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Encyclopedia > Peter Gruner
Peter Gruner
An image of Peter Gruner.
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Ring name(s) Kid Flash[1]
Kidman[2]
Billy Kidman[1]
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)[3]
Billed weight 195 lb (88 kg)[3]
Born May 11, 1974 (1974-05-11) (age 34)[2]
Allentown, Pennsylvania[3]
Resides Tampa, Florida[1]
Billed from Allentown, Pennsylvania[3]
Trained by Afa Anoai[3][1]
Debut September 11, 1994[2][1]

Peter Jacob Gruner (born May 11, 1974)[2][1] better known by his ring name Billy Kidman, is an American professional wrestler. Kidman is best known for his work with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E) throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1701 × 2267 pixel, file size: 1. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... Tampa redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... Afa Anoai is a former professional wrestler/manager. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the NES video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ...

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Early life

Gruner grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region, where he graduated from Parkland High School. Nickname: Motto: Sic Semper Tyrannis Pennsylvanias location in the United States Allentowns location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Lehigh Founded 1762 Government  - Mayor Ed Pawlowski Area  - City  18. ... For other uses, see Lehigh Valley (disambiguation). ... Parkland High School, located in South Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, United States, is a public high school serving students in grades 9 to 12. ...


Career

Career overview

He joined the WCW and ultimately gained fame as a key member of several strong wrestling factions. In addition to being a member of Raven's Flock,[3] he also was a member of the Filthy Animals and later New Blood.[3] As a member of these factions, Gruner participated in memorable rivalries with top WCW names, including Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, and Rey Mysterio.[3] In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... Ravens Nest was a professional wrestling stable led by Raven that was present in Extreme Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 1997. ... The Filthy Animals was a professional wrestling stable in WCW (World Championship Wrestling) from 1999 until 2001. ... Vince Russo & Eric Bischoff: The New Blood masterminds The New Blood was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling in 2000. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... For the former Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy, see Jeffrey D. Jarrett. ... Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known by his ring names Rey Misterio, Jr. ...


Kidman wrestled for WCW for many years and won tag team gold with partner and real life friend Rey Mysterio. Kidman gained popularity in memorable matches with Raven's Flock. After leaving the group, he gained the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship 3 times. Gruner also met his wife Torrie Wilson while the two were working in WCW. Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known by his ring names Rey Misterio, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Upon WCW's purchase by WWF, Kidman became a member of the WCW/ECW Alliance faction, and later a successful champion in WWE's Cruiserweight and Tag Team divisions. He now works on the independent circuit. The WCW logo used in the WWF during the Invasion storyline. ... -1...


Early career

Gruner was trained by the one half of the legendary Wild Samoans, Afa Anoa'i[1] and wrestled his first match on September 11, 1994[1] in the independent circuit as Kid Flash. He formed a tag team with Ace Darling known as Shooting Stars and they would win the ECWA Tag Team Championship and USWA World Tag Team Championship. The Wild Samoans was the tag team of Afa & Sika in Mid-South Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF); the Samoans have held a record twenty-one Tag Team championships around the world. ... Arthur Afa Anoai (born November 21, 1942) is a Samoan American retired professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... -1... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Mike Maraldo (born June 27, 1974) is an American professional wrestler best known by his ring name Ace Darling. ... ECWA Tag-Team Championship are the tag team titles contested for in the independent professional wrestling promotion East Coast Wrestling Association. ...


