Paul Burchill

[Paul Burchill GALLERY]

Title History

  • IWP Heavyweight title (August 1, 2004);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Chet The Jett (December 20, 2006);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Cody Runnels (February 18, 2007);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Jay Bradley (July 4, 2007 [Taped June 27]);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Southern Tag Team titles w/Stu Sanders defeating Colt Cabana & Charles Evans (January 2, 2008);

Paul Burchill Career Highlights

Wrestling in England:

  • Paul Burchall wrestled in FWA/TWA/All Star/Premier Promotions/GBH/HCW/High Impact Promotions/WXW Germany/IWP/BCW..
  • October 13, 2002 – FWA British Uprising I: Paul Burchall attacked popular tag team The New Breed, taking out one member..
  • ~~~This left the other New Breed member to face The UK Pitbulls all by himself..
  • October 25, 2002 – FWA London Calling: Paul Burchall dismantled Jack Xavier and Duke of Danger during their match..
  • December 15, 2002 – FWA Season’s Beatings: Paul Burchall destroyed Chris Justice, Raj Ghosh & Hade Vansen during a six man tag..
  • February 8, 2003 – FWA New Frontiers: Paul Birchill interfered in a 4-WAY between The Duke, Hade Vansen, James Tighe & J-X..
  • May 17, 2003 – FWA/ROH Frontiers of Honor: Dean Ayass revealed Paul Burchall as his new client..
  • ~~~Paul Burchall destroyed tag team Double Dragon, neither member was able to answer the 10-count..
  • June 22, 2003 – FWA Vendetta: Paul Burchall defeated Mark Sloan and Simmons by knockout..
  • October 18, 2003 – FWA British Uprising II: Paul Burchall defeated Hampton Court by knockout..
  • October 19, 2003 – Premier Wrestling: Doug Williams defeated Paul Burchall by disqualification..
  • End of 2003 – Paul Burchall was voted Total Wrestling ‘Rookie of the Year’..
  • January 2, 2004 – Paul Burchall debut in Italian Championship Wrestling, winning a 15-man Battle Royal..
  • ~~~Later on the same card: Andy Simmonz defeated Paul Birchill by count-out..
  • February 9, 2004 – All Star Promotions: Paul Burchall & Mike Hughes defeated Chris Hero & Nigel McGuinness..
  • February 16, 2004 – Premier Wrestling: Paul Burchall vs Doug Williams ended in a 1-1 draw..
  • ~~~~~~~Ricky Knight then defeated Paul Burchall by Technical Knockout..
  • February 19, 2004 – All Star Promotions: Chris Hero defeated Bruiser Burchall..
  • February 28, 2004 – WZW Border Breakout (Day Show): Mark Sloan & Aviv Maayen beat Burchall & James Tighe..
  • February 28, 2004 – WZW Border Breakout (Night Show): Iceman beat Burchall in a Last Man Standing match..
  • February 2004: 1 Stop Wrestling voted Paul Burchall their Rookie of the Year..
  • March 26, 2004 – FWA New Frontiers: Paul Burchall & Simmons beat Stevie Knight & Jorge Castano in a #1 Contenders match..
  • June 2004 – FWA Carpe Diem: Simmons defeated Paul Burchall by count-out after Drew McDonald attacked Burchall with a chair!
  • August 1, 2004 – IWP The Gathering: Paul Burchall defeated Doug Williams and Zebra Kid in a No Holds Barred 3-WAY..
  • ~~~~ to become the first IWP Champion in a match voted one of the best British matches of 2004..
  • November 6, 2004 – IWP: D’Lo Brown defeated Paul Burchall in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to win the IWP title..
  • November 11, 2004: Paul Burchall signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment..
  • November 13, 2004 – FWA British Uprising III: Terry Funk/Paul Burchall/Paul Travell beat Drew McDonald/Raj Ghosh/Thunder..
  • ~~~After the match, Burchall received a standing ovation and a ‘Please Don’t Go’ chant from the 1800 fans in attendance..
  • November 28, 2004 – FWA Gold Rush: Alex Shane defeated Paul Burchall (final appearance) to retain the FWA title..

Ohio Valley Wrestling:

  • March 2005: Paul Burchall arrived at Ohio Valley Wrestling..
  • March 30, 2005 – OVW TV Taping: Paul Burchall wrestled Vik Dalishus in a non-televised match..
  • May 21, 2005 – OVW TV Taping: Paul Burchall debut on OVW TV, defeating Nick Nemeth in the first round of a TV Title tournament..
  • June 3, 2005 – OVW TV Taping: Deuce Shade defeated Paul Burchall in the 2nd Round of the TV Title Tournament..
  • June 7, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Paul Burchall & Ken Anderson beat The Thrillseekers (Johnny Jeter & Matt Cappotelli) by disqualification..
  • July 1, 2005–OVW Six Flags: Nick Nemeth defeated Paul Burchall..
  • July 29, 2005–OVW Six Flags: Paul Burchall & Seth Skyfire were the final 2 in a Battle Royal to win a Tag Team title shot..
  • ~~~The Blond Bombers (Tank & Chad Toland) defeated Paul Burchall & Seth Skyfire to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 7-8, 2005–Live Event: Paul Burchall went on the road with the Smackdown! crew teaming with William Regal..
  • August 31, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Deuce Shade defeated Paul Burchall..

