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Chris Linden
Chris Linden
Statistics
Real name Christopher Linden
Ring Names
Height 5' 10"
Weight 200 lbs.
Date of birth February 15, 1980
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois Flag of the United States
Date of death
Place of death
Resides Chicago, Illinois Flag of the United States
Billed from Chicago, Illinois Flag of the United States
Trainer Caballo Misterioso de Ribera Garcia Azul Falcón, Kyushin "Lightning" Tiger
Current
federation(s)
CWA
Previous
federation(s)
UWF, WHW, PWW, EWX
Handled by Kevin W.
Win/Loss Record 10-9
Debut
Retired
Christopher "Chris" Richard Linden (born February 15 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional wrestler. He is currently working exclusively for the Championship Wrestling Alliance.

Career history

Before PWW

Due to the GameWinners forums being purged every now and then, Chris' win-loss record before coming to PWW is largely unknown. However, it is known that he won the UWF Juniorweight Championship one time (at one point, becoming co-champions with Rob Cavallo). By far, however, his greatest success came in the short-lived WHW.

WHW

Linden main evented WHW's debut event, Disturbing the Peace, facing off against Rob Cavallo, Shahid and Darius Falcon. Linden's undefeated streak in WHW started that night, though he did not escape with the victory, as Cavallo pinned Shahid after Linden put himself out of the match with a double backflip off of the arena's balcony that was later found out to have shattered several of Falcon's ribs. At the Corruption following Disturbing the Peace, Linden was able to achieve some measure of revenge against Cavallo, defeating him in yet another insane match that was quickly becoming WHW's trademark.

At WHW's next PPV, Darkest Hour, Linden would establish himself as WHW's best by winning the WHW World Heavyweight Championship in a Circus Net Scaffold Battle Royale that also involved Kurt Kapata, Matt Vapor, GillT, Adam Pugh, Paul Hann, Matthew Voltaire and Darius Falcon. However, his time as the undefeated champion of WHW would not last long, as the fed folded soon after. Linden did not make a major appearance in any wrestling federation for several months.

PWW

2007

Linden joined PWW early in 2007 and made his debut at Malice against Araña. However, Araña was able to steal the win. Later in the night, Linden viciously attacked Araña backstage. The following War, Linden was booked in a six-man tag match with Tristan Novak and Brett Stokes against Araña, Rob Cavallo and Alex Michaels. Linden managed to win the match for his team by pinning Araña. The next week, Linden went up against Stokes and Araña in a triple threat match, which Stokes managed to win. Linden was in yet another six-man tag match the following week, which saw the team of Linden, Novak and Richard Storrs defeat Michael Simons, Dun and Araña. After that week, however, Linden was not seen at any PWW events and rumors abounded that he was released from the company. No confirmation of such an event was ever made, as PWW was unusually tight-lipped about Linden's status.

The rumors were resolved when Linden returned in late 2007 to take part in the tournament for the vacant PWW World Heavyweight Championship. Linden won his first tournament match against Lance Van Leer after a botched move against Van Leer that broke his neck in several places. Van Leer would not be seen in PWW for months after the injury. Linden's tournament hopes were dashed in the next round, though, as Rob Cavallo defeated him in an epic match. At Scars and Stripes, however, Linden would gain his revenge on Cavallo by screwing him out of a victory in his tournament match against Drake Vinaldi. After Scars and Stripes, though, Linden disappeared from the company yet again, in a move that shocked some in the wrestling world. As with the previous instance, PWW refused to comment on whether Linden had been released or not.

2008

Linden, along with his brothers Eric and Bradley, and a new valet, Vanessa von Braun, returned to PWW in 2008 at Last Laugh and won the Freestyle Gauntlet against nine other men. Rob Cavallo, who was on commentary for the match, had earlier issued a challenge to the winner of the match, and at the following War, Linden and Cavallo resumed their feud, as they confronted each other in the ring. Both were allowed by PWW management to pick each other's opponents for the night. Cavallo chose Tristan Novak and Linden chose Cavallo's former partner in Perfect Future, Alex Michaels. Due to von Braun's interference in both cases, Linden and Michaels were able to win their matches. Furthermore, Chris interfered in a tag team match at the same event between his brothers and R-Squared, helping his brothers to win their match. After the match, the brothers attempted to beat R-Squared down even further, but were stopped by Rob Cavallo.

The following week, with interim PWW Commissioner OJ Simpson out of action, Linden took it upon himself to make a match between Cavallo and himself for Scars and Stripes. After a match in which R-Squared and Cavallo defeated the Lindens in a six-man tag team match, Lance Van Leer was announced as the special guest referee for the Linden/Cavallo match at Scars and Stripes. Linden would lose the match, after significant interference on Van Leer's part, but would gain revenge by defeating Van Leer, Cavallo and Brady Cruise in a six-man tag team match along with Eric and Bradley the following War.

On the final broadcast of War, Linden was teamed with Cavallo against Darius Falcon and Damon Black as a precursor to the Capital Crimes match at PWW's final show, Outburst. In that match, Chris would be unsuccessful, as Black would win the match and PWW would close with Black as its final Freestyle Champion.

2009

EWX

Chris reemerged on the national scene in March of 2009 at EWX's Gauntlet for the Gold, where he helped his brothers to become the first ever EWX tag team champions. However, EWX was bought out soon after by the CWA, who Chris signed with.

CWA

Chris first appeared at CWA's Forsaken but didn't make his in-ring debut until the following Chaos, when he won his debut match. His first match in CWA was a victory over Vocan Vindaar, followed the next week by a Television title match against reigning champion Rob Cavallo, which Chris won by disqualification after Cavallo hit him with the belt.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Personal life

Chris is the youngest brother of the Linden family, along with Bradley and Eric.

Chris is an avid Chicago sports fan, and can often be seen wearing Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and Chicago Fire jerseys to the ring.

PWW (defunct)
Final roster
Tag teams/Stables
The Awakening | Bulls & Bears | The Eh Team | God's Finest Grapplers
Hollywood G'z | The Lindens | R2 | Stoned Cold
Staff
"Slick" Rick Avalio | Todd Duvet | Jimbo the Janitor | Monica Lockheart
"Sloppy" Joe Rother | Scott the Scoop | Carl Tuckerson

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