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Encyclopedia > Paul Burchill
Paul Burchall Flag of the United Kingdom
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Ring name(s) Paul Birchill
Paul Burchall
Burchill
Paul Burchill
Billed height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Billed weight 112 kg (247 lb)
Born October 8, 1979 (1979-10-08) (age 27)
Guildford, Surrey Flag of England
Billed from Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Flag of the United States Virgin Islands
Trained by FWA Training Academy
Mark Sloan
Debut August 2002

Paul Burchill (born Paul Kenneth Birchall on October 8, 1979 in Guildford, Surrey), better known as , is an English professional wrestler. He was a former primary school teacher from Surrey, England but got into pro wrestling in 2001 after walking into a brick wall, and quickly impressing the man building the wall, Mark Sloan. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling in the developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... See also Guildford, Western Australia and Guildford, British Columbia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Map of U.S. Virgin Islands Saint Thomas is an island in the Caribbean Sea, a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands (USVI), an unincorporated territory of the United States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States_Virgin_Islands. ... A professional wrestling school is a school or gym that teaches students the necessary skills to become pro wrestlers. ... Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler who is best known for his work in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ... August 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // See also: Afghanistan timeline August 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian suicide bombing claims 9 lives, near Safed; there is a shooting attack in Jerusalem, claiming 2; there is an attack upon a settler family, killing... is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... , For other places with the same name, see Guildford (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Surry. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... ... Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. ... “Instructor” redirects here. ... This is about Surrey, England. ... Mark Sloan is a British professional wrestler who is best known for his work in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance promotion. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ...

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Wrestling career

British promotions

After finishing his training at the Training Academy, under Sloan's guidance, Burchill made his debut in August 2002. He made a huge impact in the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, interfering in many matches and leaving a trail of broken bodies along the way. August 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // See also: Afghanistan timeline August 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian suicide bombing claims 9 lives, near Safed; there is a shooting attack in Jerusalem, claiming 2; there is an attack upon a settler family, killing... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During much of his wrestling career in the United Kingdom, Burchill had a "Bill Goldberg"-esque gimmick, whereby he would destroy his opponents (whom were usually cruiserweights), and, at one point, held a winning streak. Bill Goldberg (born William Scott Goldberg on December 27, 1966, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is currently an inactive American professional wrestler, retired football player, and actor. ...


In May 2003, Burchill's exploits earned him the notice of top British manager, "Twisted Genius" Dean Ayass, who took Burchill on as a client. Over the rest of that year, Burchill competed in several handicap matches, defeating FWA-based tag teams by knockout. During his time under the management of Dean Ayass, Ayass would proclaim to opponents that they would "be stepping into the ring at their own risk and that Mr. Burchill and Mr. Ayass would accept no responsibility for any broken bones". This catphrase would even scroll across the bottom of the screen during FWA vignettes. At the end of 2003, Burchill was named Total Wrestling and 1 Stop Wrestling's "rookie of the Year". 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for May, 2003. ... In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Dean Ayass (b. ... In professional wrestling, the term vignette is usually used to describe any piece of video footage featuring characters or events which is shown to the audience for the purposes of entertainment or edification. ...


Burchill would continue to wrestle in the backlash wrestling as well as various other promotions , both in america and around Europe, promotions such as the Frontier Wrestling Alliance, The Wrestling Alliance, All Star Premier Promotions, GBH, HCW, High Impact Promotions, WXW Germany, International Wrestling Promotions, British Championship Wrestling, Italian Championship Wrestling, and Wrestle Zone Wrestling. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... All Star Wrestling are British Professional wrestling promotions known as All Star Promotions, and Big Time Wrestling run by Brian Dixon based out of Liverpool. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


On August 1, 2004, Burchill defeated Doug Williams and The Zebra Kid (Roy Bevis) in a No Holds Barred Three-Way to become the Champion, a title he would hold until November 6, when he lost a Falls Count Anywhere match to D-Lo Brown. Five days later, on November 11, 2004 Burchill signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment, and left England to train at its farm federation Ohio Valley Wrestling. is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Douglas Clayton Durdle (born September 1, 1972 in Reading, Berkshire) is a British professional wrestler best known by his stage name, Doug Williams. ... The Zebra Kid is a stage name used by several professional wrestlers, who would often wear zebra print tights and sometimes masks to the ring. ... Roy Bevis is a British professional wrestler best known by his ring name The Zebra Kid. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ...


Before leaving, during one of Burchill's last appearances in the FWA at its British Uprising III event, which saw him team with Terry Funk and Paul Travell to defeat Drew McDonald, Raj Ghosh and Thunder, Burchill received a standing ovation and a "Please Don't Go" chant from the 1800 fans in attendance. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Drew McDonald is a Scottish professional wrestler, who has wrestled throughout the United Kingdoms independent circuit since the early 1980s // Career McDonald first got into wrestling when friend of his who ran a school in Perth for wayward kids was promoting a wrestling show to make funds for...


