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Encyclopedia > Nathan Jones (wrestler)
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Ring name(s) Nathan Jones; "The Colossus of Boggo Road"
Height 213 cm (7ft)
Weight 159 kg (348 lbs)
Born August 21, 1970 (1970-08-21) (age 37)
Gold Coast, Queensland
Trained by Ultimate Pro Wrestling,
Mike Bell,
Tom Howard
Debut October 11, 1997

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Pre-wrestling

Before his career as a wrestler, Nathan Jones was sentenced to 16 years in Boggo Road Gaol for eight armed robberies between 1985-1987, two of them in Tasmania. During the robberies he became one of Australia's most wanted. He ended up serving seven years in a maximum-security prison and one year on work release.[1]. While in prison, he was introduced to the sport of powerlifting. Within a short space of time, Nathan became the National Powerlifting Champion of Australia. Boggo Road Gaol was an Australian prison located in Queensland, Australia. ... Slogan or Nickname: The Apple Isle; Holiday Isle Motto(s): Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Constitutional monarchy Governor William Cox Premier Paul Lennon (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 5  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $16,114... Powerlifting is a strength sport, consisting of three events: the squat, the bench press, and the deadlift. ...


Nathan also began competing in strongman contests. On the strongman circuit, he was dubbed The Megaman for his imposing physique. As the reigning Australia's Strongest Man, he entered the World Strength Championship at Callander, Scotland on July 29-30, 1995. He took first place, topping a field that included 1993 World's Strongest Man Gary Taylor. The following weekend, he competed in the World Musclepower Championship held at Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. That contest was won by Magnus Ver Magnusson, with Nathan finishing fifth in a field of twelve competitors.[2] In the 19th century, the term strongman refers to an exhibitor of strength (before strength sports were codified into weightlifting, powerlifting etc. ... Callander (Calasraid in Gaelic) is a burgh in the region of Stirling, Scotland, on the River Teith. ... This article is about the country. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The official logo of Worlds Strongest Man The Met-Rx Worlds Strongest Man is the best-recognized annual international event in strength athletics. ... Gary Taylor (born October 14, 1961) is a former strongman from Wales who won the Worlds Strongest Man contest in 1993. ... The traditional county of Aberdeenshire (Siorrachd Obar Dheathain in Gaelic) borders Banffshire and Inverness-shire to the west, Perthshire, Angus and Kincardineshire to the south, and the North Sea to the north and east. ... Categories: People stubs | Icelandic sportspeople | 1963 births ...


Nathan next took part in the 1995 World's Strongest Man contest. In the arm wrestling event in the qualifying heat, he was matched against Magnus Samuelsson, who had been Sweden's arm wrestling champion for several years and who would become the winner of World's Strongest Man in 1998. Samuelsson won the first match after a back and forth battle. Then, Nathan pulled himself with his opposite arm and suffered a broken arm (a spiral fracture of the humerus).[3] Jones returned to the World's Strongest Man competition in 1996 and placed 3rd in a qualifying heat behind Magnus ver Magnusson and Jorma Ojanaho.[4] Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The official logo of Worlds Strongest Man The Met-Rx Worlds Strongest Man is the best-recognized annual international event in strength athletics. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Magnus Samuelsson is a Swedish strongman. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The humerus is a long bone in the arm or fore-legs (animals) that runs from the shoulder to the elbow. ...


