Eddie Edwards (born December 30, 1983) is an American professional wrestler.
Edwards has also wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former ROH World Champion, the inaugural ROH World Television Champion and a two-time ROH World Tag Team Champion with his partner Davey Richards as "The American Wolves". He won ROH's Survival of the Fittest tournament in November 2010 which propelled him to win the World Championship. His World Championship victory made him the first wrestler to win the ROH Triple Crown, and the only wrestler to ever hold the TNA and ROH Triple Crown. He was also a regular for the Southern California-based promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) and has made several tours of Japan with Pro Wrestling Noah where he returned in March, where he is a former GHC Heavyweight Champion and also became the first gaijin to ever hold it.
Professional wrestling careerEdit
Pro Wrestling Noah (2005–2013, 2017, 2019–present)Edit
On August 20, 2005, Edwards started his first tour with Japanese promotion Pro Wrestling Noah. During the tour, which lasted until September 18, Edwards wrestled mainly opening matches, losing all of them. During 2006, Edwards made two more tours with Noah, first in April and the second in November. On December 2, Edwards picked up his first win in Noah, when he and Doug Williams defeated Shuhei Taniguchi and Yoshinari Ogawa in a tag team match, with Edwards pinning Taniguchi for the win. During the next years, Edwards continued making two tours of Noah per year and now had begun earning himself title matches in the promotion. On May 25, 2007, Edwards and Ted DiBiase, Jr. unsuccessfully challenged Kentaro Shiga and Kishin Kawabata for the GHC Hardcore Tag Team Championship, and on November 28, 2008, Edwards also unsuccessfully challenged Kenta for the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship. During the tours, Edwards formed a partnership with Ricky Marvin, with whom he took part in the 2008 and 2009 Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag Leagues, with the two making the semifinals in the latter. In the 2010 edition of the tournament, Edwards and Roderick Strong made it to the finals, before losing to the team of Atsushi Aoki and Kenta. On January 29, 2011, Edwards received his second shot at the GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship, but was defeated by the defending champion, Kotaro Suzuki. In April 2012, Edwards took part in his first Global Tag League, teaming with Colt Cabana. After two wins, one draw and four losses, the team was eliminated from the tournament, but was afterward awarded the Technique award. Edwards then formed a new partnership with Bobby Fish, with whom he took part in the 2012 Nippon TV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League and 2013 Global Tag League. Edwards returned to Noah in late October 2013 to take part in the 2013 Global League Tournament. Despite big wins over reigning GHC Heavyweight Champion KENTA and Katsuhiko Nakajima, he finished last in his block.
In 2017 Edwards returned to Pro Wrestling Noah at the Great Voyage in Yokohama PPV defeating Atsushi Kotoge. After the match, Edwards stated his intentions of becoming the first foreign to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship. This followed up with Edwards defeating a former three times GHC Heavyweight Champion Go Shiozaki. Later after the reigning GHC Heavyweight Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima defended his championship against Brian Cage, Edwards challenged Nakajima into a title match, which Nakajima accepted. This led on August 26 Edwards defeating Nakajima to become the first gaijin to win the GHC Heavyweight Championship. Edwards made two defenses of the title first on October 1 defeating Naomichi Marufuji and the second defeating El Hijo del Fantasma in an Impact Wrestling taping. Edwards lost the title to Global League winner Kenoh on December 22. On February 1, 2019 Edwards was announced Atsushi Kotoge's new partner to challenge Muhammad Yone and Quiet Storm for the GHC Tag Team Championships. However, after Kotoge getting injured, he was replaced by Masa Kitamiya, who unsuccessfully challenged them.
Edwards is married to independent professional wrestler Alisha Inacio.