World Wrestling Entertainment

Burchill feuded with Aaron Stevens for the OVW Television Championship until he was promoted to SmackDown!. Even after receiving a call-up, he still made regular appearances in Ohio Valley Wrestling. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The OVW Television Championship is the secondary championship of Ohio Valley Wrestling started on January 5, 2005. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ...


Burchill made his WWE debut on the August 27, 2005 episode of WWE Velocity, when he interrupted a match between fellow Englishman William Regal and Scotty 2 Hotty. Burchill quickly established an alliance with his countryman, helping Regal to beat down Scotty 2 Hotty. is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ... In professional wrestling, a run-in occurs when one or more individuals who are not actively participating in a match run into the ring. ... Darren Kenneth Matthews (born May 10, 1968) is an English professional wrestler, better known by his ring name William Regal. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


His SmackDown! debut occurred on September 1, 2005 in a tag team match where he teamed up with William Regal to defeat Scotty 2 Hotty and Funaki, after Burchill forced Scotty to tap out with the "Royal Mutilation". The next week on SmackDown!, Burchill defeated Scotty 2 Hotty in a singles match with the same armbar submission. Regal and Burchill were part of a Fatal Fourway Tag Match facing The Mexicools, MNM, and Road Warrior Animal & Heidenreich, with the winner acquiring the WWE Tag Team Championship. Regal & Burchill came up short, when MNM won the titles from Heidenreich & Animal. Regal & Burchill continued tagging together, mainly feuding with The Mexicools on Velocity. Regal often acted as a manager for Burchill during his singles matches. is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shoichi Funaki (born August 24, 1968) is a Japanese American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The (original) Mexicools. ... 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. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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 the December 31 edition of Velocity, Burchill debuted his C-4 move in WWE, which aided him in a victory against the jobber, John Xavier. He then disappeared from WWE television to go back to OVW for a while to receive more training and compete. Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... John Jirus (born in Queens, New York, New York) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Ring of Honor between 2002 and 2004 as Xavier. ...


On the February 3, 2006 edition of SmackDown!, Regal and Burchill told SmackDown! "network representative" Palmer Canon that they no longer wanted to be a tag team so they could go their separate ways. During this discussion, Burchill informed Canon that his family heritage traces back to the pirate Blackbeard, and that he wanted to do a pirate gimmick on SmackDown!. He followed through on this promise the following week when he appeared backstage dressed as a pirate, with a look similar to that of Captain Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Burchill, with his babyface persona, started a rivalry with former teammate Regal, who weekly tried to convince Burchill to return to his ruthless ways. Burchill had his first match as a pirate on the March 10 edition of SmackDown!. During his entrance, Burchill stood on a platform located at the far end of the entrance way and then swung down to the entrance floor on a rope. As he made his way down to the ring, he threw beads to the crowd and pulled out his sword as his opponent William Regal looked on in disbelief. Burchill defeated William Regal using his C-4 move. is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... Jack Sparrow is a fictional character in the Pirates of the Caribbean universe. ... Pirates of the Caribbean is a multi-billion dollar Walt Disney franchise encompassing a theme park ride, a series of films and spinoff novels as well as numerous video games and other publications. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Burchill once again defeated William Regal in a singles match on the April 7, 2006 episode of SmackDown!. The match had a stipulation that Regal would have to dress like a "buxom wench" if he lost the match, which he did. Lady Regal, as SmackDown! announcers would jokingly refer to him, had no choice but to dress like what ever Burchill felt like having him wear until Burchill lost a match. On the April 21 episode of SmackDown!, Burchill made Regal dress up in various costumes such as a gorilla suit and a chicken suit. Eventually, he made Regal dress up like a buccaneer for their tag match later in the night against Gymini. Burchill ended up abandoning Regal during the match, which led to Gymini picking up the victory. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article refers to the type of pirate. ... The Shane Twins (born December 21, 1967 in Galesburg, Illinois) are a professional wrestling tag team that consist of twin brothers Mike and Todd Shane. ...


Burchill was soon joined by an unnamed buxom wench (Shelly Martinez) who made appearances with Burchill in OVW before debuting and appearing on the May 6, 2006 edition of the Velocity webcast in Burchill's corner.[1] Shelly Martinez disappeared after that one appearance because WWE management was upset with her performance. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In mid-2006, Burchill required knee surgery and, to allow him time away from the ring to get it performed, was kayfabe injured by Mark Henry. This time away from the ring was also used to develop a new gimmick to replace his pirate character on his return because Vince McMahon, who reportedly was not aware of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Johnny Depp's pirate character, believed the character should have thought he was a real pirate, acting more like the Carl Ouellet pirate character (Jean Pierre Lafitte) from the 1990s and felt it could not work as a crowd favorite, despite the positive crowd reactions Burchill received.[2] 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. ... Mark Gordon Henry (born June 12, 1971 in Silsbee, Texas) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its SmackDown! brand. ... Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II[2] on June 9, 1963, in Owensboro, Kentucky) is an Academy Award-nominated and SAG Awards-winning American actor and for his performances in the films Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Ed Wood (1994... Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet (born December 30, 1967 in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... Carl Joseph Yvon Ouellet (born December 30, 1967 in Sainte-Catherine, Quebec) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


