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Title History

  •  IWCCW (New England) Light Heavyweight title defeating Ray Odyssey (June 5, 1991);
  • CWA (Century Wrestling Alliance) Light Heavyweight title defeating Flex Wheeler [Tournament] (January 3, 1993);
  • ECW Tag Team titles w/Kevin Sullivan defeating Tom Brandi and Tommy Dreamer (December 4, 1993);
  • ECW Television title defeating Sabu (March 6, 1994);
  • ECW Tag Team titles w/Sabu defeating Public Enemy (February 4, 1995);
  • ECW Television title defeating Shane Douglas (June 7, 1997);
  • ECW FTW title (May 14, 1998);
  • ECW Heavyweight title defeating Shane Douglas (January 10, 1999);
  • ECW FTW title defeating Sabu (March 21, 1999);
  • WWF Hardcore title defeating Crash Holly (April 2, 2000);
  • WWF Hardcore title defeating Pete Gas (April 2, 2000);
  • WWF Hardcore title defeating Perry Saturn (April 11, 2000);
  • ECW Heavyweight title defeating Mike Awesome (April 13, 2000);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Spike Dudley defeating Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley (January 7, 2002);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

  • Peter Senerca played football in his early years and did Judo competitively – he is a 3rd Dan Black Belt.
  • 1987: Peter Senerchia debuted in the world of professional wrestling as “Kid Krush”.
  • The Tasmanian Devil/The Tasmaniac worked for Tri-State Wrestling Alliance and International World Class Championship Wrestling.
  • June 5, 1991: The Tasmaniac defeated [Insert] to win the IWCCW Light Heavyweight Championship.

Eastern/Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • October 1993: Peter Senerca made his Extreme Championship Wrestling debut as “The Tazmaniac”.
  • Taz started out in ECW, wrestling in a team called “The Tazmaniacs” with Jack Chetti (brother of Chris Chetti).
  • Taz eventually went solo using the name “The Tazmaniac”.
  • December 4, 1993 – ECW: The Tazmaniac and Kevin Sullivan defeated Tommy Dreamer and Shane Douglas to win the Tag Team titles!
  • March 5, 1994 – ECW: The Tazmaniac and Kevin Sullivan defeated The Bruise Brothers to win their second Tag Team titles!
  • March 6, 1994 – ECW: The Tasmaniac defeated Sabu to win the ECW Television title.
  • ~~~~However, later that same night, Taz lost the TV title to J.T. Smith.
  • November 18, 1994 – ECW: Sabu and Taz defeated Dean Malenko and Joe Malenko in Philadelphia.
  • February 4, 1995 – ECW: The Tazmaniac and Sabu defeated The Public Enemy to capture the ECW World Tag Team titles!
  • April 13, 1997 – ECW: Taz defeated Sabu.
  • June 7, 1997: Taz defeated Shane Douglas for the ECW Television title.
  • September 11, 1997 – ECW: Taz defeated Chris Candido.
  • Hardcore Heaven 1997: Taz defeated Chris Candido.
  • November to Remember 1997: Taz defeated Pitbull #2.
  • May 14, 1998 – ECW: Taz declared himself the FTW (F*ck The World) champion.
  • January 10, 1999 – Guilty As Charged: Taz defeated Shane Douglas for the ECW Heavyweight title.
  • March 21, 1999 – Living Dangerously: Taz defeated Sabu.
  • Hardcore Heaven 1999: Taz defeated Chris Candido in 1 minute in a match scheduled to be the main event.
  • ~~~~Later in the show, Taz defeated Bubba Ray Dudley.

