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Don Callis

[Cyrus GALLERY]

Title History

  • BCW Tag Title title w/Terry Taylor;
  • WFWA Canadian Heavyweight title;
  • IWA International title;
  • All-Africa Mid-Heavyweight title;

Career History

Wrestling in Canada:

  • Don Callis was a very accomplished wrestler in Canada before turning his attention to managerial services..
  • Don Callis (wrestling as Don Casablancas) formed a tag team with Rick Martel known as “The Super Models”..
  • Don Callis & Rick Martel pitched the idea of bringing “The Super Models” to the WWF and negotiated but it never panned out..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • October 3, 1997 – House Show: Jim Neidhart defeated The General.
  • Don Callis became known as “The Jackal”, managing the Truth Commission and later, the Human Oddities..
  • October 11, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Disciples Of Apocalypse (8-Ball and Skull) defeated The Truth Commission (The Interrogator and The Jackyl) by disqualification.
  • October 13, 1997 – RAW is WAR: The Disciples Of Apocalypse (8-Ball and Skull) (w/Chainz & Crush) defeated The Truth Commission (Recon and Sniper) (w/Jackyl & The Interrogator) by disqualification.
  • October 25-26, 1997 – House Show: The Jackyl defeated Salvatore Sincere.
  • October 27, 1997 – IWA: The Natural defeated Jim Brunzell.
  • October 31, 1997 – House Show: The Jackyl defeated Brakus.
  • November 2, 1997 – House Show: Brakus defeated The Jackyl.
  • November 9, 1997 – Survivor Series: The Truth Commission (Jackyl, Recon, Sniper and The Interrogator) defeated The Disciples Of Apocalypse (8-Ball, Chainz, Crush and Skull) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 10, 1997 – RAW is WAR: The Head Bangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeated The Truth Commission (Recon and Sniper) (w/Jackyl & The Interrogator).
  • November 22, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Truth Commission (The Interrogator and The Jackyl) defeated Dan Dalton and Donny Rude.
  • November 27, 1997 – IWA: The Natural defeated Paul Marcoux.
  • November 29, 1997 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Interrogator (w/The Jackyl) defeated The Hardy Boyz (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy).
  • January 3, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The New Blackjacks (Blackjack Bradshaw and Blackjack Windham) defeated The Truth Commission (Recon and Sniper) (w/The Jackyl) by disqualification.
  • January 5, 1998 – RAW is WAR: The Disciples Of Apocalypse (8-Ball and Skull) defeated The Truth Commission (Recon and Sniper) (w/The Jackyl).
  • January 10, 1998 – Shotgun Saturday Night: The Jackyl defeated Scott Taylor.
  • January 28, 1998 – IWA: The Jackyl defeated Glen Kulka.
  • February 23, 1998 – RAW is WAR: The Truth Commission (Kurrgan, Recon and Sniper) (w/The Jackyl) defeated The Disciples Of Apocalypse (8-Ball, Chainz and Skull).
  • April 3, 1998 – BCW: Scott D’Amore defeated Jackyl.
  • August 11, 1999 – RCW: The Jackyl defeated Dez Reznor.
  • December 4, 1999 – NHB: Jackyl defeated Tim Reznor.
  • February 12, 2000 – NHB: Jackyl defeated Tamara. Jackyl defeated Johnny Malibu.
  • September 21, 2000 – NHB: Cyrus defeated Tim Proven.

Extreme Championship Wrestling:

  • Don Callis popped up in ECW as “Cyrus” acting as announcer and TNN “Network Representative”..
  • ~~~Cyrus formed a faction known as The Network, with Rhyno, Steve Corino, Tajiri and others..
  • October 1, 2000 – ECW Anarchy Rules: Joel Gertner defeated Cyrus.
  • January 7, 2001 – ECW Guilty As Charged: Cyrus and Jerry Lynn defeated Christian York and Joey Matthews.

Independent Circuit:

