Chris Benoit vs Adam Bomb - Inside Wrestling [November 1995]
In the middle of his NJPW run and his appearances in ECW, Chris Benoit stopped by Vince Jr’s territory for three dark matches during summer 1995. He took on (and lost to) Sparky Plugg (Bob Holly), Owen Hart, and Adam Bomb, but Benoit never ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation that year. Instead, he’d continue with New Japan until officially becoming a full-time wrestler for World Championship Wrestling in October 1995.
This Inside Wrestling story is kinda funny too as the kayfabe narrative it writes out has Benoit paired with Ted DiBiase specifically due to DiBiase wanting the “Crippler” on his team. The story mentions “The Million Dollar Man” sending off a henchmen to Philadelphia to raid ECW talent, with the hopes of stealing away Sabu. Once Benoit saw the DiBiase stooge at the show, Benoit set out to prove himself and “put Sabu away in spectacularly gruesome fashion, breaking a pair of vertebrae in Sabu’s neck with a suplex”.
The manner at which Chris Benoit destroyed Sabu impressed DiBiase’s associate causing DiBiase to arrange a deal with Benoit that would involve him being a member of his Million-Dollar Corporation. Obviously that all never happened, but who knows – in an alternate universe, maybe it was Chris Benoit who become The Ringmaster for Ted DiBiase!
Graduation day came relatively quickly. She graduated with Honors and even managed to convince Holly and her mother Dorie to come to the ceremony. Her father Gus however, was too tied up, but still called to congratulate her.