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Joey Ryan



photo credit: Lee South/Impact Wrestling

Real name: Joseph Ryan Meehan
Height: 5’10″
Weight: 210 lbs.
From: Los Angeles, California
Date of birth: November 7, 1979
Pro debut: September 1, 2000
Trained by: Tom Howard, Brian Kendrick, Bryan Danielson & Bobby Bradley
Finishing move: Moustache Ride

Biography

- In his early career, Ryan regularly competed as El Gallinero. He started competing as Joey Ryan in 2002
- On May 31, 2003, The X-Foundation (Ryan & Scot Lost) defeated B-Boy & Lil Cholo to win the AWS Tag Team Titles
- On August 30, 2003, Ryan reached the final of the PWG Bad Ass Mother Tournament, but lost to Frankie Kazarian
- On January 31, 2004, The X-Foundation defeated Lil Cholo & Quicksilver, Aggressive Thrill Action (Chris Bosh & Rising Son) & Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) to win the AWS Tag Team Titles
- On February 22, 2004, The X-Foundation defeated B-Boy & Homicide to win the PWG Tag Team Titles
- On June 19, 2004, The X-Foundation defeated SBS (Excalibur & Super Dragon) to win the PWG Tag Team Titles
- On July 18, 2004, Ryan defeated Johnny Paradise in a Hair vs Hair Match
- On December 3, 2005, Ryan defeated Kevin Steen to win the PWG Title. During the reign, PWG toured Europe and subsequently renamed the title to the PWG World Title
- On December 10, 2005, Ryan defeated El Generico to retain the PWG Title
- On December 16, 2005, Ryan defeated Chris Kanyon to retain the PWG Title
- On January 7, 2006, Ryan defeated Human Tornado with Scorpio Sky as special guest enforcer to retain the PWG Title
- On February 4, 2006, Ryan defeated AJ Styles, Chris Bosh & Kevin Steen in a 4-Way Elimination Match to retain the PWG Title
- On February 18 & 19, 2006, Ryan defeated Emil Sitoci & Jonny Storm in separate singles matches to retain the PWG World Title
- On March 18, 2006, Ryan defeated Chris Sabin to retain the PWG World Title
- On April 9, 2006, Ryan defeated Necro Butcher in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the PWG World Title
- On May 9, 2006, Ryan appeared on WWE Smackdown, teaming with Tom Wellington in a loss to The Gymini
- On June 3, 2006, Ryan defeated Frankie Kazarian to retain the PWG World Title
- On June 24, 2006, Ryan defeated Davey Richards to retain the PWG World Title
- On July 16, 2006, Ryan defeated B-Boy to retain the PWG World Title
- On October 21, 2006, Ryan defeated El Generico to retain the PWG World Title
- On November 18, 2006, Ryan defeated Quicksilver to retain the PWG World Title
- On May 6, 2007, Ryan reached the final of the NWPW Heavyweight Title Tournament, but was defeated by Kaos
- On July 8, 2007, The Real American Heroes (Ryan & Karl Anderson) defeated Billy Kidman & Sean Waltman and Incognito & Sicodelico in a 3-Way Match to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Title
- On July 14, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated TNT (Brandon Nitro & Johnny Dynamite) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On July 24, 2007, Ryan returned to WWE television, competing as Joey Blalock in a loss to Mark Henry on Smackdown
- On July 31, 2007, Ryan (as Blalock) appeared on ECW, losing to John Morrison
- On August 24, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated Los Luchas (Phoenix Star & Zokre) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On October 13, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated The Iron Saints (Sal & Vito Thomaselli) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On November 4, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated The New Doom (Scorpio Sky & The Plague) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On November 17, 2007, The Real American Heroes defeated The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson) to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On January 13, 2008, The Real American Heroes defeated Scorpio Sky & Human Tornado to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On January 25, 2008, The Real American Heroes defeated Bino Gambino & Brandon Gatson to retain the NWA World Tag Team Titles
- On January 27, 2008, The Dynasty (Ryan & Lost) were awarded the vacant PWG World Tag Team Titles. They later defeated The Young Bucks to retain the titles
- On February 24, 2008, The Dynasty defeated Incoherence (Delirious & Hallowicked) to retain the PWG World Tag Team Titles
- On March 7, 2008, The Dynasty defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Mark & Jay) to retain the PWG World Tag Team Titles
- On July 12, 2008, Ryan fought SCP Heavyweight Champion Jason Redondo to a double-DQ
- In May 2009, Ryan began competing for Ring Of Honor
- On September 5, 2010, Ryan defeated Chris Hero to win the 2010 Battle of Los Angeles Tournament. Ryan had previously beaten Claudio Castagnoli, Austin Aries & Chuck Taylor to reach the final
- On October 16, 2010, Ryan & Scorpio Sky fought M1W Heritage Tag Team Champions The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime & Johnny Yuma) to a double countout
- In December 2011, Ryan began competing for Ring Ka King as Joey Hollywood
- On May 15, 2012, Ryan competed in a TNA Gut Check, losing to Austin Aries. He would not be granted a contract by the judges, but continued to show up at the Impact Zone over the next few weeks
- On July 6, 2012, Ryan defeated Brandon Gatson & Mike Maze in a 3-Way Match to win the vacant EWF Heavyweight Title
- On August 31, 2012, Ryan defeated Mondo Vega to retain the EWF Heavyweight Title
- On October 6, 2012, Ryan defeated SoCal Crazy to retain the EWF Heavyweight Title
- At Bound For Glory 2012, Ryan defeated Al Snow to earn a full TNA contract
- in July 2013, Ryan was let go by TNA


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