World Wrestling Federation:

  • September 1999: Tazz signed with the World Wrestling Federation.
  • January 2000 – Royal Rumble: Tazz (WWF debut) defeated Kurt Angle.
  • January 27, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated Joey Abs, Pete Gas, and Rodney in a handicap match.
  • February 3, 2000 – SmackDown: Kurt Angle defeated The Rock and Tazz in a 3-WAY.
  • February 13, 2000 – Tazz defeated Joey Abs.
  • February 14, 2000 – RAW: Tazz defeated Hardcore Holly by Disqualification.
  • February 17, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated Gangrel.
  • February 27, 2000 – No Way Out: Tazz defeated The Big Bossman by Disqualification.
  • February 28, 2000 – RAW: Tazz defeated Chris Benoit by Disqualification.
  • March 2, 2000 – SmackDown: Hardcore Champion Crash Holly defeated Tazz.
  • March 9, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated Kurt Angle (IC/Euro Champ) by DQ.
  • March 13, 2000 – RAW: Kurt Angle, defeated Chris Jericho and Tazz in a 3-WAY to retain the European title.
  • March 16, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz and Chris Jericho vs Kurt Angle and Bob Backlund ended in a NO CONTEST.
  • March 26, 2000 – HEAT: Chris Jericho and Tazz defeated Edge and Christian.
  • April 2, 2000 – Wrestlemania: Tazz briefly held the WWF Hardcore title during the Hardcore Battle Royal.
  • April 3, 2000 – RAW: Chris Benoit defeated Tazz to retain the Intercontinental title.
  • April 6, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz vs Perry Saturn ended in a no contest.
  • April 13, 2000 – ECW: Tazz defeated Mike Awesome (who had signed with WCW) for the ECW Heavyweight title.
  • April 13, 2000 – SD! (Taped): Tazz defeated Perry Saturn for the Hardcore title but lost it to Crash Holly.
  • April 17, 2000 – RAW: Crash Holly, defeated Tazz and Perry Saturn in a 3-WAY to retain the Hardcore title.
  • April 20, 2000 – SmackDown: Triple H (WWF Champion) defeated Tazz (ECW Champion).
  • April 27, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz and Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit and Perry Saturn.
  • April 30, 2000 – Backlash: Crash Holly beat Tazz, Hardcore Holly, Perry Saturn and the Hardyz in a Hardcore 6-WAY.
  • July 23, 2000 – Fully Loaded: Tazz defeated Al Snow by submission.
  • July 27, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated GrandMaster Sexay by DQ.
  • August 10, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz vs Crash Holly ended in a no contest.
  • August 27, 2000 – Summerslam: Jerry “The King” Lawler defeated Tazz.
  • August 31, 2000 – SmackDown: Chris Jericho defeated Tazz.
  • September 4, 2000 – RAW: Jerry Lawler and Chris Jericho defeated Tazz and Mideon.
  • September 11, 2000 – RAW: Al Snow defeated Tazz to retain the Hardcore title.
  • September 17, 2000 – HEAT: Tazz defeated The Brooklyn Brawler in a strap match.
  • September 21, 2000 – SmackDown: Chris Jericho and Jerry Lawler defeated Tazz and X-Pac by Disqualification.
  • September 24, 2000 – Unforgiven: Tazz defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler by TKO in a “Strap” match.
  • September 28, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz and Raven defeated Jerry Lawler and Chris Jericho.
  • October 2, 2000 – RAW: The Dudley Boyz and Chris Jericho defeated Tazz and Raven and X-Pac.
  • October 5, 2000 – SmackDown: Tazz and Raven defeated The Dudley Boyz by Disqualification.
  • October 12, 2000 – SmackDown: The Hardy Boyz defeated Tazz and Raven to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • October 19, 2000 – SmackDown: Hardcore Champion Steve Blackman defeated Tazz.
  • October 22, 2000 – No Mercy: The Dudleyz beat Too Cool, Chaz/DLo, Raven/Tazz and The RTC in a Tables Elimination match.
  • November 2, 2000 – SmackDown: Al Snow defeated Tazz.
  • November 13, 2000 – RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated Tazz and Raven.
  • November 16, 2000 – SmackDown: Too Cool defeated Tazz and Raven.
  • November 23, 2000 – SmackDown: Raven defeated Tazz.
  • December 10, 2000 – HEAT: Tazz defeated Crash Holly.
  • January 7, 2001 – HEAT: Tazz defeated Hardcore Champion Raven in a non-title match.
  • January 21, 2001 – HEAT: Tazz defeated K-Kwik.
  • January 21, 2001 – Royal Rumble: Tazz entered the Royal Rumble at #15 and was eliminated by Kane.
  • January 25, 2001 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated K-Kwik.
  • February 1, 2001 – SmackDown: I.C. Champion Chris Jericho defeated Tazz.
  • February 25, 2001 – HEAT: Tazz defeated Essa Rios.
  • March 26, 2001 – RAW: Tazz defeated Val Venis in a “Lumberjack” match.
  • April 1, 2001 – Wrestlemania X7: The APA and Tazz defeated The RTC (Val Venis, Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather).
  • June 4, 2001 – RAW: Rhyno defeated Tazz to advance in the King of the Ring Tournament.