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Entrance themes
- "Crash" by Methods of Mayhem
- "Clutch" by Andrew Peacock & Barrie Gledden
- "Sawtooth" by Crushpile
- "Feel the Beast" by Dale Oliver
- "I Am The Fire" By Forever The Fallen
Championships and accomplishmentsEdit
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #9 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2011
- PWI ranked him #27 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2017
- Pro Wrestling Noah
- ↑ Pro-Wrestling Noah – "Shiny Navigation 2005" (in German). Purolove. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ Pro-Wrestling Noah Results: 2005 (in German). Purolove. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ Pro-Wrestling Noah – "Spring Navigation 2006" (in German). Purolove. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Pro-Wrestling Noah – "Winter Navigation 2006" (in German). Purolove. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2007年5月21日(月) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2008年11月28日(金) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2008年9月4日(木) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2009年7月25日(土) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2010年10月30日(土) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2011年1月29日(土) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2012年4月21日(土) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2012年4月27日(金) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2012年4月29日(日) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 ja:「グローバル・タッグリーグ戦 2012」各賞発表 (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah (2012-04-30). Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:2012年9月22日(土) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ ja:グローバル・タッグリーグ戦 2013 (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-04-24.
- ↑ Global League 2013 (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2013-11-10.
- ↑ http://www.ringsidenews.com/misc-news/tna-news/eddie-edwards-gets-married-tna-now-letting-talents-work-ippv-events/
- ↑ The Hunt Comes To St. Louis . Ring of Honor. Retrieved on 2010-12-11. “Edwards made Jeremy Buck tap out to the Achilles Lock”
- ↑ March 9th Newswire . Ring of Honor (2010-03-09). Retrieved on 2010-12-11. “Edwards was able to secure the Achilles Lock and submit Richards”
- ↑ Current roster . Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved on 2011-08-21.
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Eddie Edwards profile . Ring of Honor. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
- ↑ ja:2012年9月8日(土) (in Japanese). Pro Wrestling Noah. Retrieved on 2012-09-13.
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 DeRosenroll, Mike 2009-11-09. DeRosenroll's ROH TV Report 11/9: Bryan Danielson & Roderick Strong vs. ROH tag champs, Austin Aries pulls out the flash paper on Tyler Black . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2009-11-16.
- ↑ Vetter, Chris 2007-10-27. DVD Review: ROH "Fight at the Roxbury" (6-8-07), with Morishima vs. Jay Briscoe, Generico vs. Sydal . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2009-11-16.
- ↑ Valco, Anthony J. 2010-09-15. ROH HDNet Recap – 9/13/10 . WrestleView. Retrieved on 2010-12-24. “Edwards came in and connected with a double stomp move on Uno's back”
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 Valvo, Anthony J. 2010-11-02. ROH on HDNet Recap – 11/1/10 . WrestleView. Retrieved on 2010-12-24. “Edwards jumps and does a back stomp with both feet [...] Eddie with a top rope hurricanrana”
- ↑ Caldwell, James 2010-12-18. Caldwell's Ring of Honor PPV Report 12/18: Complete "virtual time" coverage of "Final Battle 2010" – Strong vs. Richards, Generico vs. Steen . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2010-12-24. “Edwards landed a double stomp to Dutt's back”
- ↑ Martin, Adam 2011-12-09. Ring of Honor Newswire for December 8, 2011 . WrestleView. Retrieved on 2011-12-27. “Edwards has specifically been successful with the dragon sleeper by using that move to make both El Generico and Roderick Strong submit”
- ↑ Namako, Jason 2011-12-19. ROH on Sinclair Results – 12/17/11 . WrestleView. Retrieved on 2011-12-27.
- ↑ Vetter, Chris 2007-04-27. DVD Review: ROH, "Dedicated," (1-26-07), with Joe-Nigel, Hero-Homicide, Briscoes-Aries & Strong . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2009-11-16. “Edwards nailed a face-first Falcon Arrow slam”
- ↑ Radican, Sean 2009-01-28. Radican's ROH DVD Review: Bound By Hate (Aries-Jacobs, Steen & Generico-Briscoes) . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2009-11-16. “Edwards countered it into a falcon arrow”
- ↑ Van Stone, Tom 2010-12-18. ROH Final Battle: Eddie Edwards v. Sonjay Dutt . WrestleView. Retrieved on 2010-12-24. “Both men end up on the top rope, Eddie hits a hurricanrana on Dutt”
- ↑ http://411mania.com/wrestling/411s-tna-impact-report-09-29-16/
- ↑ Mackinder, Matt 2011-10-18. ROH: Two matches, two strong outings . Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved on 2013-05-18.
- ↑ "PWI 500": 1–100 . Pro Wrestling Illustrated (2011-08-09). Retrieved on 2011-08-09.