World Championship Wrestling

Gruner first started wrestling for WCW in late 1996. He spent over a year as a cruiserweight jobber with no gimmick. Finally, he was added to Raven's Flock as a disheveled street junkie named Kidman. He adopted a subtle gimmick of a heroin addict, constantly scratching his arms, and named his Shooting Star Press maneuver the Seven Year Itch. Due to Raven's domineering control and propagation of his addiction, Kidman found little success with the group and aided Perry Saturn in defeating Raven in a match, thus allowing all Flock members to disband from the group. The very next night Kidman came to the ring in a clean attire as a babyface. He defeated Juventud Guerrera that night to win his first WCW Cruiserweight Championship. Juvi won the belt back a few weeks later, and Kidman defeated Juvi a final time at WCW World War 3 to win his second Cruiserweight Title. Kidman went on to hold the title for several months, becoming the record holder at the time, and still holds one of the longest reigns. In this time he became a huge fan favorite and was considered the top star of the WCW Cruiserweight division at the time. He eventually lost the title on an espisode of WCW Monday Nitro to Rey Mysterio in what many consider to be the best match of his career. They had a rematch at Spring Stampede 1998 where Mysterio was victorious. Heroin (INN: diacetylmorphine, BAN: diamorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from morphine, a derivative of the opium poppy. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Seven Year Itch is a 1955 movie starring Marilyn Monroe and directed by Billy Wilder. ... Perry Satullo (born October 25, 1966) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Perry Saturn. ... For other uses, see Raven (disambiguation). ... In professional wrestling jargon, a face is a character who is portrayed as being moral or approving - that is, faces are good guys or crowd favorites. The vast majority of wrestling angles (or storylines) - though not all - place a heel (or bad guy) against a face. ... Juventud Guerrera (born Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández on November 23, 1974 in Mexico City, D. F.) is a Mexican professional wrestler who is best known for his work in many wrestling promotions worldwide, including all the major American wrestling promotions (WWE, WCW, ECW & TNA) as well as... The World War 3 match was World Championship Wrestlings answer to the World Wrestling Federations Royal Rumble. ... Spring Stampede was a professional wrestling pay-per-view from World Championship Wrestling held in the month of April in 1994 and then from 1997 to 2000. ...


Following this, Rey asked Kidman to be his tag team partner in a match for the WCW Tag Team Championship. Kidman at first declined, as a previous attempt at a tag team between the two did not reach any level of success. However, the two faced Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko for the titles and succeeded with unwanted aid from Raven and Saturn. The three teams feuded for several weeks, which ended in a three way tag team match for the titles. Chris Kanyon's interference led to the victory for Raven and Saturn. Kidman and Mysterio continued to team together throughout the remainder of WCW, but only sparingly. Kidman spent the next several months in assorted feuds, winning the WCW Cruiserweight Championship one more time from Prince Iaukea at a house show. Prince reclaimed the title the next night on Nitro. Kidman also defeated Psicosis in a hair vs. mask match, and came close to defeating Jeff Jarrett for the United States Championship. He then entered a short feud with Vampiro. The WCW World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, when the promotion closed. ... Christopher Michael Benoit (IPA: ) (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Dean Simon (born August 4, 1960) is a retired professional wrestler best known by the ring name Dean Malenko. ... Christopher Klucsarits (born January 4, 1970), better known by his ring name Chris Kanyon (or simply Kanyon), is a former American professional wrestler, best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation. ... Mike Haynor is a professional wrestler, currently wrestling on the independent circuit but best known as Prince Iukea in World Championship Wrestling. ... Dionicio Castellanos is a professional wrestler better known as Psychosis or Psicosis. ... The WWE United States Championship is formally the WCW United States Championship but is now a WWE title exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. ... Ian Richard Hodgkinson (born May 31, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name of Vampiro. ...


During this time, Kidman was a part of the WCW face faction, the Filthy Animals, with Rey Mysterio, Konnan, and Eddie Guerrero. Eddie left the group when he left WCW, and Kidman left the group when they became a heel faction. He later rejoined them when they were faces once more in the last few months of WCW. The Filthy Animals was a professional wrestling stable in WCW (World Championship Wrestling) from 1999 until 2001. ... Charles Ashenoff (sometimes seen Hispanicized as Carlos Ashenoff), (born June 6, 1964 in Santiago de Cuba) better known by his ring name, Konnan, is a semi-retired American professional wrestler and rapper of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent. ... 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. ...


