Chris Bosh (wrestler)

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Chris Bosh
Scott Lost and Chris Bosh.jpg
Bosh (right) with Scott Lost
Birth name Christopher Hancock[1]
Born Beverly Hills, California[1][2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Chris Bosh[1][2]
Coco the Mime[1]
Billed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1][2]
Billed weight 195 lb (88 kg)[2]
Billed from Beverly Hills, California
Trained by American Wild Child[1][2]
Debut November 2002[1]
Retired July 6, 2008[1]

Christopher Hancock[1] is an American former professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla under the ring name Chris Bosh, where he was a three time World Tag Team Champion.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Revolution Pro Wrestling[edit]

Hancock started off his career training in the Revolution Pro Rudos Dojo. He would make his professional debut in November 2002 in the "Fight For The Revolution" Battle Royal, under the ring name Chris Bosh. Bosh started his career as a clean cut babyface but would soon turn heel and join up with Rising Son and Disco Machine to form the Aggressive Thrill Attraction (A.T.A.), in Revolution Pro Wrestling. They feuded with The Aerial Xpress (Scorpio Sky and Quicksilver) as well as Super Dragon. Chris Bosh would go on to defeat Super Dragon for the Mexican Lucha Libre Heavyweight Championship, RPW's main title. He would remain champion until the company's final show, where he lost the championship to Top Gun Talwar.[4]

Pro Wrestling Guerilla[edit]

Bosh competed at PWG's first show on July 26, 2003, losing to Excalibur.[5] Bosh teamed with Quicksilver in the Tango & Cash Invitational tournament, being defeated by Joey Ryan and Scott Lost in the quarter finals.[6] They did however win the PWG Tag Team Championship three shows later from Ryan and Lost,[7] but could only hold them until the following show, where they were defeated by Super Dragon and Excalibur.[8] At The Next Show the current PWG Tag Team Championship Lost and Ryan had a ladder match to determine which one would hold the tag team championship. Lost won the match and chose Bosh as his partner.[9] The team called themselves Arrogance.[10]

They had a dominant reign, and became the longest reigning champions in company history after holding the title for 273 days, a record that would be broken by The Young Bucks in 2009. During their reign, Arrogance joined with Lost's former partner Joey Ryan. Along with Scott Lost, Bosh would help Joey Ryan win a number of his matches, including one for the World Championship. At The 2nd Annual PWG Bicentennial Birthday Extravaganza - Night One, Arrogance lost the Tag Team Title to Quicksilver and Scorpio Sky in a titles vs. masks match.[11]

On September 3 and 4, 2005, Bosh competed in and won the Battle of Los Angeles after defeating El Generico, James Gibson, and Quicksilver en route to the finals, where he defeated A.J. Styles.[12][13] Bosh went on to challenge then-PWG Champion Kevin Steen at After School Special, where Bosh managed to pin Steen, but was unable to win the title after the referee, who had earlier been accidentally knocked out by Bosh, called for a disqualification finish.[14] Bosh failed on multiple attempts to capture the PWG Championship from Steen and Joey Ryan over the next two years.[15][16]

In early 2006, Chris Bosh once again began pursuing the World Tag Team Championship with Lost. They faced champions Super Dragon and Davey Richards on February 19, 2006, at European Vacation - England, but were unable to regain the title.[17] In a rematch at Enchantment Under the Sea on May 20, 2006, Lost and Bosh regained the title with help from Joey Ryan and Scorpio Sky.[18] The four men then formed a faction called The Dynasty. They held the title until October 6, when they lost them to Super Dragon and B-Boy.[19]

On May 20 and 21, 2007, the Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament was held to crown new World Tag Team Champions after Cape Fear (El Generico and Quicksilver) were stripped of the title due to an injury.[20] Arrogance took part in the tournament, but were eliminated in the first round by the Muscle Outlaw'z (Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino).[21]

Retirement[edit]

During July 2007, Bosh announced that he would be taking a hiatus from professional wrestling. On July 6, 2008, Bosh made a one-night only comeback at PWG's fifth anniversary show Life During Wartime where he was defeated by his former Dynasty teammate Scorpio Sky.[22]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Revolution Pro Wrestling
    • RPW Mexican Lucha Libre Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[29]
  • SoCal Uncensored
    • Match of the Year (2005)[30] with Scott Lost vs. Quicksilver and Scorpio Sky, July 9, 2005, The 2nd Annual PWG Bicentennial Birthday Extravaganza - Night One
    • Tag Team of the Year (2005)[30] with Scott Lost

Lucha de Apuesta record[edit]

Wager Winner(s) Loser(s) Location Date Notes
Hair Excalibur Chris Bosh Los Angeles, California December 13, 2003 [31]
Title Quicksilver and Scorpio Sky Chris Bosh and Scott Lost Los Angeles, California July 9, 2005 PWG Tag Team Championship vs. Masks match.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Cagematch profile". Cagematch. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "OWOW profile". 
  3. ^ a b "PWG World Tag Team Championship history". 
  4. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - June 2004". onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Untitled (The Debut Show)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Tango & Cash Invitational - Night 2". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  7. ^ "Kee_ The _ee Out Of Our _ool!". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  8. ^ "The Musical". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  9. ^ "The Next Show". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  10. ^ "Arrogance ("Photogenic" Chris Bosh & "The Professional" Scott Lost)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  11. ^ a b "The 2nd Annual PWG Bicentennial Birthday Extravaganza - Night One". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  12. ^ "2005 Battle of Los Angeles - Night One". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  13. ^ "2005 Battle of Los Angeles - Night Two". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  14. ^ "After School Special". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  15. ^ ""Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  16. ^ "Joey Ryan". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  17. ^ "European Vacation - England". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  18. ^ "Enchantment Under The Sea". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  19. ^ "Self-Titled". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  20. ^ "Cape Fear (El Generico & Quicksilver)". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  21. ^ "Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament - Night One". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  22. ^ "Life During Wartime". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  23. ^ Furious, Arnold (2009-01-09). "The Furious Flashbacks – PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2005". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  24. ^ Garoon, Brad (2008-01-24). "BG Says: PWG Beyond the Thunderdome". 411Mania. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  25. ^ Garoon, Brad (2008-01-22). "BG Says: PWG Hollywood Globetrotters". 411Mania. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  26. ^ "Entrance themes". 
  27. ^ "Battle of Los Angeles 2005 results". 
  28. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 2007". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  29. ^ "RPW Mexican Lucha Libre Heavyweight Championship history". 
  30. ^ a b "SoCal UNCENSORED Awards 2005". SoCal Uncensored. Archived from the original on August 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  31. ^ "Pimpin' In High Places". Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved 2011-10-23. 

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