Luke Hawx

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Luke Hawx
Oren Hawxhurst.jpg
Birth name Oren Hawxhurst[1]
Ring name(s) Altar Boy Luke[1]
Luke Hawx[1]
The New Orleans Bad Boy[1]
Perry Douglas[1]
Perry Wallace[2]
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[3]
Billed weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14.1 st)[3]
Born (1981-07-08) July 8, 1981 (age 33)[1]
New Orleans, Louisiana[1]
Billed from St. Michael's Cathedral[1]
New Orleans, Louisiana[3]
Trained by Vic Grimes[1]
Debut 1999[3]

Oren Hawxhurst (born July 8, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, actor and stuntman. He is best known under the ring name Luke Hawx and is also known for his time in Xtreme Pro Wrestling under the ring name Altar Boy Luke.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Xtreme Pro Wrestling[edit]

After regularly attending independent wrestling shows during his teenage years, he met "Vicious Vic" Grimes.[1] After keeping in contact with him, Hawxhurst eventually received full training from Grimes.[1] In 1999, Hawxhurst made his pro wrestling debut in Pensacola, Florida as Perry Douglas against Lightning Kid Jerry Riner.[1] Soon afterwards, he toured the United States independent circuit before being signed to a contract by Xtreme Pro Wrestling.[1] Upon his XPW debut, Hawxhurst, under the ring name Altar Boy Luke, was placed in a tag team with Altar Boy Matthew to form The Altar Boys.[1] To further emphasize their characters, both Luke and Matthew shaved their heads and wore white preaching robes.

After Matthew left XPW due to family issues, Luke began competing as a singles wrestler, and participated in the final King of the Deathmatch Tournament to determine the new King of the Deathmatch Champion. He won his first round match by beating Vinnie Massaro, but lost to Supreme in the second round.[1] Despite losing the tournament, Luke faced Supreme in a Bed of Light Tubes and Barbed Wire match at the Fallout event on October 5 and defeated him to win the King of the Deathmatch Title.[1] On December 21 at the Merry F'n X-Mas event, Luke lost the title back to Supreme in a House of Horrors Match.[1]

On May 24, 2008 at XPW's reunion event, Cold Day In Hell, Hawx defeated Jack Evans and Scorpio Sky in a three-way match.[4] On August 22, 2009 at XPW's 10 Year Anniversary show, Hawx and Sky defeated Matt Cross and Tool in a tag team match.[4]

Independent circuit[edit]

Hawx at XPW's 10 Year Anniversary in August 2009.

When XPW folded in early 2003, Hawxhurst changed his ring name to Luke Hawx and also adopted a more traditional ring attire before resuming work on the independent circuit for various promotions, including Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, and NWA Wildside.[1]

On the November 11, 2006 taping of MTV's Wrestling Society X, Hawx debuted for the show in a losing effort to Human Tornado.[1] At the taping the next day, Hawx teamed with Al Katrazz in a winning effort against Kaos and Aaron Aguilera in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.[1] On the November 14 taping, Hawx and Katrazz won again after defeating Keep It Gangsta (Ruckus and Babi Slymm) before losing to The Trailer Park Boys (Nate Webb and Josh Raymond).[1] On the February 13, 2007 episode of WSX, Hawx and Katrazz defeated Kaos and Aguilera in a TLC rematch.[1] WSX folded shortly afterwards.

On August 4, 2012 in Orlando, Florida, Hawxhurst defeated Jesse Neal to win the Continental Wrestling Federation Championship.[5]

Extreme Rising[edit]

In early 2012, Shane Douglas announced the foundation of the Extreme Rising promotion, with its inaugural event, Extreme Reunion, to be held on April 28, 2012. At the event, Hawx made his debut for the promotion as a heel by venting his frustrations about Douglas and the reunion show itself before he was escorted from the building by security. He later returned to distract Stevie Richards in the event's opening match, which ultimately cost the Blue World Order their tag team match against the Full Blooded Italians.[6] On June 29, Hawk was able to defeat Richards in an "Extreme Respect" match following assistance from Sylvester Terkay.[7] The following night, Richards defeated Hawx in a rematch, but was attacked by Hawx after the match. Hawx took the mic and once again called out Douglas before being forced to the back security.[8] Hawx then competed at Extreme Rising's first iPPV event Remember November, entering the Extreme Rising World Championship Tournament. He defeating Perry Saturn by submission in the first round and later interfered in the main event, where he legitimately injured Matt Hardy during Hardy's match against Shane Douglas.[9] On March 1, 2014, Hawx defeated Extreme Rising World Champion Stevie Richards in a non-title match at an ECWA event, following interference from "The Greek God" Papadon. Afterwards, Hawx took possession of the title belt and declared himself the new champion, leading to Extreme Rising demanding him to return the belt, while announcing that he had earned himself a championship match on April 26.[10]