World Wrestling Federation: The Alliance:

  • July 9, 2001 – RAW: Paul Heyman orchestrates a surprise ECW reunion with the following ECW Alumni:
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, Lance Storm, Mike Awesome, Tazz, Raven, Rhyno, Justin Credible, and the Dudley Boyz.
  • ~~~~Heyman says that the InVasion just got Extreme, and that ECW will take on WWF and ECW.
  • ~~~~By the end of the night it was all a set up and Paul Heyman was actually in cahoots with Shane McMahon and WCW.
  • ~~~~ECW and WCW merges into one organization! And Stephanie McMahon is announces as new ECW Owner!
  • July 12, 2001 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated Hardcore Holly.
  • July 16, 2001 – RAW: Tazz defeated William Regal by Disqualification.
  • July 19, 2001 – SmackDown: The Undertaker and Kane and Tajiri defeated The Dudley Boyz and Tazz.
  • July 22, 2001 – InVasion: Tajiri (representing the WWF) defeated Tazz (representing The Alliance).
  • July 26, 2001 – SmackDown: Edge and Christian defeated Tazz and Rhyno.
  • August 16, 2001 – SmackDown: Kurt Angle defeated Tazz.
  • August 27, 2001 – RAW: Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho defeated Rob Van Dam and Tazz..
  • September 17, 2001 – RAW: Booker T and Shane McMahon defeated Tazz in a “Handicap” match.
  • September 24, 2001 – RAW: Tazz defeated Tajiri.
  • October 1, 2001 – RAW: Tazz and Stacy Keibler defeated Tajiri and Torrie Wilson.
  • October 4, 2001 – SmackDown: Tazz defeated Tough Enough Champion Maven.
  • October 8, 2001 – RAW: The Big Show and Spike Dudley and Tazz defeated The Dudley Boyz and Tajiri.
  • October 11, 2001 – SmackDown: Tazz once again beat Tough Enough Champion Maven.
  • October 18, 2001 – SmackDown: Maven scored an upset victory over his trainer, Tazz.
  • October 25, 2001 – SmackDown: Al Snow defeated Tazz in a battle of Tough Enough trainers.
  • November 4, 2001 – HEAT: Tazz defeated Spike Dudley.
  • November 12, 2001 – RAW: Steve Austin defeated Tazz to retain the WWF Federation title.
  • November 22, 2001 – SmackDown: The Big Show defeated Tazz.
  • November 29, 2001 – SmackDown: The Undertaker defeated Tazz.
  • December 9, 2001 – HEAT: Tazz defeated Funaki.
  • December 17, 2001 – RAW: Christian defeated Tazz to retain the European championship.

