Aug 22, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Adam Pearce
Weight: 233 lbs.
Date of birth: June 24, 1978
From: Chicago, IL
Pro debut: May 1996
Trained by: Sonny Rogers
Finishing move: Jumping Piledriver
– On September 1, 2007, Pearce defeated Brent Albright in the finals of a tournament to determine a new NWA World Heavyweight champion in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Pearce became the first NWA champion since TNA broke ties with the National Wrestling Alliance.
– On March 14, 2010 in Charlotte, NC, Pearce defeated NWA National Champ Phill Shatter and NWA World Champion Blue Demon Jr. to capture the NWA World Title.
– The scheduled 3-way championship match became a 4-way match when Jimmy Rave injected himself into the picture and causing havoc on July 31, 2011. In the end, “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce pinned Rave in Columbus, OH, allowing him to become the 84th NWA Worlds Champion and begin his forth title reign.
– On May 19, 2015, Pearce signed a contract with WWE as NXT trainer.