Oct 22, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Barry Buchanan
Weight: 260 lbs.
Born: January 15, 1968
From: Eddyville, KY
Pro debut: 1992
Trained by: James Hammonds
Finishing move: The Iron Claw
– Buchanan arrived in the USWA (United Stated Wrestling Association) as part of the Truth Commission. Buchanan competed as Recon.
– On March 22, 1997, the Trush Commission (Recon and the Interrogator – who later became Kurrgan in the WWF) defeated Billy Travis and Flash Flanagan in Memphis, TN to capture the USWA Tag Team title.
– The Truth Commission moved to the WWF, and included Recon, Interrogator, Sniper, and the Jackyl.
– The Truth Commission defeated the Disciples of the Apocalypse at the 1997 Survivor Series in Montreal in an eight-man elimination match.
– After the Truth Commission broke up, Buchanan and Sniper formed a shot lived tag team. They participated in a “15 Team Battle Royal” match won by the Legion of Doom 2000 at Wrestlemania XIV, but split soon after.
– The WWF dispatched Buchanan to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, KY for further training and development.
– On February 1, 2000, Buchanan and Mr. Black captured the Ohio Valley Wrestling Tag Team title from Scotty Sabre and B.J. Payne in Jeffersonville, IN.
– Upon being recalled to the main roster, the WWF teamed Buchanan with the Big Boss Man.
– Buchanan and the Big Boss Man defeated D-Lo Brown and the Godfather at Wrestlemania 2000 in Anaheim, CA.
– Buchanan and the Big Boss Man defeated The Acolytes (Faarooq and Bradshaw) at Backlash 2000.
– Working with the Boss Man for the Corporation, Buchanan interfered in the Shane McMahon-Big Show match at Unforgiven 2000 to give Shane the victory.
– In Summer 2000, Buchanan formed the stable Right to Censor with Steven Richards, which also later included The Goodfather (Godfather), Val Venis, and Ivory.
– The RTC (Richards, Goodfather, and Buchanan) defeated Too Cool and Rikishi in a six man tag team match at Summerslam 2000.
– On the September 4, 2000 episode of “Raw,” the Right To Censor group abducted Val Venis. The following week, Venis joined the RTC.
– Richards, Goodfather, Buchanan, and Val Venis defeated The Acolytes and the Dudley Boys at Unforgiven 2000.
– On the November 6, 2000 edition of “Raw,” The Goodfather and Buchanan defeated the Hardy Boyz for the WWF World Tag Team title.
– In a rematch at the Rebellion PPV, Buchanan and The Goodfather successfully defended the Tag Team title against the Hardy Boyz.
– The WWF creative department scrapped the Right to Censor group in the summer of 2001. As a result, Buchanan was once again sent to Ohio Valley Wrestling.
– On August 11, 2001, at the Terry Gordy tribute show in Birmingman, AL, Buchanan beat Eric Graham with the axe kick.
– After a lengthy absence from WWE television, Buchanan returned on August 10, 2002 on “Velocity,” and defeated Mike Awesome.
– By the end of 2002, Buchanan became B Squared, doing a hip-hop rapper type gimmick.
– In January 2003, Buchanan was released by WWE.
– On October 10, 2003 in Osaka, Japan, Buchanan, D-Lo Brown, and Gigantes defeated Keiji Mutoh, Arashi, and Tomoaki Honma.
– On Febuary 2, 2005, Buchanan and Rico defeated Mitsuya Nagai and Masayuki Naruse to capture the All-Asian Tag Team title.
– On September 5, 2006, Buchanan wrestled a WWE dark match, losing to Henry Godwinn.
– In 2007, Buchanan left All Japan to join Pro Wrestling NOAH.
– On October 20, 2007, Buchanan & D’Lo Brown defeated Akira Taue & Go Shiozaki to win the vacant GHC Tag Team Titles, but lost them a week later to Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura.
– On February 2, 2008, Buchanan defeated GCW Heavyweight Champion Johnny Swinger by DQ.
– On July 24, 2008, Buchanan & Scotty Beach defeated Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks) to win the GCW Tag Team Titles
– A week later, Buchanan defeated GCW Heavyweight Champion Cru Jones by DQ.
– In May 2009, Buchanan left NOAH, though would return for a short tour the following year.
– On January 28, 2010, Buchanan defeated Kyle Matthews to win the GCW Heavyweight Title, but lost it to Murder-1 two weeks later.
– On August 20, 2010, Buchanan defeated Rob Adonis to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On October 15, 2010, Buchanan defeated Adonis in a Lumberjack Match to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– A week later, Buchanan again defeated Adonis to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On May 1, 2011, Buchanan defeated J-Rod to win the RPW Heavyweight Title.
– Over the next month, Buchanan defended the RPW Heavyweight Title against Corey Hollis, Luke Gallows, Cru Jones, J-Rod and Rob Adonis.
– On July 15, 2011, Buchanan defeated Cru Jones by DQ to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On September 4, 2011, Buchanan defeated Rob Adonis to retain the RPW Heavyweight Title.
– On October 22, 2011, Buchanan defeated Johnny Swinger to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– A week later, Buchanan defeated Cru Jones to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– In November 2011, Buchanan appeared on “Raw” during John Cena’s “This is your life” segment hosted by Mick Foley.
– On December 31, 2011, Buchanan defeated Rob Adonis to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On April 21, 2012, Buchanan defeated Bobby Hayes to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On August 18, 2012, Buchanan defeated CJ Awesome to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On September 8, 2012, Buchanan defeated The Russian Assassin by DQ to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On November 10, 2012, Buchanan fought Jimmy Rave to a no-contest to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On May 10, 2013, Buchanan defeated Murder-1 to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On June 15, 2013, Buchanan defeated Cyrus The Destroyer to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– On July 20, 2013, Buchanan fought Geter to a double-DQ to retain the UIW Heavyweight Title.
– Between August 2013 and March 2014, Buchanan would lose the UIW Heavyweight Title to Geter in a Street Fight, regain it in a Bullrope Match, lose it to Brad Lynch, before finally regaining it in a Hardcore Match.
– In April 2014, Buchanan defended the UIW Heavyweight Title against Brian Alexander, Pretty Boy Floyd and Sylar Cross.
– In May 2014, Buchanan defended the UIW Heavyweight Title against Michael Stevens and Apollo.
– In July 2014, Buchanan defended the UIW Heavyweight Title against Brad Lynch twice, before losing it to AJ Steele.