Following his first departure from the Filthy Animals, Kidman joined Vince Russo's New Blood faction, taking another heel turn. His gimmick was a young hotshot not wanting to be held back by superstars beyond their prime. This led to his biggest feud to date with Hulk Hogan. The two had a two month feud that was considered to be severely mishandled and hurt Kidman's career more than it helped it. After the New Blood split up, Kidman became a face once more entering a feud with Shane Douglas for the affection of his on-screen girlfriend, Torrie Wilson. Torrie turned on Kidman, and the feud ended with Kidman victorious. Vincent Michael Russo (born January 24, 1961) is an American writer of Italian origin, known for working for American professional wrestling companies, most notably the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. ... Vince Russo & Eric Bischoff: The New Blood masterminds The New Blood was a professional wrestling stable in World Championship Wrestling in 2000. ... Terrence Gene Bollea (born on August 11, 1953) is an American actor and semi-retired professional wrestler better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ...


Following the Shane Douglas feud, Kidman began teaming with Mysterio again, and they entered the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Championship tournament. They lost in the finals to Elix Skipper and Kid Romeo, but won the titles from them on the final episode of Nitro. That night WWE purchased WCW, the WCW Cruiserweight Tag Team Titles were retired, and Kidman's contract was picked up by WWE. Primetime Elix Skipper (born December 15, 1977) is an American professional wrestler. ... Kid Romeo Sam Loman is a professional wrestler better known as Kid Romeo. ...


World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment

When the WWF purchased WCW, the contract of Gruner (who was still wrestling as Billy Kidman) was one of twenty-five contracts involved in the purchase. When The Invasion storyline commenced, Gruner appeared on WWF television as a tweener for the WCW Alliance faction. In July 2001, Gruner won the WCW Cruiserweight Championship from Gregory Helms in the first televised WCW match on SmackDown!.[3][4] Kidman was sidelined with an injury during the Invasion angle and thus did not have as big of an impact as other WCW superstars. This article is about the storyline. ... In professional wrestling, a tweener is a character who is portrayed as being morally neutral or ambiguous (that is, they are between a face and a heel). ... 2001 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December Deaths: July 3 - Mordecai Richler July 23 - Eudora Welty July 31 - Poul Anderson Films: July 4 - Cats and Dogs July 6 - Kiss of the Dragon starring Jet Li July 18 - Jurassic Park III July 27 - Planet of... The WWE Cruiserweight Championship is a title for competitors weighing under 220 lb (100 kg), and is exclusive to the SmackDown! brand. ... Gregory Shane Helms (July 12, 1974) is an American professional wrestler from Smithfield, North Carolina, who is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ...


Kidman turned face after the WCW/ECW Alliance broke up. He was drafted to SmackDown! as part of the brand extension, and in his return match he defeated Tajiri to win his first WWE Cruiserweight Championship.[5] Tajiri reclaimed the title at Backlash. He went on to capture the Cruiserweight Championship for the seventh time (making him the record holder for most Cruiserweight Titles at the time), by defeating Jamie Noble at Survivor Series.[6] Kidman lost the title three months later to Matt Hardy at No Way Out. He spent the next few years as a star attraction in the cruiserweight division, relying solely on his in-ring work and no real gimmick. Later, Kidman was placed with a new tag team partner, Paul London. The team went on to win the WWE Tag Team Championship from The Dudley Boyz on July 8, 2004.[7] Proving the win not to be an upset, they went on to win a rematch for the titles. 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. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Backlash is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment, which started in 1999 and is held normally in April (with the exception of 2005). ... James Howard Gibson (born December 23, 1976) better known by his ring name Jamie Noble, is an American professional wrestler. ... Survivor Series 2002 was the sixteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... 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. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... Paul Sanchez-Garcia London[6] (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its RAW brand. ... 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). ... For the rest of the stable see Dudley family. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The championship run of this face team came to an abrupt end after Kidman turned his back on London. The heel turn played off of a legitimate injury occurring on an August 24, 2004 taping of SmackDown!, when Gruner's Shooting Star Press had unintentionally caused Chavo Guerrero Jr. to suffer a concussion and be taken to the hospital. The next week, Kidman was on the top rope ready to hit the Shooting Star Press, but hesitated, climbed down the turnbuckles, and slowly walked backstage overwhelmed with guilt after injuring Chavo. London was left alone to defend the titles against Kenzo Suzuki and Rene Dupree, and was brutally defeated. London and Kidman fought at No Mercy 2004, where Kidman injured London with a shooting star press, while London was strapped to a stretcher. This completed Kidman's heel turn, blaming the fans for wanting him to be more brutal with his in-ring style. Kidman and Chavo ended their feud upon Chavo's return, the latter being victorious in the final match. Kidman then competed against London over the Cruisweight title in the coming months. In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Kerwin White Salvador Chavito Guerrero III also known as Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ... Kenzo Suzuki (鈴木 健想 in Japanese; born July 25, 1974 in Hekinan, Aichi) is a Japanese professional wrestler who formerly worked for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), an American professional wrestling association, on its SmackDown! brand and very briefly as part of its RAW brand. ... ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ...


