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Encyclopedia > Sterling James Keenan
Matt Polinsky
Statistics
Ring name(s) Sterling Keenan,
Sterling James Keenan
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Born February 24, 1984 (1984-02-24) (age 23)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Billed from The Iron City, Pennsylvania
Sunset Strip
Trained by Dory Funk Jr.
Mad Mike
Boomer Payne
Debut 2000

Matt Polinsky is an American professional wrestler known better by his ring name, Sterling James Keenan, the second part of which is taken from Maynard James Keenan of Tool. The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dory Funk, Jr. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964, as James Herbert Keenan) is an American rock singer. ... Tool is a Grammy-award winning American rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. ...

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Career

Keenan debuted on March 22, 2000 against Orion and wrestled mainly at NWA East/Pro Wrestling eXpress until given his break by International Wrestling Cartel in 2002, defeating CM Punk. Keenan made various indie appearances, most notably with IWC and Dory Funk Jr.'s "Funkin' Conservatory", until finally winning the IWC Heavyweight Title on November 1, 2003, defeating Dennis Gregory. He kept the title until March 20, 2004, losing it to Dean Radford. However, Keenan continued to battle on, finding his greatest success in IWC and eventually taking the IWC Super Indy title after it was vacated by Chris Sabin. SJK defeated Petey Williams in a four-way that also included Fabulous John McChesney and Josh Prohibition. McChesney then proceeded to win the Super Indy Tournament in 2005, but Keenan took the title back at Ring Of Honor Do Or Die V. McChesney gained a rematch on IWC ground and regained it once more. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up Orion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Phil Brooks[4] (born October 26, 1978), better known by his ring name CM Punk, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand where he is the reigning ECW Champion. ... Dory Funk, Jr. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Josh Harter[2](born February 4, 1982), better known by his ring name Chris Sabin, is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... Petey Williams (born August 26, 1981) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ...


Recently, Polinsky was invited to Ohio Valley Wrestling to train; he has also appeared as a jobber in dark matches, on WWE Velocity and teamed with Jon Bolen to face Jamie Noble and Kid Kash on the last episode of WWE Velocity. Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville, Kentucky. ... A job is professional wrestling slang referring to a performer who loses a match. ... In professional wrestling, a dark match is a match that is part of a televised card, but is not itself televised. ... 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. ... Howard as Jamie Noble James Gibson is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearance with World Championship Wrestling as Jamie San and with World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand as Jamie Noble. ... This article is about the Wrestler, David Cash. ... 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. ...


Keenan has also made other sporadic appearances for Ring Of Honor. Perhaps most notable, however, was that he was involved in the very beginning of the ROH vs. CZW feud - during his match, against Ace Steel, Chris Hero and Necro Butcher invaded and began the now long-running feud between the two companies. Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) is an American based promotion, based around the ultraviolent style of professional wrestling. ... Chris Guy (born January 25, 1973) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Ace Steel. ... Chris Spradlin (born December 24, 1979) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Chris Hero. ... Dylan Keith Summers (Born July 13, 1974) is a professional wrestler best known by his stage name Necro Butcher. ...


SJK appeared in a match teaming with Jason Blade to take on Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe for ROH Videos at In Your Face on 6/17/2006. Keenan lost the match, but impressed many spectators. However, at a later event in Dayton, Ohio, Keenan returned to face Jimmy Rave in a match reported as being unimpressive.[1] This biographical article needs to be wikified. ... Mark Pugh, better known by his ring name Mark Briscoe, is an American professional wrestler. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... James Guffey (born December 8, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Jimmy Rave. ...


