Terry Funk and Sabu where the top talent the late Chris Candido had the best matches.
The late wrestler’s brother, John Candido joined The Roman Show to talk about his Chris’s biography Chris Candido: No Gimmicks Needed. The autobiography is available now via amazon.
John joined this week’s episode to talk about the opponents Chris enjoyed sharing the ring with.
“He liked working with The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, and Sabu,” he said. “Sabu and he had different personalities. Unless Sabu knows you, he is not going to talk but when he knows you, he won’t shut up but both of them did good stuff.
Terry Funk is another named he mentioned that Chris enjoyed wrestling with.
NEW JERSEY’S OWN
At 13-years-old, Chris was trained to become a professional wrestling and it was his sole passion.
Born in New Jersey, Chris wrestled for World Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Entertainment and more.
For much of his career, he performed next to his real-life partner Tammy Sytch, better known as Sunny.
In 2005, at the age of 33, Chris died of a pneumonia.
In the WWE, Vince McMahon gave Chris the Bodydonnas gimmick because he looked like a fitness model, said John.
Several straps were earned by Chris including the WWF World Tag Team title championship when he teamed up with Bob Holly.
UP AND DOWNS
Chris faced demons but John recalled that his brother’s happiest moments was when he signed the WWE contract and when he got off drugs.
“When he set his mind to something nothing would get in the way,” he said.
In his opinion, John said Chris’s best match was against Mike Kruel. It was a time Chris was sober.
Hear the complete interview on this week’s episode above.