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • The WWE changed Paul’s name from “Burchall” to “Burchill” so they could copyright the name..
  • August 25, 2005 – Smackdown!: Scotty Too Hotty defeated William Regal by disqualification when Paul Burchill interfered (taped for Velocity)..
  • September 1, 2005 – Smackdown!: William Regal and Paul Burchill defeated Scotty Too Hotty and Sho Funaki..
  • September 7, 2005–OVW: Deuce Shade, Elijah Burke and Seth Skyfire defeated C.M. Punk, Paul Burchill and Nigel McGuiness..
  • September 9, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul Burchill w/William Regal defeated Scotty Too Hotty by Submission..
  • September 16, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul Burchill defeated Scotty Too Hotty in a dark match..
  • September 21, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Elijah Burke defeated Paul Burchill..
  • September 23, 2005 – Smackdown!: William Regal and Paul Burchill defeated Scotty Too Hotty and Sho Funaki taped for Velocity..
  • September 28, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Paul Burchill defeated Elijah Burke in a dark match..
  • October 1, 2005–OVW Katrina Benefit: Deuce Shade and The Riggs Brothers beat Aaron Stevens and Paul Burchill & Robert Fury..
  • October 5, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Stevie Richards defeated Paul Burchill in a dark match with help from Elijah Burke..
  • October 7, 2005 – Smackdown!: The L.O.D. w/Christy Hemme beat William Regal and Paul Burchill by disqualification when MNM interfered
  • October 9, 2005 – No Mercy: William Regal and Paul Burchill defeated Brian Kendrick and Paul London on the pre-show..
  • October 12, 2005–OVW Taping: Johnny Jeter was approached by Paul Burchill, who offered to be Jeter’s bodyguard..
  • October 14, 2005 – Smackdown!: Mercury, Nitro, Regal and Burchill beat The Legion of Doom, Psicosis and Super Crazy..
  • October 28, 2005 – Smackdown!: MNM beat The L.O.D. and Mexicools and Regal/Burchill in a 4-WAY to win the Tag Team titles!
  • November 2, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Matt Cappotelli defeated Paul Burchill..
  • November 4, 2005 – Smackdown!: The Mexicools (Psycosis and Super Crazy) defeated Paul Burchill and William Regal..
  • November 11, 2005 – Smackdown!: Paul London and Brian Kendrick defeated William Regal and Paul Burchill on VELOCITY..
  • November 25, 2005 – Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio and John Bradshaw Layfield vs William Regal and Paul Burchill was a no contest..
  • December 7, 2005–OVW TV Taping: Chris Cage and Matt Capotelli beat Nick Nemeth and Paul Burchill in a dark match..
  • December 9, 2005 – Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal w/Paul Burchill..
  • December 16, 2005 – Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Paul Burchill w/William Regal..
  • December 18, 2005 – Armageddon: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal and Paul Burchill in a Handicap match!
  • January 11, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Brent Albright and CM Punk defeated Ken Doane and Paul Burchill (Doane walked out)..
  • ~~~Punk & Albright started to fight, Aaron Stevens attacked Albright, Albright tapped out, Abright shook hands with Burchill..
  • January 13, 2006 – Smackdown!: Paul Burchill participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal for the World title (won by Kurt Angle)..
  • January 18, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Ken Doane w/Kenny Bolin (The Spirit Squad cheered for Ken Doan)..
  • January 20, 2006 – Smackdown!: Paul Birchill defeated Simon Dean in a dark match..
  • January 22, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Chet the Jet and Paul Burchill defeated Dean Visk and K.C. Jamez..
  • January 25, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Roberto Dawber w/Osama Rodriguez Alejandro..

World Wrestling Entertainment – Smackdown! (The Pirate):

Ohio Valley Wrestling:

  • August 23, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: C.M. Punk defeated Paul Burchill in a dark match..
  • August 30, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated “Bad Seed” Shawn Osborne in a dark match..
  • September 6, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated The Real McCoy in a dark match..
  • September 8, 2006–OVW: Paul Burchill won a Battle Royal | Chet the Jet beat Paul Burchill to retain the OVW Title.
  • September 9, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Chet the Jet defeated Paul Burchill to retain the OVW Heavyweight Title.
  • September 13, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Devin Driscoll..
  • September 20, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Chris Rombola..
  • September 27, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Joey Mercury..
  • October 4, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated “Hearthrob” Romeo Roselli..
  • October 25, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Vic D. Vine in a dark match..
  • November 1, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Jason Bates.
  • November 4, 2006–Ohio Valley Wrestling: Jacob Duncan & Paul Burchill defeated Chet the Jet & Steve Lewington.
  • November 8, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchill beat Mason Raige in a dark match | Paul Birchill beat Pat Buck..
  • November 22, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Devon Driscoll.
  • November 29, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Chris Rombola.
  • December 6, 2006–OVW TV Tapings: Jacob Duncan vs Paul Burchill ended in a No Contest after Chet the Jett interfered!

