Luke Hawx in 2019
|Birth name||Oren Hawxhurst|
|Born||July 8, 1981|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Altar Boy Luke|
The New Orleans Bad Boy
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||227 lb (103 kg; 16.2 st)|
|Billed from||St. Michael's Cathedral|
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Trained by||Vic Grimes|
Oren Hawxhurst (born July 8, 1981) is an American professional wrestler, professional wrestling promoter, actor, and stuntman. He is best known under the ring name Luke Hawx and is also known for his time in Xtreme Pro Wrestling under the ring name Altar Boy Luke, along with being the founder and current CEO of Wildkat Sports. He has appeared in box office hits like Logan and The Fate of the Furious.
- 1 Professional wrestling career
- 2 Media
- 3 WildKat Sports
- 4 Championships and accomplishments
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Professional wrestling career
Xtreme Pro Wrestling (1999–2009)
After regularly attending independent wrestling shows during his teenage years, he met "Vicious Vic" Grimes. After keeping in contact with him, Hawxhurst eventually received full training from Grimes. In 1999, Hawxhurst made his pro wrestling debut in Pensacola, Florida as Perry Douglas against Lightning Kid Jerry Riner. Soon afterwards, he toured the United States independent circuit before being signed to a contract by Xtreme Pro Wrestling. Upon his XPW debut, Hawxhurst, under the ring name Altar Boy Luke, was placed in a tag team with Altar Boy Matthew to form The Altar Boys. To further emphasize their characters, both Luke and Matthew shaved their heads and wore white preaching robes.
After Matthew left XPW due to family issues, Luke began competing as a singles wrestler, and participated in the final King of the Deathmatch Tournament to determine the new King of the Deathmatch Champion. He won his first round match by beating Vinnie Massaro, but lost to Supreme in the second round. Despite losing the tournament, Luke faced Supreme in a Bed of Light Tubes and Barbed Wire match at the Fallout event on October 5 and defeated him to win the King of the Deathmatch Title. On December 21 at the Merry F'n X-Mas event, Luke re-lost the title to Supreme in a House of Horrors Match.
On May 24, 2008 at XPW's reunion event, Cold Day In Hell, Hawx defeated Jack Evans and Scorpio Sky in a three-way match. On August 22, 2009 at XPW's 10 Year Anniversary show, Hawx and Sky defeated Matt Cross and Tool in a tag team match.
Independent circuit (2003–present)
When XPW folded in early 2003, Hawxhurst changed his ring name to Luke Hawx and also adopted a more traditional ring attire before resuming work on the independent circuit for various promotions, including Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Combat Zone Wrestling, and NWA Wildside.
On the November 11, 2006 taping of MTV's Wrestling Society X, Hawx debuted for the show in a losing effort to Human Tornado. At the taping the next day, Hawx teamed with Al Katrazz in a winning effort against Kaos and Aaron Aguilera in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match. On the November 14 taping, Hawx and Katrazz won again after defeating Keep It Gangsta (Ruckus and Babi Slymm) before losing to The Trailer Park Boys (Nate Webb and Josh Raymond). On the February 13, 2007 episode of WSX, Hawx and Katrazz defeated Kaos and Aguilera in a TLC rematch. WSX folded shortly afterwards.
Since his days in Extreme Rising, Hawx started a feud against Matt Hardy. On July 19, 2014 at Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Cup, Hawx and Hardy wrestled in a TLC match for Hardys MCW Heavweight Championship and Hawx Extreme Rising World Championship (which Hawx had the physical belt). However, Hardy won the match. After the match, Hardy gave back the belt to Hawx.
Hawx is making strides having become the New Heavyweight Champion of WAW, a British Wrestling organisation run by the family of WWE Women's wrestler 'Paige'. WAW is becoming a huge spectacle and is being picked up by numerous TV stations as the Knight family bid to put British Wrestling back on the map.
