Wrestler Spotlight: Chris Sabin

Welcome to the Wrestler Spotlight. With Discovery Wrestling recently celebrating their third anniversary we’re looking at their inaugural Y-Division Champion, Chris Sabin.

Photo credit Discovery Wrestling

Alias – Chris Sabin, Josh Green
Nicknames – “The Future”
Companies Wrestled For – Border City Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Revolution, Insane Wrestling Federation, Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling, Maximum Pro Wrestling, New Era Pro Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, All World Wrestling League, Michigan Marquee Wrestling Association, World Wrestling All-Stars, International Wrestling Cartel, Wrestling and Respect, Blue Water Championship Wrestling, East Coast Wrestling Association, Pro Pain Pro Wrestling, Prime Time Wrestling, Northeast Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance No Limits Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, National Wrestling Alliance Florida, BSE Pro Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Premier Championship Wrestling, Ballpark Brawl, Warrior-1 Wrestling, X3 Wrestling, Great Lakes All-Pro Wrestling, Irish Whip Wrestling, Great Canadian Wrestling, One Pro Wrestling, UWA Hardcore Wrestling, MCW Pro Wrestling, United Wrestling Federation, Pro Wrestling ZERO1, Pro Wrestling Elite, Action Packed Wrestling, German Stampede Wrestling, Professional Championship Wrestling, Wrestling on Fire, All Japan Pro Wrestling, AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined, CHIKARA, Hybrid Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance Midwest, Squared Circle Wrestling (New York version), Sin City Wrestling, Windy City Pro Wrestling, Saint Louis Anarchy, Championship Wrestling Experience, Platinum Wrestling Worldwide, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance East, Reality of Wrestling, European Wrestling Promotion, Mr Chainsaw Productions Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, westside Xtreme wrestling, Impact Championship Wrestling, Absolute Intense Wrestling, Southside Wrestling Entertainment, Ultimate Championship Wrestling, Family Wrestling Entertainment, Game Changer Wrestling, Twin City Wrestling, Remix Pro Wrestling, International Wrestling Federation, WrestleJam, Squared Circle Wrestling (Toronto version), House of Glory, Discovery Wrestling, DREAMWAVE Wrestling, Alpha-1 Wrestling, International Pro Wrestling: United Kingdom, Target Wrestling, Superkick’D, Pro Wrestling Pride and European Pro Wrestling
Titles & Accomplishments –
1x XICW Tag Team Champion w/Truth Martini (63 days)
1x NWA Great Lakes Heavyweight Champion (length unknown)
2x and first ever MXPW Cruiserweight/Television Champion (156 days and 175 days)
1x and last WWA International Cruiserweight Champion (<1 day)
8x TNA X-Division Champion (98 days, 78 days, 2 days, 154 days, 18 days, <1 day, 34 days and 42 days)
1x XICW Light Heavyweight Champion (length unknown)
1x MMWA Marquee Champion (134 days)
2x BCW Can-Am Television Champion (563 days)
1x BWCW Cruiserweight Champion
1x GLAPW Junior Heavyweight Champion
1x IWC Super Indy Champion (211 days)
1x TCW Heavyweight Champion
2x MCW Cruiserweight Champion (63 days and 13 days)
1x AAW Tag Team Champion w/Alex Shelley (133 days)
1x NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Champion w/Alex Shelley (590 days)
1x IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion w/Alex Shelley (182 days)
1x TNA World Tag Team Champion w/Alex Shelley (182 days)
1x TNA World Heavyweight Champion (28 days)
1x and first ever DW Y-Division Champion (224 days)
1x ROH World Tag Team Champion w/Alex Shelley (90 days as of 21/12/17)
2003 TNA Super X Cup Winner
2003 TNA Match of the Year (vs Michael Shane vs Frankie Kazarian)
2003 TNA Memorable Moment of the Year (first ever Ultimate X Match)
2003 Rookie of the Year by Wrestling Observer Newsletter
2004 IWC Super Indy III Winner
2004 and 2006 TNA World X Cup Winner w/Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper & Jerry Lynn (2004) and w/Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt (2006)
2005 NWA Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup Winner
2005 BCW Pro Wrestler of the Year
2006 Worst Worked Match of the Year (TNA’s Reverse Battle Royal)
2007 AJPW Junior Heavyweight League Winner
2007 TNA Tag Team Year w/Alex Shelley
2010 Tag Team of the Year w/Alex Shelley by Pro Wrestling Illustrated
Signature Moves – Cradle Shock (Cross-Legged Samoan Driver), All Hail Sabin/CSV2 (Cross-Legged Fisherman’s Driver), Future Shock (Muscle Buster), Over Easy (Canadian Backbreaker Rack flipped into a DDT), Sabalizer (Swinging Side Slam Backbreaker), Skull & Bones (Neckbreaker/Diving Splash Combo w/Alex Shelley), Made in Detroit (Sitout Powerbomb/Avalanche Sliced Bread Combo w/Alex Shelley)
Alliances – The Motor/Murder City Machine Guns w/Alex Shelley, 2 Guys Hanging Out w/Will Ospreay, Search and Destroy w/Alex Shelley, Jay White & Jonathan Gresham, The Knights of the Rising Dawn w/Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian, Team NWA w/Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper & Jerry Lynn, Team TNA w/Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt, The TNA Front Line w/Alex Shelley, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, Rhino, Daniels, Eric Young, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Brother Ray, Brother Devon, Petey Williams & ODB, Sports Entertainment Xtreme w/Alexis Laree, BG James, Cassidy O’Reilly, Chase Stevens, Christopher Daniels, Curt Hennig, David Flair, David Young, Desire, Disgraceland, Don Harris, Ron Harris, Elix Skipper, Glen Gilberti, Holly Wood, Julio DiNero, Lo-Ki, Mike Barton, Mike Sanders, Nikita Koloff, Raven, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Sonny Siaki, Tony Schiavone & Vince Russo, w/Truth Martini, w/Kevin Nash, w/AJ Pierzynski, w/Angel Williams, w/Velvet Sky, w/Traci Brooks, w/Trinity
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