June 11, 1982 |
Spring Lake, New Jersey
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Johnny Candido|
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||250 lb (110 kg)|
|Trained by||Chris Candido|
Candido trained under his brother and debuted in 2000. He did not reach a prominent position on the independent circuit until the death of his brother in April 2005, at which point he competed in several tribute matches. Candido later wrestled in a World Wrestling Entertainment dark match against Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten.
He appeared at TNA Unbreakable on September 11, 2005, to watch the four-way elimination match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The winners of the TNA 2005 Chris Candido Memorial Tag Team Tournament, Alex Shelley and Sean Waltman, were scheduled to face incumbent champions The Naturals, Team Canada, and America's Most Wanted. When Waltman no-showed the event, Candido left the audience, climbed on to the ring apron and assumed the role of Shelley's tag team partner. Candido and Shelley were eliminated soon after when Candido was pinned.
On September 17, 2005, Candido won a tournament to win the NWA Midwest Heavyweight Championship, which had been vacated upon his brother's Chris' death. He later vacated the championship in January 2007.
Candido is currently in semi-retirement.
Championships and accomplishments
- National Wrestling Superstars
- NWS Hardcore Championship (2 times)
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- Droste, Ryan (2005-09-11). "Unbreakable PPV Results - 9/11/05 from Orlando, FL (3 Title Matches)". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
- "NWA Midwest Heavyweight Championship". NWA Midwest. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- "N.W.A. Midwest Heavyweight Title". wrestling-titles.com. Retrieved 2010-01-23.