World Wrestling Entertainment – Spike Dudley and Tazz:

  • December 27, 2001 – RAW: Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudleyz (Tag Champions) in a NON TITLE match.
  • January 3, 2002 – SmackDown: The Dudley Boyz defeated Tazz and Spike Dudley to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • January 7, 2002 – RAW: Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • January 10, 2002 – SmackDown: Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated Christian and Lance Storm to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • January 21, 2002 – RAW: Tazz and Spike Dudley and Rob Van Dam defeated The Dudleyz and Booker T.
  • January 24, 2002 – SmackDown: Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated Test and Albert to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • February 2, 2002 – Jakked: Tag Team Champions Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated Crash Holly and Funaki.
  • February 4, 2002 – RAW: Tazz and Spike Dudley defeated Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo and The APA in a 3-WAY.
  • February 11, 2002 – RAW: Booker T defeated Tazz.
  • February 21, 2002 SmackDown: Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo defeated Tazz and Spike Dudley to win the Tag Team titles.
  • March 2, 2002 Jakked: The Dudley Boyz defeated Tazz and Spike Dudley.
  • March 25, 2002 – RAW: Tazz defeated Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig)!
  • Tazz became a commentator on SmackDown along side Michael Cole as well as a part-time wrestler.
  • May 4, 2002 – Jakked: The Godfather defeated Tazz.

World Wrestling Entertainment: Announcer and Trainer:

  • Tazz was one of the lead trainers on the first season of WWF’s Reality TV Show “Tough Enough”.
  • April 4, 2002 – SmackDown: Tazz took an announce position on the new Vince McMahon brand of SmackDown
  • May 18, 2003 – Judgment Day: Torrie Wilson defeated Sable in a bikini contest when Tazz declared Torrie the winner!
  • May 22, 2003 – SmackDown: Sable comes out and teases Tazz, then dumps a bottle of water over his head!!
  • October 30, 2003 – SD!: Tazz was dipped in a tub of chocolate during a “Trick or Treat” contest between Torrie and Dawn Marie.
  • November 25, 2004 – SmackDown: The Big Show throws a Thanksgiving party which, of course, ends up as a big food fight.
  • ~~~The Big Show, Joy Giovanni, Josh Mathews, Tazz, Michael Cole, Tony Chimmel, and Luther Reigns were involved.
  • June 9, 2005 – SmackDown: Kurt Angle demanded Tazz chose between WWE and ECW and attacked him when he didn’t respond.
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor the ECW wrestlers.
  • ~~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW until Tazz came down and went straight after Kurt Angle!
  • ~~~~Tazz and Kurt Angle ended up on the floor where Tazz managed to get the Tazzmission on Kurt Angle!

World Wrestling Entertainment: The Return of Extreme:

