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Joey Ryan

Joey Ryan

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Joey Ryan is one of the six founders of SoCal promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, collectively known as the “PWG Six”. He began in PWG as part of the X-Foundation with Funky Billy Kim and “The Professional” Scott Lost. They teamed together at PWG’s first show, losing to the team of Adam Pearce, Hardcore Kidd, and Al Katrazz. Joey Ryan then took part in the Badass Mother 3000 tournament to determine the first PWG Champion. Ryan made it to the finals, but lost to Frankie Kazarian. Joey Ryan then teamed with Scott Lost in the Tango & Cash Invitational tournament for the PWG Tag Team Championship. They made it to the semi-finals, but lost to Super Dragon and American Dragon. Ryan and Lost won the titles at the next show, but lost them in their first defense against Quicksilver and Chris Bosh. Ryan continued teaming with the X-Foundation, and regained the tag team titles with Scott Lost on June 19, 2004 at Rocktoberfest. Problems began within the X-Foundation, leading to a ladder match between Joey Ryan and Scott Lost for the titles. Scott Lost won the match and chose Chris Bosh as his new partner. At Use Your Illusion 4, Ryan lost a 60 Minute Iron Man match to Super Dragon.

Ryan then had a brief absence from PWG. When he returned, he began teaming with Scott Lost and Chris Bosh, which lead many to question his actions. He would then set out to prove that he is the best technical wrestler. He challenged and defeated many wrestlers who are known to have great technical skills, such as Rocky Romero, Alex Shelley, Chris Hero, and Claudio Castagnoli. Though he won the matches, Ryan had to cheat and use help from Lost or Bosh to win, since he would usually be outwrestled each match. It was around this time that Ryan changed his appearance to resemble Tom Selleck from Magnum, P.I., which included a big moustache. He even changed his finisher name from the Duff Drop to the Moustache Ride. At Chanukah Chaos (The C’s Are Silent), Joey Ryan beat Kevin Steen for the PWG Championship after Super Dragon gave Steen two Psycho Drivers. He made his first defense at CZW’s Cage of Death 7 against El Generico. Ryan began defeating a number of wrestlers using some under handed tactic or a sheer stroke of luck on his behalf. Some of the wrestlers he has defeated include Chris Kanyon, Human Tornado, Chris Bosh, A.J. Styles, Kevin Steen, Emil Sitoci, Jonny Storm, Chris Sabin, Super Dragon, Necro Butcher, Franky Kazarian, Davey Richards, and B-Boy. Ryan became the longest reigning champion, and made the title a World title in the process by defending it in Europe.

He went on to form a stable known as The Dynasty, consisting of himself, Scorpio Sky, Scott Lost, and Chris Bosh. The four screwed the then PWG Tag Team Champs Super Dragon and Davey Richards, ending their dominant reign as tag champs. Joey would proceed to give Super Dragon a Mustache Ride through two tables, putting Dragon on the shelf. After holding the PWG title for a little over a year, winning usually due to cheating and interference, Ryan lost the title to Human Tornado on January 13, 2007. On January 27, 2008 Ryan and Scott Lost became PWG Tag Team Champions after the titles were stripped of Super Dragon and Davey Richards. They eventually lost the belts to El Generico and Kevin Steen at 1.21 Gigiwatts.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Ryan has appeared in several matches for the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), competing in losing efforts against Rosey, Sylvain Grenier, The Gymini, Mark Henry, John Morrison, Super Crazy and two times against The Big Show. He was shown during a vignette for the Floyd Mayweather vs. The Big Show bout at WrestleMania XXIV. The video of him was from SmackDown when he faced The Big Show a few weeks earlier. He is also featured in The Big Show’s titantron entrance video.

Championships and accomplishments

* Alternative Wrestling Show

* AWS Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Scott Lost[1]

* California Wrestling Alliance

* CWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Lost

* National Wrestling Alliance

* NWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Karl Anderson

* Pacific Coast Wrestling

* PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
* PCW Maximum Championship (1 time)
* PCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Lost

* Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

* PWG World Championship (1 time)[2]
* PWG Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Scott Lost

* Pro Wrestling Illustrated

* PWI ranked him # 183 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008
* PWI ranked him # 224 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2007
* PWI ranked him # 288 of the 500 best singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2006

* SoCalUncensored.com

* Southern California Tag Team of the Year (2002) with Scott Lost
* Southern California Match of the Year (2004) vs. Super Dragon, October 23, 2004
* Southern California Wrestler of the Year (2006)

* World Class Wrestling Alliance

* WCWA California Championship (1 time)
* WCWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Lost[3]

* World Power Wrestling

* WPW Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
* WPW Hardcore Championship (1 time)
* WPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Scott Lost