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Doug Williams



dougwilliams

Real name: Douglas Clayton Durdle
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 235 lbs.
Born: September 1, 1972
From: Berkshire, England
Pro debut: 1993
Trained by: NWA UK Hammerlock
Finishing move: Bombs Away

Biography

- In 1992, Williams won the British Judo Championship at the 72kg weight class
- On May 19, 2001, Williams defeated Scott Parker in the final of a tournament to win the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On July 27, 2001, Williams defeated Kerry Cabrero to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On September 1, 2001, Williams defeated Jonny Storm to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On November 10, 2001, Williams defeated Ulf Herman to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On January 26, 2002, Williams defeated Justin Starr to win the TWA British Heavyweight Title
- On February 1, 2002, Williams defeated Christopher Daniels to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- The next day, Williams & Robbie Brookside defeated The New Superflys (Ricky & Roy Knight) to win the TWA British Tag Team Titles
- On February 9, 2002, Williams competed in the FWA King of England Tournament, but lost in the final to Jody Fleisch
- On June 18, 2002, Williams defeated The Zebra Kid to win the Universal British Heavyweight Title
- 4 days later, Williams made his ROH debut, defeating The American Dragon and Jay Briscoe in separate singles matches
- On September 27, 2002, Williams defeated Karsten Kretschmer to win the vacant EWP Submission Shootfight Title
- On March 22, 2003, Williams defeated Christopher Daniels to win the FWA British Heavyweight Title for a second time
- 4 days later, Williams made his TNA debut, losing to James Storm on Xplosion
- On April 14, 2003, Williams defeated James Mason & Jace The Ace in a Round Robin Tournament to win the vacant PWF Mid-Heavyweight Title
- Between April 19-24, 2003, Williams defended his FWA British Heavyweight Title twice each against Juventud Guerrera and Chris Hamrick
- In May 2003, Williams began his first tour of Japan, competing for NOAH. He would later become the official ‘European Ambassador’ for the promotion
- On June 22, 2003, Williams defeated The American Dragon to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On August 2, 2003, Williams defeated Christopher Daniels to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- Two days later, Williams defeated The American Dragon & Jody Fleisch in a 3-Way Dance to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On August 28, 2003, Williams defeated Flash Barker in the final of a tournament to win the PWF Worthing Trophy
- On October 7, 2003, Williams defeated The American Dragon to win the World Mid-Heavyweight Title
- On October 18, 2003, Williams defeated James Tighe to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On October 29, 2003, Williams defeated The American Dragon to retain the World Mid-Heavyweight Title
- In November 2003, Williams returned for a second tour of NOAH
- On December 20, 2003, Williams defeated Eric Schwarz to win the ACW Heavyweight Title
- In February 2004, Williams began his third tour for NOAH
- Between March 26-28, 2004, Williams retained his FWA British Heavyweight Title against Steve Corino, Murat Bosporus & CM Punk
- On April 8, 2004, Williams defeated Mark Belton to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title. 3 days later, he retained against D-Lo Brown
- On May 8, 2004, Williams fought Eric Schwarz to a double-DQ to retain the ACW World Title
- In mid-late May 2004, Williams returned to NOAH for a fourth time, an extreme rarity for a British wrestler
- On June 18, 2004, Williams defeated The Zebra Kid to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On June 26, 2004, Williams defeated James Tighe & The Zebra Kid in a 3-Way Match to retain the FWA British Heavyweight Title
- On July 17, 2004, Williams defeated Alex Shelley in the final of a tournament to win the ROH Pure Title
- At Death Before Dishonor II, Williams defeated Alex Shelley & Austin Aries in separate singles matches to retain the ROH Pure Title
- On August 14, 2004, Williams defeated Claudio Castagnoli to retain the ROH Pure Title
- On September 4, 2004, Williams defeated The Zebra Kid in the final of a tournament to win the PWF Worthing Trophy
- In October 2004, Williams returned for an unprecedented (for a British wrestler) 5th tour with NOAH
- On November 20, 2004, Williams fought PPW Super Heavyweight Champion XL-Legend to a time-limit draw
- On January 23, 2005, Williams & Scorpio defeated Yoshinari Ogawa & Mitsuharu Misawa to win the GHC Tag Team Titles
- On May 6, 2005, Williams defeated Bryan Danielson to win the ICWA Heavyweight Title
- On June 17, 2005, Williams defeated Murat Bosporus & Naomichi Marufuji in a 3-Way Dance to win the RoE Thermencup
- On June 24, 2005, Williams defeated The UK Kid, Andy Boy Simmonz & Phil Powers to win the RBW One Night Tournament
