Lucky Cannon

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Title History

  • FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Bo Rotundo (February 3, 2011);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Jon Emminger played college football, and dominated the fields of the Arena Football League (AFL)..
  • 2001 / 2002: Jon Emminger had NFL try outs, and at one time was a quarterback for the St. Louis Rams..
  • 2004: Jon Emminger was struck in the head with a lead pipe and put in a coma for a long time – he even lost 45 pounds..
  • ~~~The attack almost killed him, and doctors said he was going to die, but he came back to life and got the nickname “Lucky”..
  • Before signing with the WWE, Jon Emminger worked as a Sheriff in New Port Richey, Florida..
  • 2008: Jon Emminger signed a WWE Developmental contract and was assigned to FCW in Tampa..

Florida Championship Wrestling – Johnny Prime (2008):

Florida Championship Wrestling – Johnny Prime (2009):

Florida Championship Wrestling – Johnny Prime (2010):

World Wrestling Entertainment – NXT Season 2 (Lucky Cannon):

  • Johnny Prime (as Lucky Cannon) was paired with Mark Henry for the second season of WWE NXT..
  • June 1, 2010–WWE NXT: Mark Henry introduced his NXT rookie, Jason “Lucky” Cannon..
  • June 3, 2010–Florida Championship Wrestling: NXT Season 1 defeated NXT Season 2 in a 5-on-5 match..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NXT Season 1 = Skip Sheffield & David Otunga & Michael Tarver & Heath Slater..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NXT Season 2 = Eli Cottonwood & Husky Harris & Percy Watson & Lucky Cannon..
  • June 8, 2010–WWE NXT: The NXT Season 2 “Pros” beat up their “Rookies” so they wouldn’t do what the NXT Season 1 guys did..
  • June 9, 2010–Florida Championship Wrestling: Alex Riley defeated Jason “Lucky” Cannon to retain the FCW Heavyweight title
  • June 15, 2010–WWE NXT: Kofi Kingston & Michael McGillicutty defeated Mark Henry & Jason “Lucky” Cannon..
  • ~~~”NXT Pro” Cody Rhodes was very critical of Lucky Cannon’s performance – so Lucky challenged him to a match next week!
  • June 16, 2010–Florida Championship Wrestling: Lucky Cannon defeated Big E. Langston
  • June 20, 2010 – FCW: Wes Brisco & Lucky Cannon defeated Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer.
  • June 22, 2010–WWE NXT: Cody Rhodes w/Husky Harris defeated Lucky Cannon w/Mark Henry in a 5-Minute Challenge Match..
  • June 24, 2010 – FCW: Titus O’Neil & Lucky Cannon defeated The Handsome Man’s Express (Derrick Bateman & Leo Kruger) in a 10 Minute Challenge by lasting 10 minutes.
  • June 29, 2010–WWE NXT: “Lucky” Cannon won the “Keg Carry” challenge with a time of 12.7 seconds..
  • ~~~~~~~~~Kaval & Michael McGillicutty & Lucky Cannon defeated Alex Riley & Titus O’Neil & Eli Cottonwood..
  • July 2, 2010 – FCW: Titus O’Neill & Lucky Cannon & Percy Watson defeated Brodus Clay & Donny Marlow & Darren Young.
  • July 6, 2010–WWE NXT: Husky Harris participated in the “Talk the Talk” challenge (won by Showtime Percy Watson)..
  • ~~~”Dashing” Cody Rhodes & Husky Harris defeated “Lucky” Cannon & Mark Henry when Rhodes hit Cannon with his finisher..
  • July 8, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon & Titus O’Neil & Wes Brisco defeated Brodus Clay & Husky Harris & Big E Langston.
  • July 13, 2010–NXT: Mark Henry & “Lucky” Cannon defeated WWE United States champion Mike “The Miz” Mizanin & Alex Riley..
  • ~~~Lucky Cannon also participated in a Battle Royal including NXT Pros & Rookies, joined by The Nexus (who dominated the match)..
  • July 14, 2010 – FCW: Big E Langston (sub for Alex Riley) defeated Lucky Cannon by Countout to retain Riley’s FCW Heavyweight title.
  • July 20, 2010–NXT: Alex Riley (w/Money in the Bank winner Mike “The Miz” Mizanin) defeated Lucky Cannon..
  • ~~~After the match; the Miz attacked Lucky Cannon with his MITB briefcase and took him out with a Skull Crushing Finale!
  • July 25, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeated Big E. Langston.
  • July 29, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon & Devin Allen & Bill Carr defeated Eli Cottonwood & Jinder Mahal & Jackson Andrews.
  • August 3, 2010–NXT: Alex Riley participated in a lame kissing contest hosted by LayCool (they had to kiss a disgusting woman)..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~Michael McGillicutty w/Kofi Kingston defeated “Lucky” Cannon w/Mark Henry with a swinging neckbreaker.
  • August 9, 2010–RAW: Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty & Alex Riley defeated Kaval & Lucky Cannon & Percy Watson..
  • August 10, 2010–NXT: Alex Riley won a “Power of the Punch” contest between the remaining six NXT contestants..
  • ~~~~~~Kaval & Showtime Percy Watson & Lucky Cannon defeated Michael McGillicutty & Husky Harris & Alex Riley..
  • ~~~LATER: Lucky Cannon was eliminated from the competion and gave a graceful speech on his way out saying he’ll be back!
  • August 15, 2010 – FCW: Jackson Andrews defeated Lucky Cannon.
  • August 19, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeated Idol Stevens.
  • August 26, 2010 – FCW: Alex Riley & Michael McGillicutty defeated Percy Watson & Lucky Cannon & Bo Rotundo.
  • August 31, 2010–WWE NXT: Lucky Cannon sat in the front row with other eliminated rookies for the Finale..
  • ~~~Kaval was announced as the winner of NXT Season 2 – then the seven eliminated rookies jumped in the ring and attacked him!
  • September 9, 2010 – FCW: Brodus Clay & Jackson Andrews & Eli Cottonwood defeated Lucky Cannon & Los Aviadores (Hunico & Epico).
  • September 15, 2010 – FCW: Richie Steamboat defeated Lucky Cannon and Jacob Novak and Leo Kruger in a 4-WAY.
  • September 19, 2010 – FCW: Brodus Clay & Eli Cottonwood & Jackson Andrews defeated Lucky Cannon in a 3-on-1 handicap match (this was originally Lucky vs. Clay but it was changed into a handicap match by Maxine, who had grown tired of Lucky’s constant text messaging).
  • September 23, 2010 – FCW: Brodus Clay defeated Lucky Cannon.
  • October 28, 2010 – FCW: Jackson Andrews & Eli Cottonwood defeated Lucky Cannon & Titus O’Neill.
  • November 11, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeated Jinder Mahal.
  • November 20, 2010 – FCW: Mason Ryandefeated Lucky Cannon to retain the FCW championship.
  • December 2, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeated Calvin Raines by DQ when Peter Orlov & James Bronson attacked Cannon.
  • December 9, 2010 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeated Peter Orlov.
  • January 6, 2011 – FCW: Percy Watson defeated Lucky Cannon.
  • January 9, 2011 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeats Peter Orlov by DQ.
  • January 16, 2011 – FCW: Calvin Raines defeats Bo Rotundo and Brad Maddox and Damien Sandow and Hunico and Jinder Mahal and Kenny Li and Lucky Cannon and Marcus Owens and Percy Watson and Peter Orlov and Richie Steamboat and Roman Leakee and Seth Rollins and Titus O’Neill and Xavier Woods in the Grand Royal match.
  • February 20, 2011 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeats Bo Rotundo in a #1 contenders match.
  • March 6, 2011 – FCW: Bo Rotundo defeats Lucky Cannon in a #1 contenders match.

