Christopher Kindred (born April 6, 1974) is an American professional wrestler who has appeared in numerous independent wrestling leagues, such as Xtreme Championship Wrestling, as well as the global phenomenon companies, World Wrestling Entertainment, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and the International Wrestling Association, and is best known by his ring names Flash Flanagan and Slash Venom.
Flash Flanagan in December 2011
|Birth name||Christopher Kindred|
|Born||April 6, 1974|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Flash Flanagan|
"The Angry Young Man of OVW"
Weapon of Masked Destruction
|Billed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Billed weight||232 lb (105 kg)|
|Billed from||Indianapolis, Indiana|
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Early in his career, Kindred formed a team with Wolfie D, known as The Blacksheep. Flanagan also formed teams with Billy Travis, Nick Dinsmore, and Steven Dunn. Flanagan wrestled one match on WWF Monday Night Raw losing to Brian Christopher; he then wrestled 3 matches in 1999 on WWF Shotgun Saturday Night all in losing efforts. From 1999 to 2002, he was signed to a developmental deal with the WWF/WWE. After being released from WWE, he worked in NWA:TNA as Kobain in The Disciples of the New Church with former partner Wolfie D (Slash). After TNA, he wrestled under the name Slash Venom in IWA Puerto Rico. In 2005, he briefly wrestled in Ring of Honor. He now wrestles on the southeast independent circuit, mainly in United States Wrestling Organization, Showtime All-Star Wrestling and New Era Pro Wrestling, as well as many promotions throughout Indiana. In November 2012, he returned to Ohio Valley Wrestling as a masked man attacking his old rival Trailer Park Trash. On December 5, he was unmasked, revealing that he was working for Josette Bynum to "take out the Trash from OVW".
On August 3, 2013, Flanagan won the OVW Television title and became a Triple Crown winner. However, he lost the title to Elijah Burke on September 11, 2013. In March 2015, during the main event at Hoosier Pro Wrestling, Scarecrow Eddie Felson and Wicked Clown jumped Flash. Then Flash demanded a title match against Double R Rob Ramer (the heavyweight champion), Scarecrow Eddie Felson and Wicked Clown (the HPW tag team champions) vs. him and The Van Zants for the April show.
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Hoosier Pro Wrestling
- HPW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
- HPW Tri-State Championship (1 time)
- Hall of Fame (Class of 2014)
- IWA Puerto Rico
- Music City Wrestling
- MCW North American Tag Team Championships (1 time) - with Wolfie D
- National Wrestling Alliance
- New Era Wrestling
- NEW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- NWA Midwest
- NWA Indiana Heritage Championship (1 time)
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- OVW Heavyweight Championship (4 times)
- OVW Hardcore Championship (1 time)
- OVW Television Championship (1 time)
- OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (5 times, inaugural) - with BJ Payne (1), Doug Basham (1), Nick Dinsmore (1, inaugural) and Trailer Park Trash (2)
- Twelfth OVW Triple Crown Champion
- Pennsylvania Championship Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling
- SICW Classic Championship (4 times)
- United States Wrestling Association
- XCW Midwest Championship Wrestling
- XCW Midwest Heavweight Championship (1 time)
- "Online World of Wrestling profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
- "OVW Title Histories - OVW Heavyweight Championship". Ohio Valley Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- "OVW Title Histories - OVW Hardcore Championship". Ohio Valley Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- "OVW Title Histories - OVW Southern Tag Team Championship". Ohio Valley Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1999". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2014-06-09.