Mr. Scott Wright

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Mr. Scott Wright
Birth name Scott Wright
Ring name(s) Mr. Scott Wright[1][2]
Scotty Charisma[1][2]
Scotty Wright
Billed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1][3]
Billed weight 205 lb (93 kg)[1][3]
Born August 8[2][3]
Sloatsburg, New York[2]
Billed from New York City, New York
Trained by Gino Caruso[1][2]
Jason Knight[2]
James Maritato[1][2]
Debut September 6, 2001[2]

Scott Wright[1][2] is an American professional wrestler and bodybuilder, better known by his ring name, Mr. Scott Wright.[2] He is also known for his appearances under the ring name Scotty Charisma.[4]

Early life[edit]

Prior to wrestling, Wright worked in the fitness industry for New York Sports Clubs in Danbury, Connecticut and Nanuet, New York. He has held personal training certifications through both the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America as well as a certification as nutritional specialist for Apex Fitness. Coinciding with his wrestling career, Wright has been a seventh and eighth grade history teacher at Suffern Middle School in New York.[2] He also began competing as a bodybuilder in 1998 and continues to do so while maintaining his career as a wrestler.[4]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2001-2005)[edit]

After training in East Coast Professional Wrestling's school at Lake Hiawatha, New Jersey, Wright made his wrestling debut under the ring name Scotty Charisma in 2001. Charisma soon debuted for Assault Championship Wrestling, where gained much success as he won the promotion's Junior Heavyweight Championship once, Tag Team Championship once with Matt Striker and became the promotion's first and only Television Champion.[4] After ACW folded in 2004, Charisma returned to the independent circuit before he made his East Coast Wrestling Association debut on September 18, 2004.[4] Soon after debuting, he won the promotion's Heavyweight Championship after defeating then-champion "Hurricane" John Walters, Mike Kruel, Andrew Ryker and Xavier in a five-way elimination match on February 12, 2005.[3] Charisma later lost the title to Fred Sampson on November 5.[5] On March 1, 2008, Charisma, now renamed to Mr. Scott Wright, won the ECWA Title for the second time on March 1, 2008 after defeating Aden Chambers.[3] Wright would go on to hold the title for just over a month before losing it to Glen Osbourne on April 5.[5] One of the major highlights of Wright's career was being selected to compete in the 2010 "Super Eight" Tournament in on July 10, 2010 in Newark, Delaware. Wright was eliminated in the first round by "U-Gene" Nick Dinsmore.[6]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2005-2006)[edit]

Wright, as Scotty Charisma, made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut on the December 13, 2005 episode of Velocity, where he teamed with his ECWA rival Arch Kincaid in a losing effort against Paul London and Brian Kendrick.[5][7] A few weeks later on January 2, 2006, Wright teamed with Fred Sampson in a losing effort to The Heart Throbs at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey in a tag team match taped for Heat.[5][8] The next night, both Charisma and Sampson took part in another tag team match at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, which they lost to The Dicks (James and Chad) on Velocity.[5][7] The following week Wright and Danny Doring wrestled the FBI (Vito and Nunzio) in a WWE Smackdown Dark Match at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Wright's first singles match in WWE occurred on the June 13, 2006 tapings of SmackDown! at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, NJ, which he lost to Vito.[5][8] Wright would have three other WWE singles matches in the Summer of 2006 facing Umaga on the July 3rd episode of Monday Night Raw, the debuting Elijah Burke at the July 31st Supershow Smackdown taping at the Izod Center, and Sylvan Grenier at the September 12th Smackdown taping in Worcester, Massachusetts.[9]

Wright would also appear on the November 27, 2006 episode of Raw, playing the role of a UPS delivery man in a backstage segment where Triple H and Shawn Michaels trapped the Spirit Squad in a crate to be shipped to "OVW" (Ohio Valley Wrestling).[8] Scotty Charisma last WWE match was on May 7, 2007 during a taping for HEAT at the Bryce Jordan Center when he teamed with independent standout Xavier in a loss to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and Eugene in a tag tem match.[9] Wright would continue to make cameo appearances on WWE television until April 2009, one of which was playing the ill fated camera man that was kicked in the face by Kane during the CM Punk/Batista match during the July 2008 Great American Bash Pay Per View from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.[10]

Independent circuit (2006-present)[edit]

Wright continues to wrestle on the independent circuit in the northeastern United States.

On July 13, 2012 Scotty won the D2W International Title defeating General Bobby Lee Walker.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Wright received a bachelor's degree in justice and law administration and later received his master's degree in history, both from Western Connecticut State University.[4] He was a walk-on basketball player for three years at Western Connecticut and finally earned his varsity letter during his junior year. A broken tailbone sidelined him during the preseason of his senior year, and Wright was offered a position as a student coach by legendary head coach Bob Campbell. He was immediately put in charge of strength and conditioning and was also given recruiting duties as well. Wright would remain an assistant basketball coach for Western Connecticut State University for four more seasons before leaving the college in March 1998.[4]

In July 2004, Wright was introduced to fitness model and personal trainer Kathleen Schreeck.[2][8] On July 14, 2006, the couple were married at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern, New York and the service was attended by many wrestlers from the wrestling community.[8] On March 15, 2009, the Wrights gave birth to their first child, Sophia.[4] On May 3, 2010, the Wrights gave birth to their second daughter, Isabelle.[8] On October 11, 2011 Scott and Kathy welcomed their third daughter Angelina.[10]

With fourteen years of basketball coaching experience, Scott Wright was named Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Suffern High School in April 2013.[12] Although he is not officially retired from professional wrestling, Wright's last match was on June 1, 2013 in Newark, Delaware.[13]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Nicknames
    • "All Natural"

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

  • 2001 ANBC U.S. Nationals – 8th in the USA (Open Tall Class)[4]
  • 2005 NBI Natural Tri-State – 1st (Novice Division)[4]

Professional wrestling[edit]

  • Declaration of Independents
    • DOI ranked him #149 of the 250 best singles wrestlers in the DOI Top 250 in 2004[4]
  • East Coast Professional Wrestling
    • ECPW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[21]

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