Wrestling By The Numbers: Christian York
Wrestling By The Numbers: Jason ‘Christian York’ Spence
TNA Wrestling has announced the release of veteran performer and TNA Gut Check Challenge winner Jason ‘Christian York’ Spence. The 36-year-old Culpeper Virginia native was on his second stint with the organization that started after being awarded a contract in November of last year. Spence had worked mostly in TNA’s X Division and his release was one of 5-announced by the company back on July 3rd. This was Spence’s second go around with TNA as he was signed originally in June of 2002 when the company was founded and competed on TNA weekly pay-per-view shows before being released later that year.
Christian Spence is a 17-year veteran of professional wrestling who first debuted back in 1996 after having been trained by Julio Sanchez, Cueball Carmichael, Jimmy Cicero and others members of the OMEGA training staff. Spence formed a popular tag-team called The Bad Street Boyz with partner Joey Matthews and they became regulars competing in company’s including OMEGA, Steel City Wrestling and Maryland Championship Wrestling. From spring of 1999 to the spring of the year 2000 the duo competed for World Championship Wrestling before being released by the organization.
In April of 2000 The Bad Street Boyz competed in tryout matches with World Wrestling Entertainment and were recommended to sign with Extreme Championship Wrestling. They were apart of ECW during the company’s final year in existence before declaring bankruptcy in early 2001. After being offered contracts in 2001 by both WWE and WCW they signed 3-year deals with Vince McMahon and were assigned Memphis Championship Wrestling. After the WWE later purchased WCW The Bad Street Boyz were one of many developmental wrestlers released by the WWE to make room for the increase in talent under contract.
Christian York and Joey Matthews both worked for Ring Of Honor Wrestling from 2002 to 2003 before York decided to take a 3-year leave of absence from the business to deal with nagging injuries and personal issues. York returned in the summer of 2006 and again worked tryout matches for the WWE and spent time in their developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling but was not offered a contract. Over the next 7-years Christian York remained a regular on the indy scene working for numerous company’s throughout North America.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Jason ‘Christian York’ Spence by the numbers…
* 7 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 8 Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 1 Match on WWE Smackdown.
* 2 Matches on WWE Heat.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 4 Matches on ROH Home Video Releases.
Extreme Championship Wrestling:
* 4 Matches on ECW Pay-Per-View.
* 4 Matches on ECW Home Video Releases.
* 10 Matches on ECW Hardcore Tv.
* 1 Main Event Match on ECW Hardcore Tv.
* 1 Match on Hardcway Wrestling Tv.