1PW

Keenan made his debut for UK-based promotion 1 Pro Wrestling at their inaugural show in October 2005, defeating D'Lo Brown. Keenan found great success in 1PW, teaming with 'The Monster' Abyss to great effect. SJK's relationship with Abyss in 1PW was similar to James Mitchell's role with 'The Monster' in TNA - the "controller of the beast", ordering his "pet monster" to do whatever bidding he has. However, Abyss rebelled on occasion, choking Keenan when he suggested that Abyss would hand over the 1PW Title to SJK should he win the crowning tournament. Despite this, the partnership continued and they won a tag-team match at No Turning Back Night Two against Sabu and Ulf Herman in early 2006. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... DLo Brown (also written D-Lo Brown) [2][1] (born Accie A.C. Connor on October 22, 1972 in Burlington, New Jersey), is an American professional wrestler. ... Chris J. Parks[3][6] (born October 4, 1973), better known by his ring name Abyss , is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... James (Jim) Mitchell (born February 26, 1965 in Orlando, Florida) is an American professional wrestling manager, best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling as James Vandenberg and with Extreme Championship Wrestling as The Sinister Minister. ... // Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett. ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964) better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... Ulf Nadrowski is a German professional wrestler, best known by his ring name Ulf Herman. ...


Keenan, after being eliminated from the title tournament by AJ Styles, subsequently managed Abyss to the 1PW title at 1PW's All Or Nothing shows in March 2006. Keenan continued aiding Abyss in defending the championship in his battles against Herman. In addition to this, Keenan faced 2 Cold Scorpio at All Or Nothing Night 2 in a match highly praised by those in attendance. Scorpio raised Keenan's hand in respect post-match, before Keenan continued to play heel and hit Scorpio with the MK Ultra finishing move. A.J. Styles Allen Jones (born June 2, 1978 in Gainesville, Georgia), better known as A.J. Styles, is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action wrestling, with whom he is under contract until 2008. ... Charles Charlie Scaggs (born October 25, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring names, 2 Cold Scorpio or Too Cold Scorpio and Flash Funk. ...


Keenan and Abyss also took it upon themselves to pick on Spud, a smaller 'underdog' wrestler, in order to show their dominance. However, Spud refused to back down from SJK's attacks; despite a loss to Keenan in a singles match at "Know Your Enemy", Spud stood his ground even when his opponent set the debuting Team Supreme (Jack Storm & Dave Moralez) on him in a handicap match at 1PW Fight Club. Keenan briefly turned his focus to Steve Corino following an incident in the main event of Night One in which Abyss attacked Corino's son Colby on Keenan's direction. Corino's Old School X stablemate Chris Hamrick attempted to defend his friend's honour, pulling double duty and facing Keenan one-on-one in a match originally scheduled to feature Justin Credible, but Keenan defeated him. The match was again praised by those in attendance. James Curtin is a British professional wrestler best known by the ring name Spud. ... Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ... Chris Hamrick is an American professional wrestler. ... Peter Joseph (P.J.) Polaco (born October 16, 1973) is an American professional wrestler. ...


Returning his focus to 'The Little Wrestler That Could', at Fight Club 2, SJK took on Spud once more in an Iron City Street Fight. Keenan was victorious again thanks to interference from Team Supreme, followed by SJK hitting the MK Ultra for the pin. Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ...


Recently at 1PW's First Anniversary Show, Sterling James Keenan came to the aid of long time rival Steve Corino. He turned on his cronies Team Supreme and the monster Abyss and saved Corino from a beating. At 1PW Fight Club IV, Keenan teamed with Corino and Ulf Herman in what was to be Corino's last match for the company, defeating Team Supreme and Darkside.


At 1PW No Turning Back 2007, Sterling James Keenan was due to face The Great Muta in his first-ever appearance in the UK; however, 1PW went into liquidation a week before the event. Instead, he appeared for the 1PW tribute show, ...Will Not Die which replaced the scheduled No Turning Back event on the same date in the same arena. The show saw SJK coming to the aid of his main 1PW nemesis, Spud to do battle and eventually defeat Keenan's former team mates, Team Supreme in an impromptu match. Keiji Mutoh , born December 23, 1962) is a Japanese professional wrestler who first gained international fame in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... Liquidation, or winding up, refers to a business whose assets are converted to money in order to pay off debt. ...


1PW made a comeback on 6 April 2007 with the show '1PW Resurrection', Sterling James Keenan lost his match on the night for the NWE Heavyweight Championship against Romeo Roselli due to disqualification by using the belt as a weapon. is the 96th day of the year (97th 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. ...


