The All-Knighters

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The All-Knighters
The All Knighters, Joey Knight and Robin Knightwing.
Tag team
Members Joey Knight
Robin Knightwing
Beth Phoenix (manager)
Name(s) The All Knighters
The All-Knighters
Heights Joey: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Robin5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Combined
weight
428 pounds (194 kg)
Joey: 200 pounds (91 kg)
Robin: 228 pounds (103 kg)
Hometown Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Former
member(s)
Kevin Grace
C.J. Lane (manager)
Debut c. 1995
Promotions FWA
NWA
OVW
WWE
Trainer Hart family
"Joey Knight" redirects here. For the American professional wrestler, see Joey Maggs.

The All-Knighters are a Canadian professional wrestling tag team consisting of real life brothers Joey Knight and Robin Knightwing. One of the top tag teams wrestling in the Canadian independent circuit during the late-1990s, The All-Knighters have also made appearances in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

Among the numerous promotions The All-Knighters have competed include Ron Hutchinson's Apocalypse Wrestling Federation, Ultimate Wrestling Alliance, Far North Wrestling, the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, Live Wrestling Entertainment, the National Wrestling Alliance, New England Championship Wrestling and World Xtreme Wrestling. They have also wrestled occasionally for World Wrestling Entertainment, most notably, their appearance at WrestleMania 23 where they were paid by Donald Trump to shave their heads. Later during the event, they accompanied The Undertaker to his match as two of his druids.

Career[edit]

Both brothers were big wrestling fans as children and after graduating high school, Joey[citation needed] and Patrick[citation needed] moved from their hometown of Fort Erie, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta and were trained in the famous Hart Family Dungeon. They were trained by Bruce, Smith, Ross and even Stu Hart himself. The boys trained for approximately 1 year before heading back to Fort Erie.

The All Knighters earliest matches took place in Calgary and for Badger State Wrestling in Wisconsin. During this time, they were managed by C.J. Lane, who later parted ways in 1999. It was in only their second match in Wisconsin where Patrick broke his ankle early in the match but continued through the match. After the match Patrick had surgery to put metal plates in his ankle and sidelined the All-Knighters career for almost a year afterwards.[citation needed]

When The All-Knighters were healed and back in action they wrestled throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom for Renegade Wrestling Alliance, United Wrestling Alliance, United States Wrestling Federation and the Frontier Wrestling alliance.[citation needed]

The All-Knighters are well known amongst Canadian wrestling fans for the feud the brothers had during their time in the Apocalypse Wrestling Federation, Ron Hutchinson's promotion that was the starting point for Edge, Christian, Trish Stratus, Gail Kim, Tracy Brookshaw and Beth Phoenix among others.

WWE Appearances[edit]

The All-Knighters first World Wrestling Entertainment appearance was on July 25, 2005. Joey and Patrick appeared on WWE Raw as ambulance drivers preparing the stretcher for the stretcher match between Edge and Kane. During the match Lita was tombstoned on the titantron ramp and the All-Knighters as the EMT's put a neck brace on Lita, secure her to a stretcher and take her back to the ambulance. Kane shows up, Takes out both All-Knighters and steals the van ending the episode of RAW.

At WrestleMania 23 in Detroit the All-Knighters were hired by WWE to be Donald Trump's head shaving testers. Trump claimed he has never used hair trimmers before and wanted to make sure he would be able to do it right if he were victorious in the famed Hair vs Hair match involving Trump and Vince McMahon. The boys were paid to have their heads shaved by Trump, only Joey got the hair cut, Patrick was spared. Later that night the boys appeared as Druids for The Undertaker's entrance. Since then The All-Knighters have had many tryout matches with the WWE.

Recent years[edit]

The All-Knighters currently live in Tampa, Florida wrestling in the Florida-area, Chicago and making multiple trips to the United Kingdom. In the UK Robin has made multiple month long tours, wrestling for the UWA. Joey has toured less often, but has made several UK tours. While touring with UWA they would also make occasional appearances for WAW and LWE. They also have had small parts in various movies and television ads such as The Dukes of Hazzard, The Dark Knight, The Express, Style By Jury and many other appearances.

In 2006, Joey appeared in the "Cryme Tyme" training video. He is a preppy white boy who takes a wrong turn and ends up in "the Hood" to be taken out by Cryme Tyme.

Patrick is working on a cruise ship and is wrestling matches with Apocalypse Wrestling Federation.[1]

Joey is currently living in Florida and makes trips back to Canada to wrestle for Apocalypse Wrestling Federation.[2] Joey was married to Beth Phoenix and they have since divorced in 2010.[3]

In 2013 Joey returned to England wrestling for Best of British Wrestling[4] on their annual summer tour and will be returning for 2014.

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Badger State Wrestling
    • BSW Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked Robin Knightwing # 323 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2005.
    • PWI ranked Joey Knight # 334 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2005.

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