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Encyclopedia > Adam Birch
Adam Birch Flag of the United States
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Ring name(s) Joey Matthews
Matthews
Joey Mercury
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Billed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Born July 18, 1979 (1979-07-18) (age 28)[1]
Fairfax, Virginia Flag of Virginia[1]
Billed from Los Angeles, California
Trained by Jimmy Cicero[2]
OVW staff
Debut June 12, 1996

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Career

Birch began his career, under the name Joey Matthews, in Maryland Championship Wrestling, where he held a variety of titles. He was also a member of the North Carolina based Organization of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts (OMEGA) run by Matt and Jeff Hardy.[3] Maryland Championship Wrestling is a regional independent wrestling federation that bases most of its cards in Maryland, but has held cards in all neighboring states as well. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Organization Of Modern Extreme Grappling Arts, also known as OMEGA, was an independent wrestling promotion in Cameron, North Carolina and other parts of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Matthew Moore Matt Hardy (born September 23, 1974)[2] is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their SmackDown![1] brand, where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with his onscreen rival, Montel Vontavious Porter. ... Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ...


His first national exposure came after he left OMEGA and formed a tag team named "the Badstreet Boys", with fellow OMEGA alum Christian York. Together the Badstreet Boys wrestled in multiple smaller promotions, and had nine independent tag team championship reigns. In late 2000 they joined Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where they stayed until it's closure in January of 2001, and were on the company's final pay-per-view Guilty as Charged. York and Matthews had a brief stint in World Championship Wrestling before that company's demise in March of 2001. A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... -1... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... Guilty as Charged was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view from Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


At the tail end of their ECW careers they changed their names to simply York and Matthews, and floated around the independent circuit after ECW folded, most notably competing in Ultimate Pro Wrestling and Phoenix Championship Wrestling. York's 2004 retirement from the wrestling business dissolved the team and left Matthews to wrestle in singles matches in promotions like Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Ultimate Pro Wrestling (UPW) is a Professional wrestling promotion owned and operated by Rick Bassman. ... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment

Birch wrestled in dark matches[4][5] before being assigned to a developmental deal by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2004 and moved to Louisville, KY to the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) "farm territory". There he formed a tag team with Johnny Nitro, which along with manager Melina Perez, was called MNM. John Randall Hennigan[7] (born October 3, 1979),[8] is an American professional wrestler better known by his former ring name Johnny Nitro. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Melina Perez (born March 9, 1979), better known simply as Melina, is an American professional wrestler and manager, currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... MNM was a professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainment that consisted of Joey Mercury (previously Joey Matthews), Johnny Nitro, and manager/valet Melina Perez. ...


MNM wrestled in OVW for around a year, winning the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship once, before being called up to the main SmackDown! roster, where Matthews was renamed Mercury.[6] While on SmackDown! they feuded with teams of Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero,[7] Hardcore Holly and Charlie Haas,[8] Legion of Doom, Rey Mysterio and Batista,[9] and Paul London and Brian Kendrick.[10] Together they captured the WWE Tag Team Championship on three occasions, all in their rookie year on the brand.[11][12] The OVW Southern Tag Team Championship is the tag team titles of Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Eduardo Eddie Gory Guerrero Llanes (October 9, 1967 — November 13, 2005) better known as Eddie Guerrero, was a Mexican-American professional wrestler born into a legendary Mexican wrestling family. ... Robert William Bob Howard[2] (born January 29, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name, Bob Hardcore Holly. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... This article is about the professional wrestling team, for otheruses see Road warrior The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael Hawk Hegstrand and Joseph Animal Laurinaitis, though other members were added later. ... David Michael Bautista (born January 18, 1969),[1] better known as Dave Batista or by the ring name Batista, is an American professional wrestler. ... Paul London and Brian Kendrick are a professional wrestling tag team on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the SmackDown! brand of WWE. For the original WWE Tag Team Championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand, see World Tag Team Championship (WWE). ...


On May 21, 2006 at Judgment Day pay-per-view, where MNM lost the tag team title to London and Kendrick, Nitro and Melina suddenly turned on Mercury, breaking up the group. Later that night they were (kayfabe) fired from the SmackDown! brand[13] and reappeared on the following RAW. The legit reason for the team's sudden split was later revealed to be Mercury failing a WWE Wellness Policy drug test and being forced to serve a 30 day suspension. is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judgment Day is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... -1...


Mercury actually stayed off WWE television for six months. In that time he went through a drug rehabilitation in College Park Georgia at a facility that has an exclusive contract with the WWE. Afterwards was sent back to OVW. He made a surprise return on the November 27, 2006 RAW, reforming MNM with Nitro and Melina to take up the also recently reunited Hardys (Matt and Jeff) "open challenge" for ECW December to Dismember.[14] This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hardy Boyz (also known as the The Hardys and Team Xtreme) is a professional wrestling tag team in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that consists of real life brothers Matt and Jeff Hardy. ... ECW December to Dismember 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that was held on December 3, 2006 at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. ...


The Hardys went on to win the match,[15] but the feud continued across all three brands,[16][17][18] and in a fatal-four way ladder match at December's Armageddon -- also involving London and Kendrick, and Dave Taylor and William Regal -- Mercury suffered a (legit) medical injury when he was struck in the face with a ladder, breaking his nose. He immediately left the match and was rushed to an emergency room where he received 5 stitches to the inside of his nose and 15 to the outside.[19][20] Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Armageddon is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Blue Bloods The Blue Bloods were a professional wrestling tag team in World Championship Wrestling History The Blue Bloods were formed in 1995 in WCW by Lord Steven Regal. ... The emergency department (ED), sometimes termed the emergency room (ER), emergency ward (EW), accident & emergency (A&E) department or casualty department is a hospital or primary care department that provides initial treatment to patients with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening and...


