Chris Benoit - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Chris Benoit, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Christopher Michael Benoit was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 21, 1967.

He died on June 24, 2007 at the age of 40.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Christopher Michael Benoit
  • Ring Names
    • Chris Benoit ( November 22, 1985 - June 24, 2007)
    • Wild Pegasus ( August 2, 1993 - January 4, 2000)
    • Pegasus Kid ( February 10, 1990 - November 6, 1994)
    • Dynamite Chris ( November 9, 1987 - December 7, 1987)
  • Born May 21, 1967
  • Died June 24, 2007 (aged 40)
  • Nationality Nationality: CanadaCanada
  • Birth Place Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Billed From
    • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • Weight
    • 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Nicknames The Canadian Crippler; The Rabid Wolverine

Career History

  • Roles
    • Wrestler ( November 22, 1985 - June 24, 2007)
  • Promotions / Brands
    Promotionfromto
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand ECW June 11, 2007 June 24, 2007
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown June 9, 2005 June 10, 2007
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw January 26, 2004 June 8, 2005
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand SmackDown August 1, 2002 January 25, 2004
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWEBrand Raw July 1, 2002 July 31, 2002
    Promotion World Wrestling EntertainmentWWF February 1, 2000 June 30, 2002
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW April 28, 1995 January 16, 2000
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 15, 1999 January 4, 2000
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight February 10, 1990 November 2, 1997
    Promotion Extreme Championship WrestlingECW August 27, 1994 August 26, 1995
    Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha LibreCMLL September 24, 1993 July 29, 1994
    Promotion World Championship WrestlingWCW June 6, 1992 August 25, 1993
    Promotion Stampede WrestlingSTAMPEDE November 22, 1985 December 9, 1989
    Promotion New Japan Pro WrestlingNJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight January 2, 1987 December 7, 1987
  • Face / Heel Turns
    Alignmentfromto
    Face October 26, 2002 June 24, 2007
    Heel July 1, 2002 October 25, 2002
    Face March 2, 2001 June 30, 2002
    Heel February 1, 2000 March 1, 2001
    Face October 1, 1999 January 31, 2000
    Heel March 14, 1999 September 30, 1999
    Face July 7, 1996 March 13, 1999
    Heel October 29, 1995 July 6, 1996
    Face November 22, 1985 October 28, 1995
  • Images
    Jan 2001
    Jan 2001
    Oct 1999
    Oct 1999
    Jun 1992
    Jun 1992
    Nov 1987
    Nov 1987

  • Finishers
    • Crippler Crossface - Arm Trap Crossface ( July 8, 1986 - June 24, 2007)
    • Diving Headbutt ( November 22, 1985 - June 24, 2007)
    • Sharpshooter ( January 1, 1998 - June 10, 2007)
    • Wild Bomb - High Speed Release Powerbomb ( August 27, 1994 - June 30, 2002)
    • Bridging Dragon Suplex ( June 6, 1992 - December 31, 1998)
    • Kneeling Reverse Piledriver ( December 10, 1989 - July 29, 1994)
  • Theme Songs
    • Theme Song "Whatever" by Our Lady Peace - Single ( June 17, 2002 - June 24, 2007)
    • Theme Song "Shooter" by Jim Johnston - Single ( March 27, 2000 - May 27, 2002)
    • Theme Song "Replica" by Blood Brothers - Single ( April 28, 1995 - January 16, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Jump (DJ Power Mix)" by Eskimo - Single ( February 10, 1990 - January 4, 2000)
    • Theme Song "Perfect Strangers" by Deep Purple - Single ( August 27, 1994 - August 26, 1995)

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Titles Won

    World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment

    • 1 World Heavyweight Championship
    • 1 WWE Tag Team Championship (with Kurt Angle)
    • 3 WWE United States Championship
    • 4 WWF/E Intercontinental Championship
    • 3 WWF/E World Tag Team Championship (1 with Chris Jericho, 2 with Edge)

    World Championship Wrestling

    • 1 WCW World Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 WCW United States Heavyweight Championship
    • 2 WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 with Dean Malenko, 1 with Perry Saturn)
    • 3 WCW World Television Championship

    Extreme Championship Wrestling

    • 1 ECW World Tag Team Championship (with Dean Malenko)

    New Japan Pro Wrestling

    • 1 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

    Stampede Wrestling

    • 4 Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship
    • 4 Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship (1 with Ben Bassarab, 1 with Keith Hart, 1 with Lance Idol, 1 with Biff Wellington)

    Catch Wrestling Association

    • 1 CWA World Tag Team Championship (with Dave Taylor)

    Universal Wrestling Association

    • 1 WWF Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments
    • WWE Royal Rumble Winner (2004)
    • WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament Winner (2002 – with Kurt Angle)
    • NJPW Super J Cup Winner (1994)
    • NJPW Top/Best of the Super Juniors Winner (1993, 1995)
    • NJPW Super Grade Junior Heavyweight Tag League Winner (1994 – with Shinjiro Otani)
    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction
    • Cauliflower Alley Club's Future Legend Award Winner (2002)
    • 1° in the PWI 500 (2004)
    • PWI Wrestler of the Year (2004)
    • PWI Feud of the Year (2004 - vs. Triple H)
    • PWI Match of the Year (2004 - vs. Shawn Michaels and Triple H, Triple Threat at WrestleMania XX)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2003)
    • WON Most Outstanding Wrestler (2000, 2004)
    • WON Best Technical Wrestler (1994, 1995, 2000, 2003, 2004)
    • WON Best Brawler (2004)
    • WON Feud of the Year (2004 - vs. Shawn Michaels and Triple H)
    • WON Match of the Year (2002 - with Kurt Angle vs. Edge & Rey Mysterio at No Mercy)
    • WON Most Underrated (1998)
    • WON Readers' Favorite Wrestler (1997, 2000)

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