Chaotic Wrestling

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Chaotic Wrestling
Acronym CW
Founded 2000
Style Professional wrestling
Headquarters Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Founder(s) Thomas Harley Davidson
Owner(s) Jamie Jamikowski
Website www.chaoticwrestling.com

Chaotic Wrestling (CW) is an American independent wrestling promotion, which has been operating throughout New England since 2000; with its current home base in Woburn, Massachusetts.

History[edit]

Originally Chaotic World Wrestling the Chaotic Wrestling roster is composed mainly of independent wrestlers and established veterans from major wrestling promotions. Chaotic Wrestling has run events every two or three weeks since opening in 2000. Originally founded by Tom Davidson (aka The Missionary Man) and Joshua Opper (aka Kid Anarchy) two native Massachusetts residents who worked small independent outfits on the west coast most notably, Incredibly Strange Wrestling.[1] In the promotion's first year of operation, Chaotic Wrestling was featured at New England's Locobazooka music festival. The wrestlers competed alongside musical acts such as Days of the New and Disturbed at the event, which was attended by an estimated 15,000 people.[2]

Brandon Locke's superkick on Sean Burke at CW's Breaking Point in Stoneham, MA

Chaotic Wrestling has been described as a “feeder fed[eration]”[3] for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Because of this relationship, WWE has been known to contact CW when they are in need of people to appear on WWE programming.[4] Chaotic Wrestling was selected in 2006 to host a large WWE tryout session,[5] and several Chaotic Wrestling competitors, including Kofi Kingston,[6] were later employed by WWE.[7] Former Chaotic Wrestling referee and booker Todd Sinclair has also worked for WWE and currently works for Ring of Honor.[4]

Newcomers, Flip Gordon and Brick Mastone wrestle at an outdoor event in 2015 to benefit wounded vets.

Chaotic Wrestling has also employed several wrestlers who had previously gained fame with major promotions. World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Tony Atlas has competed for the promotion.[8] After his previous employer, Extreme Championship Wrestling, went out of business, Spike Dudley joined Chaotic Wrestling and held the tag team championship before signing with WWE.[9][10] Other notable wrestlers that have appeared for Chaotic Wrestling include Brutus Beefcake, King Kong Bundy, and WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart, Tito Santana, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat.[11] Chaotic Wrestling has also participated in a talent exchange program with the East Coast Wrestling Association, an independent promotion that has been operating since 1967.[12] This program allowed wrestlers from each promotion to compete in both CW and ECWA.[13]

Some wrestlers competing for Chaotic Wrestling have been noted for their unusual gimmicks. Writing for The Boston Phoenix, columnist Sean Bartlett commented on the "baroque characters" and wrestlers wearing "vinyl boots and fluorescent hot pants".[1] Boston Magazine's Benoit Denizet-Lewis pointed to the "ambiguously gay" two-time Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champions One Night Stand (Ronnie D. Lishus & Edward G. Xtasy) as well as Arch Kincaid, a man resembling a "1980s porn star" who "lectures about existentialism and philosophical theory" at Chaotic Wrestling events, as an example of the promotion's appeal.[14] In a story about the promotion for The Boston Globe, Danielle Dreilinger described how a referee searched a wrestler named Psycho for foreign objects prior to a match. The referee was forced to confiscate many weapons, including a hula hoop and a slice of pizza.[15]

Chaotic Wrestling owner Jamie Jamitkowski states that the promotion has no desire to compete with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, preferring the "tight-knit community of wrestlers and fans". He views Chaotic Wrestling as an affordable alternative to major promotions and says that fans are able to feel more involved at independent wrestling shows.[14] He also states that the promotion has benefited in some ways from the late-2000s recession, as more fans are attending independent shows run by independent promotions like CW rather than paying for more expensive tickets to attend WWE events.[15] This increase in ticket sales has allowed Chaotic Wrestling to operate more shows and expand their market into new cities.[15]

