Jonny Storm

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Jonny Storm
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Birth name Jonathan Whitcombe
Born (1977-04-19) 19 April 1977 (age 37)[1]
Harlow, Essex, England
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) "Wonderkid" Jonny Storm[2]
Billed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Billed weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12.3 st)[1]
Billed from Harlow, Essex
Trained by Dino Scarlo[2]
Debut 1997[2]

Jonathan Whitcombe[3] (born 19 April 1977)[1] is an English professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jonny Storm. He has worked for many independent promotions across the United Kingdom, including the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, Real Quality Wrestling and One Pro Wrestling. He has also worked in the United States, for promotions such as Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Combat Zone Wrestling, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, as well as working in Japan.[2][1]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

British and other European promotions[edit]

At the start of his career, Storm became a mainstay in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance (FWA). He also competed for All-Star Wrestling.[1] Storm began wrestling for Irish Whip Wrestling in March 2005, where he had a series of matches against M-Dogg 20.[1][4] Storm was one of the trainers for ITV's Celebrity Wrestling in 2005.[2] Although the show was considered a failure, Storm enjoyed it and said it was a "a really good experience".[2] Storm has wrestled for numerous other European promotions, including German Stampede Wrestling, Real Quality Wrestling, Rings of Europe and Dutch Championship Wrestling.[1] Also in 2005, he won the Féderation Francophone de Catch promotion's top championship, which he has held since.[5]

One of Storm's most enduring feuds has been with his real-life best friend Jody Fleisch, with whom he has wrestled against in American and British promotions.[2][6] He has also wrestled regularly for One Pro Wrestling, where, with Fleisch, he was the one half of the first 1PW Tag Team Champions, after they defeated A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels in a tournament final on May 27, 2006.[1][3] On 1 January 2007, he won the Athletik Club Wrestling Wrestling Challenge Championship from Toby Nathland, but Nathland defeated him to win it back on 15 December 2007.[7] On 23 March 2007, Storm defeated Maddog Maxx to win the Celtic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship, but he lost it back to Maxx in July of that year.[8]

Storm runs his own wrestling holiday camp events between 6 and 12 times a week during summer, Easter and Christmas Holidays. Meanwhile in the FWA he is currently part of the Flyweight Title Round Robin Tournament, having gained entry into the tournament thanks to another wrestler suffering an injury. He is involved in a bitter feud with Rockstar Spud, an obnoxious flyweight who believes he is the new "Wonderkid" of British wrestling.

Storm previously worked at Pizza Hut.

American promotions[edit]

Storm making his ring entrance

Storm competed in Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW), and was in the tournament to decide the first XPW European Champion, which was created in 2003 through a working relationship between XPW and the FWA. He won the tournament and the championship by defeating Jerry Lynn in the finals at a FWA show in England.[1][9] Storm made his first appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) on 12 March 2003, by competing in a triple threat match for TNA X Division Championship match, against the champion Kid Kash and Amazing Red, in which Kash retained.[10] In May 2003, Storm competed in a cross-promotional show between Ring of Honor and FWA, entitled ROH/FWA Frontiers of Honor, where he lost to A.J. Styles.[11] In September 2003, Storm competed as a member of Team UK during the TNA 2003 Super X Cup Tournament, losing to Teddy Hart in the first round.[2][12] At the Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) show, Respect, on 23 August 2003, Storm challenged Sonjay Dutt for the IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championship, but was unsuccessful.[13] He made further appearance for CZW in January 2004.[14][15] He returned to the States in 2005, wrestling against Petey Williams and Kevin Steen for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, and against Trik Davis for Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South.[2][1] He was supposed to be a member of Team UK in the TNA 2006 World X Cup Tournament, however, two of the other members of the team, Nigel McGuinness and Doug Williams were already booked in Japan, and so they were replaced by Team Canada.[3]

Overall Storm worked for more than 80 promotions across the world, working in 16 different countries.[16]

Trainer[edit]

Storm has also trained other wrestlers, most notably Erin Marshall.[17]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Association Biterroise de Catch
    • ABC Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) - with Ronin Rider
  • Athletik Club Wrestling
    • ACW German Championship (1 time)
    • ACW Wrestling Challenge Championship (1 time)[7]
  • British Titles
    • British Middleweight Championship (1 time)
  • Celtic Wrestling
    • C/W Heavyweight Champion (1 time)[8]
  • Féderation Francophone de Catch
    • 2FC Championship (1 time, current)[5]
  • Future Championship Wrestling
    • FCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Global Wrestling Force
    • GWF Championship (1 time)[21]
  • International Catch Wrestling Alliance
    • ICWA Cruiserweight Championship (1 time, current)[22]
  • International Wrestling Association: Switzerland
    • IWA Switzerland Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)[23]
  • Nitro Pro Wrestling Alliance
    • NPWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Gary Wild
  • Rings Of Europe
    • RoE King Of Europe Championship (1 time, current)
  • Sliced Bread Wrestling
    • SBW The Golden Toaster
  • westside Xtreme wrestling
    • wXw World Lightweight Championship (1 time)
  • World Association of Wrestling
    • WAW British Lightweight Championship (1 time)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Jonny Storm profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Clevett, Jason (2005-05-25). "Jonny Storm: British Invader". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  3. ^ a b c Elliott, Brian (2006-06-26). "Busy summer ahead for Storm". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Irish Whip Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  5. ^ a b "Force Francophone de Catch Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  6. ^ "Anarchy In The UK- Broxburne, United Kingdom 8/13/06". Ring of Honor. 2006-08-13. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Athletik Club Wrestling Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  8. ^ a b "Celtic Wrestling Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  9. ^ Westcott, Brian; Falcitelli, Sam. "XPW - European Heavyweight Title History". Solie's Title Histories. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  10. ^ "NWA: Total Nonstop Action PPV - March 12, 2003 - Nashville, Tennessee - Aired Live". Online World of Wrestling. 2003-03-12. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  11. ^ "ROH/FWA Frontiers of Honor- London, England 5/17/03". Ring of Honor. 2003-05-17. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  12. ^ Abreu, Donnie (2003-09-04). "TNA: Super X makes for super show". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  13. ^ "Combat Zone Wrestling - Respect". Online World of Wrestling. 2003-08-23. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  14. ^ "Combat Zone Wrestling - The Allentown Project". Online World of Wrestling. 2004-01-16. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  15. ^ "Combat Zone Wrestling - Street Fight 2K4". Online World of Wrestling. 2004-01-17. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  16. ^ http://cagematch.de/?id=2&nr=467&view=gimmicks#gimmicks
  17. ^ "Erin Angel". Glory Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  18. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - December 2003". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  19. ^ a b "X Wrestling Alliance Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  20. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - April 2003". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  21. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - July 2002". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-06. 
  22. ^ "International Catch Wrestling Association Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  23. ^ "IWA Switzerland Title Histories". titlehistories.com. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  24. ^ "1-Pro Wrestling 2006 Results". 1 Pro Wrestling Online. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  25. ^ "Independent Wrestling Results - March 2003". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 

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