[Misc] TNA and ROH Make Official Comments on Candido’s Death


TNAwrestling.com has posted the following:

TNA Wrestling joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the untimely death of Chris Candido on Thursday night. TNA is deeply devastated by the loss of Chris, who touched the lives of millions of fans around the world during his successful career. We hope everyone will keep Candido’s friends and family in their thoughts and prayers as we say goodbye to a friend. TNAwrestling.com will post a statement from Candido’s family as soon as possible.

Gabe Sapolsky at ROHWrestling.com has posted the following:

Well, I was holding out hoping it wasn’t true. I just want to send my condolences to all of Chris’ family and friends. This one definitely hits home with just about everyone in the business as he worked with just about everyone between TNA, the indies as well as ECW and WWE. Chris was always great to me even back in the ECW days when I was selling programs and he was involved in booking meetings. I don’t think you’ll find anyone that has one negative thing to say about him. There were talks at one point of bringing Chris into ROH to take Joey Matthews’ spot in The Embassy. I’m sure he would have made his way in sooner or later. He also definitely would have made his way back down to FIP at some point. I’m sorry I’ll never have the chance to work with him. I’ll probably have more thoughts and share some memories about Chris later. Maybe I won’t. I don’t know. I’m just in shock.

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.