The Backseat Boyz
|The Backseat Boyz|
|Name(s)||The Backseat Boyz|
|Disbanded||June 18, 2010 (Acid's Death)|
Various other independent promotion
The Backseat Boyz were a professional wrestling tag team that consisted of Johnny Kashmere and Trent Acid who competed in Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Unplugged, Combat Zone Wrestling, Assault Championship Wrestling, the Premier Wrestling Federation, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, and Japan together. They were the first team in history to hold both the ROH Tag Team Championship and the CZW Tag Team Championship.
The Backseat Boyz were well known for their work in Combat Zone Wrestling. They began wrestling together in the early years of the company with Dewey Donovan as their manager. The Backseat Boyz became CZW Tag Team Champions by defeating the Haas Brothers in June 2000. They began a feud with Nick Mondo and Ric Blade, who eventually beat them for the tag team title. After losing the title, Acid and Kashmere continued teaming together and competed against teams such as The Briscoes, the H8 Club, and VD. They also competed in singles action, and Trent Acid even won some singles titles.
In 2003, The Backseat Boyz joined Messiah in his attempt to take over CZW and eliminate Zandig as part of the Hi-V stable. At Cage of Death V, The Backseat Boyz teamed with the rest of the Hi-V members in the Cage of Death match against Zandig's ultraviolent team. The Backseat Boyz had some setbacks that night as Acid had to wrestle twice and Kashmere had to be the first man in the Cage of Death with Zandig. Both Kashmere and Acid were eliminated from the Cage of Death match, and Hi-V broke up after that night. They only wrestled a few more matches in CZW after Cage of Death, and in February 2004, they officially parted ways with the company.
The Backseat Boyz also wrestled in Ring of Honor. They made their ROH debut in 2002 as CZW invaders at Glory By Honor when they jumped in the ring after coming through the crowd and made a challenge to any team. The challenge was accepted by Homicide and Steve Corino. The Backseats won after Corino turned on Homicide. One year later at Glory By Honor II, they competed in a tag team gauntlet match for the vacant ROH Tag Team Championship and won by defeating Special K in the last match. This win made them the first team in history to win the tag team championship in both ROH and CZW. They only held the title for a few weeks as they lost it to Special K at the following show. They continued wrestling together in ROH until Johnny Kashmere left the company, leaving Trent Acid to wrestle in singles competition. The team also competed in their own promotion, Pro Wrestling Unplugged.
On June 18, 2010, it was announced by Kashmere on his Facebook that Trent Acid died. He was found dead at his home by his mother. He was 29.
- Finishing moves
- T-Gimmick (Double team crucifix powerbomb)
- Signature moves
- Backseat Driver (Sky lift dropped into a simultaneous neckbreaker / powerbomb combination)
- Dream Sequence '02 (Kashmere would lift up an opponent so Acid could hit a lariat takedown while remaining hold of their legs so he could turn them over into a Boston crab before Acid comes off the ring ropes for a leg drop on the back of the opponent's exposed head. At this point Kashmere would release the hold and perform a bridging reverse chinlock before Acid hits a baseball slide to opponent's exposed face.)
Championships and accomplishments
- Hardway Wrestling
- HW Tag Team Championship (3 times)
- National Championship Wrestling
- NCW Tag Team Championship (1 time)