After recovering from the surgery, Burchill returned to the OVW development territory under a heel gimmick more reminiscent of his original WWE appearances. First he was billed as "The Most Dangerous Man in OVW" and later he called himself "The Ripper" Paul Burchill (reminiscent of Jack the Ripper). Burchill became the first British OVW Champion after defeating Chet The Jet for the title on December 15, 2006. On February 17, he lost the title to Cody Runnels at a house show. He won the title back the next night at another house show. On March 14, 2007, Burchill lost his OVW Championship to Aaron "The Idol" Stevens. On May 12, 2007, Burchill defeated Stevens to once again become the OVW Heavyweight Champion. Two weeks later on May 26, Burchill was given a 3 count at the same time as Stevens to force a rematch for the then vacant title (the OVW website still recognized Burchill as their champion) on June 1. Jay Bradley got involved and it was made a 3-Way Dance for the title. On June 1, Jay Bradley defeated Burchill and Stevens to become new OVW Heavyweight Champion. However, Burchill regained the title from Bradley after the Ripper breaker on the TV tapings at June 27 (the show aired June 30). Burchill lost the OVW Heavyweight Championship to Vladmir Kozlof on the 27th July at Six Flags. Burchill was set to face Mark Henry, who had injured him previously, at Six Flags on August 10th. Burchill ended up beating Henry. Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area of London, England in the second half of 1888. ... The OVW Heavyweight Championship is the major championship in World Wrestling Entertainments developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th 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. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd 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. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Return to SmackDown!

Burchill competed in a dark match before the July 14 SmackDown! taping, teaming with fellow Brit Dave Taylor in a losing effort against the team of Funaki & Shannon Moore. He also dressed up as the pirate (ironically) for Edge's Mardi Gras Party. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Languages Cornish, Dgèrnésiais, English, French, Irish, Jèrriais, Manx, Scots, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Llanito Religions Anglican, Presbyterianism, Roman Catholicism - Related ethnic groups British-Americans, Anglo-Celtic Australian, Anglo-African, Belongers, English Canadians, Channel Islanders, Cornish, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster-Scots, Irish, Manx, New Zealand European, Scottish, Welsh British... David Steven Taylor (born May 1, 1957) is an English professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... Shoichi Funaki (born August 24, 1968) is a Japanese American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... Shannon Brian Moore (born July 27, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973), is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, under the ring name Edge, wrestling on its SmackDown! brand where he is the current World Heavyweight Champion. ...


Burchill also lost his OVW Heavyweight Championship to Mike Kruel. Burchill competed in a dark tag team match before the August 21 taping of Friday Night Smackdown! with Dave Taylor who lost to Jesse and Festus The OVW Heavyweight Championship is the major championship in World Wrestling Entertainments developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... Mike Kruel is an American professional wrestler. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Managers
  • Theme Music

Most recently, in Ohio Valley Wrestling, Burchill used Metallica's version of "Imperial March" during his "ripper" gimmick. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Curbstomping is a method of killing somebody associated with urban environments. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rey Mysterio performing one of many aerial techniques to Dvon Dudley Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show of the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... -1... A moonsault or moonsault press is a professional wrestling aerial technique with much of its popularity in American wrestling being attributed to The Great Muta, also known as Keiji Mutoh. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A piledriver is a professional wrestling driver move in which the wrestler grabs his/her opponent, turns him/her upside-down, and drops into a sitting or kneeling position, driving the opponents head into the mat. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Darren Kenneth Matthews (born May 10, 1968) is an English professional wrestler, better known by his ring name William Regal. ... Kristal Marshall (born November 11, 1983), better known simply as Kristal, is an American model and professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ...


Championships and accomplishments

  • International Wrestling Promotions
  • IWP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... The OVW Heavyweight Championship is the major championship in World Wrestling Entertainments developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. ...

Trivia

  • Burchill's C-4 move was also commonly named the C-4 Hotwired, as it was debuted at the FWA event Hotwired in 2003 and the subtitle of the C-4 on video was taken out of context.
  • Since his pirate gimmick started, the C-4 move has been dubbed by some fans "The Plank" in reference to announcer Michael Cole's comment that Regal was walking the plank. Walking The Plank would later become the official name of the move.

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External links

  • OVW Profile

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Burchill even made Regal dress up in various costumes such as a gorilla suit and a chicken outfit.
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