Chris Kole was trained originally by Jim "Mercenary" Wittenburg and spent much of his early career wrestling in Central Ohio for MCW, both as a single and as a tag team, with Shane Sensation.
In the early 2000s, he also made it to Arizona in an effort to expand his horizons and his career. Working for Navajo Warrior's promotion out of Phoenix, he had several classic matches. he also made it into surrounding states, Mexico and as far as Guam on a tour.
In 2004, he returned to Ohio and MCW, resuming his team with Shane Sensation. He also had once again, some bloody singles matches with Shasta, Jebediah and Durty the Clown.
Kole would likewise prove instrumental in bringing some Arizona people to Ohio, most notably The Hawaiian Lion.
No one stays retired for good in this game.
While Kole has managed to stay out of i for a time now, most people think it will not last.