Oct 14, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Jerry Lynn
Weight: 195 lbs.
Date of birth: June 12, 1963
From: Minneapolis, MN
Pro debut: 1988
Trained by: Brad Rheingans
Finishing move: Cradle Piledriver
- On January 24, 1990, Lynn defeated Johnny Love for the PWA (Pro Wrestling America) Light Heavyweight title in Red Wing, MN.
- Lynn beat Ricky Rice in Fridley, MN for the PWA title on August 12, 1990.
- In the fall on 1990, Lynn started wrestling in Memphis for the now defunct United States Wrestling Association.
- Lynn claimed his second PWA Light Heavyweight title on January 14, 1991 by defeating the Lightning Kid (X-Pac).
- In July 1991, Lynn competed in the GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Light Heavyweight title tournament in Dallas, TX.
- Lynn pinned the Lightning Kid on December 27, 1991 for the GWF/PWA Light Heavyweight title.
- In the spring of 1992, Lynn left Texas and accepted bookings in Japan. The Lightning Kid and Lynn tagged together for the Universal Wrestling Federation.
- Also in 1992, Lynn and X-Pac appeared briefly in a moved called “Crossing The Bridge.”
- Lynn and the Lightning Kid captured the PWA Tag Team title on March 2, 1993 by defeating Tony Denucci and Tommy Ferrera.
- In the summer of 1995, Lynn wrestled as the masked Sultan Gorgola for the Michinoku Pro Wrestling promotion in Japan.
- Also in 1995, following an unsuccessful try out with the WWF, Lynn popped up in World Championship Wrestling as the masked Mr. J.L.
- Mr. J.L. faced Sabu at the 1995 Halloween Havoc. It would be Lynn’s one and only appearance on a WCW pay-per-view.
- Despite having spectacular matches in WCW, the promotion never gave him a push.
- Having no use for his services, then WCW boss Eric Bischoff fired Lynn.
- In 1997, the WWF offered Lynn a second try out. He worked matches with Taka Michinoku and the late Louie Spicolli, but once again was not offered a contract.
- On September 5, 1997, Lynn made his ECW debut in Waltham, MA against Chris Candido. Upon his arrival in ECW, Lynn teamed regularly with Tommy Rogers.
- Lynn defeated Danny Doring at the 1998 Cyberslam.
- At Cyberslam 99 in Philadelphia, Lynn pinned Yoshihiro Tajiri.
- Then ECW World Television Champion Rob Van Dam and Lynn beat Justin Credible and Lance Storm at Heatwave 1999 in Dayton, OH.
- On August 31, 1999, Credible, Lynn, and Giant Kimala II beat Van Dam, Buh Buh Ray and D-Von Dudley in Philadelphia.
- Lynn defeated Tajiri and Super Crazy in a “three way dance” at the 1999 November 2 Remember PPV.
- Lynn pinned Van Dam at Hardcore Heaven 2000.
- The Sandman and Lynn beat Rhino and Steve Corino at the ECW Arena on July 8, 2000.
- At Heatwave 2000 in Los Angles, CA, Lynn defeated Steve Corino.
- In August, Lynn teamed with Tommy Dreamer for a one-night tournament to crown new ECW World Tag Team champions. Lynn and Dreamer advanced to the finals.
- At Anarchy Rulz 2000 in St. Paul, MN, Lynn pinned Justin Credible to capture the ECW World Heavyweight title.
- On November 28, 2000, Lynn met with Jim Ross in Minneapolis, MN, about a possible jump to the WWF.
- Lynn defeated Essa Rios in his WWF ring debut on March 25, 2001 in Baltimore, MD.
- Lynn made his WWF television debut on the April 29, 2001 episode of “Sunday Night Heat” in Chicago, IL. He pinned Crash Holly for the WWF Light Heavyweight title.
- In August 2001, Lynn underwent surgery to repair a torn patella.
- In late 2001, Lynn received his release from the WWF.
- Lynn appeared at the WWA’s PPV in Las Vegas, NV, entitled “Revolution.” Lynn cut a promo on Eddy Guerrero.
- On April 7, 2002, Lynn and Nova defeated AJ Styles and Chuck E. Chaos in Sydney, Australia.
- On July 3, 2002, Lynn and Styles defeated the Rainbow Express (Lenny Lane and Bruce) to capture the NWA World Tag Team title in Nashville, TN.
- Three weeks later, Lynn and Styles successfully defended the NWA World Tag Team title against the Flying Elvises (Jorge Estrada and Jimmy Yang).
- At the August 21, 2002 NWA TNA PPV taping in Nashville, TN, Lynn won a three way dance over Low Ki and Styles to win the X division title.
- On November 6, 2002, Lynn pinned Styles to regain the X division title.
- Lynn and the Amazing Red defeated Elix Skipper and Christopher Daniels on April 16, 2003 for the NWA World Tag Team title.
- On May 21, 2003, Lynn won a tournament to win the WWA (World Wrestling All-Stars) Cruiserweight title in Sydney, Australia.
- On January 16, 2004 in Oolitic, IN, Lynn pinned Danny Daniels to capture the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title.
- At Hardcore Homecoming ’05 in Philadelphia, PA, Lynn defeated Justin Credible.
- At the 2005 Sacrifice PPV, Lynn defeated Sean Waltman.
- Lynn won a triple threat match against Heavyweight Champion Trent Stone and Cameron Cage to capture the Gateway Championship Wrestling title in Mt. Vernon, IL.
- At Sacrifice ’07, Lynn defeated Tiger Mask, Senshi, and Alex Shelley.
- At Slammiversary ’07, Lynn and former Tennessee Titan Frank Wycheck defeated James Storm and Ron Killings.
- On April 3, 2009, Lynn defeated Nigel McGuinness in Houston, TX to capture the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight title.