James Mitchell

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Career Highlights

Smokey Mountain Wrestling:

  • World Championship Wrestling:
  • Jim (as James Vandenburg) managed the duo of Mortis & Wrath as part of the Blood Runs Coldgimmick in WCW.Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • NWA: Total Nonstop Action: Disciples of the New Church:
  • June 19, 2002 – NWA: Total Nonstop Action Debut: Joins the Jarrett Upstart promotion..
  • October 30, 2002 – TNA: Minister Jim Mitchell returns to TNA with Slash & Brian Lee to attack James Storm & Chris Harris..
  • July 9, 2003 – TNA: James Mitchell explains that he has recruited Shane Douglas to get at Raven – Later throws fire in Alexis’ face!
  • July 27, 2003–Major League Wrestling: Mikey Whipwreck defeated Sabu after Jim Mitchell threw a fireball in Sabu’s eyes.
  • August 6, 2003 – TNA: James Mitchell & Shane Douglas continue to play mind games with Raven and the Gathering..
  • November 5, 2003 – TNA: Raven defeated Father James Mitchell in a bloody “Last Man Standing” match..
  • January 7, 2004 – TNA: Julio Dinero & C.M. Punk defeated Raven & Sandman with help from.. Father James Mitchell!!
  • February 18, 2004 – TNA: Raven & Terry Funk defeated The Gathering (Julio Dinero & CM Punk) w/James Mitchell..
  • ~~~James Mitchell tried to use a stun gun on Raven, but Terry Funk threw himself in front and took the shock himself!
  • Jim Mitchell, in real life, spends his time running a karoake business in Florida..
  • February 20, 2005–Vince Russo’s GLORY Wrestling: Jim Mitchell played the roll of “Devil” throughout the entire night..ECW One Night Stand:
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: Super Crazy defeated Tajiri and Little Guido in an International Three Way Dance!
  • ~~~The FBI (JT Smith, Tracy Smothers, Tony Mamaluke, & Big Guido) and Sinister Minister & Mikey Whipwreck all got involved..NWA: Total Nonstop Action: “The Monster” Abyss:
  • July 1, 2005 – TNA Impact: Father James Mitchell returned to TNA as the manager of Abyss..
  • July 8, 2005 – TNA Impact: Abyss w/Father James Mitchell defeated Cassidy Riley (Abyss brawled with Raven afterwards)..
  • August 14, 2005 – TNA Sacrifice: Abyss w/Father James Mitchell defeated Lance Hoyt..
  • November 13, 2005 – TNA Genesis: Abyss w/Father James Mitchell defeated Sabu in a No-DQ match..
  • ~~~Abyss chokeslammed Sabu into a pile of thumb tacks! and then a Black Hole Slam onto a chair wrapped in barbed wire!
  • December 3, 2005 – TNA Impact: Abyss w/Father James Mitchell destroyed Kenny King (of Tough Enough fame) in a match..
  • ~~~Sabu appeared after the match with barbed wire, but Abyss had been trained not to be afraid of Sabu’s barbed wire!
  • December 8, 2005 – TNA Impact: James Mitchell & Abyss were in the ring cutting a promo about the Barbed Wire match..
  • ~~~The lights went out, and when they came back on, Sabu was there and the ropes had magically turned into barbed wire!
  • December 17, 2005 – TNA Impact: Jeff Jarrett formed an alliance with AMW, Abyss & James Mitchell, Team Canada & Monty Brown!
  • December 31, 2005 – TNA Impact: Rhino defeated A-1 w/Scott D’Amore (Abyss attacked Rhino after the match!)..
  • ~~~Abyss finished Rhino off with a Black Hole Slam (Father James Mitchell & Scott D’Amore then shook hands)..
  • March 18, 2006 – iMPACT: Father James Mitchell & Abyss talked about challenging Christian Cage at Lockdown in a Cage..
  • March 25, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell & Alex Shelley stalked Christian Cage’s wife Denise with a video camera…..
  • April 1, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: James Mitchell & Abyss attacked Christian Cage at his home and nearly drowned him in his pool..
  • April 23, 2006 – TNA Lockdown: Christian Cage defeated Abyss w/Father James Mitchell in a Steel Cage to retain the NWA title..
  • ~~~Christian did a splash off the top of the Cage, Abyss was planted face-first into thumb-backs. Abyss stole the NWA belt!
  • May 4, 2006 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell & Abyss dared Christian Cage to take back the NWA belt next week..
  • May 14, 2006 – TNA Sacrifice: Christian Cage defeated Abyss in a Full Metal Mayhem match to retain the NWA World title!
  • ~~~Father James Mitchell got involved in the match and was slammed onto the big pile of thumb tacks poured on the mat..
  • January 4, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell threatened a very tormented Abyss not to cross him or his secret will be out..
  • January 18, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Sting abducted Father James Mitchell and beat him demanding he reveal Abyss’ big secret.