In May 2007, Chaotic Wrestling and Fabulous Productions announced a special charity event featuring then-World Wrestling Entertainment Champion John Cena acting as special guest referee between two of CW's wrestlers, Brian Milonas and "Big" Rick Fuller.[16] Cena’s father, who works for Chaotic Wrestling as an announcer, was in Fuller’s corner. During the match, WWE CEO Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance, attacking Cena, only to receive an FU from him.[17] The event also featured WWE wrestler Eugene competing against Handsome Johnny. Funds from the event went to the Newbury Police Association and several other charities.[16]

Chaotic Wrestling later hosted another fundraiser event to help with the medical bills for WWE Hall of Famer and former Chaotic Training Center operator Killer Kowalski.[18]

Chaotic Training Center[edit]

Chaotic Wrestling also operated the Chaotic Training Center until July 1, 2011, also known as the Killer Kowalski School of Wrestling. Kowalski, who has been described as one of the “most respected trainers”[19][20] in the world and trained such wrestlers as Big John Studd, Triple H, Perry Saturn, and Chyna,[20] oversaw training at the school prior to his death.[18]

At the Chaotic Training Center, the students were trained by Chaotic Wrestlers Brian Milonas, Brian Fury and Todd Smith (Handsome Johnny).[21] The school has also hosted many guests from the wrestling industry including John Cena, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, The Rock and Goldberg, Tom Prichard, Tommy Dreamer, Percy Pringle, Nunzio, Charlie Haas and others.[21]

On July 1, 2011 Chaotic Wrestling released a statement saying it had reached an agreement with trainer Brian Fury to sell the school to him. At this time, the promotion has no affiliation with any pro wrestling school.[21]

Notable graduates[edit]

Several graduates have appeared on WWE television, wrestled tryout matches, signed developmental contracts, or have appeared on TNA programming.

Championships[edit]

Current championships[edit]

Championship Current champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Days Location
CW Heavyweight Champion Chase Del Monte Julian Starr October 17, 2015 552 Stoneham, MA
CW New England Champion “The Man of Steel” Mike Verna Travis "Flip" Gordon February 3, 2017 77 Lawrence, MA
CW Tag Team Champions The Logan Brothers (Matt & Bryan Logan) Team Friendship (Mark Shurman & Scotty Slade) January 15, 2016 462 Woburn, MA
CW Women's Champion Davienne Alexxis April 8, 2016 378 Lowell, MA
King of Chaos Elia Markopolous Ali Muhammad August 14, 2015 616 Woburn, MA

Retired and defunct championships[edit]

Championship Final champion(s) Date retired Location
Chaotic Wrestling Television Championship Dukes Dalton February 16, 2002 Lowell, Massachusetts
Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship Dukes Dalton February 16, 2002 Lawrence, Massachusetts

Roster[edit]

Current[edit]

Ring name Notes
Alexxis
Adam Booker
Anthony Greene
Brandon Locke
Brian Fury
Brick Mastone
Bryan Logan Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champion
Cam Zagami
Chase Del Monte
Christian Casanova
Davienne CW Women's Champion
Donovan Dijak 1/2 of the "American Destroyers"
Elia Markopolous CW Heavyweight Champion
Hanson
Jessica Official Ring Girl
Johnny Vegas Chaotic Wrestling's General Manager
"The Juice" J.T. Dunn
Matt Logan Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champion
“The Man of Steel” Mike Verna CW New England Champion
Mikey Webb 1/2 of the "American Destroyers"
Cathy Belmont
Pat Mathews Color Commentator and Occasional Wrestler
Rich Palladino Ring Announcer and Broadcast Commentator
Scotty Slade
Travis "Flip" Gordon

Referees[edit]

Ring name Real name Notes
Tony S. Tony Stevens Senior Official
Kevin Quinn Kevin Quinn

Alumni[edit]

