Wrestling By The Numbers: Petey Williams
Jul 9, 2014 - by staff
Former 2-Time TNA X Division Champion Peter ‘Petey’ Williams has announced his retirement from in-ring competition. The 32-year-old Windsor Ontario Canada native wrestled in his final match on July 5th against Chris Sabin at an Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling event in Clinton Township Michigan. Williams announced his intentions 2-days prior to the event after spending the last 12-years in the professional wrestling industry. He started his career back in 2002 after having been trained by Border City Wrestling promoter Scott D’Amore. Williams became a regular with BCW over the next 2-years and also worked for numerous independent organizations in both Canada and the northern United States. With BCW he became a former 1-Time BCW Can-Am Tag-Team Champion alongside Bobby Roode and is also a former 1-Time BCW Can-Am Television Champion. In the first 2-years of his career he made occasional appearances with both Ring Of Honor Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla as well.
TNA Wrestling signed Petey Williams in February 2004 and he became apart of Team Canada led by his trainer Scott D’Amore. Williams would spend the next 5-years with the company becoming a popular performer in the it’s X Division. In both 2004 and 2005 his finishing maneuver the Canadian Destroyer was one of the most popular moves in the wrestling business. After becoming known as Maple Leaf Muscle, he worked alongside Scott Steiner in a tag-team who ended up feuding near the end of Williams’ run. His contract expired with TNA in January of 2009 with the organization deciding against renewing.
Peter Williams then returned to the independent circuit before traveling to Japan and working for both All Japan Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. From 2009-2010 he returned to Ring Of Honor where he eventually challenged Austin Aries for the ROH Championship. He also had a 2-year run with Lucha Libre USA before making his return to TNA in January 2013. He first worked for the company on their One Night Only pay-per-view taped events before returning to television for a 4-month stint as an X Division challenger in March. He worked the TNA Xtravaganza taping in April and will appear on the pay-per-view broadcast in a match against Tigre Uno which will air starting August 1st.
Below we look at the televised professional wrestling career of Peter ‘Petey’ Williams by the numbers…
* 66 Matches ( 24th Most All-Time ) on TNA Pay-Per-View. (First Match: February 25th 2004 Vs Jerry Lynn & Juventud Guerrera Last Match: 2013 Tag Team Tournament With Sonjay Dutt Vs Max Buck & Jeremy Buck)
* 4 Main Event Matches on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match Managed on TNA Pay-Per-View.
* 93 Matches ( 20th Most All-Time ) on TNA Impact Wrestling. (First Match: June 4th 2004 With Bobby Roode & Eric Young Vs The Amazing Red, Sonjay Dutt & Hector Garza Last Match: July 18th 2013 Vs Homicide & Sonjay Dutt)
* 13 Main Event Matches on TNA Impact Wrestling.
* 30 Matches on TNA Xplosion.
* 25 Main Event Matches on TNA Xplosion.
Ring Of Honor Wrestling:
* 12 Matches on ROH Home Video Releases.
New Japan Pro Wrestling:
* 1 Match on NJPW Pay-Per-View.
All Japan Pro Wrestling:
* 1 Match on AJPW Growin’ Up.
* 2 Matches on AJPW Summer Action Series.
Big Mouth Loud:
* 1 Match on BML Illusion.
Lucha Libre USA:
* 12 Matches on LLUSA Masked Warriors.
* 2 Main Event Matches on LLUSA Masked Warriors.
New Korea Pro Wrestling Association:
* 1 Match on NKPWA Impact.
Family Wrestling Entertainment:
* 6 Matches on FWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Main Event Match on FWE Pay-Per-View.
* 1 Match on PRIME Pay-Per-View.