Axl Rotten

Oct 12, 2009 - by Steve Gerweck

Real name: Brian Knighton
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 285 lbs.
Date of birth: April 21, 1971
Date of death: February 4, 2016
From: Baltimore, MD
Pro debut: 1986
Trained by: Jim Leon
Finishing move: S.S.T.


– On January 29, 1993, Bad Breed (Axl & Ian Rotten) defeated Bobby Duncum Jr. and John Hawk (Bradshaw) for the GWF North American tag team title.
– On April 15, 1995, Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a “Barbed Wire Baseball Bat” match at ECW’s Hostile City Showdown.
– On July 1, 1995, Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a “Taipei Death” match at ECW’s Hardcore Heaven.
– In 1996, Rotten won two MEWF Heavyweight titles.
– Rotten captured the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title defeating Bull Pain on February 13, 1998.
– On February 21, 1998, Rotten and Balls Mahoney defeated John Kronus, New Jack and Spike Dudley in a 2 on 3 Handicap match at ECW’s Cyberslam.
– On June 6, 1998, Rotten defeated Al Snow.
– On April 1, 2000, Rotten defeated Blaze to regain the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title.
– The Bad Breed won the IWA Mid-South Tag Team title on March 2, 2002.
– On March 9, 2002, Rotten defeated CM Punk for the MAW Heavyweight title.
– On May 21, 2005, Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson in a Hardcore match at the UXW Chris Candido Memorial event.
– On November 4, 2005, Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a “Taipei Death” Match at the Hardcore Homecoming event.
– In May 2006, Rotten agreed to a WWE deal to be apart of the new ECW brand, but didn’t last long with the company.

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