  • April 8, 2001 – TRCW: Cyrus and Shane Madison defeated Donny DiCaprio and Will Damon.
  • July 5, 2001 – TRCW: Donny DiCaprio and Will Damon defeated Cyrus and TJ Bratt.
  • July 14, 2001 – BCW: Disco Inferno and Jim Duggan defeated Cyrus and Scott D’Amore.
  • September 28, 2001 – NHB: Cyrus defeated Dr. Luther.
  • October 10, 2001 – BCW: Cyrus defeated Terry Taylor. Cyrus and Terry Taylor defeated Jack Damage and Tyson Dux to win the tag team titles.
  • October 27-28, 2001 – POW: Crash Crimson and Cyrus The Virus defeated Max Fiend and Vance Nevada.
  • November 27, 2001 – BCW: Cyrus and Terry Taylor defeated Jack Damage and Tyson Dux to retain the tag team titles.
  • January 23, 2002 – BCW: Nova, Simon Diamond and Tornado defeated Cyrus, Johnny Swinger and Terry Taylor.
  • January 30, 2002 – NHB: Don Callis and Terry Taylor defeated Dr. Luther and Johnny Swinger.
  • March 12, 2002 – BCW: Sabu and Scott D’Amore defeated Cyrus and Terry Taylor by disqualification. Cyrus & Taylor retains the tag team titles. Simon Diamond defeated Cyrus.
  • April 26, 2002 – NHB: Cyrus defeated Terry Taylor.
  • May 4, 2002 – BCW: Cyrus The Virus and Terry Taylor defeated Gutter and Hacker to retain the tag team titles.
  • August 15, 2002 – BCW: Cyrus and Terry Taylor defeated El Tornado and Tyson Dux to retain the tag team titles.
  • January 11, 2003 – MAW: Lauden Payne and The Jackyl defeated Hype Gotti and Jayden Draigo.
  • April 25, 2003 – NHB: Cyrus defeated Shane Douglas in a steel cage match.
  • July 24, 2003 – BCW 10th Year Anniversary Show: Bobby Clancy, Mickey Doyle and Scott D’Amore defeated Chris Pillon, Cyrus and Denny Kass.
  • August 6, 2003 – POW: Cyrus and Wavell Starr defeated Apocalypse and El Asesino.
  • August 7, 2003 – POW: Cyrus and Wavell Starr defeated Apocalypse and Jerry Lynn.
  • August 8, 2003 – POW: Cyrus defeated Dice Steele.
  • August 9, 2003 – POW: Cyrus and Wavell Starr defeated Apocalypse and Dice Steele.
  • August 10, 2003 – POW: Apocalypse and Honey Dipper Dan defeated Cyrus and Juggernaut.
  • September 4, 2003 – POW: Cyrus defeated Ozz. Dice Steele, Ozz and Ricky Solar defeated Crash Crimson, Cyrus and Kerry Brown.
  • November 30, 2003 – PWA: Chris Steele, Don Callis and The Highlander vs. Johnny Devine, Juggernaut and Rick Vain ended in a no contest.

NWA: Total Nonstop Action:

