Chris Benoit wins the WCW World Heavyweight Championship

WCW Souled Out - January 16th, 2000

After several years as one of the hardest-working wrestlers in WCW, Chris Benoit was finally given the shot as the WCW Champion after defeating Sid Vicious for the vacant WCW Championship. In the weeks building up to the event, Benoit had been telling the office that he didn’t want the championship, allegedly out of fear that he’d be misused as champion. After defeating Sid, Benoit celebrated in what would be his last night in the company as he left WCW the next night to join the WWF alongside Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko, and Eddie Guerrero. On Nitro, it was explained that Sid’s foot had been under the ropes, so SId was named the WCW World Heavyweight Champion.

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  6. rindoukahn said: huh, didn’t know he won a world title prior to winning it in 2004.
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