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G.Q. Status

Title History


  • ASWA Tag Team titles w/Random Pain ();
  • OCW Tag Team titles ();
  • OCW Heavyweight title -first ever- ();
  • XXX-Treme Tag Team titles w/Even Stevens ();
  • XXX Heavyweight title ();
  • MCW Tag Team titles w/Even Stevens ();
  • MCW Heavyweight title ();


Career Highlights


  • G.Q. Status wrestled as “Rex Rootin'” in a tag team known as The Rootin’ Tootin’ Buckaroos..
  • December of 2005, GQ Status faced Raven in Athens, Georgia when MCW ran their first show in the Deep South.
  • In January of 2006, GQ Status and his partner, Gorgeous Gino (The Status Symbols) made in Steel Valley Wrestling on the Ohio/West Virginia border, facing Joe Joe Little and Rick Carter. They since became regulars in the area.
  • In March of 2006 GQ Status announced the return of MCW wrestling for May 19 at the Canton Civic Arena, where the WWF, NWA and before that, the Sheik used to run, as well as MCW (drawing over 2000 each show, not bad for an indy group with no tv) before GQ bought the promotion from former promoter Shasta McNasty.
  • When MCW returned to action after a lengthy absence, in October of 2007, GQ Status turned on his once popular tag team partner, Even Steven, in Navarre, Ohio, building into a main event feud. In their first encoutner since the turn, Steven beat GQ in a Tables/Ladders/Chairs-hardcore bout, but there will be many more to come.
  • November 11, 2006–Ohio Championship Wrestling: Jeff “Big Guns” Cannon defeated GQ Status in a Texas Bullrope match 
  • Made debut against Crazy in Lexington, Ohio on December 19, 1997 for ASWA.
  • Mick Foley guest referee’s a hardcore match with Random Pain against Toby Klein/Crazy for ASWA tag titles in Mansfield, OH. G.Q. Status and Random Pain form the “Status Symbols”.
  • “Status Symbols” win ASWA Team Titles against Brain Damage and Deranged.
  • Won 3-way Tag as “Status Symbols” against Jimmie Lee/Big Zed & Brain Damage/Deranged.
  • Assist Demolition Ax (Bill Eadie) to defeat ASWA’s Lou Marconi.
  • G.Q. Status/Even Stevens def Sweet Stevie Lee/Jay Pumper in a TLC match to win XXXTreme Tag Team Titles in Canton, Oh.
  • G.Q. Status/Even Stevens lose XXXTreme Tag Titles to Jay Pumper/Jebediah Yoder in a casket match.
  • G.Q. Status/Even Stevens have hardcore feud with Brain Damage/Shasta.
  • G.Q. Status wins XXXTreme Heavyweight Title in Canton, OH from Jeff Cannon.
  • “Status Symbols” win OCW (Ohio Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles in Coshocton, OH against Sweet Stevie Lee/Jay Pumper.
  • G.Q. Status wins OCW’s first Heavyweight Title in Inaugural Tournament against WrathChyld, Mr. Insanity Toby Klein, and Matt Mason.
  • G.Q. Status feuds with Toby Klein for the OCW Heavyweight title.
  • “Status Symbols” win MCW Tag Team Titles against Chris Kole/Shane Sensation
  • G.Q. Status brings MCW to invade OCW and wins back OCW Heavyweight title from Toby Klein.
  • G.Q. Status loses OCW Heavyweight Title to Jeff Cannon in Coshocton, OH in a steel cage match.
  • G.Q. Status begins to assist Shasta in running the MCW indy company at the Canton Civic Center.
  • MCW runs the first of their many Canton Civic Center shows, drawing over 2,000. G.Q. Status commentates, along with special guest Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.
  • MCW continues to run the Canton Civic Center bringing in names such as Bret “Hitman” Hart, Jerry Lawler, Dusty Rhodes, The Legion of Doom, Dudley Boys, Mick Foley, D-Lo Brown, Bull Buchanan, Brian Lawler, Honky Tonk Man, Jeff Jarrett, A.J. Styles, Sabu, Abdullah the Butcher, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Greg the Hammer Valentine, Al Snow, Ivory, Disco Inferno, David Flair.
  • G.Q. Status defs Doink the Clown at the Canton Civic Center.
  • Hacksaw Jim Duggan defs. G.Q. Status/Nigel McGuiness in a handicap match at the Canton Civic Center.
  • Hacksaw Jim Duggan defs. G.Q. Status at the Alliance Armory for MCW.
  • Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka with guest referee Mick Foley defs. G.Q. Status at the Canton Civic Center.
  • Greg the Hammer Valentine defs G.Q. Status at the Canton Civic Center.
  • December of 2005, GQ Status faced Raven in Athens, Georgia when MCW ran their first show in the Deep South. Also on the show was Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell.

    Dale Pierce wrote: In 2005, GQ Status formed The Status Symbols tag team with Gorgeous Gino, formerly known as Cruz Sangrada, with whom he had earlier done a feud. They became regulars under management of The Time Traveler, for a number of indy groups in the Ohio/West Virginia area Many years before, proving it a small worlds, GQ Status was a mark in the audience at a card outside Dayton in 1999, in which he saw The Time Traveler and Rainbow (Rainbow’s last card before retiring) appearing as managers. In 2006, GQ Status purchased the MCW (Main Event Championship Wrestling) which had drawn large crowds at The Canton Civic Arena and other venues, from promoter Shasta, becoming the new promoter for this office.



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Trained By

Kid Collins
Jimmy Lee
Toby Klein


December 19, 1997


June 14, 1977


Columbus, Ohio





240 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Fashion Statement
Stock Market Crash

Favorite Move(s)

The Leg Drop
Russian Leg Sweep
Knee Lift
Power slam
Elbow smash
The Bulldog

Notable Feuds

Adam & Brian O
Jimmy Snuka
Mick Foley
Michael Blade
Joe Joe Little
Even Stevens
Rick Carter
Michael Blade
Chris Kole
The Patriot
Even Steven
Jim Duggan
Greg Valentine
Honky Tonk Man
Brain Damage
Toby Klein
Jeff Cannon
Jebediah Yoder
Justin Diaz
Cody Hawk
Stevie Lee
The Blue Ghost