World Wrestling Entertainment[edit]

On the September 1, 2003, Hawxhurst, reusing his Altar Boy Luke gimmick, made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut as he teamed with Mortis and defeated Big Bad Jon and Travis Tomko in a tag team dark match before the taping of SmackDown!.[1]

On July 10, 2007, Hawxhurst received another WWE tryout match and lost to Chuck Palumbo at the SmackDown! taping in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] On the March 21, 2008 episode of SmackDown, Hawx, along with Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas, faced and lost against The Big Show in a 3-on-1 handicap match.[1][11] On the June 9, 2009 episode of ECW, Hawxhurst, as Luke Hawx, teamed with Kris Lewie in a losing effort to Vladimir Kozlov in a handicap match.[1] On the February 9, 2010 episode of ECW, Hawxhurst, under the ring name Perry Wallace, lost to Ezekiel Jackson.[4]

Media[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • The Mechanic (2010) stunts[12]
  • Brother's Keeper (2010) stunts[12]
  • Maskerade (2010) stunts[12]
  • Wrong Side of Town (2010) stunts[12]
  • The Dead Sleep Easy (2007) as Fighter 1[12]

Personal life[edit]

While growing up, Hawxhurst listed Rick Rude and Mr. Perfect as his favorite wrestlers.[1]

In June 2011, Hawxhurst and fellow professional wrestler Orlando Jordan founded WildKat Sports & Entertainment, a professional wrestling school located outside of Hawxhurst's hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.[13] The school is also home to WILDKAT Pro Wrestling, which was formerly known as NWA WildKat during its ten month-long stint as a National Wrestling Alliance territory.[14]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Continental Wrestling Federation
    • CWF Championship (1 time)[5]
  • WILDKAT Pro Wrestling
    • WILDKAT Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am "Luke Hawx". Online World of Wrestling. 
  2. ^ a b "Cagematch profile". [unreliable source?]
  3. ^ a b c d "Statistics for Professional wrestlers". PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts (Kappa Publications). p. 38. 2007 Edition. 
  4. ^ a b c "Cagematch match listings, page 1". [unreliable source?]
  5. ^ a b "SuperClash Results". 
  6. ^ "Full Extreme Reunion Results – A Total Disaster?". Retrieved 13 September 2012. [unreliable source?]
  7. ^ "Extreme Rising Results: Live Event – New York City, NY (6/29)". Retrieved 13 September 2012. [unreliable source?]
  8. ^ "COMPLETE EXTREME RISING IN PHILADELPHIA COVERAGE". Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "COMPLETE EXTREME RISING REMEMBER NOVEMBER iPPV COVERAGE". Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  10. ^ Martin, Adam (5 March 2014). "Stevie Richards remains the Extreme Rising Champion". WrestleView. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "WWE SmackDown! 21 March 2008 Results". Pro-Wrestling Edge. Retrieved 2008-03-22. [unreliable source]
  12. ^ a b c d e "IMDB profile". 
  13. ^ "WildKat Sports & Entertainment's website". 
  14. ^ "NWA Wildkat Sports & Entertainment Leaving NWA; To Be Known as Wildkat Pro Wrestling". [unreliable source?]
  15. ^ a b "Entrance themes". [unreliable source?]
  16. ^ "2012 Extreme Rising end of the year award winners announced". 
  17. ^ "Luke Hawx wins Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup '13". 
  18. ^ "Awards". [unreliable source?]
  19. ^ "WildKat Heavyweight Championship history". [unreliable source?]
  20. ^ "XPW King of the Deathmatch Championship history". 

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