|Birth name||Andrew Warner|
June 1, 1967 |
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Scoot Andrews|
|Billed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Billed weight||219 lb (99 kg)|
|Trained by||Larry Hamilton
|Debut||September 24, 1994|
|Retired||February 26, 2005|
After debuting in 1994, Andrew competed for numerous independent promotions throughout his career. Throughout the 1990s he competed in Southeastern independent promotions including Florida Championship Wrestling, Maryland Championship Wrestling, East Coast Wrestling Association, and the National Wrestling Alliance as one half of Naturally Marvellous with Mike Sullivan. He also had a short stint in the World Wrestling Federation during 2001 appearing several times on WWF Jakked and Metal and WWF Sunday Night Heat and again during 2003 and 2004 on WWE Raw and SmackDown. During the early 2000s, he wrestled for Full Impact Pro and Ring of Honor. He continued to compete for independent promotions until his retirement in 2005.
Professional wrestling career
After being trained by Hack Meyers and Larry Hamilton, Andrews made his professional wrestling debut on September 24, 1994 in a match against Damian Lee. Throughout the 1990s, Andrews competed for a multitude of professional wrestling promotions, including Florida Championship Wrestling, Maryland Championship Wrestling, East Coast Wrestling Association, and the National Wrestling Alliance as one half of Naturally Marvellous with Mike Sullivan.
In early 2000, Andrews competed in the annual ECWA Super 8 Tournament defeating Trent Acid and Chad Collyer before losing to Christopher Daniels in the finals in Newport, Delaware on February 26 (he would again face Daniels at the APW King of the Indies Tournament losing to him in the semi-finals on December 30). He also appeared in Ted DiBiase's short lived WXO promotion that same year, appearing in several televised events, and was voted Florida's Wrestler of the Year. At the end of 2000 and beginning of 2001, he made numerous appearances for the World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), on WWF Jakked, losing to wrestlers including Essa Rios and Crash Holly. Shortly after his appearances on WWF Jakked, he returned to IPW, and on January 13, 2001, Andrews defeated Seijin Akki and Naphtali to win the IPW Light Heavyweight Championship, a title he held until May 19, when he lost it to Akki. He also won the promotions Television title before losing it to A.J. Styles on November 24, 2001.
He made further appearance for WWE at the start of 2002, competing on WWE Heat, where he and Michael Shane lost to Tommy Dreamer and Spike Dudley. As well as this, he appeared on Ring of Honor's first ever show, The Era of Honor Begins, on February 23, 2002, losing a singles match against Xavier. He continued competing in independent promotions throughout the rest of 2002, 2003, and 2004, occasionally wrestling in dark matches or on WWE Velocity for WWE. In 2004, he mainly competed for Full Impact Pro and NWA Florida, and on September 4, 2004, Andrews, being managed by SoCal Val, defeated Lex Lovett to win the Florida version of the NWA Southern Heavyweight Championship. He later dropped the Championship back to Lovett on October 9, 2004. At the start of 2005, Andrews was involved in a feud with The Heartbreak Express, consisting of Sean and Phil Davis, taking them on in tag team matches with a number of different opponents. He then moved into a quick feud with Antonio Banks, before announcing his retirement at a NWA Florida show on February 26, 2005.
Championships and accomplishments
- Caribbean Championship Wrestling
- CCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Championship Wrestling from Florida
- Coastal Championship Wrestling
- Florida State Professional Wrestling Association
- FSPWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- FSPWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Hack Meyers
- Florida Wrestling Alliance
- Independent Professional Wrestling
- IPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- IPW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Insane Wrestling Alliance
- IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Jason Hexx
- Maximum Pro Wrestling
- MXPW Television Championship (1 time)
- Midwest Championship Wrestling
- MCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #114 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 2002
- Renegade Championship Wrestling
- Southern Championship Wrestling
- SCW Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Southeastern Championship Wrestling
- SECW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Thunder Wrestling Federation
- TWF Television Championship (3 times)
In popular culture
- Warner is one of several independent wrestlers referenced in the 2005 novel Backyard Empire: Inspired by a True Story by Alex Hutchinson.
- NWA Florida: Rage in the Cage. Perf. Scoot Andrews. DVD. NWA Florida, 2004.
- Takedown Masters. Perf. Scoot Andrews. DVD. Ring of Honor, 2004.
- Ring of Honor: The Era of Honor Begins. Perf. Scoot Andrews. DVD. Ring of Honor, 2004.
- Best of IPW Hardcore Wrestling, Vol. 1 Perf. Scoot Andrews. DVD. IPW Wrestling, 2006.
- McNeill, Pat. The Tables All Were Broken: McNeill's Take On The End Of Professional Wrestling As We Know It. Lincoln: iUniverse, 2002. ISBN 0-595-22404-0
- Burkholder, Denny (2002-02-28). "Black History Month: Pro Wrestling's Black Stars, Part 4". WrestleLine.com.
- "Scoot Andrews". Online World of Wrestling. Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-19.
- "Scoot Andrews Says 'Good-bye!'". ProWrestlingDaily.com. 2005-02-24.
- "Florida Championship Wrestling: Scoot Andrews". FCWwrestling.com. July 2001.
- "Maryland Championship Wrestling: Scoot Andrews". MarylandWrestling.com. May 2006.
- Milner, John (2005-02-18). "Bios - A.J. Syles". SLAM! Wrestling.
- "The Era of Honor Begins- Philadelphia, PA 2/23/02". Ring of Honor. 2002-02-23. Retrieved April 6, 2012.
- "Full Impact Pro: Scoot Andrews". FullImpactPro.com. September 2006.
- "ECWA Hall of Fame Inductees". ECWAprowrestling. February 2005.
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Oliver, Earl (2002). "Florida Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories.
- "N.W.A. Florida Heavyweight Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "N.W.A. Florida Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- "N.W.A. Southern Heavyweight Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003.
- Dupree, Jim (2005). "East Coast Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories.
- "Future of Wrestling Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories. 2002.
- Westcott, Brian; Kriss Knights (2003). "Independent Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories.