The 30 Moves of the late-great Chris Candido

Christopher B. Candito (March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Chris Candido.  Although of average size, Candido was such a solid worker that he worked for all three major organizations during one of the most popular times in wrestling history. He was a one-time world champion, having held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship once. In addition, he held several championships in professional wrestling promotions such as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Skip The Bodydonna.

Pro wrestler Chris Candido was 33 years old when he died on April 2th, 2005. Throughout his career, Candido struggled with substance abuse, but toward the end of his career, he began getting his life back together. That same year, he was working for the upstart Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling, and during a tag team cage match that Candido broke his tibia and fibula after a botched maneuver. Chris had emergency surgery, where he was outfitted with steel plates and screws, and was checked out of the hospital with pain medication. However, he was not put on antibiotics, and over the next several days he developed an infection in his body. While at home, Candido felt sick and collapsed, and though he was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia, Chris Candido would pass away only days later due to a blood clot that formed as a result of his surgery.

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