|Birth name||Christopher Chetti|
July 16, 1974 |
Copiague, New York
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Chris Chetti
Chris Van De Lay
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Billed weight||227 lb (103 kg) |
Christopher "Chris" Chetti (born July 16, 1974) is an American professional wrestler. He is perhaps best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling between 1996 and 2001.
Professional wrestling career
Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996–2001)
In 1999, Chetti formed a tag team with Nova. At Heat Wave 1999, Chris Chetti and Nova defeated Danny Doring and Roadkill after a tidal wave. At Anarchy Rulz 1999, Nova and Chris Chetti fought Simon Diamond and DeVito to a no-contest after interference from ECW wrestlers.
At Living Dangerously 2000, Chris Chetti and Nova defeated Jado and Gedo after a Tidal Wave. At ECW Hardcore Heaven 2000, Chris Chetti and Nova defeated Angel and DeVito & Danny Doring and Roadkill in a three way match. At Heat Wave 2000, Chris Chetti and Nova defeated Angel and DeVito after a Tidal Wave. The tag team disbanded in late 2000, with the former partners wrestling one another at November to Remember 2000. In what was Chetti's final ECW match, he lost to Nova in a loser leaves town match. At the final ECW pay-per-view, Guilty as Charged 2001, Chetti refereed a bout between Nova and Chris Hamrick.
Independent circuit and retirement (2001–2005)
After leaving ECW, Chetti participated in several independent promotions, such as Midwest Championship Wrestling, USA Pro Wrestling and Phoenix Championship Wrestling. During his short stay with the aforementioned promotions, Chetti had rivalries with wrestlers such as Joey Matthews, Nova and Balls Mahoney. Nevertheless, little activity in the promotions and a lack of a final contract carried Chetti to a constant change of home promotions, until October 2002 when he signed a contract with Xtreme Pro Wrestling.
On October 5, 2002, Chetti debuted in Xtreme Pro Wrestling at the event Fallout, which was their second show on The East Coast. He defeated Chris Hamrick. During the next months, he failed to win a match, losing to opponents including Shark Boy, Psicosis, and Super Crazy.
On November 23, 2002, Chetti proclaimed himself the new ECW FTW Heavyweight Champion, only to lose the title on July 16, 2003 against Danny Doring.
Between September 2003 and June 2005, Chetti remained inactive for unknown reasons. In his return match, he was defeated by Devon Storm, but during the month of September 2005, he obtained two victories over Danny Doring. His last public appearance was as a spectator at One Night Stand 2005. After sustaining a back injury, Chetti went into retirement.
Reunion with Nova (2013)
In February 2013 it was announced that Chetti would be coming out of retirement to team with Nova at Pro Wrestling Syndicate's April 5 event against Hurricane Helms and Starman. Chetti and Nova were victorious at PWS Supercard Night 2 in what was billed as their last appearance as a tag team. His family had ringside seats to witness what will likely be his final match.
- Finishing moves
- Amityville Horror (Samoan driver)
- Signature moves
- With Nova
- Entrance Themes
Championships and accomplishments
- Extreme Championship Wrestling
- ECW FTW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NWA Midwest
- NWA Midwest BMF Champion (1 time)
- New York Wrestling Connection
- NYWC Tag Team Gauntlet Winner (2004)
- NPWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Qenaan Creed
- SWF Light Heavyweight Champion (1 time)
- SWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Danny Jaxx
- UWF Wrestling
- UWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Wrestling Superstars
- Wrestling Superstars United Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
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