"Many moons ago, I made a promise to my people to climb TO THE TOP of the World Wrestling Federation!!!"
Chris Chavis, aka Tatanka,
is an American professional wrestler, who rose to prominence in the early 1990s on the strength of his on-screen persona, which heavily played up his Native American heritage; in fact, he is actually descended from the Lumbee Native American tribe. He was a popular upper midcarder in WWE
, and held a famous undefeated streak for a year and a half. After it ended, he had a Face-Heel Turn
in 1994 and spent time as a Mook
for Ted DiBiase
before departing the company.
Chavis spent time on the independent circuit after having turned down a contract from WCW
, preferring the lighter schedule. In the mid-2000s, he had a short-lived comeback in the WWE.
While he never held a title in WWE, he has held gold all over the world. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion
, a 2x iGeneration Wrestling Australasian Heavyweight Champion
and a former IPWA (Israel) Heavyweight Champion
As usual, you can learn more about his extensive career at That Other Wiki.
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