World Wrestling Entertainment – NXT Season 5: Redemption (Lucky Cannon):

  • March 8, 2011–WWE NXT (Redemption): Lucky Cannon got a second chance on NXT Season 5 getting paired with Tyson Kidd..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Titus O Neil w/Hornswoggle defeated Lucky Cannon w/Tyson Kidd..
  • March 13, 2011 – FCW: Lucky Cannon (w/ Buck Dixon & Maxine) defeats Bo Rotundo to win the FCW Heavyweight Title.
  • March 15, 2011–WWE NXT: Lucky Cannon & Tyson Kidd defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Byron Saxton..
  • ~~~Lucky Cannon was trying to get with NXT host Maryse by reading a French poem to her, but he only got slapped by Maryse!
  • March 27, 2011 – FCW: FCW Heavyweight Champion Lucky Cannon defeated Percy Watson to retain.
  • April 3, 2011 – FCW: Brett DiBiase & Lucky Cannon (w/ Maxine) defeated Bo Rotundo in a handicap match.
  • April 17, 2011 – FCW: Bo Rotundo defeats Lucky Cannon in a non-title match.
  • May 1, 2011 – FCW: Brett DiBiase & Lucky Cannon (w/ Aksana & Maxine) defeated Richie Steamboat & Seth Rollins in a non-title match.
  • May 8, 2011 – FCW: FCW Tag Team Champions Richie Steamboat & Seth Rollins defeated Brett DiBiase & Lucky Cannon (w/ Aksana & Maxine) to retain.
  • May 15, 2011 – FCW: Bo Rotundo defeats Bobby Dutch and Brett DiBiase and Jacob Novak and Jinder Mahal and Lucky Cannon in a Gauntlet Match.
  • May 22, 2011 – FCW: FCW Heavyweight Champion Lucky Cannon (w/ Aksana, Damien Sandow & Maxine) defeats Bo Rotundo to retain.
  • June 5, 2011 – FCW: Big E. Langston, Leakee, Mr. Florida & Titus O’Neill defeated Conor O’Brian, Damien Sandow, Lucky Cannon & Mason Ryan (w/ Aksana & Maxine).
  • June 12, 2011 – FCW: Mr. Florida defeats Lucky Cannon in a non-title match.
  • June 19, 2011 – FCW: Bo Rotundo defeats Lucky Cannon (w/ Damien Sandow) to win the FCW Heavyweight Title.
  • June 26, 2011 – FCW: FCW Heavyweight Champion Bo Rotundo defeats Leo Kruger and Lucky Cannon and Richie Steamboat in a 4-way to retain,
  • July 10, 2011 – FCW: Husky Harris defeats Lucky Cannon.
  • July 31, 2011 – FCW: Lucky Cannon defeats Husky Harris.
  • August 14, 2011 – FCW: Bo Rotundo & Husky Harris defeated Damien Sandow & Lucky Cannon.
  • August 8, 2011 – Lucky Cannon was released from WWE.