Wrestling By The Numbers: Doug Williams

Jun 14, 2013 - by staff

Wrestling By The Numbers: Douglas ‘Williams’ Durdle

TNA Wrestling has released long-time British standout and member of their developmental training staff Douglas ‘Williams’ Durdle. The 40-year-old Reading Berkshire England native had spent the previous 5-plus years with the organization after first making his debut on TNA’s syndicated show Xplosion in 2003. Durdle was signed to a long-term contract in 2008 and was brought in as a member of The British Invasion. Alongside Brutus Magnus he became a former TNA Tag-Team Champion and IWGP Tag-Team Champion as apart of TNA’s talent exchange with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Durdle was given a run as TNA’s X Division Champion and was also apart of Ric Flair’s Fortune group starting in the year 2010. In the summer of 2012 Durdle was assigned to TNA’s new developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling where he served as a wrestler and trainer up until his release on June 5th.

Douglas Durdle is a 20-year professional wrestling veteran who first debuted in 1993 after he started working for NWA UK Hammerlock and was trained by Andre Baker and Dino Scarlo. He worked for the independent promotion and numerous other organizations based in the United Kingdom before joining the Frontier Wrestling Alliance in 2001. From 2002-2007 Durdle spent 5-years competing for the upstart Ring Of Honor promotion where he main evented for the company and was also a major part of the Pure Wrestling Tournament in 2004. At the same time from 2004-2009 he was a regular with Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan where he became a former 1-Time GHC Tag-Team Champion with Scorpio.

Below we look at the North American professional wrestling career of Douglas ‘Williams’ Durdle by the numbers…

TNA Wrestling:

* 24 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.

* 1 Match Managed on TNA Pay-Per-View.

* 61 Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.

* 8 Main Event Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.

Ring Of Honor Wrestling:

* 23 Matches on ROH Home Video Releases.

* 5 Main Event Matches on ROH Home Video Releases.

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