After missing a few weeks, Mercury returned wearing a protective face mask and his injury was worked into the angle, with both he and Nitro attempting to injure the Hardys in various ways for revenge. On his return he continued to wrestle, both as a singles competitor on SmackDown![21] and with Nitro on RAW[22] until he was released on March 26.[23] In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Independent Wrestling

After being released from WWE Birch rejoined Maryland Championship Wrestling and New York Wrestling Connection once again using the name Joey Matthews.


While working in Maryland Championship Wrestling, "Creative Control" cut off his hair after he suffered an injury. At the July 8, 2007 show (Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 2007) he defeated Adam Flash to become the Maryland Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. Joey Matthews lost to Vito on July 13th, on the WWC Aniversario 34 event in Puerto Rico. is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Vito LoGrasso (born June 18, 1969), is an American professional wrestler, of Italian origin, best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling as Big Vito and more recently World Wrestling Entertainment and working for their farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling as Vito. ... is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Council is one of Puerto Ricos two main professional wrestling promotions, the other one being the International Wrestling Association. ...


Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling

Birch debuted at Bound For Glory, teaming with Johnny Swinger in a pre show match losing to the Motor City Machineguns. At the moment the team are known as Matthews And Swinger and use similar moves to that in ECW. Bound for Glory is a 1976 biographical film which tells the story of folk singer Woody Guthrie. ... Joseph Robert Joe Dorgan (born July 3, 1975) is an American professional wrestler. ...


In wrestling

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Championships and accomplishments

Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... The MCW Heavyweight Championship is the most prestigious championship in the Maryland Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion. ... The MCW Cruiserweight Championship is a championship in the Maryland Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion contested for by lighter-weight wrestlers. ... The MCW Rage Television Championship is a championship contested for on Maryland Championship Wrestlings television program, Rage TV. Title history See also Maryland Championship Wrestling Reference Wrestling-Titles. ... The MCW Tag Team Championship is the championship for tag teams in the Maryland Championship Wrestling professional wrestling promotion. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... The Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup is a yearly tournament held by Maryland Championship Wrestling. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) is a professional wrestling magazine. ... The PWI Tag Team of the Year Award, given yearly since 1972 by professional wrestling magazine Pro Wrestling Illustrated, recognizes the best tag team of the year as voted by readers of the magazine. ... John Randall Hennigan[7] (born October 3, 1979),[8] is an American professional wrestler better known by his former ring name Johnny Nitro. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... National Wrestling Alliance logo The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in the NWA. There have been several versions of this title, but the title recognized by the NWA is the version that was recently defended primarily in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... NWA World Tag Team Championship List of NWA World Tag Team Championship reigns by length National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Jim Crockett Promotions Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) Official NWA World Tag Team Title Histories Wrestling-Titles. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... John Randall Hennigan[7] (born October 3, 1979),[8] is an American professional wrestler better known by his former ring name Johnny Nitro. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... Pro-Pain-Pro-Wrestling, or 3PW, was wrestling promotion which was based around Philadelphia, PA. They were an ECW-style promotion, running many of their shows from the former ECW Arena. ... Pro-Pain-Pro-Wrestling, or 3PW, was wrestling promotion which was based around Philadelphia, PA. They were an ECW-style promotion, running many of their shows from the former ECW Arena. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... Jason Spence (born April 13, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Christian York. ... The WWE Tag Team Championship is a professional wrestling tag team title. ... John Randall Hennigan[7] (born October 3, 1979),[8] is an American professional wrestler better known by his former ring name Johnny Nitro. ...

Personal

References

  1. ^ a b Birch at TV.com
  2. ^ Birch at OWW
  3. ^ Matt Hardy (May 29, 2007). Will Not Die-aries: Thoughts on rival Gregroy Helms. Retrieved on 2007-05-29.
  4. ^ "Heat - May 12, 2003 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  5. ^ "RAW - September 22, 2003 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  6. ^ "SmackDown - April 14, 2005 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  7. ^ "SmackDown - April 28, 2005 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  8. ^ PWI Staff. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts", "Wrestling’s historical cards", Kappa Publishing, 2007, pp. 117-118. (English) 
  9. ^ "SmackDown - January 6, 2006 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  10. ^ "SmackDown - February 10, 2006 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  11. ^ "SmackDown - April 21, 2005 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  12. ^ "SmackDown - December 30, 2005 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  13. ^ PWI Staff. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts", "Wrestling’s historical cards", Kappa Publishing, 2007, pp. 121. (English) 
  14. ^ "SmackDown - November 27, 2006 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  15. ^ PWI Staff. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts", "Wrestling’s historical cards", Kappa Publishing, 2007, pp. 122. (English) 
  16. ^ "ECW on SciFi - November 28, 2006 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  17. ^ "SmackDown - December 1, 2006 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  18. ^ "RAW - December 4, 2006 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  19. ^ Update on Joey Mercury. WWE.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-26. “I have four fractures on the inside of my nose; I have 5 stitches on the inside of my nose and my cheek and 15 stitches on the outside of my nose and cheek. My left eye is swollen shut and I have continual internal bleeding from my nose and my eye.”
  20. ^ PWI Staff. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated presents: 2007 Wrestling almanac & book of facts", "Wrestling’s historical cards", Kappa Publishing, 2007, pp. 122. (English) 
  21. ^ PWI Staff. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated, May 2007", Arena Reports, Kappa Publishing, p. 130. (English) 
  22. ^ "SmackDown - March 12, 2007 Results", Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  23. ^ Joey Mercury released. WWE.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-26. “WWE.com has learned that today in Chicago, WWE officials have agreed on the immediate release of Joey Mercury.”

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