  • July 9, 2003 – TNA: Sandman accepts the Hard 10 Cup, and is attacked by Don Callis & Edward Chastaine (aka Iceberg)..
  • July 16, 2003 – TNA: Don Callis cuts a promo and claims that the fans don’t want hardcore wrestling any more..
  • July 23, 2003 – TNA: Don Callis gives an interview and stats that fans are tired of seeing scantily clad women fight..
  • August 6, 2003 – TNA: Don Callis bans Jerry Lynn from the building and gives him the night off..
  • August 27, 2003 – TNA: Don Callis said his obsession is not with Jerry Lynn, it’s with people following the rules..
  • January 14, 2004 – TNA: Don Callis’ feud with NWA rep Erik Watts comes to a head when he threatens to quit if Watts isn’t fired!
  • January 21, 2004 – TNA: Don Callis brings Jonny Fairplay into NWA: Total Nonstop Action..
  • January 28, 2004 – TNA: Don Callis defeated Erik Watts in a “Loser Quits” match when Goldylocks turned on Watts at the end!
  • Don Callis left TNA after accepting a full time job outside of the wrestling business..
  • June 10, 2005 – Hardcore Homecoming: Joey Styles & Cryus were the scheduled announcers, but Joel Gertner attacked Cyrus!
  • December 5, 2017: Impact Wrestling, announced Callis as the promotion’s new executive vice president, alongside Scott D’Amore.
  • April 22, 2018: Callis featured as the color commentator for the Impact Wrestling PPV “Impact Wrestling Redemption” as well as the following episode of Impact.
  • Don Callis is a commentator on the IMPACT Wrestling team.
  • March 30, 2019 – PCW: Sweet And Tasty (Bobby Schink & Travis Cole) and Don Callis defeated Chris Stevens, Donny DiCaprio and Kenny Omega.
  • December 2, 2020 – AEW Dynamite #62: Don Callis helped Kenny Omega win the AEW World title against Jon Moxley. After the match they ran from the arena and said they will be at IMPACT Wrestling next week.
  • December 8, 2020 – IMPACT WRestling: Josh Mathews interviews Kenny Omega & Don Callis.
  • December 9, 2020 – AEW Dynamite #63: Kenny Omega with Don Callis makes a huge announcement.
  • December 12, 2020 – IMPACT Wrestling Final Resolution (Taped): Kenny Omega with Don Callis reunites with Karl Anderson.
  • December 15, 2020 – IMPACT Wrestling: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers takes out Rich Swann.
  • December 16, 2020 – AEW Dynamite #64: Kenny Omega w Don Callis Joey Janela w Sonny Kiss in a no disqualification match to retain the World title.
  • January 5, 2021 – IMPACT Wrestling: Kenny Omega with Don Callis sends a message to Rich Swann & The Motor City Machine Guns.
  • January 6, 2021 – AEW Dynamite #67 – New Year’s Smash: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Rey Fenix to retain the World title. The Good Brothers invaded and attacked Rey Fenix, The Good Brothers and The Young Bucks with Kenny Omega reformed the group Bullet Club.
  • January 7, 2021–AEW Dynamite #68 – New Year’s Smash: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) w Don Callis defeated Danny Limelight & The Varsity Blondes (Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison).
  • January 16, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling Hard To Kill: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) w Don Callis defeated Chris Sabin, Moose and Rich Swann.
  • February 3, 2021–AEW Dynamite #71 Beach Break: The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) and Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Death Triangle (PAC & Rey Fenix) and Jon Moxley.
  • March 7, 2021–AEW Revolution: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Jon Moxley in a exploding barbed wire death match.
  • March 12, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling: Don Callis & Kenny Omega speaks at the IMPACT Zone.
  • March 24, 2021–AEW Dynamite #78: Kenny Omega defeated Matt Sydal w Mike Sydal in a eliminator match to retain the World title.
  • April 22, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling: Kenny Omega & Don Callis have a final message for Rich Swann.
  • April 25, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion: Kenny Omega w Doc Gallows, Don Callis & Karl Anderson defeated Rich Swann w Eddie Edwards & Willie Mack to win the IMPACT Wrestling World title and retaining the AEW World title.
  • May 30, 2021–AEW Double or Nothing: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated PAC and Orange Cassidy in a 3-way match to retain the World title.
  • June 12, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling Against All Odds: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Moose to retain the World title.
  • June 26, 2021–AEW Dynamite #91 – Saturday Night Dynamite: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Jungle Boy to retain the World title.
  • July 1, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling: Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) w Don Callis defeated Chris Sabin, Moose and Sami Callihan.
  • July 17, 2021–IMPACT Wrestling Slammiversary: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Sami Callihan in a death match to retain the World title.
  • August 13, 2021–AEW Rampage #1: Christian Cage defeated Kenny Omega w Don Callis to win the IMPACT Wrestling World title.
  • September 5, 2021–AEW All Out: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Christian Cage to retain the World title.
  • November 13, 2021–AEW Full Gear: Adam Page defeated Kenny Omega w Don Callis to win the World title.
  • November 19, 2022 – AEW Full Gear: Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Brandon Cutler & MT Nakazawa & Don Callis 1-0 in a best of 7 series.
  • November 23, 2022 – AEW Dynamite #164: Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Brandon Cutler & MT Nakazawa & Don Callis 2-0 in a best of 7 series.
  • November 30, 2022 – AEW Dynamite #165: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Brandon Cutler & MT Nakazawa & Don Callis defeated Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix). The Series is now 2-1.
  • December 14, 2022 – AEW Dynamite #167: Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) [3] defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis to take a 3-1 lead in the best of 7 series.
  • December 21, 2022 – AEW Dynamite #168: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis defeated Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) to take a 3-2 lead in the best of 7 series.
  • December 28, 2022 – AEW Dynamite #169: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis defeated Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) to even up the best of 7 series at 3-3.
  • January 11, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #171: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis defeated Death Triangle (PAC, Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) to win the best of 7 and win the World Trios tag team titles.