He also participated in a MMA match at PRIDE 1 with PRIDE Fighting Championship in October 1997, submitting to Japanese sumo wrestler Koji Kitao in his only match. For the fighting styles that combine different arts, see hybrid martial arts. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... Pride is the name of an emotion which refers to a strong sense of self-respect, a refusal to be humiliated as well as joy in the accomplishments of oneself or a person, group, nation or object that one identifies with. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A sumo match Sumo (相撲 Sumō), or sumo wrestling, is today a competition contact sport wherein two wrestlers or rikishi face off in a circular area. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Wrestling

World Wrestling All-Stars (2001-2002)

Later, Nathan worked as a bodyguard for infamous known money man Rene Rivkin. He also began a career in wrestling during this time. Jones first gained fame working in the World Wrestling All-Stars, making a large impression at the first WWA Pay Per View Inception, where he was accompanied to the ring by Rove McManus. However he was defeated after Rove was smashed with Jarret's guitar and Jones was hit with the Stroke Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) was one of the professional wrestling promotions to come into existence after the fall of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... John Rove McManus (born January 21, 1974) is a Gold Logie Award winning Australian variety show host, and owner of the production company Roving Enterprises. ...


During his time in the WWA, Nathan won the WWA Heavyweight Championship on April 7, 2002 before losing the belt to Scott Steiner. WWA World Heavyweight Title History 1. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Scott Carl Rechsteiner (born July 29, 1962), better known by his ring name, Scott Steiner, is an American professional wrestler. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment (2002-2003)

Both men joined World Wrestling Entertainment during the same time period. Vignettes aired with Nathan Jones standing in a prison to further his gimmick. Jones' first appearance as a WWE superstar was in a storyline where he became The Undertaker's protege. He was scheduled to team with Undertaker to face Big Show and A-Train at WrestleMania XIX, but was billed as injured, only appearing during the closing moments of the match to assist Undertaker. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ...


After winning a match on SmackDown! by disqualification, the Full Blooded Italians gave Nathan Jones a post-match beat down, which included "shattering" his ankle with the steel steps. Nathan was then sent to OVW to improve his wrestling ability. It was during this period that Jones appeared in a bit part for the movie Troy, as Boagrius, a monstrous warrior who fights Achilles. The Full Blooded Italians (or F.B.I.) was a professional wrestling stable that previously wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... Ohio Valley Wrestling, LLC is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). ...


Nathan then was absent from WWE TV for several months, returning as a heel known by the nickname "The Colossus of Boggo Road", a title referring to his time spent in Boggo Road Prison. He formed part of Brock Lesnar's Survivor Series 2003 team, which also included the Big Show, A-Train and Matt Morgan. They were not victorious however, and Nathan Jones was then used to make run-ins along with the other members of Team Lesnar, and was placed in matches by either Lesnar or Heyman to do their dirty work for them. In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... Boggo Road Gaol was an Australian prison located in Queensland, Australia. ... Brock Edward Lesnar[4] (born July 12, 1977[3]) is an American mixed martial artist, former professional and amateur wrestler. ... Survivor Series 2003 was the seventeenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event for World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Matt Morgan is the name of: Matt Morgan (professional wrestler) (born 1976), American professional wrestler Matt Morgan (comedian) (born 1977), English comedian www. ... In professional wrestling, a run-in occurs when one or more individuals who are not actively participating in a match run into the ring. ...


The rigour of WWE lifestyle, compounded by dyslexia, became too much for Nathan, and he quit the company on December 6, 2003 while on the WWE Passport to SmackDown! Tour in Perth, Australia[5]. This article is about developmental dyslexia. ... December 6 is the 340th day of the year (341st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... For other cities named Perth, see Perth. ...


Australian Wrestling Supershow III

Since then, Nathan was scheduled to make his pro wrestling return in 2004 at the Australian Wrestling Supershow III booked against Mark Mercedes, but did not appear as advertised at the event and a battle royal was held following an angry shoot on Jones by Mercedes and promoter Andy Raymond. No Show is the 41st episode of the HBO original series, The Sopranos. ...


World Series Wrestling

In 2005 he wrestled three Matches for World Series Wrestling. On October 5 he defeated Lee Star in Melbourne,Australia. On October 7 and 8 he defeated Mark Hilton. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Series Wrestling is a professional wrestling promotion, founded in 2005. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Post-wrestling

Jones would leave wrestling to once again go into the movie industry after previously having a role in Jackie Chan's First Strike as a Russian hit man. Durring his time wrestling he was in the movie Troy, he played a Greek Champion who was dispatched in one blow by Achilles. Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ... For other uses, see Achilles (disambiguation). ...


