Sam Shaw

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 Title History

  • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship with Alex Silva (2 times);
  • TNA Gut Check winner;
  • Vintage Heavyweight Championship (3 times);

Career Highlights [Courtesy in part of Wikipedia.com]

Independent Promotions:

  • September 21, 2007 – World League Wrestling: Sam Shaw would make his professional wrestling debut where he teamed up with Tookie Tucker and defeated Marco Cordova and Otis Idol.
  • August 3, 2009 – Full Impact Pro: Bruce Santee defeated Sam Shaw.
  • August 21, 2010 – Victory Pro Wrestling: Sam Shaw took on VFX at in a match for VPW New York State Championship and was also part of a 23 Man Gold Rush Rumble and lost both matches.
  • April 18, 2009 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw defeated Nooie Lee.  Just over a month later on May 30, Shaw defeated Glacier to become the first Vintage Heavyweight Champion.
  • Over the months Shaw would defend his championship on multiple occasions against the likes of Tyson Tomko and Jesse Neal. Shaw would finally lose the championship to Thomas Marr on February 2, 2010.
  • April 17, 2010 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw would become a second time champion after winning the vacant Vintage Heavyweight Championship and would lose it to Jesse Neal on September 11.
  • 2011: Sam Shaw participated in the King Of The State tournament and reached the finals before losing to Francisco Ciatso.
  • May 14, 2011 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw would win his third Vintage Heavyweight Championship by defeating Aaron Epic.
  • September 3, 2011 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw was part of a title vs title match where the Vintage Heavyweight Championship and the Vintage Internet Championship were on the line, Shaw won the match after Simon Sez was disqualified which also meant the championship would not change hands.
  • June 6, 2012 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw lost the Vintage Heavyweight Championship to Francisco Ciatso. His last match for the company took place a month later in a fatal four way match for the Vintage Heavyweight Championship which Milo Beasley won.
  • August 8, 2011 – Florida Underground Wrestling: Sam Shaw took on Romeo Razel and Sideshow in a three way match and won, this would lead to a shot at the FUW Heavyweight Champion, Bruce Santee, which Shaw lost.
  • June 28, 2012 – FUW: Sam Shaw took on Wes Brisco FUW Cuban Heavyweight Championship which he lost. His last match for FUW came in the form of a win on June 30 against James Alexander.
  • July 20, 2013 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw defeated Eddie Graves.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2010, 2012-present):

  • August 8, 2010 – Hardcore Justice: Sam Shaw made his first appearence for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Lupus, Shaw attacked Tommy Dreamer in his match against Raven before he was attacked by special referee Mick Foley with a Mandible Claw.
  • August 9, 2010 – IMPACT: Sam Shaw’s first actual match for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling came in a dark match against Jesse Neal which he lost.
  • In 2012, Shaw was a participant in the monthly Gut Check on IMPACT. Although Shaw’s chances were nearly ruined after a brutal attack by Aces and Eights gang, Shaw got a second chance the following week and was defeated by Doug Williams in his Gut Check match.
  • ~~~The Gut Check judges were impressed and awarded Shaw a contract and a spot on the TNA roster.
  • ~~~In actuality, Sam Shaw was signed to a developmental cotract.
  • November 22, 2012 – IMPACT: Sam Shaw defeated fellow Gut Check winner Alex Silva.
  • January 12, 2013 – X-travaganza: Sam Shaw wrestled a seven-man Xscape match (aired on April 5, 2013), which was won by Christian York.
  • June 2, 2013 – Slammiversary XI: Jay Bradley defeated Sam Shaw in the finals of the Gut Check challenge.