  • January 25, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Sting revealed Abyss’ secret – that he was in prison for shooting his father in the back three times..
  • ~~~An extremely angry Abyss attacked Sting and brawled backstage, where Father James Mitchell threw a fireball in Sting’s face!
  • February 1, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell challenged Sting to face Abyss in a Prison Yard match…
  • February 12, 2007 – TNA Against All Odds: Sting defeated Abyss w/Father James Mitchell in a Prison Yard match..
  • March 11, 2007 – TNA Destination-X: Sting defeated Abyss in a Last Rites match (Abyss was raised in a casket above the ring)..
  • March 15, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss appeared to join forces with Sting and they’ll face Christian Cage & A.J. Styles next week!
  • March 22, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Christian Cage & A.J. Styles defeated Sting & Abyss in a “Hell Froze Over” match..
  • ~~~Father James Mitchell returned with Abyss’s mother and blackmailed Abyss back under his control for the time being..NWA: Total Nonstop Action: The NEW Project (Judas Mesias):
  • May 17, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell warned of his new project coming to Total Nonstop Action..
  • June 21, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell said his search for a new ‘son’ has come to an end and “He’s Coming!”..
  • July 12, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell warned that his protege (Judas Mesias) is very close to debuting..
  • July 15, 2007 – TNA Victory Road: Father James Mitchell said there were debts to be paid and the Doomsday Clock was ticking..
  • July 26, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: A.J. Styles beat Abyss in a No-DQ match (Tomko Tree-slammed Abyss onto Tacks & Broken Glass)..
  • ~~~During the match: Abyss was dragged under the ring by a mystery man (most likely James Mitchell’s protege – Judas Mesias)..
  • August 23, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell said Judas Mesias is about to be unleashed on the World..
  • September 6, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: James Mitchell appeared on the stage and Abyss stopped everything and chased Mitchell!
  • September 9, 2007 – TNA No Surrender: Kurt Angle defeated Abyss by Submission to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title..
  • ~~~Father James Mitchell appeared on the screen after the match and then Judas Mesias pulled Abyss under the ring!
  • November 11, 2007 – TNA Genesis: Abyss defeated Black Reign w/Father James Mitchell in a “Shop of Horrors” match..
  • ~~~After the match, Abyss unlocked a box and a new monster (Rellik) popped up and spewed mist in Abyss’ face..
  • ~~~Black Reign & Rellik beat up Abyss, pushed him inside the box, and pushed him off the stage to the floor..
  • November 15, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: James Mitchell said he was bringing Judas Mesias back to make Abyss’ life a living hell..
  • December 6, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell said he would meet Abyss in the ring next week to end their problems..
  • December 13, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Feather James Mitchell tried to force Chris (Abyss) to reveal his secret but Abyss refused…
  • ~~~Judas Mesias (return to TNA) showed up and viciously attacked Abyss with barbed wire and a series of stiff chairshots!
  • December 27, 2007 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss was asked about the big secret – he said the secret LIVES with him and DIES with him..
  • January 6, 2008 – TNA Final Resolution: Judas Mesias w/Father James Mitchell beat “The Monster” Abyss in a Hardcore Match..
  • January 10, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Father James Mitchell gave “Chris” a 7-day deadline to reveal the secret or he will do it himself..
  • January 17, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss defeated Lance Hoyt w/Jimmy Rave despite distraction from Father James Mitchell…
  • ~~~After the match: Father James Mitchell revealed the shocking secret that he was the biological father of Chris (Abyss)..
  • January 31, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Judas Mesias w/Father James Mitchell defeated Kory Chavis in a squash match..
  • February 7, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: Christian Cage defeated Judas Mesias w/Father James Mitchell in the main event..
  • ~~~After the match: Abyss showed up with barbed wire wrapped around his arm and chased Judas Mesias backstage!
  • February 10, 2008 – TNA Against All Odds: Abyss defeated Judas Mesias w/Father James Mitchell in a Barbed Wire Massacre..
  • March 6, 2008 – TNA iMPACT: “The War Machine” Rhino defeated Judas Mesias w/Father James Mitchell..