After his tenure in WWE as Bodydonna Skip, Chris Candido entered ECW trying to decide who he should be in the hostile Philly environment. He didn’t take too long to figure that out. The bleach blond, tanned and ripped grappler declared himself “No Gimmicks Needed” and competed in simple black trunks and boots.
His plain ring gear was the antithesis of his brash personality, which made him a perfect fit in the Triple Threat alongside Shane Douglas and Bam Bam Bigelow. Candido’s confidence rubbed many the wrong way, including his tag team partner, Lance Storm. Although Candido attempted to groom the serious Canadian to become the newest Triple Threat member, their conflicting personalities became too much to overcome. The duo won the ECW Tag Team Titles, but they often ended up wrestling each other after their title defenses. — B.M.