Originally posted by StaggerLeeHe was definitely entertaining. Did he do anything other than Indy appearances since the WWE let him go? I thought he'd be a good fit in TNA.
He did show up in TNA, very very briefly -- maybe even just one show? -- four or five years ago.
Sad story all around. He did some nice stuff, particularly the DDP angle.
In the wiki article for Kanyon, it mentions that he appeared at Turning Point 2005 as Chris K and lost to Raven.
There seems to have been some confusion about whether he was actually gay or if it was just an elaborate publicity stunt. From the same wiki article:
Originally posted by Wiki In 2006, after Kanyon's release from WWE, he began doing a gimmick in which he was an openly gay pro wrestler. This included a publicity stunt wherein he stated that WWE released him from his contract because of his sexuality. Despite making statements to the contrary, he was in fact gay.
They seem to have quoted it from the Wrestling Observer.
Forfeit the game, before somebody else takes you outta the game, and puts your name to shame Cover up your face, you can't run the race The pace is too fast, you just won't last - "Points Of Authority" - Linkin Park
At an indie show in 2006, Kanyon outed himself as gay. There's some dispute as to his authenticity — he eventually backtracked, saying it was part of the character he was playing, and he later went on to recant that disavowal. More likely the waffling was evidence of an increasingly unsettled personality.
The WON obit says Kanyon was gay and spent most of his career trying to hide it, to the point where he was auditioning women for a $50K/year job where they'd pretend to be his girlfriend when he'd have his (often) parties and could do whatever she wanted the rest of the time.
whoops*.... "No one is standing up. Either they don't know what's going on or they're terrified of being blacklisted," says wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer, echoing the sentiment of others. Right on!