J. W. Storm
|J. W. Storm|
|Birth name||Jeffrey Warner RT|
|Born||September 9, 1965|
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Agent Storm|
J. W. Storm
|Billed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Billed weight||290 lb (130 kg)|
|Billed from||Los Angeles, California|
Storm competed in World Championship Wrestling most notably as a member of the tag team Maximum Overdrive with Tim Hunt. He also had stints in Pacific Northwest Wrestling and Pro Wrestling America, winning the tag team championships in both promotions.
Professional wrestling career
Warner started wrestling in 1989 in the NWA's Pacific Northwest territory. He formed a tag team with Art Barr who was using a "Beetlejuice" gimmick called "The Juice Patrol" with Warner becoming "Big Juice". They feuded with Ricky Santana and Curtis Thompson, who formed the tag team of "U.S. Male", until Warner was forced to leave the promotion in a "loser leaves town" match on June 30, 1990.
He also wrestled in Pro Wrestling America during the late-80s and early-90s and won the tag team titles as one half of Maximum Overdrive with Tim Hunt defeating Matt Derringer and Bret Derringer on June 24, 1989. Holding the titles for nearly a year, they finally lost them to the Steiner Brothers in Atlanta, Georgia on September 17, 1990. Warner, who had previously won the PWA Iron Horse Television title on April 5, 1990, would continue defending the title before jumping to the National Wrestling Alliance in June.
World Championship Wrestling (1990)
In mid-1990, he arrived in WCW as Silencer, being one half of Maximum Overdrive with Tim Hunt, who was Hunter, but their partnership was short-lived after their loss to the then NWA/WCW U.S. Tag Team Champions Steiner Brothers at Clash of the Champions XII on September 5, 1990. Warner was repackaged as singles wrestler J.W. Storm and appeared 12 days later at a TV taping in Marietta, GA where he defeated Brett Holiday. Storm began a win streak, defeating Allen Iron Eagle and Tommy Rich before sustaining his first pinfall loss to Brad Armstrong, losing to him at Halloween Havoc '90 on October 27. Storm would also face Mike Rotundo, Terry Taylor, and Dave Taylor. His final match came on November 18 against Tommy Rich 
World Wrestling Federation (1991-1992)
On February 18, 1991 Storm received a tryout match in the World Wrestling Federation and was defeated by Jim Powers during a WWF Superstars taping. A day later in Ft Myers, FL he would wrestle his second tryout at Wrestling Challenge and pinned Scott Allen. Storm received another set of tryouts in December, when he returned on Dec 3rd at San Antonio, TX house show and was defeated by Chris Chavis (Tatanka). He again wrestled Chavis the following night at a Superstars taping. He saw more extensive action in February and March 1992, when he wrestled The Undertaker, "The Model" Rick Martel, The Warlord and Hercules. Storm would gain several victories, pinning Steve Lombardi, Doug Summers, Jim Brunzell, and Kato of The Orient Express during the early part of 1992. Storm gained the services of Jimmy Hart at a Wrestling Challenge TV taping in Portland, ME on July 21 as he faced the Dublin Destroyer(Brian Donahue), but this would be his final match of the year.
Warner credits his wife Jennifer with saving his life from drug and alcohol abuse. He became a born again Christian and, in 2002, an ordained minister through the International Ministerial Fellowship. He now tours the United States with his Ultimate Strength show that combines preaching with feats of strength, such as breaking through a stack of concrete blocks. Warner and his wife have four sons, one of which is Hunter Warner.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pacific Northwest Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling America
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him # 335 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the PWI 500 in 1991
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- Westcott, Brian; Palma, Richard (2001). "PWA Iron Horse Television Title History". Solie's Title' Histories. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
- "P.W.A. Tag Team Title". Puroresu Dojo. 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-12.