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Johnny Swinger



Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: Joseph Dorgan
Height: 5’10″
Weight: 230 lbs.
Date of birth: July 3, 1975
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Pro debut: 1993
Trained by: Ron Hutchinson
Finishing move: Swing Thing

Biography

- In ECW, Swinger tagged with Simon Diamond. In late 2000, Dawn Marie became their valet.
- At the 2000 November to Remember PPV, Swinger and Diamond downed Christian York and Joey Matthews.
- At the 2000 Massacre on 34th Street, Swinger and Diamond defeated York and Matthews once again.
- In BCW (Border City Wrestling), Swinger was the leader of The Syndicate with Arrogant Otis Apollo, Cyrus, and Terry Taylor.
- Swinger and Apollo defeated Geza Kalman Jr. and Dyson Pryce for the BCW CAN-AM Tag Team title on March 7, 2001 in Oldcastle, Ontario.
- On November 27, 2001, Swinger won a gauntlet over Simon Diamond, Little Guido, Larry Destiny, Scott D’Amore, Steve Corino, and C.W. Anderson to claim the BCW CAN-AM Heavyweight title in Oldcastle, Ontario.
- On January 15, 2003, Swinger was awarded his second BCW CAN-AM Heavyweight title, when the Brooklyn Brawler was stripped of the title.
- Swinger and Diamond defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) on August 27, 2003 to capture the NWA World Tag Team title.
- On September 12, 2003, Swinger and Diamond defeated the Black Hearts (Vampire Warrior and Dave Johnson) in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the Maximum Pro Wrestling Tag Team title.
- In early 2005, Swinger requested his TNA release and it was granted.
- In February 2005, Swinger signed a WWE contract. In July 2005, Swinger’s ring was changed to Johnny Parisi.
- By his request, Swinger was released by WWE on June 23, 2006.


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