Gruner was released from his WWE contract on July 7, 2005. It was rumored that the reason behind his release was the lack of crowd reaction and unintentional injuries he caused, but Gruner later stated in an interview with the UK newspaper The Sun that it was because he argued with management over their decision to stop booking wrestlers on first class flights overseas.[8] Recently he has made regular appearances in WWE's official territory Florida Championship Wrestling but as of yet has not rejoined WWE. is the 188th day of the year (189th 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. ... The Suns most famous headline The Sun, a daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom, has the highest circulation of any daily English-language newspaper in the world, standing at around 3,200,000 copies daily in late-2004. ... Business class seat in a British Airways Boeing 747-400 Business class (also known as executive class or upper class) is a high quality second-tier travel class available on some commercial airlines and rail lines. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Post-WWE career

During this first tour of the UK since leaving WWE, Kidman would make a few appearances in independent British promotions. Other than his notable Frontier Wrestling Alliance 3-way match with Jody Fleisch and Jonny Storm, Kidman would also wrestle British wrestling legend Robbie Brookside in a losing effort during a British rules match to determine the first Real Quality Wrestling Heavyweight Champion. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jerome (Jody) Fleisch nicknamed The Phoenix is an English professional wrestler working for independent promotions all over the world. ... Jonathan Whitcombe aka The Wonderkid Jonny Storm born April 19, 1977 in Essex, England is a professional wrestler currently working for independent promotions including the Frontier Wrestling Alliance and Ring Of Honor. ... Robert Edward Brooks is an English professional wrestler, who wrestles under the ring name of Robbie Brookside, and is nicknamed Wildcat. Brooks has toured all over the world during his career including such countries as America, Japan, Germany, and Mexico. ... Real Quality Wrestling (RQW) is an English professional wrestling umbrella promotion showcasing British and Irish wrestlers from various promotions of the United Kingdom with its shows being held all over Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England. ...


In 2007, Gruner was at IWA, in a match for the IWA World Heavyweight Championship against Ray Gonzalez.[9] Gruner also took part in the East Coast Australian "International Assault II" Tour from June 1 - June 3, 2007 wrestling Australian superstars TNT and Mark Hilton, and pinned Bryan Danielson to win the WSW World Heavyweight Championship on the 3rd night in Newcastle. IWA can mean: Inland Waterways Association International Water Association International Webcasting Association International Webmasters Association International Workers Association International Wrestling Association Integrated Windows Authentication Iwa, the Great Frigatebird, a migratory seabird in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... -1... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Greg Bownds (born February 20, 1977) better known by his stage name TNT, is an Australian professional wrestler and promoter, currently working for the Australian Wrestling Federation. ... Bryan Danielson (born May 22, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington)[1] is an American independent professional wrestler, known as the American Dragon. ... WSW may be: West-South-West War§ow West-Southwest, a compass point for Boxing the compass Wheelchair Sports Worldwide World Series Wrestling, a professional wrestling promotion wsw is a type of computer internet bookmark file Medical definition: Women who have sex with women (see [1]) Category: ...


