Ron Hutchison

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Career Highlights:

  • Ron Hutchison 1981: Began training to wrestle at Sully’s Gym in Toronto.
  • June 5, 1983 – Debut match at Scarboro Arena Gardens. Teamed with Danny Little Wolf to defeat the team of Teddy Marshall and Joey War Eagle for promoter “Bearman” Dave McKigney.
  • July 14, 1984: World Wrestling Federation debut vs. The Iron Sheik at the Brantford Civic Centre in Brantford, Ont., Canada.
  • Sept. 9, 1984 – Hutchison makes Maple Leaf Gardens WWF debut against John Bonello in Toronto, Canada.
  • Summer of 1984, 1985, 1986: Toured the Canadian maritime provinces for Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling (promoter: Emile Dupre, father of WWE star Rene Dupre) as a babyface working against wrestlers like Masahiro “Tokyo”Chono, Mr. Pogo,”Killer” Karl Krupp, Jos Leduc, Frenchy Martin, Leo Burke, midget star Sky Low Low and “Monster Ripper” Rhonda Singh inmixed tag team matches.
  • 1984 to late 1987: World Wrestling Federation matches versus talent such as Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Macho Man Randy Savage, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff, Greg Valentine, Iron Sheik, Jim Neidhart, Adrian Adonis, Dick Murdoch, Kamala, “Hoss” Dory Funk Jr., King Kong Bundy, etc.
  • April 25, 1986: “Wonderboy” Ron Hutchison profiled with a full page story in the Toronto Sun daily newspaper and picked up by newspapers throughout Canada including the Moncton Times Transcript and the Calgary Herald.
  • 1986/87: Toured in the province of Quebec for “International Wrestling” booked by Leo Burke.
  • Summer of 1987 and 1988: Toured Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Canada for World Grand Prix wrestling as masked heel The Intelligent and Sensational Masked Thunderbolt as part of “Bulldog” Bob Brown’s army working with “Rotten” Ron Starr, The Great Malumba, Leo Burke, Stephen Petitpas, Vinnie Valentino, The Cuban Assasian, The Rock and Roll Rebel Express, Steve Blackman, Sunny War Cloud, Buddy Lane, etc.
  • Sept. 1997 – Hutchison appears for the first time with WWF Canada President Carl DeMarco on CBC television’s nation-wide teen talk show “Jonovision”.
  • Sept. 1997: Worked a taped Asian PPV for the continent of India promoted by Tiger Jeet Singh in front of 10,000 plus fans in Hayes, Middlesex (London), England.
  • Aug. 30, 1998: Launched and booked the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation (AWF) to the biggest crowd to see Indy wrestling in Toronto in the previous 15 years.
  • Sept. 1998 – Hutchison returns to CBC’s “Jonovision” guesting with two of his trainees; WWF performers Tiger Ali Singh and Jason Sensation.
  • Feb. 14, 1999 – Missy Hyatt makes her first officially sanctioned in-ring wrestling appearance as well as her Canadian debut at Hutchison’s Apocalypse Wrestling Federation “A Valentine to Remember” show. Missy ends up becoming the first women ever to hold a mens professsional wrestling championship when she captures the AWF title at that show. In addition to other male and female wrestlers who trained and got their starts with Hutchison the AWF also hosted the Canadian wrestling debuts of WWE star Jillian Hall (a.k.a. Macaela Mercedes – Nov. 24, 2002 – AWF “Gauntlet to Glory”), Beth Phoenix (OVW/ WWE – – AWF Ironman Tournament Aug. 2002) and joshi star Sumie Sakai (June 2, 2002- – AWF “International Implications”).
  • June 6, 1999: Promoted Terry Funk’s Canadian retirement match, a victory over Sabu, at AWF “One Last Dance” in Mississauga, Ont.
  • Aug./Sept. 2000, 2001, 2002: Promoted and booked the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation Ironman Tournament each year at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Each year showcased upwards of 100 matches presented over the course of the 18 day fair.
  • Aug. 2002: Legendary wrestling journalist George Napolitano dubs “Ron Hutchison: Trainer to the Stars” in a 3 page tribute to the trainer in Napolitano’s T.V. Wrestlers newstand wrestling magazine.
  • 2003: Hutchison profiled in the book “The Pro-Wrestling Hall of Fame; The Canadians” (author Greg Oliver, ECW Press)
  • April 6, 2003: Hutchison ventures to Tokyo, Japan to partner with women’s pro-wrestling legend Chigusa Nagayo to produce the debut of the “GaeaBoyz” at Gaea Japan’s 8th Anniversary show at Yokohama Bunka Gym.
  • Oct. 2003 to present: Hutchison helps launch Baywatch star Carmen Electra’s NWWL by working as the company’s head wrestling trainer and consultant. The NWWL events featuring Jimmy Hart and Carmen Electra are syndicated world wide with both pay per view and DVD distribution.
  • Dec. 2005; Hutchison begins training reality televison star Mandy Weaver( TBS Gilligan’s Island II Mary-Anne) for her pro-wrestling debut; a championship match at Carmen Electra’s NWWL pay per view event to be aired world wide in 2006.

Videography:

  • 1998 WWF Home Video release; Jesse “The Body” Ventura (Brief clip of a WWF match pitting Hutchison against Ventura).
  • 2002 WWF DVD: Before They Were WWF Superstars (Hutchison appears several times on the DVD talking about his training of Edge and Christian).
  • 2003 WWE DVD: “Trish Stratus- – 100% Stratusfaction Guaranteed!”(Hutchison talks about Trish’s early wrestling training with him).
  • 2005 Carmen Electra’s NWWL Vol. 1: Bush vs Hussien (Back stage talking about this being the craziest thing he ever did!)
  • 2005 Carmen Electra’s NWWL Vol. 2: Tag Team Dream ( Hutchison appears several times in back stage/ behind the scenes extras).
  • 2005 Carmen Electra’s NWWL Vol. 3: Championship Match (Hutchison appears in back stage/ behind the scenes extras).
  • 2005 Carmen Electra’s NWWL Debut show (2 Disc set )(The first complete NWWL card. Extra’s include training footage and a back stage chat with Hutchison).

Trainees:

Hutchison’s trainees currently include 4 world champions between the two U.S. mainstream wrestling organizations (WWE and TNA). A partial list of his trainees includes:

  • Edge (former WWE World Champion)
  • Christian Cage ( WWE, TNA and NWA World Heavyweight Champion)
  • Trish Stratus (6 times WWE Women’s Wrestling Champion)
  • Gail Kim ( WWE and TNA Women’s Wrestling Champion)
  • Beth Phoenix (3 times WWE Women’s Wrestling Champion)
  • Traci Brooks (TNA)
  • Tiger Ali Singh (WWE)
  • Joe E. Legend (WWF, TNA)
  • Johnny Swinger (a.k.a. Johnny Parisi) (WCW, ECW, WWE)
  • The Canadian Kodiaks (UWF)
  • Maddog Rex (UWA-Vancouver)
  • Sinn (TNA)
  • Jason Sensation (WWF)
  • Gilligan’s Island reality series televison star Mandy Weaver and all of the girls of Carmen Electra’s NWWL!