Ohio Valley Wrestling – The Most Dangerous Man In OVW:

Ohio Valley Wrestling – Paul Burchill & Dave Taylor:

Ohio Valley Wrestling – Paul Burchill & Stu Sanders:

World Wrestling Entertainment – What Brother Wants, Brother Gets! (The Incest Angle):

World Wrestling Entertainment – Mr. Kennedy (babyface) vs. Paul Burchill:

  • May 26, 2008–RAW: Mr. Kennedy defeated Carlito Cool (Katie Lea Burchill confronted Mr. Kennedy after the match)..
  • ~~~Katie Lea Burchill distracted Mr. Kennedy while Paul Burchill attacked him from behind – in honor of William Regal..
  • June 2, 2008–RAW: Mr. Kennedy defeated “The Samoan Bulldozer” Umaga (replacement for Paul Burchill) by Count-out..
  • ~~~After the match; Paul Burchill snuck up behind Mr. Kennedy and clipped his knee and nailed his finisher!
  • June 9, 2008–RAW: Mr. Kennedy defeated Paul Burchill w/Katie Lea Burchill..
  • ~~~After the match, Katie Lea slapped Mr. Kennedy – then Paul Burchill brutally assaulted Kennedy from behind..
  • June 16, 2008–RAW: Paul Burchill and Katie Lea defeated Mr. Kennedy and Mickie James..

World Wrestling Entertainment – Paul Burchill vs. Kofi Kingston:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Paul Burchill:

World Wrestling Entertainment – ECW:

World Wrestling Entertainment – ECW:

World Wrestling Entertainment – ECW – Paul Burchill vs. The Hurricane:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Paul Burchill & Katie Lea:

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Ripper & The Beautiful Nightmare:

  • December 3, 2009–WWE Superstars: The Hurricane defeated Zack Ryder – (After the match, the masked Ripper attacked Hurricane!)
  • ~~~It was obvious that the masked Ripper and his valet, the masked Beautiful Nightmare, were actually Paul Burchill and Katie Lea..
  • December 8, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: Paul Burchill and Katie Lea showed up on ECW wearing masks asking G.M. Tiffany for a job..
  • December 15, 2009–ECW on Sy-Fy: The Hurricane defeated The Ripper (Paul Burchill) w/The Beautiful Nightmare (Katie Lea)..
  • December 26-27, 2009–WWE Live Event: Goldust defeated Paul Burchill.
  • December 28, 2009–RAW: Santino Marella defeated “The Ripper” Paul Burchill w/Katie Lea in a dark match..
  • January 15-17, 2010–Live Event: Paul Burchill defeated Johnny Curtis.
  • February 6, 2010–Live Event: Paul Burchill defeated Johnny Curtis.
  • February 26, 2010: Paul Burchill was released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract..

Mike Aldren wrote (March 4): Paul Burchall, 30, was never given much of an opportunity. He was started on Smackdown from developmental in 2005, created his own gimmick, The Pirate, and was sent back to developmental. The common myth is that the creative team came up with a bad gimmick, but the main issue was that Vince McMahon was unaware of the popularity of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Johnny Depp’s character, and felt a Pirate could not work as a baby face. He was brought back on Raw and later drafted to ECW as a heel with a new storyline sister, Katie Lea. WWE changed the spelling of his real name from Burchall to Burchill so they could own the name. There was talk at one point of doing an incest angle, but that idea was dropped before it started with the move to PG. As with Helms he wasn’t featured following the loser leaves ECW match. Katie Lea was saved and moved back to Raw while he never appeared on television again.

Independent Wrestling:

  • April 10, 2010–AAPW: Simon Dean defeated Paul Burchill.
  • May 8, 2010–Pro Wrestling Syndicate: A.J. Styles defeated Paul Burchill..
  • April 22, 2011–HWA: Paul Burchill defeated Jesse Emerson in the 1st round.
  • April 23, 2011–HWA: Jake Crist defeated Paul Burchill in the quarter finals.
  • November 3, 2012–CFW: Matt Hardy defeated Paul Burchill.
  • January 5, 2013-Crossfire 2nd Anniversary Event: Rough Cut (David Young and Paul Burchill) (w/Jillian Hall) defeated Blink 2-4-7 (Derrick King and Tatt2). The Hot Shots (Cassidy Riley and Chase Stevens) defeated Rough Cut (David Young and Paul Burchill) (w/Jillian Hall).
  • February 17, 2017–AIW: Louis Lyndon defeated Paul Burchill.
  • September 23, 2017–OVW Matt Cappotelli Benefit Show: Reverend Stuart Miles defeated David Lee Lorenze III, Adam Slade, Kevin Giza, KTD, Logan James, Paredyse and Paul Burchill in a 8-way ladder match to win the Television title.