  • May 29, 2006 – RAW: Jerry “The King” Lawler cut a live promo insulting ECW and called Tazz a Jerry Lawler-wannabe.
  • June 2, 2006 – SmackDown: Tazz cut a promo and challenged Jerry “The King” Lawler to a 1-on-1 at ECW One Night Stand.
  • June 5, 2006 – RAW: Jerry “The King” Lawler accepted Tazz’s challenge to a match at ECW One Night Stand the following Sunday!
  • June 7, 2006 – WWE vs ECW: Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler (for WWE) and Joey Styles and Tazz (for ECW) bickered all night long.
  • ~~~~The tension built until later in the night when Tazz and Jerry Lawler got up and started brawling and stiff punching eachother.
  • June 9, 2006 – SmackDown: Tazz stood up and confronted Michael Cole and told him he QUIT SD! to return “home” to ECW.
  • June 11, 2006 – ECW One Night Stand: Tazz defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler in a very short match with the Tazzmission!
  • June 13, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Joey Styles and Tazz opened the show and welcomed fans to debut of ECW.. “A New Breed Unleashed!”
  • November 14, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Elijah Burke replaced Tazz on commentary for one night as Tazz was out having knee surgery.
  • April 1, 2007 – Wrestlemania 23: Joey Styles and Tazz co-announced the MITB Ladder match and the ECW Originals/New Breed match.
  • June 11, 2007 – RAW: Mr. McMahon was tragically killed (in storyline) when his private limousine exploded into a huge ball of flames.
  • June 12, 2007 – ECW on Sci Fi: Joey Styles and Tazz crediting Mr. McMahon for the rebirth of ECW and he’s the reason they’re on TV.
  • June 24, 2007 – Vengeance (Night of Champions): Tazz was acknowledged and honored as a former ECW World Champion.
  • August 20, 2007 – RAW: Tazz filled in for Jerry “The King” Lawler (who was recovering from a beat-down last week).
  • April 15, 2008 – ECW on Sci Fi: Tazz hosted a Diva Dance-off with Kelly (winner!), Layla El, Eve Torres, Lena Yada and Maryse.
  • April 29, 2008 – ECW on Sci Fi: Mike Adamle walked off the set and Tazz followed him out of support for his partner.
  • May 6, 2008 – ECW: Mike Adamle publicly apologized and rejoined “The Tazz” at the announce position to provide bad commentary.
  • July 15, 2008 – ECW on Sci Fi: Tazz interviewed ECW World champion Mark Henry and his new heel manager Tony Atlas in the ring.
  • July 28, 2008 – ECW: Todd Grisham joined the ECW announce team with Tazz after Mike Adamle was promoted to G.M. of RAW.
  • August 8, 2008 – SmackDown: Tazz was moved to SD!, where he replaced Mick Foley and joined Jim Ross at the announce table.
  • April 3, 2009 – SmackDown: Tazz had his final day on the job as his contract expired and he decided not to resign with the WWE.

Total Nonstop Action – Samoa Joe’s secret adviser:

  • For months Samoa Joe spoke about a secret adviser who had stepped up to help guide his career in a better direction.
  • July 9, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Sting called out Samoa Joe and demanded to know who Joe’s “adviser” was but Joe wouldn’t say.
  • July 16, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Amazing Red defeated Samoa Joe by DQ after Joe went crazy and assaulted Red.
  • ~~~~MAIN EVENT: “Mafia Godfather” Kurt Angle vs. Sting ended in a No Contest in a Six Sides of Steel Grudge match.
  • ~~~~Samoa Joe entered the steel cage and locked the door but he was caught by Sting in the Scorpion Deathlock.
  • ~~~~The lights went out and “FTW” appeared – suddenly Joe reversed the hold and he had Sting in the Rear Naked Choke.
  • July 19, 2009 – TNA Victory Road: Samoa Joe defeated Sting by submission after the “secret adviser” Taz revealed himself.
  • July 23, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: “Notorious 187″ Homicide defeated Samoa Joe w/Taz by DQ to retain the TNA X-Division title.
  • ~~~~Samoa Joe continued the assault on Homicide until Hernandez returned to TNA to confront Joe (Taz told Joe to retreat).
  • July 30, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Hernandez defeated Samoa Joe w/Taz in what was considered an upset victory.
  • ~~~~After the match, Joe was shown throwing a fit backstage until Taz calmed him down and chased the camera away.
  • August 6, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Eric Young’s World Elite formed an unstoppable alliance with Kurt Angle’s Main Event Mafia.
  • August 16, 2009 – TNA Hard Justice: Samoa Joe w/Taz defeated Homicide to win the TNA X-Division title.

Total Nonstop Action – Mike Tenay and Taz:

  • August 20, 2009 – TNA IMPACT: Mike Tenay was joined by Taz, who replaced Don West on commentary for TNA programming.
  • July 15, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Taz became involved in a storyline when a group of former ECW wrestlers arrived on IMPACT.
  • July 29, 2010 – TNA IMPACT: Taz convinced Brother Ray to get on board. he asked Devon “are we gonna light someone on fire?”
  • August 7, 2010 – TNA Hardcore Justice: Taz cut a passionate promo to open the Pay-Per-View (in the spirit of Joey Styles).
  • February 17, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Bully Ray came out and threatened Mike Tenay until Taz stood up and told Ray to get lost!