Sam Shaw (wrestler)
Samuel Shaw on Impact Wrestling in May 23, 2013.
|Birth name||Sam Shaw|
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed weight||230 lb (100 kg)|
January 17, 1984 |
|Billed from||Jacksonville Beach, Florida|
Professional wrestling career
Shaw would make his professional wrestling debut on September 21, 2007, at World League Wrestling, where he teamed up with Tookie Tucker and defeated Marco Cordova and Otis Idol. Shaw lost to Bruce Santee on August 3, 2009 at Full Impact Pro. On August 21, 2010 took on VFX at Victory Pro Wrestling in a match for VPW New York State Championship and was also part of a 23 Man Gold Rush Rumble and lost both matches. On May 18 Shaw teamed up with QT Marshall and lost to The Briscoes. He has also wrestled sporadically for Pro Wrestling Extreme.
On April 18, 2009, Shaw debuted for Vintage Wrestling defeating Nooie Lee on his debut. Just over a month later on May 30, Shaw defeated Glacier to become the first Vintage Heavyweight Champion. Over the months Shaw would defend his championship on multiple occasions against the likes of Tyson Tomko and Jesse Neal. Shaw would finally lose the championship to Thomas Marr on February 2, 2010. On April 17, Shaw would become a second time champion after winning the vacant Vintage Heavyweight Championship and would lose it to Jesse Neal on September 11. In 2011, Shaw participated in the King Of The State tournament and reached the finals before losing to Francisco Ciatso. On May 14, Shaw would win his third Vintage Heavyweight Championship by defeating Aaron Epic. On September 3, Shaw was part of a title vs title match where the Vintage Heavyweight Championship and the Vintage Internet Championship were on the line, Shaw won the match after Simon Sez was disqualified which also meant the championship would not change hands. He lost the Vintage Heavyweight Championship to Francisco Ciatso on June 6, 2012. His last match for the company took place a month later in a fatal four way match for the Vintage Heavyweight Championship which Milo Beasley won.
On August 8, 2011, in his debut match for Florida Underground Wrestling, he took on Romeo Razel and Sideshow in a three way match and won, this would lead to a shot at the FUW Heavyweight Champion, Bruce Santee, which Shaw lost. On June 28, 2012 he took on Wes Brisco FUW Cuban Heavyweight Championship which he lost. His last match for FUW came in the form of a win on June 30 against James Alexander.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Debut and Gut check (2010, 2012–2013)
Shaw's first appearance for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was on August 8, 2010 in Hardcore Justice as Lupus, Shaw attacked Tommy Dreamer in his match against Raven before he was attacked by special referee Mick Foley with a Mandible Claw. Shaw's first match for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling came on August 9, 2010, in a dark match against Jesse Neal which he lost. On the December 30 episode of TNA Impact!, Shaw accompanied Jeff Jarrett to the ring as part of his entourage in his $100,000 Double J MMA Challenge against Little Red.
In 2012, Shaw was a participant in the monthly Gut Check on IMPACT. Although Shaw's chances were nearly ruined after a brutal attack by Aces & Eights, Shaw got a second chance the following week and was defeated by Doug Williams in his Gut Check match. The Gut Check judges were impressed and awarded Shaw a contract and a spot on the TNA roster. In actuality, Shaw was signed to a developmental cotract. Shaw returned to Impact Wrestling on November 22, defeating fellow Gut Check winner Alex Silva.
On January 12, 2013, Shaw appeared at TNA X-Travaganza, wrestling in a seven-man Xscape match, which was won by Christian York, that aired on April 5, 2013. On March 17 2013, Shaw appeared at TNA Hardcore Justice 2 where he was part of a nine-man Hardcore Gauntlet Battle Royal, which was won by Shark Boy, that aired on July 5 2013. Shaw returned on the May 23, 2013 edition of Impact Wrestling defeating Alex Silva (by decision since Aces & Eights attacked Silva) to advance into the finals of the Bound for Glory Series tournament to face Jay Bradley at Slammiversary. Shaw lost to Bradley at Slammiversary.
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2012–2013)
Shaw was then assigned to TNA's developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), making his televised debut on October 13, 2012. He then began teaming with Alex Silva, forming a regular tag team over the coming weeks. On December 1, Shaw and Silva defeated Jessie Godderz and Rudy Switchblade to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship. They lost the title to Crimson and Jason Wayne on January 16, 2013. But regained the titles having their second reign on February 27, 2013. However, they lost the titles to The Coalition on April 3, 2013. The following week, Shaw was attacked backstage by the Coalition. Shaw would return to OVW TV on May 4 after revealing that he had been under the mask of the Coalition's Gillyman for several weeks and was put in a one-on-one match against Jason Wayne at the May 11 Saturday Night Special. He would have his in-ring return the following week one-on-one against Jessie Godderz. Shaw would continue his war with the Coalition in a victory over Jason Wayne at the May 11 Saturday Night Special and a victory over Crimson on the May 18 episode of OVW TV.
Samuel Shaw (2013–present)
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
Championships and accomplishments
- Ohio Valley Wrestling
- Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
- Vintage Wrestling
- Vintage Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
- "TNA profile".
- "TNA Today (Aug 20) Al Snow talks about his Role in Talent Development". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. YouTube. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
- "CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 11/22: Thanksgiving Edition features Gut Checks, Turkeys, more".
- "TNA One Night Only".
- Van Drisse, Trent (2012-12-02). "OVW Saturday Night Special report 12-1 Louisville Big Robbie T vs. Crimson". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
- Cannon, Brian (2013-01-17). "Ohio Valley Wrestling episode 700 TV taping live report". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
- "COMPLETE IMPACT WRESTLING - TURNING POINT COVERAGE: THE TNA TITLE TOURNAMENT CONTINUES, A FOUNDING FATHER OF TNA RETURNS TO THE COMPANY, KEN ANDERSON PUTS HIS CAREER ON THE LINE AGAINST ACES & EIGHTS, AND MORE".
- "OVW TV TAPING LIVE REPORT By Bran Cannon on 2013-05-23 08:52:05".
- "OVW TV TAPING LIVE REPORT By Brian Cannon on 2013-04-18 07:59:04".
- "OVW TV TAPING LIVE REPORT By Mike Johnson on 2013-05-30 07:55:50".
- "OVW TV TAPING LIVE REPORT By Brian Cannon on 2013-06-14 07:55:09".
- Caldwell, James (July 26, 2012). "Caldwell's TNA Impact Results 7/26: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - BFG Series matches, interim GM". PWTorch.com. Retrieved 2012-09-29.
- "Vintage Heavyweight Championship history".