Extreme Rising (2012–2014)
In early 2012, Shane Douglas announced the foundation of the Extreme Rising promotion, with its inaugural event, Extreme Reunion, to be held on April 28, 2012. At the event, Hawx made his debut for the promotion as a heel by venting his frustrations about Douglas and the reunion show itself before he was escorted from the building by security. He later returned to distract Stevie Richards in the event's opening match, which ultimately cost The Blue World Order their tag team match against The Full Blooded Italians. On June 29, Hawk was able to defeat Richards in an "Extreme Respect" match following assistance from Sylvester Terkay. The following night, Richards defeated Hawx in a rematch, but was attacked by Hawx after the match. Hawx took the mic and once again called out Douglas before being forced to the back security. Hawx then competed at Extreme Rising's first iPPV event Remember November, entering the Extreme Rising World Championship Tournament. He defeating Perry Saturn by submission in the first round and later interfered in the main event, where he legitimately injured Matt Hardy during Hardy's match against Shane Douglas. On March 1, 2014, Hawx defeated Extreme Rising World Champion Stevie Richards in a non-title match at an ECWA event, following interference from "The Greek God" Papadon. Afterwards, Hawx took possession of the title belt and declared himself the new champion, leading to Extreme Rising demanding him to return the belt, while announcing that he had earned himself a championship match on April 26. However, Hawx didn't give back the belt.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) (2003; 2007–2010)
On the September 1, 2003, Hawxhurst, reusing his Altar Boy Luke gimmick, made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut as he teamed with Mortis and defeated Big Bad Jon and Travis Tomko in a tag team dark match before the taping of SmackDown!.
On July 10, 2007, Hawxhurst received another WWE tryout match and lost to Chuck Palumbo at the SmackDown! taping in his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. On the March 21, 2008 episode of SmackDown, Hawx, along with Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas, faced and lost against The Big Show in a 3-on-1 handicap match. On the June 9, 2009 episode of ECW, Hawxhurst, as Luke Hawx, teamed with Kris Lewie in a losing effort to Vladimir Kozlov in a handicap match. On the February 9, 2010 episode of ECW, Hawxhurst, under the ring name Perry Wallace, lost to Ezekiel Jackson.
- Wounds (2019) as Marvin
- The Fate of the Furious (2017) as Miller
- Logan (2017) as Reaver
- Kickboxer: Vengeance (2015) as Fighter 3
- The Mechanic (2010) stunts
- Brother's Keeper (2010) stunts
- Maskerade (2010) stunts
- Wrong Side of Town (2010) stunts
- The Dead Sleep Easy (2007) as Fighter 1
In June 2011, Hawxhurst and fellow professional wrestler Orlando Jordan founded WildKat Sports & Entertainment, a professional wrestling school located in Hawxhurst's hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. The school is also home to WILDKAT, which was formerly known as NWA WildKat during its 10-month-long stint as a National Wrestling Alliance territory. The promotion is home to many local independent wrestlers, including: Bu Ku Dao, Socorro, Danny Flamingo, J Spade, Matt Lancie, Curt Matthews, Jared Wayne, Jonny Flex, Scott Phoenix, Jace Valor, Nathan Bradley, Reginald Gates, Steve Anthony, Stevie Richards, and Hawx himself.
Championships and accomplishments
- Continental Wrestling Federation
- CWF Championship (1 time)
- Extreme Rising
- Extreme Rising World Championship (1 time)1
- Extreme Breakout Star (2012)
- Maryland Championship Wrestling
- Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup (2013)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Real Quality Wrestling
- RQW World Heavyweight Champion (1 time, current)
- Tier 1 Wrestling
- Tier 1 Championship (1 time)
- WILDKAT Pro Wrestling
- WILDKAT Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Xtreme Pro Wrestling
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- "SuperClash Results".
- "HARDY VS. HAWX FINAL CHAPTER TLC MATCH AND MORE: COMPLETE MARYLAND CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING SHANE SHAMROCK COVERAGE FROM JOPPA, MD - PWInsider.com". www.pwinsider.com.
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- "COMPLETE EXTREME RISING REMEMBER NOVEMBER iPPV COVERAGE". Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Martin, Adam (5 March 2014). "Stevie Richards remains the Extreme Rising Champion". WrestleView. Retrieved 6 March 2014.
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- "WWE SmackDown! 21 March 2008 Results". Pro-Wrestling Edge. Retrieved 2008-03-22.[unreliable source]
- "IMDB profile".
- "WildKat Sports & Entertainment's website".
- "NWA Wildkat Sports & Entertainment Leaving NWA; To Be Known as Wildkat Pro Wrestling".[unreliable source?]
- "𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙆𝙖𝙩 𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨 & 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 (@wildkatsports) • Instagram photos and videos". www.instagram.com.
- "2012 Extreme Rising end of the year award winners announced".
- "Luke Hawx wins Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup '13". Archived from the original on 2013-09-17.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2014". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Tier 1 A New Hope « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
- "WildKat Heavyweight Championship history".
- "XPW King of the Deathmatch Championship history".
- Johnson, Mike (July 19, 2014). "Odd Situation Involving Extreme Rising Championship". PWInsider.com. Retrieved November 30, 2017.