It Came From YouTube: The Best Of Chris Walker in the WWF

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Meet short-term WWF Superstar “Conan” Chris Walker.

Here’s everything I can tell you about Chris:

He wrestled in the Global Wrestling Federation and was picked up by the WWF in late 1991 or very early in 1992.

He lasted slightly longer than Braden Walker (no relation, as far as I know)

His most notable match was when he won a dark match at the 1992 Royal Rumble by Jack Tunney’s reverse decision of all things after The Brooklyn Brawler pinned him with his feet on the ropes.

I’m pretty sure he was gone before the Spring of ’92.

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14 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Best Of Chris Walker in the WWF"
  1. John C says:

    Ahhhhh the era of the generic body builder. These guys were so interchangeable you were lucky if you could remember any of them after their brief runs would end. The usual matches were test of strength, bear hug, chinlock, bear hug, clumsy elbow or clothesline, bear hug, almost one footed dropkick for the real flexible, bear hug, turnbuckle whip, did I mention bear hug. At least Cena with the right opponent can give you a watchable match unlike the old Arcidi’s, Kazmaiers’, etc., etc.

  2. Bone White says:

    “I am (not) the Ulti-mate Warrrrr-ior, snort”

  3. Brian J says:

    He’s still a better worker than Cena

  4. patricko says:

    Was a fan when he first showed up. Any new wrestler that looked like he had potential had my interest, as it was more exciting than most of what I’d see week in and week out.

    Poor schmuck doesn’t even have a wiki page.

  5. Peter says:

    I don’t remember him, he was the WWF’s version of “Jungle” Jim Steele I guess?

    He had that look Vince loves though, you’d think they would’ve given him more of a name than just “Chris Walker.” Guess he was ahead of his time in the generic character department.

    • patricko says:

      he got to carry the name over from gwf. tells me Vince never really had a lot in store for him, knowing what we do now, compared to what I knew 20 years ago.

      “Chris walker” says “the Jim Powers of the 90’s” to me. Enhancement talent vs. out and out jobber.
      He was going to lose most of the time, but would make the superstar work harder.

  6. John Q Occupier says:

    Is this some hip, cool, young person joke that I don’t understand? If this was Jobber of the Week then sure, but… did I miss a memo?

  7. deep dwarf berserker says:

    Well, his dropkick was solid enough, for a guy his size

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Yeah, he was pretty competent in the ring which is more than I can say for a lot of other guys higher up on the card around this time…

  8. 80's Guy says:

    He’s like a more agile, high flying Warrior.

    I don’t see why they couldn’t find something for this guy. He could have been molded into a pretty over, solid talent in my opinion.

  9. James says:

    Lord Alfred calling Whippleman ‘Harvey Wallbanger’ during the Warlord match was probably the most (intentionally) amusing thing Hayes ever said. That isn’t a compliment.

    Watching both of those matches through, I am led to suggest that Warlord dragged Walker’s quality down a bit, even though the finishing pinning predicament was not too shabby.

    The most prescient part of the commentary was towards the end of the 2nd match, though, when Mooney remarked that Walker was probably ‘questioning his career choice’ or words to that effect. Ouch! But I suspect he probably was since surely anyone likely to get any kind of push would be beating Warlord (who, after all, was then managed by Whippleman, the lower-card wrestler’s manager of choice!).

  10. Bad Bob Berto B says:

    Chris Walker came into the WWF at the same time as Chris Chavis, otherwise known as Tatanka. They were a tag team in GWF and came in together. Chavis was kept and repackaged, Walker was shipped out.

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