- On July 16, 2005, Williams defeated Bryan Danielson & Colt Cabana in a 3-Way Dance to retain the ICWA Heavyweight Title
- On March 16, 2006, Williams defeated Michael Kovac to win the EWA Intercontinental Heavyweight Title
- On March 24, 2006, Williams defeated Stevie Lynn to win the 3CW Heavyweight Title
- On June 2, 2006, Wiliams defeated Eric Schwarz to retain the EWA Intercontinental Title
- On July 1, 2006, Williams fought 1PW Heavyweight Champion Steve Corino to a time-limit draw
- On July 22, 2006, Williams, Takashi Sugiura & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Ares, Bad Bones & Emil Sitoci to win the wXw Trios Tournament
- On August 18, 2006, Team FWA (Williams & James Tighe) defeated Team IPW (Dave Moralez & Jack Storm) and Team ROH (Austin Aries & Roderick Strong)
- On November 13, 2006, Williams wrestled a WWE dark match, losing to Carlito
- On March 10, 2007, Williams defeated Bad Bones to retain the ICWA Heavyweight Title
- On March 24, 2007, Williams fought HEW Heavyweight Champion Ricky Relentless to a time-limit draw
- On April 8, 2007, Williams defeated El Ligero to win the TWX Crush Championship
- On April 30, 2007, Williams defeated Ricky Knight to retain the PWF Heavyweight Title
- On May 19, 2007, Williams defeated Absolute Andy to win the GWP WrestlingCorner Title
- On March 17, 2008, Williams fought Eamon O’Neil to a draw to retain the PWF Heavyweight Title
- On May 10, 2008, Williams defeated Ares to retain the GWP WrestlingCorner Title
- In June 2008, Williams worked a series of TNA house shows on their UK tour
- On July 10, 2008, Williams made his full TNA debut as part of Team International in the 2008 World X Cup. He defeated Masato Yoshino
- On July 26, 2008, Williams & Martin Stone defeated AbLas (Absolute Andy & Steve Douglas) to win the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On August 16, 2008, Williams & Stone defeated Revolution Purple (Adam Polak & Lazio Fe) to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On August 20, 2008, Williams defeated Christian Eckstein to win the EWP Intercontinental Heavyweight Title
- On September 13, 2008, Williams & Stone defeated Tommy End & Zack Sabre Jr to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On December 13, 2008, Williams & Stone defeated The Decent Society (Ahmed Chaer & Crazy Sexy Mike) to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On December 30, 2008, Williams defeated James Tighe to retain the PWF Heavyweight Title
- On February 7, 2009, Williams & Stone defeated The Thrillers (Joel Redman & Mark Haskins) to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On April 30, 2009, Williams returned to TNA television, teaming with Brutus Magnus & Rob Terry to form The British Invasion
- On July 4, 2009, Williams & Stone defeated The Kartel (Sha Samuels & Terry Frazier) by DQ to retain the wXw Tag Team Titles
- On July 19, 2009, The British Invasion defeated Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles. NJPW initially did not recognise the change, but it was made official in August
- At Hard Justice 2009, The British Invasion defeated Beer Money Inc (Robert Roode & James Storm) to retain the IWGP Tag Team Titles
- At Bound For Glory 2009, The British Invasion defeated The Main Event Mafia (Booker T & Scott Steiner), Team 3D & Beer Money Inc in a Full Metal Mayhem Match to win the TNA Tag Team Titles
- On October 25, 2009, Williams defeated WAW British Heavyweight Champion Sam Slam by DQ
- On October 31, 2009, Williams defeated Eddie Reyes to win the 4FW Inter-Trophy Title
- At Turning Point 2009, The British Invasion defeated Beer Money Inc & The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
- At Final Resolution 2009, The British Invasion defeated The Motor City Machine Guns to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
- On January 19, 2010, Williams defeated Amazing Red to win the TNA X-Division Title
- On March 8, 2010, Williams defeated Daniels & Kazarian in a 3-Way Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
- At Destination X 2010, Williams defeated Shannon Moore to retain the TNA X-Division Title
- At Sacrifice 2010, Williams defeated Kazarian to regain the TNA X-Division Title
- At Slammiversary 2010, Williams defeated Brian Kendrick to retain the TNA X-Division Title
- At Victory Road 2010, Williams defeated Brian Kendrick in an Ultimate X Submission Match to retain the TNA X-Division Title
- At No Surrender 2010, Williams defeated Sabu to retain the TNA X-Division Title
- At Turning Point 2010, Fortune (Williams, AJ Styles, James Storm, Robert Roode & Kazarian) defeated EV 2.0 (Brian Kendrick, Raven, Rhino, Sabu & Stevie Richards)
- At Final Resolution 2010, Williams defeated AJ Styles to win the TNA Television Title
- Over the next week, Williams retained the title against Styles and Abyss
- In the summer of 2012, Williams began working as a trainer at TNA’s developmental territory, OVW
- In June 2013, Williams was released by TNA

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