He appears as bad guy "TK" in the Thai martial arts movie The Protector and as a fictionalized portrayal of real-life wrestler Hercules O'Brien in the Jet Li wuxia movie Fearless. Tom-Yum-Goong (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: , distributed as Warrior King in the UK, as The Protector in the US) is a 2005 Thai martial arts film starring Tony Jaa. ... Wǔxiá (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: , Mandarin IPA: , Cantonese Pinyin: mou5 hap6), literally meaning martial (arts) heroes, is a distinct quasi-fantasy sub-genre of the martial arts genre in literature, television and cinema. ... “Fearless (movie)” redirects here. ...


Jones once again worked for WWE, this time under the WWE Films banner, playing 'The Russian' in WWE Film The Condemned, starring Stone Cold Steve Austin. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE Films is a subsidiary of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... The Condemned is a thriller film directed and written by Scott Wiper, and starring former WWE wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, and Rick Hoffman. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Previous managers
  • Nickname
  • The Colossus of Boggo Road

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... A Powerslam is a professional wrestling body slam move in which the wrestler performing the slam falls face-down on top of his/her opponent. ... Professional wrestling holds include a number of set moves and pins used by competitors to immobilize their opponents or lead to a submission. ... In professional wrestling a DDT is any move in which the wrestler falls down or backwards to drive a held opponents head into the mat. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... John Rove McManus (born January 21, 1974) is a Gold Logie Award winning Australian variety show host, and owner of the production company Roving Enterprises. ... Paul Buster Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter. ...

Championships and accomplishments

  • World Wrestling All-Stars

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 NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship is a tag team championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and contested for in Japan, in Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX. Title history External link Wrestling-Titles. ... The NWA Intercontinental Tag Team Championship is a tag team championship sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and contested for in Japan, in Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX. Title history External link Wrestling-Titles. ... Jon Heidenreich, better known simply as Heidenreich (born June 28, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is an American professional wrestler, of German origins, currently working for the World Wrestling Council, Nu-Wrestling Evolution, and making appearances on 1 Pro Wrestling wrestling as a part of NWE. He is best known... The World Wrestling All-Stars (WWA) was one of the professional wrestling promotions to come into existence after the fall of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). ... This is the title history of the World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Championship. ... This is the title history of the World Wrestling All-Stars World Heavyweight Championship. ...

Filmography as actor

  • The Condemned (2007)
  • G'Day LA (in pre-production)
  • Fearless (2006) – Hercules O'Brien
  • Tom-Yum-Goong (2005) English version: The Protector(2007) –- TK
  • Troy (2004) – Boagrius
  • Police Story 4: First Strike aka Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996) – Hit Man
  • Doom Runners (1997) – Vike

The Condemned is a thriller film directed and written by Scott Wiper, and starring former WWE wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, and Rick Hoffman. ... “Fearless (movie)” redirects here. ... Tom-Yum-Goong (Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง; IPA: , distributed as Warrior King in the UK, as The Protector in the US) is a 2005 Thai martial arts film starring Tony Jaa. ... The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong action film that was Chinese martial arts movie star Jackie Chans second attempt at breaking into the American (and subsequently, global) film market. ... Troy is an Oscar-nominated movie released on May 14, 2004 about the Trojan War, as described in Homers Iliad, Virgils Aeneid, and other Greek myths. ...

References

  1. ^ Alex Marvez's weekly look at professional wrestling
  2. ^ Milo, October, 1995, pp. 37-42
  3. ^ Milo, January, 1996, pp. 41-46
  4. ^ World's Strongest Man competition page
  5. ^ Ask WNW by Richard Gray

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