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.