Wrestling By the Numbers: Joey Ryan
TNA Wrestling has announced the release of veteran in-ring performer Joseph ‘Joey Ryan’ Meehan. The 33-year-old Los Angeles California native had spent the last year with the organization after first appearing in May of 2012 losing to Austin Aries in a TNA Gut Check Challenge match. Despite not being given a contract through the competition he was signed by TNA and feuded with both Al Snow and Rob Van Dam after joining the company. Joey Ryan had also been involved in a tag-team with Matt Morgan before the announcement of his release on July 3rd.
Joseph Meehan is a 13-year veteran of professional wrestling who has an extensive resume as a wrestler, booker / creative writer and trainer in the business. Meehan first debuted in the year 2000 after having been trained by Bobby Bradley and later Brian Kendrick, Tom Howard and Bryan Danielson. He has competed under the names Joey Ryan, Joey Shadow, Joey Hollywood, Joey Blalock, El Gallinero, Forsaken and Chase Walker. Meehan was previously one of 6-men who founded the popular independent group Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. He spent 9-years with the company from 2003-2012 working as a booker and becoming a former 1-Time PWG Champion and 1-Time PWG Tag-Team Champion. Meehan has also spent time working for numerous other promotions some of which include Ring Of Honor Wrestling, Wrestling Society X and Championship Wrestling From Hollywood. In 2008 he was a assistant trainer on Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling and had worked for years as a local talent at World Wrestling Entertainment events. Prior to signing with TNA he worked as a regular with Jeff Jarrett’s Ring Ka King promotion in India which was financed by Dixie Carter.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Joseph ‘Joey Ryan’ Meehan by the numbers…
* 6 Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 8 Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
* 1 Main Event Match on TNA Impact Wrestling.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
* 4 Matches on WWE Smackdown.
* 1 Match on ECW On Syfy / TNN.
* 1 Match on WWE Velocity.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 12 Matches on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet.
* 2 Main Event Matches on ROH On Sinclair Broadcasting / HDNet.
* 14 Matches on ROH Home Video Releases.
Ring Ka King:
* 7 Matches on Ring Ka King On The Colors Network.
* 1 Main Event Match on Ring Ka King On The Colors Network.
Wrestling Society X:
* 6 Matches on Wrestling Society X On MTV.
* 4 Main Event Match on Wrestling Society X On MTV.
Championship Wrestling From Hollywood:
* 30 Matches on NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.
* 19 Main Event Matches on NWA Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.
National Wrestling Alliance:
* 8 Matches on NWA Wrestling Showcase.
* 5 Main Event Matches on NWA Wrestling Showcase.
Xtreme Pro Wrestling:
* 1 Match on XPW Pay-Per-View.