Soulman Alex G

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Alex Gibson
Ring name(s) "Soul Man" Alex G
"Cash Money" Alex G
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Born Miami, Florida
Resides Miami, Florida
Billed from Miami, Florida
Trained by Boris Malenko
Debut 1987

Alex Gibson is a professional wrestler better known as "Soulman" Alex G. He is one of the two trainers who trained former WWE United States champion Montel Vontavious Porter and Ryan O'Reilly.

Amateur career[edit]

Gibson first started out as an amateur wrestler in Middle School. By the time he got to North Miami High School he was ready to succeed in the high school ranks. He made it to the state tournament his sophomore year, and eventually went on to win the state championship in the 140-pound weight class. He then attended the University of Michigan on a wrestling scholarship.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

He started his professional wrestling training in his 20's under "The Great Professor" Boris Malenko in Tampa, Florida, making the drive every weekend from Miami, and often spending the weekend at Malenko's house. Soulman trained alongside guys like X-Pac, Dean and Joe Malenko, Tom Nash (1/2 of the Blackhearts), “Black Magic” Norman Smiley, and Gangrel.

On May 5, 1995, Soulman made an appearance at the War Memorial Auditorium for Extreme Championship Wrestling in a losing effort against Joe Malenko. Other promotions that he has worked for include World Championship Wrestling, the Global Wrestling Alliance (an outlaw promotion of the Global Wrestling Federation) in Florida, World Class Championship Wrestling in Texas, Union of Wrestling Forces International in Japan, Future of Wrestling, Four Star Championship Wrestling, Nick Mayberry's Hardkore Championship Wrestling, Florida Championship Wrestling, as well as numerous tours of Mexico, Puerto Rico (World Wrestling Council), and Japan.

Alex G is regarded as one of the best wrestling trainers in Florida. As a trainer, he worked in several schools alongside other wrestlers such as Duke "The Dumpster" Droese, "Screamin'" Norman Smiley, Bruno Sassi, and Rusty Brooks. He is currently a trainer at Coastal Championship Wrestling's "Bodyslam University."

He has been responsible for training several wrestlers who have been to or are currently in World Wrestling Entertainment's Deep South Wrestling territory, such as former DSW Champion Ryan O'Reilly, and SmackDown! wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter. He also had a hand in training several popular mainstays on the Florida independent scene including Chris Jones, Logan Fernandez, Ken Thiessen, Norge Alvarez, Big Japan Pro Wrestling star Craig Classic, The Lifeguards (Daron Smythe and Wade Kovely), and the tag team of "The Modern Day Theory" Scott Commodity and Preston James.

On February 4, 2006, he debuted in Nick Mayberry's Hardkore Championship Wrestling, by taking part in The Incredible 8 Tournament. There he lost to Rusty Brooks' son Jeff "J-Dawg" Brooks in opening round action.

Coastal Championship Wrestling and other indies[edit]

He is still semi-active as a wrestler in South Florida primarily competing for Coral Springs, Florida based Coastal Championship Wrestling, as one half of the "Cash Money Brothers" with "The Ram Man" Johnny Evans.

On August 12, 2006 at "Summer Heat," the Cash Money Brothers faced off against CCW tag team champions The Syrian Slasher and American Taliban, managed by Snakemaster Abudadein. The match ended when Abudadein had thrown a pair of brass knuckles into the ring with the intention of his wrestlers to use them, but Alex G. picked them up, knocked Slasher out when the referee was distracted, concealed the knux under his arm, then pinned him for the three. However, when celebrating the victory, the knux fell out from under G.'s arm, leading the referee to discover them and reverse the decision. Despite the Soul Man's insistence that Abudadein had thrown it in the ring, the referee's decision stood, keeping the belts around the waists of the champions.

On October 27, 2006 at Division 1 Pro Wrestling's first show in Davie, Florida, "Open For Business", "Cash Money" Alex G teamed with parter, "Big Money" Ram, to take on the Black Market for the then vacant D1PW Tag Team Championships. The Black Market went on to defeat the Cash Money Brothers, and praised them for their efforts after the match. The Cash Money Brothers have faced more defeat in Division 1 Pro Wrestling having lost to the Lifeguards at the Hialeah Fleamarket on November 25, 2006 and The Heartbreak Express on January 6 due to interference from Amy Vitale.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Coastal Championship Wrestling
  • CCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with "Big Money" Ram
  • Florida Wrestling Federation
  • FWF Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Four Star Championship Wrestling
  • FSCW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Global Wrestling Alliance
  • GWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with "Ram Man" Johnny Evans
  • GWA Television Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Championship Wrestling Association (Florida)
  • ICWA United States Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Pan-American Championship Wrestling
  • PACW Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • PWI ranked him # 486 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI Years in 1993.[1]
  • Other titles
  • WWW Tag Team Championship (1 time)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 1993". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 

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