  • Kenny Omega has not competed since winning the trios titles due to visa issues, talk about bad luck.
  • February 3, 2023 – AEW Rampage #80: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis defeated The Firm (Ethan Page, Isiah Kassidy and Matt Hardy) to retain the World Trios titles.
  • February 8, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #170: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis defeated AR Fox & Top Flight (Dante Martin and Darius Martin) to retain the World Trios titles.
  • February 17, 2023 – AEW Rampage #83: The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis defeated AR Fox & Top Flight (Dante Martin and Darius Martin) to retain the World Trios titles.
  • March 5, 2023 – AEW Rampage: The House Of Black (Brody King, Buddy Matthews and Malakai Black) w Julia Hart defeated The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) w Don Callis to win the World Trios titles.
  • March 22, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #181: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated El Hijo del Vikingo in a non-title match.
  • March 29, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #182: Kenny Omega w Don Callis defeated Jeff Cobb to retain the IWGP United States heavyweight title.
  • April 26, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #186: Kenny Omega and Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated The Butcher And The Blade (The Blade and The Butcher) w Kip Sabian w Penelope Ford.
  • May 10, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #188: Jon Moxley defeated Kenny Omega w Don Callis in a steel cage match. Don Callis turned on Kenny Omega in a shocking turn of events.
  • May 17, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #189: Don Callis says why he turned on Kenny Omega.
  • May 31, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #191: Don Callis says he is starting a new family to take out The Elite our of All Elite Wrestling.
  • June 7, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #192: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Damon Ace.
  • June 16, 2023 – AEW Rampage #97 (Taped): Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Bandido.
  • July 14, 2023 – AEW Rampage #101: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Mentallo.
  • August 2, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #200: Chris Jericho & Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated The Jericho Appreciation Society (Daniel Garcia & Sammy Guevara).
  • August 16, 2023 – AW Dynamite #202: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis attacks Chris Jericho.
  • September 3, 2023 – AEW All Out: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Kenny Omega.
  • October 1, 2023 – AEW WrestleDream: The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara & Will Ospreay) defeated Chris Jericho & Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi).
  • October 4, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #209 – Anniversary Show: Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega defeated Konosuke Takeshita and Kyle Fletcher w Don Callis.
  • October 18, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #211: The Don Callis family & new recruit Powerhouse Hobbs address Chris Jericho!
  • November 15, 2023 – AEW Dynamite #215: Kota Ibushi, Paul Wight & The Golden Jets (Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega) defeated Brian Cage & The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita, Kyle Fletcher and Powerhouse Hobbs) in a street fight. Powerhouse Hobbs slams Paul Wight on a car and puts him out of action.
  • December 1, 2023 – AEW Rampage #119 (Taped): The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita, Kyle Fletcher & Powerhouse Hobbs) w Don Callis defeated Jah-C, Kit Sackett & Renny D.
  • December 8, 2023 – AEW Rampage #120 (Taped): The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita and Powerhouse Hobbs) w Kyle Fletcher defeated Christopher Daniels and Matt Sydal.
  • December 30, 2023 – AEW World Ends: Chris Jericho, Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara and Sting defeated Big Bill, Ricky Starks & The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita and Powerhouse Hobbs) w Don Callis.
  • January 10, 2024 – AEW Dynamite #223: Darby Allin and Sting defeated The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita and Powerhouse Hobbs) w Don Callis.
  • February 7, 2024 – AEW Dynamite #227: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis & Powerhouse Hobbs defeated Chris Jericho.
  • March 15, 2024 – AEW Rampage #136: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Komander.
  • March 20, 2024 – AEW Rampage #137: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Rocky Romero.
  • March 20, 2024 – AEW Rampage #137: Best Friends (Orange Cassidy and Trent Beretta) defeated The Don Callis Family (Kyle Fletcher and Powerhouse Hobbs) w Don Callis.
  • March 27, 2024 – AEW Dynamite #234: Swerve Strickland defeated Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis.
  • April 3, 2024 – AEW Dynamite: Will Ospreay faces off against Powerhouse Hobbs.
  • April 13, 2024 – AEW Collision: Blackpool Combat Club (Bryan Danielson and Claudio Castagnoli) defeated The Don Callis Family (Kyle Fletcher and Powerhouse Hobbs) w Don Callis.
  • May 22, 2024 – AEW Dynamite #242: Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis defeated Matt Sydal.
  • May 26, 2024 – AEW Double or Nothing: Jon Moxley defeated Konosuke Takeshita w Don Callis in a IWGP World title eliminator match to retain the IWGP World heavyweight title.
  • May 29, 2024 – AEW Dynamite: Don Callis offers Orange Cassidy a contract to the Don Callis family.
  • June 12, 2024 – AEW Dynamite #245: Roderick Strong & The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita and Kyle Fletcher) w Don Callis defeated Kyle O’Reilly, Mark Briscoe and Orange Cassidy.
  • June 19, 2024 – AEW Dynamite #246: Dante Martin, Kyle O’Reilly, Mark Briscoe and Orange Cassidy defeated Roderick Strong, The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita & Kyle Fletcher) and Zack Sabre Jr. w Don Callis.
  • June 30, 2024 – AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door: Don Callis tried to help Will Ospreay in winning the AEW World title, though he refused and failed.
Updated: July 3, 2024 @ 8:35 am

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Trained By

Tony Condello

Debut

1989

Birthday

October 13, 1963

Hometown

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Gender

Male

Height

6'2"

Weight

210 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Top Rope Knee Drop

Favorite Move(s)

Figure Four Leglock,
The Superkick,
The Claw Hold,
Football Tackle

Notable Feuds

Rick Martel (1994),
Joel Gertner (ECW/2001),
Jerry Lynn (TNA),
Erik Watts (TNA)

Status

Living