Jan 8, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Evan Karagias
Weight: 180 lbs.
Date of birth: November 27, 1972
From: Gastonia, NC
Pro debut: January 2, 1998
Trained at: WCW Power Plant
Finishing move: Tidal Wave
– At Mayhem ’99 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Karagias defeated the Disco Inferno for the WCW Cruiserweight title.
– At Starrcade ’99, Karagias dropped the title to Madusa, his then “love” interest.
– 3 Count (Karagias, Shane Helms, and Shannon Moore) debuted on the December 23, 1999 episode of “Thunder.”
– At Superbrawl 2000, 3 Count defeated Norman Smiley in a handicap match.
– On the February 28, 2000 edition on “Nitro” in Minneapolis, MN, 3 Count defeated Brian Knobs in a handicap match for the WCW Hardcore title.
– Tank Abbott, dropping his serious shoot-fighting gimmick, became infatuated with 3 Count, dancing to their entrance music.
– At New Blood Rising in Vancouver, 3 Count defeated the Jung Dragons in a ladder match with a recording contract hanging from the ceiling as the prize.
– After being fired by Abbott as his back up singers, 3 Count turned against him on the August 23, 2000 episode of “Thunder.”
– On the November 1, 2000 episode of “Thunder,” 3 Count had a falling out during a match with the Jung Dragons. Helms and Moore left together.
– After breaking up with Jaime Knoble, Karagias reunited with Shannon Moore on the February 19, 2001 edition of “Nitro.”
– In March 2001, Karagias’s contract was purchased by the WWF as part of the WCW sale to WWFE.
– In August 2001, Karagias was sent to Les Thatcher’s Heartland Wrestling Association for further training and development.
– Karagias defeated Chris Candido at the 2001 Brian Pillman Memorial show in Cincinnati, OH.
– In December 2001, Karagias was released by the WWF.
– On March 22, 2002, Karagias defeated Eric Priest in Casa Grande, AZ for the AWA title.
– On May 4, 2002, Karagias regained the AWA title from Danny Dominion in Lemoore, CA.
– Karagias defeated Priest again on July 6, 2003 in Lemoore, CA to capture his third AWA title.