On July 8, 2007, Kidman teamed up with Sean "X-Pac" Waltman as part of a triple threat match in McAllen, Texas to crown the new NWA World Tag Team Champions. The title was previously vacated by Team 3D after TNA Wrestling officially pulled out of the National Wrestling Alliance. They would lose the match to Karl Anderson and Joey Ryan. He has since signed with the Australasian Wrestling Federation. is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Sean Michael Waltman (born July 13, 1972) is an American professional wrestler. ... McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. ... 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). ... For the rest of the stable see Dudley family. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) is the largest governing body for a group of independent professional wrestling promotions and sanctions various NWA championships. ... Chad Allegra is an American professional wrestler better known by his stage name Karl Machine Gun Anderson currently working for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. ... Joseph Meechan, better known as The Technical Wizard Joey Ryan, is an American professional wrestler from Southern California. ...


On September 15, Kidman appeared at WWE's developmental territory Florida Championship Wrestling losing to Florida Championship Wrestling Champion Harry Smith. Since then he has been a regular in Florida Championship Wrestling and has now become a trainer. is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Harry Smith (born August 2, 1985 His birthdate either appears to be 1985 or 1986 but accoording to his myspace profile he is 22 which would make him born in 1985. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Revolution Xtreme Wrestling
  • RXW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Trans-World Wrestling Federation
  • TWWF Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)[2]
  • USWA World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ace Darling[2]
  • World Series Wrestling
    • WSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time, current)
  • PWI ranked him # 313 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003

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Personal life

Gruner was previously married to former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson, but the two are now divorced.[12] Gruner was a banker before he started training to be a professional wrestler, and is good friends with Glen Gilberti, Chris Kanyon, Diamond Dallas Page, and Rey Mysterio.[citation needed] Victoria, who has been in WWE since 2000 but made her debut on the main roster in 2002, is a two time Women’s Champion Diva is a term used by the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to refer to its female talent. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Glenn Gilberti Glenn Gilberti is an American professional wrestler who has worked for WCW and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Christopher Klucsarits (born January 4, 1970), better known by his ring name Chris Kanyon (or simply Kanyon), is a former American professional wrestler, best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation. ... Page Joseph Falkinburg, Jr. ... Óscar Gutiérrez Rubio, better known by his ring names Rey Misterio, Jr. ...


References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g Billy Kidman Profile. Bodyslamming.com. Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Kidman's WWE Alumni Profile. WWE. Retrieved on 2007-06-04.
  4. ^ History Of The Cruiserweight Championship - Bill Kidman(4). WWE (2001-07-05). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  5. ^ History Of the Cruiserweight Championship - Bill Kidman (6). WWE (2002-04-04). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  6. ^ History Of The Cruiserweight Championship - Billy Kidman(7). WWE (2002-11-17). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  7. ^ History Of The WWE Tag Team Championship - Billy Kidman & Paul London. WWE (2004-07-08). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  8. ^ Simon Rothstein. The Sun Online - Wrestling: Kidman: Why I Was Fired. Retrieved on 2007-05-19.
  9. ^ IWA: Kidman vs Ray Gonzalez en Bayamón (Spanish). PRWrestling.com (2007-03-29). Retrieved on 2008-05-29.
  10. ^ ECWA Hall Of Fame Inductees - Wrestlers. ECWAProWrestling. Retrieved on 2008-03-01. “2004 Billy Kidman”
  11. ^ a b c d e BILLY KIDMAN'S TITLE HISTORY. WWE. Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  12. ^ He is going through a rough time now with his divorce from Torrie Wilson. Kidman went into more details of his current relationship with Torrie saying they still talk and that Torrie’s travel was one of the problems that led to the split. While a divorce is in the works it has not yet been finalized.
  • Simon Rothstein (unknown). The Sun Online - Wrestling: Kidman: Why I Was Fired. Retrieved on 2007-05-19.

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