Ohio Valley Wrestling (2012-present):

  • Sam Shaw was then assigned to TNA’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), making his televised debut on October 13, 2012.
  • Same Shaw began teaming with Alex Silva, forming a regular tag team over the coming weeks.
  • September 26, 2012 – OVW: Sam Shaw defeated “Bodyguy” Max Wolfgang in a dark match.
  • October 14, 2012 – OVW: Alex Silva defeated Sam Shaw in a battle of GutCheck winners to retain the OVW TV Title.
  • October 17, 2012 – OVW: Doug Williams, The Wild Cards and Crimson defeated Rob Terry, Sam Shaw, Johnny Spade and Alex Silva.
  • October 24, 2012 – OVW: Sam Shaw defeated Tony Gunn (w/Ralphie) in a dark match.
  • November 1, 2012 – OVW: Team GutCheck (Alex Silva and Sam Shaw) defeated Jeremiah Plunkett and “VIP” Joe Rosa (w/Jose Del Barrio).
  • November 3, 2012 – OVW: Team Gutcheck: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated The Wild Cards: Shiloh Jonze and “Rudo” Raul LaMotta.
  • November 7, 2012 – OVW: Team Gutcheck defeated Raphael Constantine and Ace Hawkins (w/the X2C ladies).
  • November 14, 2012 – OVW: Team Gutcheck (Sam Shaw and Alex Silva) defeated The Platoon of Wayne (Jason Wayne and Jack Black) [w/Joe Coleman].
  • November 21, 2012 – OVW: The Gutcheckers (Sam Shaw and Alex Silva) defeated The Wild Cards (“Rudo” Raul LaMotta and Shiloh Jonze) and Rudy Switchblade.
  • November 28, 2012 – OVW: Alex Silva (w/Sam Shaw) defeated Jessie Godderz (w/Rudy Switchblade) in a dark match. Sam Shaw defeated Rudy Switchblade to have a tag team title shot at Saturday Night Special.
  • December 2, 2012 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated The Best Team Ever: Rudy Switchblade and “Mr. Pec-Tacular” Jessie Godderz to win the tag team titles.
  • December 5, 2012 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated The Mascara Mafia: Espy and Paredyse (w/Chris) to retain the titles. The Best Team Ever and Doug Williams defeated The Gutcheckers and Johnny Spade.
  • December 12, 2012 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated The Wild Cards: “Rudo” Raul LaMotta and Shiloh Jonze.
  • January 9, 2013 – OVW: The Gutcheckers (Sam Shaw and Alex Silva) defeated Espy and Paredyse.
  • January 16, 2013 – OVW: The Coalition Forces: General Crimson and General Wayne defeated Alex Silva and Sam Shaw to win the OVW tag team titles.
  • January 24, 2013 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated The Coalition: “Sergeant Major” Jack Black and “Lieutenant Lats” Joe Coleman (w/the Wild Cards and Ghillie Man) in a dark match.
  • January 30, 2013 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated Espy and Paredyse, The Mobile Homers: Adam Revolver and “Manbeast” Ted McNaler (w/Brittany Devore) and The Mobile Homers: Adam Revolver and “Manbeast” Ted McNaler (w/Brittany Devore) in a 4 corners Tag Team Match.
  • February 6, 2013 – OVW: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated Matt King and J. Best.
  • February 13, 2013 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated The Wild Cards: “Rudo” Raul LaMotta and Shiloh Jonze.
  • February 27, 2013 – OVW: Sam Shaw and Alex Silva defeated Crimson and Jason Wayne to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.  However, they lost the titles to The Coalition on April 3, 2013.  The following week, Shaw was attacked backstage by the Coalition.
  • March 2, 2013 – OVW: The Coalition: “General” Crimson and “The He-Man of Homeland Security” Jason Wayne (c) [w/The Wild Cards, Joe Coleman, Jack Black, and Ghillie] defeated Sam Shaw and Alex Silva by disqualification to retain the titles.
  • March 5, 2013 – OVW: The Coalition’s “He-Man of Homeland Security” Jason Wayne, “Sergeant Major” Jack Black, and “Lieutenant Lats” Joe Coleman defeated New School (Alex Silva and Sam Shaw) and Paredyse.
  • March 6, 2013 – OVW: The Gutcheckers: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated “Manbeast” Ted McNaler and Adam Revolver.
  • March 10, 2013 – OVW: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated Elvis Pridemoore and SK Evesledge.
  • March 13, 2013 – OVW: New School: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated The Mascara Mafia: Paredyse and Espy.
  • March 20, 2013 – OVW: New School: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated “Marksman” Nick Dumeyer and Elvis Pridemoore.
  • March 27, 2013 – OVW: “The Welsh Colossus” Rob Terry and New School’s Alex Silva and Sam Shaw defeated The Coalition’s Joe Coleman, Jason Wayne, and Crimson (w/Jack Black, Shiloh Jonze, Raul LaMotta, and Ghillie).
  • April 3, 2013 – OVW: “THe-Man of Homeland Security” Jason Wayne and “Red Baron of Ruthless Reconnaissance” Crimson vs. New School: Alex Silva and Sam Shaw to win the OVW Tag Team Titles in a 2 out of 3 falls match.
  • April 6, 2013 – OVW: “He-Man of Homeland Security” Jason Wayne and “Red Baron of Ruthless Reconnaissance” Crimson (w/the Coalition) defeated Sam Shaw and Ryan Howe.
  • April 10, 2013 – OVW: The Coalition defeated Sam Shaw in a gauntlet match.
  • April 20, 2013 – OVW: Sam Shaw defeated AJ Williams in a dark match.
  • April 27, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated Jessie Godderz in a dark match.
  • May 4, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw, Rob Terry and Ryan Howe defeated Paredyse, Espy and Melvin Maximus.
  • May 11, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated Jessie Godderz.
  • May 11, 2013 – OVW War: Sam Shaw defeated Jason Wayne by disqualification.
  • May 18, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated Crimson.
  • May 25, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated Paredyse.
  • June 1, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated Dylan Bostic.
  • June 15, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated Jay Best.
  • June 22, 2013 – OVW TV: Sam Shaw defeated OVW TV champion Randy Royal by disqualification. Randy Royal retains the title.
  • July 20, 2013 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw defeated Eddie Graves.
  • August 10, 2013 – Vintage Wrestling: Sam Shaw defeated QT Marshall.
  • October 12, 2013 – Vintage Wrestling: Vintage Wrestling People’s champion Mike Cruz defeated Sam Shaw to retain the title.
  • October 17, 2013 – TNA Xplosion: Kazarian defeated Sam Shaw.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling – 2014:

