Chaotic Wrestling

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Chaotic Wrestling
Acronym CW
Founded 2000
Style Professional wrestling
Headquarters Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Founder(s) Jamie Jamikowski
Owner(s) Jamie Jamikowski
Website ChaoticWrestling.com

Chaotic Wrestling (CW) is an American independent wrestling promotion owned by Jamie Jamitkowski and operating throughout New England, with its home base in both Woburn, Massachusetts and Lowell, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

The Chaotic Wrestling roster is composed mainly of independent wrestlers and established veterans from major wrestling promotions. Chaotic Wrestling has run events every two or three weeks since opening in 2000.[1] In the promotion's first year of operation, Chaotic Wrestling was featured at New England's Locobazooka music festival. The wrestlers competed alongside musical acts such as Days of the New and Disturbed at the event, which was attended by an estimated 15,000 people.[2]

Chaotic Wrestling has been described as a “feeder fed[eration]”[3] for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Because of this relationship, WWE has been known to contact CW when they are in need of people to appear on WWE programming.[4] Chaotic Wrestling was selected in 2006 to host a large WWE tryout session,[5] and several Chaotic Wrestling competitors, including Kofi Kingston,[6] were later employed by WWE.[7] Former Chaotic Wrestling referee and booker Todd Sinclair has also worked for WWE and currently works for Ring of Honor.[4]

Chaotic Wrestling has also employed several wrestlers who had previously gained fame with major promotions. World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Tony Atlas has competed for the promotion.[8] After his previous employer, Extreme Championship Wrestling, went out of business, Spike Dudley joined Chaotic Wrestling and held the tag team championship before signing with WWE.[9][10] Other notable wrestlers that have appeared for Chaotic Wrestling include Brutus Beefcake, King Kong Bundy, and WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart, Tito Santana, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat.[11] Chaotic Wrestling has also participated in a talent exchange program with the East Coast Wrestling Association, an independent promotion that has been operating since 1967.[12] This program allowed wrestlers from each promotion to compete in both CW and ECWA.[13]

Some wrestlers competing for Chaotic Wrestling have been noted for their unusual gimmicks. Writing for The Boston Phoenix, columnist Sean Bartlett commented on the "baroque characters" and wrestlers wearing "vinyl boots and fluorescent hot pants".[1] Boston Magazine's Benoit Denizet-Lewis pointed to the "ambiguously gay" two-time Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champions One Night Stand (Ronnie D. Lishus & Edward G. Xtasy) as well as Arch Kincaid, a man resembling a "1980s porn star" who "lectures about existentialism and philosophical theory" at Chaotic Wrestling events, as an example of the promotion's appeal.[14] In a story about the promotion for The Boston Globe, Danielle Dreilinger described how a referee searched a wrestler named Psycho for foreign objects prior to a match. The referee was forced to confiscate many weapons, including a hula hoop and a slice of pizza.[15]

Chaotic Wrestling owner Jamie Jamitkowski states that the promotion has no desire to compete with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, preferring the "tight-knit community of wrestlers and fans". He views Chaotic Wrestling as an affordable alternative to major promotions and says that fans are able to feel more involved at independent wrestling shows.[14] He also states that the promotion has benefited in some ways from the late-2000s recession, as more fans are attending independent shows run by independent promotions like CW rather than paying for more expensive tickets to attend WWE events.[15] This increase in ticket sales has allowed Chaotic Wrestling to operate more shows and expand their market into new cities.[15]

In May 2007, Chaotic Wrestling and Fabulous Productions announced a special charity event featuring then-World Wrestling Entertainment Champion John Cena acting as special guest referee between two of CW's wrestlers, Brian Milonas and "Big" Rick Fuller.[16] Cena’s father, who works for Chaotic Wrestling as an announcer, was in Fuller’s corner. During the match, WWE CEO Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance, attacking Cena, only to receive an FU from him.[17] The event also featured WWE wrestler Eugene competing against Handsome Johnny. Funds from the event went to the Newbury Police Association and several other charities.[16]

