Pro Wrestling Since 1997


Axl Rotten

Real name: Brian Knighton
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 285 lbs.
Date of birth: April 12, 1971
From: Baltimore, MD
Pro debut: 1986
Trained by: Jim Leon
Finishing move: S.S.T.


- On January 29, 1993, Bad Breed (Axl & Ian Rotten) defeated Bobby Duncum Jr. and John Hawk (Bradshaw) for the GWF North American tag team title.
- On April 15, 1995, Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a “Barbed Wire Baseball Bat” match at ECW’s Hostile City Showdown.
- On July 1, 1995, Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a “Taipei Death” match at ECW’s Hardcore Heaven.
- In 1996, Rotten won two MEWF Heavyweight titles.
- Rotten captured the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title defeating Bull Pain on February 13, 1998.
- On February 21, 1998, Rotten and Balls Mahoney defeated John Kronus, New Jack and Spike Dudley in a 2 on 3 Handicap match at ECW’s Cyberslam.
- On June 6, 1998, Rotten defeated Al Snow.
- On April 1, 2000, Rotten defeated Blaze to regain the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title.
- The Bad Breed won the IWA Mid-South Tag Team title on March 2, 2002.
- On March 9, 2002, Rotten defeated CM Punk for the MAW Heavyweight title.
- On May 21, 2005, Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson in a Hardcore match at the UXW Chris Candido Memorial event.
- On November 4, 2005, Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a “Taipei Death” Match at the Hardcore Homecoming event.
- In May 2006, Rotten agreed to a WWE deal to be apart of the new ECW brand, but didn’t last long with the company.

Post Category: ECW Alumni, ROH Roster/Free Agents

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