  • January 2, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Sam Shaw defeated Norv Fernum.
  • February 14-16, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Mr. Anderson defeated Sam Shaw.
  • February 28, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Samuel Shaw defeated Kenny King.
  • March 1, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Samuel Shaw defeated Chase Owens.
  • March 2, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Samuel Shaw defeated Shawn Schultz.
  • March 6, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Samuel Shaw fought Eric Young to a no contest.
  • March 9, 2014 – Lockdown: Samuel Shaw defeated Mr. Anderson in an “escape only” steel cage match.
  • March 13, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Mr. Anderson defeated Samuel Shaw in a “street fight” match.
  • April 3, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Samuel Shaw defeated Mr. Anderson in a “straight jacket” match.
  • March 28, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Davey Richards defeated Samuel Shaw.
  • March 29, 2014 – TNA Live Event: Eddie Edwards defeated Samuel Shaw.
  • April 3-5, 2014 – Live Event: Mr. Anderson defeated Samuel Shaw.
  • April 27, 2014 – Sacrifice: Ken Anderson defeated Sam Shaw in a “committed match”.
  • ~~~Anderson loaded Shaw into a van and slammed the door shut.
  • May 22, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Samuel Shaw was in the psychiatric facility and received a visitor from Gunner. Gunner said he was going to help him with his obsession with Hemme and with his insanity.
  • June 26, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Samuel Shaw was released from the psychiatric facility under Gunner’s supervision.
  • July 3, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Samuel Shaw was with Mr. Anderson and Gunner and went to apologize to Christy Hemme for the past relationship.
  • July 11-12, 2014 – Live Event: Mr. Anderson defeated Samuel Shaw.
  • July 23, 2014: TNA has announced they have signed Sam Shaw to a new contract.
  • August 7, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Robbie E, Jessie G, and DJ Zema defeated Gunner, Sam Shaw, and Mr. Anderson in a 6-man tag team match.
  • August 20, 2014 – Hardcore Justice: Mr. Anderson defeated Sam Shaw in an “I Quit” match.
  • September 3, 2014 – TNA IMPACT: Bram and Magnus defeated Gunner and Sam Shaw.