Chaotic Wrestling later hosted another fundraiser event to help with the medical bills for WWE Hall of Famer and former Chaotic Training Center operator Killer Kowalski.[18]

Chaotic Training Center[edit]

Chaotic Wrestling also operated the Chaotic Training Center until July 1, 2011, also known as the Killer Kowalski School of Wrestling. Kowalski, who has been described as one of the “most respected trainers”[19][20] in the world and trained such wrestlers as Big John Studd, Triple H, Perry Saturn, and Chyna,[20] oversaw training at the school prior to his death.[18]

At the Chaotic Training Center, the students were trained by Chaotic Wrestlers Brian Milonas, Brian Fury and Todd Smith (Handsome Johnny).[21] The school has also hosted many guests from the wrestling industry including John Cena, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, The Rock and Goldberg, Tom Prichard, Tommy Dreamer, Percy Pringle, Nunzio, Charlie Haas and others.[21]

On July 1, 2011 Chaotic Wrestling released a statement saying it had reached an agreement with trainer Brian Fury to sell the school to him. At this time, the promotion has no affiliation with any pro wrestling school.[21]

Notable graduates[edit]

Several graduates have appeared on WWE television, wrestled tryout matches, signed developmental contracts, or have appeared on TNA programming.

Championships[edit]

Current championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location
Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Mark Shurman Brian Fury May 31, 2014 Stoneham, MA
Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship Adam Booker Chase Del Monte June 27, 2014 Woburn, MA
Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship Matt Taven and Vinny Marseglia Brandon Locke and Scott Reed May 16, 2014 Woburn, MA
Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship Kasey Ray Vacant December 13, 2013 Lowell, MA

Retired and defunct championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location
Chaotic Wrestling Television Championship Dukes Dalton John Walters February 2, 2002 (Title retired title on February 16, 2002) Lowell, Massachusetts
Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship Dukes Dalton Arch Kincaid January 14, 2001 (Title retired title on February 16, 2002) Lawrence, Massachusetts
Chaotic Wrestling King Of Chaos Ali Muhammad (New Title) The King Of Chaos 4 Man Tournament Held June 2, 2001 (Title retired title on August 16, 2002) Worcester, MA

Roster[edit]

Current[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
"Golden Greek" Alex Arion Alex Pliakos
"The Double X Diva" Alexxis Alisha Inacio
Barbie Barbara Menegan
"Manliest Man" Biff Busick Christopher Girard
"Firebrand" Brian Fury Brian Phillips CW Heavyweight Champion
"Kingpin" Brian Milonas Brian Milonas
"Real Deal" Brandon Locke Brandon Locke CW Tag Team Champion
Bryan Logan Bryan Logan
"The Tsunami" Cameron Zagami Cameron Zagami
Chase Del Monte Kevin Bowe CW New England Champion
"Extreme Strongman" Gino Martino John Ferraro Guinness World Record holder and featured on The History Channel's Stan Lee's Superhumans
"The East Coast Cowboy" Greeley Matthews Matthew Greeley
"Fabulous" Johnny Vegas John M. Vitale
"The Butcher" John Poe Jon Small
Kasey Ray Kasey Mercurio
"The Sure Thing" Mark Shurman Mark Shurman
Matt Logan Matthew Logan
"The Chaotic Idol" Matt Taven Matthew Marinelli
Mikey Webb Michael Webb
Julian Starr Julian Moreno
Mistress Belmont Cathy Bazylewicz
"The Sixth Borough" MPG Michael Gallagher
"Mr. PM" Pat Mathews Patrick Bogonis
Psycho Jarod Ceres
Rich Palladino Rich Palladino Ring Announcer and Broadcast Commentator
"Leet Geek" Simon Gregory George Luse Broadcast Commentator and Backstage Reporter
"The Scene" Scott Reed Scott Reed CW Tag Team Champion
"That Guy" Scotty Slade Michael Phelan former referee
"The Supreme Talent" Sean Burke Sean Burke
Slyck Wagner Brown Wagner Brown
"War Beard" Hanson Todd Smith
Tommaso Ciampa Tommaso Whitney Current ROH wrestler
"Head of Security" Tony Omega David Tombari