It was revealed by 1PW Management that SJK would get his first ever 1PW Championship shot on the first night of the Know Your Enemy 2007 Show in a Four Way Elimination match. Sterling faced off against 1PW Champion Ulf Herman, Abyss and Doug Williams. Keenan was eliminated last, pinned by Ulf after a Black Hole Slam from Abyss. The next night, Keenan faced Herman one-on-one for the title. Herman this time pinned Keenan with a modified rollup reversal. The two were due to clash in a three-way with Abyss at Invincible which, if Keenan won, would make him number one contender for the title rather than the Champion. However, Abyss did not appear and instead Keenan was granted a full title shot which, if he lost, would mean he would not get any title shots for a full year. Keenan and Herman battled outside to a no-contest, which prompted 1PW to make a Steel Cage match for their Second Anniversary Show. 1PW is a United Kingdom wrestling promotion. ... Know Your Enemy is a hardcore punk band from the New York City area. ... Ulf Nadrowski is a German professional wrestler, best known by his ring name Ulf Herman. ... An abyss (Greek: a-, privative, bussos, bottom) is a bottomless depth; hence any deep place. ... There are several people named Doug Williams, including: Doug Williams (football player), the Super Bowl XXII MVP. Doug Williams (wrestler), 2-time FWA British Heavyweight Champion. ... Kane bloodied in a cage match with Edge on Raw, showing the current WWE Steel Cage. ...


At 1PW's Second Anniversary, Keenan defeated Herman by pinfall to win the 1PW Championship.


International Wrestling Cartel

Sterling James Keenan faced Dennis Gragory for the IWC Heavyweight Title, and he lost due to referee CJ Sensation aligning himself with Gregory's faction, The Unholy Alliance. Sensation hit SJK with the kidnapper, Sensation's finisher, and then counted the pinfall in favor of Gregory.


World Wrestling Entertainment

Sterling James Keenan appeared in an August 10, 2007 episode of SmackDown!, where he was easily squashed by Mark Henry. Later that week on an edition of Heat Keenan lost to Val Venis by pinfall. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd 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. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... In professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely one-sided match; one performer dominates the other and quickly defeats him with virtually no resistance. ... Mark Gordon Henry[1] (born June 12, 1971 in Silsbee, Texas) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its SmackDown! brand. ... Sean Morley, better known as Val Venis or The Big Valbowski (born on March 6, 1971 in Oakville, Ontario) is a professional wrestler currently performing for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand. ...


The UNION Of Independent Professional Wrestlers

SJK lost a match to Steve Corino at Born Again on September 8, 2007. Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ... Born again is a term used originally and mainly in Christianity, where it is associated with salvation, conversion and spiritual rebirth. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see 8 (disambiguation). ... 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. ...


Ballpark Brawl

He defeated Samoa Joe and Rikishi by countout on August 23, 2007 to win the Ballpark Brawl Natural Heayweight Title. Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Rikishi (力士) is a term most commonly used to describe a professional sumo wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 23 was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian 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. ...


3 Count Wrestling

He defeated Jimmy Jacobs in a 'Middlesbrough Street Fight' at '3CW Remembrance Day' in Middlesbrough, England on November 11 2007. He was originally scheduled to wrestle Steve Corino in what was billed as Corino's final UK match but due to travel issues, Corino never made the show. Chris Scoville (born February 17, 1984 in Grand Rapids, Michigan), better known by his ring name Jimmy Jacobs, is an American professional wrestler currently working for Ring of Honor. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year 11. ... 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. ... Steven Eugene (Steve) Corino (born May 29, 1973 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently working for Pro Wrestling ZERO1-MAX and numerous independent promotions. ...


Wrestling facts

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Theme music

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Championships and accomplishments

  • 1PW Heavyweight Championship (1 time - current)
  • Ballpark Brawl
  • Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time - current)
  • FC Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Cartel
  • IWC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • IWC Super Indy Championship (2 times)
  • NWA East Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Mad Mike
  • Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers
  • UIPW Keystone State Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)

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Personal life

  • He has a younger brother named Sam and a younger sister named Kaylee.
  • He also has a cat named Dave.

References

  1. ^ Ring Of Honor Fifth Year Festival review at insidepulse.com

External links

  • SterlingJamesKeenan.com
  • Internet Movie Database
  • SJK's LiveJournal

 
 

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