanka defeated Billy Gunn.
  • February 25, 2012 – Wrestling Legends Tour: Ulf Hermann defeated Tatanka.
  • February 26, 2012 – DPW: Chaos defeated Tatanka.
  • April 26, 2012 – PWE: Jon Thornhill, Owen Brody, Rick Daniels and Sebastien Reese defeated Tatanka, Cousin Larry, Uncle Sonny and Hillbily Moonshine.
  • May 31, 2012 – CWE: Tatanka defeated Wavell Starr by disqualification. Tatanka and Bobby Collins defeated Wavell Starr and Vance Nevada.
  • June 1, 2012 – CWE: Anderson Tyson Moore defeated Tatanka.
  • June 2, 2012 – CWE: Tatanka defeated Tommy Lee Curtis.
  • June 3, 2012 – CWE: Tatanka and Darren Dalton defeated Moses Luke and The Axe. CWE heavyweight champion Moses Luke vs Tatanka ended in a no contest to retain the title.
  • July 1, 2012 – SCW: Tatanka, Sonjay Dutt and Tiger Jeet Singh defeated Big Daddy V, Steve Corino and Darkko.
  • July 14, 2012 – TOW: Tatanka defeated Darkko.
  • August 16, 2012 – IPWA: Tatanka defeated Rabbi Swissa to win the heavyweight title.
  • September 14, 2012 – Chikara: Jerry Lynn, Tommy Dreamer and Too Cold Scorpio defeated Tatanka, The 1-2-3 Kid and Aldo Montoya.
  • September 15, 2012 – Chikara: Tatanka defeated Sugar Dunkerton.
  • October 19, 2012 – RCW: Tatanka defeated Heavy Metal.
  • October 20, 2012 – RCW: RCW heavyweight champion Wavell Starr defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • October 21, 2012 – RCW: Tatanka, Red Thunder and Wavell Starr defeated Heavy Metal, Andrew Hawks and Johnny Devine.

2013-2016:

  • February 22, 2013 – DPW Legends Tour: Tatanka defeated Michael Schenkenberg.
  • February 23, 2013 – SWS: Tatanka defeated Conny Mejsel.
  • February 24, 2013 – DPW Legends Tour: Tatanka defeated Chaos.
  • March 23, 2013 – HLW: HLW champion Dru Skillz defeated Tatanka to retain.
  • June 15, 2013 – ACW Summer Heat: Tatanka defeated Berengar.
  • June 22, 2013 – GHW: Tatanka defeated Absolute Andy and Murat Bosporus in a 3-way match to win the GHW heavyweight title. Murat Bosporus defeated Tatanka to win the GHW heavyweight title.
  • August 30, 2013 – HLW: Tatanka defeated HLW champion Dru Skillz by disqualification. Dru Skillz retains.
  • November 3, 2013 – Legends of Wrestling: Tatanka defeated Jon Bolen.
  • November 29, 2013 – DPW: Tatanka defeated Valentine.
  • November 30, 2013 – DPW: Chaos, Michael Schenkenberg and Ivan Markov defeated Kenny Kash, Rick Dominick and Tatanka.
  • December 1, 2013 – DPW: Tatanka defeated Chaos in a steel cage match.
  • March 15, 2014 – Clash: Tatanka defeated Dragon Greed.
  • April 26, 2014 – DWA: Tatanka defeated Omen.
  • May 2, 2014 – DPW: Tatanka and Rick Dominick defeated Chaos and Michael Schenkenberg to win the tag team titles.
  • May 3, 2014 – DPW: DPW tag team champions Tatanka and Rick Dominick vs. Chaos and Michael Schenkenberg ended in a no contest.
  • May 10, 2014 – UPW: Tatanka defeated Ricky Santana.
  • August 9, 2014 – SWE: Paul Malen defeated Tatanka.
  • August 10, 2014 – SWE: Tatanka defeated RJ Singh.
  • November 21, 2014 – JCW: Tatanka defeated Chris Dickinson.
  • December 6, 2014 – JCW: Chris Dickinson defeated Tatanka.
  • March 7, 2015 – Boston Wrestling Marathon: Tatanka defeated Brian Milonas.
  • April 12, 2015 – SWE: Tatanka defeated Drew Gulak.
  • May 16, 2015 – RPW: Tatanka defeated Wulfgar.
  • June 26, 2015 – LPW: Tatanka and Tomahawk defeated William King and Zachary Pierre Beaulieu.
  • July 18, 2015 – GWP: GWP world champion Juvenile X defeated Tatanka to retain the title.
  • September 12, 2015 – CIW: Tatanka defeated Apocalypse.
  • September 24, 2015 – IWR: Griffin and Guy Atticus defeated Ky-Ote and Tatanka.
  • January 23, 2016 – 4FW: Tatanka defeated Saul Adams.
  • January 24, 2016 – PWP: Darren Saviour, Eddie Ryan and Tatanka defeated House Of Bones (Gideon, Lomaxx and UK Dominator).
  • March 26, 2016 – HLW: Tatanka defeated Kongo Kong.
  • April 3, 2016 – WrestleMania: Tatanka was in the Andre The Giant Memorial battle royal won by Baron Corbin.

    Bottomless Jack wrote: Before coming into the WWF Chris Chavis was known as “War Eagle’ Chris Chavis in South Atlantic Pro Wrestling which was televised in the Carolinas, and feuded with Robert Fuller and his protege Vincent Torelli (AKA Ken Shamrock) in 1990/1991. During the Spring of 1991 the WWF began a search for a new “Indian” gimmick wrestler and Chavis was given at least 3 or 4 tryout matches along with Steve Gatorwolf, Charlie Norris and others. Eventually Chavis was chosen and was to be brought in by the end of ’91 under his real name. Vince changed the gimmick from a guy with Indian Heritage to a full blooded Indian and renamed him Tatanka by the final Vignette that aired.