Referees[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Mike Crockett Micheal Crockett
Tony S. Tony Stevens
Dan Tanaka Dan Tanaka Senior Official

Alumni[edit]

Chaotic Wrestling Hall of Fame[edit]

The Chaotic Wrestling Hall of Fame is an American professional wrestling hall of fame maintained by the Lowell-based promotion Chaotic Wrestling (CW). It was established in 2006 to honor wrestlers who have wrestled for the promotion.[24]

Inductees
# Year Ring name
(Birth name)[Note 1]
Notes[Note 2]
1 2006 Luis Ortiz Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (3 times), and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (1 time)
2 2008 Arch Kincaid
(Nick Dealy)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (1 time), Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (2 times)
3 2008 Dalton, DukesDukes Dalton
(James McCarthy)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (2 times) and Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
4 2009 Mike Hollow Head instructor at Chaotic Wrestling's training facility
5 2009 Walters, JohnJohn Walters
(John Stagikas)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (1 time), and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (1 time)
6 2010 Martino, GinoGino Martino
(John Ferraro)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
6 2011 Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski
(Walter Kowalski)
Trained many of Chaotic Wrestling's top stars through his "School of Professional Wrestling".
  1. ^ Entries without a birth name indicates that the indcutee did not perform under a ring name.
  2. ^ This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in Chaotic Wrestling.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bartlett, Sean (2007-05-23). "Ring of Fire". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ Kanaracus, Chris (2000-09-15). "Loco like a fox". Worcester Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ Cook, Steve (2007-02-08). "Comments, Corrections & Other "C" Words". 411mania. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  4. ^ a b Newman, Oliver (2008-09-04). "ROH Senior Official Todd Sinclair talks booking Chaotic Wrestling, refereeing a WWE dark match, ROH and more". Pro Wrestling Digest. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  5. ^ "WWE and Chaotic Entertainment Group, LLC Come to Licensing Agreement". WrestleView. 2006-06-27. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. ^ Dreilinger, Danielle (2009-06-18). "With times tough, pro wrestlers think small: Page 2". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  7. ^ "Making it Big". Chaotic Training Center. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Chaotic Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Title Histories". Chaotic Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Title History". Solie’s Title Histories. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Current/Previous Appearances". Chaotic Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  12. ^ "ECWA Pro Wrestling". East Coast Wrestling Association. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  13. ^ Martin, Josh. "Superstar Spotlight Featuring Bryan Logan". East Coast Wrestling Association. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  14. ^ a b Denizet-Lewis, Benoit (October 2001). "The Hold and the Beautiful". Boston magazine. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  15. ^ a b c Dreilinger, Danielle (2009-06-18). "With times tough, pro wrestlers think small". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  16. ^ a b Medalis, Kara A. (2007-05-25). "The Champ to make a Homecoming in Massachusetts". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  17. ^ Milner, John; Xamin, Mark (February 25, 2005). "John Cena". Bios. SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  18. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (2008-08-09). "An uplifting visit with Killer Kowalski". SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  19. ^ Devine, Johnny (2007-04-03). "An indecent proposal: A trainers guild". SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  20. ^ a b Goode, Jon (2004-08-06). "Catching up with Killer Kowalski". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  21. ^ a b c "Chaotic Training Center Rebrands As New England Pro Wrestling Academy". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Making It Big". Chaotic Training Center. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  23. ^ Clevett, Jason (2002-04-22). "John Walters building a 'Killer' career". SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  24. ^ Cold Fury 5 – DVD ChaoticWrestlingStore.com

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