Chaotic Wrestling Hall of Fame[edit]

The Chaotic Wrestling Hall of Fame is an American professional wrestling hall of fame maintained by the Lowell-based promotion Chaotic Wrestling (CW). It was established in 2006 to honor wrestlers who have wrestled for the promotion.[24]

Inductees
# Year Ring name
(Birth name)[Note 1]
Notes[Note 2]
1 2006 Luis Ortiz Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (3 times), and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (1 time)
2 2008 Arch Kincaid
(Nick Dealy)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (1 time), Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (1 time), Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time), and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (2 times)
3 2008 Dalton, DukesDukes Dalton
(James McCarthy)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (2 times) and Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
4 2009 Mike Hollow Head instructor at Chaotic Wrestling's training facility
5 2009 Walters, JohnJohn Walters
(John Stagikas)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (2 times), Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (1 time), and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (1 time)
6 2010 Martino, GinoGino Martino
(John Ferraro)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
7 2011 Kowalski, KillerKiller Kowalski
(Walter Kowalski)
Trained many of Chaotic Wrestling's top stars through his "School of Professional Wrestling".
8 2015 Psycho
(Jarod Ceres)
Won the Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship (1 time) and Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship (2 times)
  1. ^ Entries without a birth name indicates that the inductee did not perform under a ring name.
  2. ^ This section mainly lists the major accomplishments of each inductee in Chaotic Wrestling.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bartlett, Sean (2007-05-23). "Ring of Fire". The Boston Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  2. ^ Kanaracus, Chris (2000-09-15). "Loco like a fox". Worcester Phoenix. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ Cook, Steve (2007-02-08). "Comments, Corrections & Other "C" Words". 411mania. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  4. ^ a b Newman, Oliver (2008-09-04). "ROH Senior Official Todd Sinclair talks booking Chaotic Wrestling, refereeing a WWE dark match, ROH and more". Pro Wrestling Digest. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  5. ^ "WWE and Chaotic Entertainment Group, LLC Come to Licensing Agreement". WrestleView. 2006-06-27. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. ^ Dreilinger, Danielle (2009-06-18). "With times tough, pro wrestlers think small: Page 2". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  7. ^ "Making it Big". Chaotic Training Center. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  8. ^ "Chaotic Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  9. ^ "Title Histories". Chaotic Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  10. ^ "Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Title History". Solie’s Title Histories. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  11. ^ "Current/Previous Appearances". Chaotic Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  12. ^ "ECWA Pro Wrestling". East Coast Wrestling Association. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  13. ^ Martin, Josh. "Superstar Spotlight Featuring Bryan Logan". East Coast Wrestling Association. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  14. ^ a b Denizet-Lewis, Benoit (October 2001). "The Hold and the Beautiful". Boston magazine. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  15. ^ a b c Dreilinger, Danielle (2009-06-18). "With times tough, pro wrestlers think small". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  16. ^ a b Medalis, Kara A. (2007-05-25). "The Champ to make a Homecoming in Massachusetts". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  17. ^ Milner, John; Xamin, Mark (February 25, 2005). "John Cena". Bios. SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  18. ^ a b Clevett, Jason (2008-08-09). "An uplifting visit with Killer Kowalski". SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  19. ^ Devine, Johnny (2007-04-03). "An indecent proposal: A trainers guild". SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  20. ^ a b Goode, Jon (2004-08-06). "Catching up with Killer Kowalski". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  21. ^ a b c "Chaotic Training Center Rebrands As New England Pro Wrestling Academy". Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  22. ^ a b "Making It Big". Chaotic Training Center. Retrieved 2007-12-10. 
  23. ^ Clevett, Jason (2002-04-22). "John Walters building a 'Killer' career". SLAM! Sports – Wrestling. Retrieved 2007-04-05. 
  24. ^ Cold Fury 5 – DVD Archived April 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. ChaoticWrestlingStore.com

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