Jerry Lynn

Oct 14, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Jerry Lynn
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 195 lbs.
Date of birth: June 12, 1963
From: Minneapolis, MN
Pro debut: 1988
Trained by: Brad Rheingans
Finishing move: Cradle Piledriver


– On January 24, 1990, Lynn defeated Johnny Love for the PWA (Pro Wrestling America) Light Heavyweight title in Red Wing, MN.
– Lynn beat Ricky Rice in Fridley, MN for the PWA title on August 12, 1990.
– In the fall on 1990, Lynn started wrestling in Memphis for the now defunct United States Wrestling Association.
– Lynn claimed his second PWA Light Heavyweight title on January 14, 1991 by defeating the Lightning Kid (X-Pac).
– In July 1991, Lynn competed in the GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Light Heavyweight title tournament in Dallas, TX.
– Lynn pinned the Lightning Kid on December 27, 1991 for the GWF/PWA Light Heavyweight title.
– In the spring of 1992, Lynn left Texas and accepted bookings in Japan. The Lightning Kid and Lynn tagged together for the Universal Wrestling Federation.
– Also in 1992, Lynn and X-Pac appeared briefly in a moved called “Crossing The Bridge.”
– Lynn and the Lightning Kid captured the PWA Tag Team title on March 2, 1993 by defeating Tony Denucci and Tommy Ferrera.
– In the summer of 1995, Lynn wrestled as the masked Sultan Gorgola for the Michinoku Pro Wrestling promotion in Japan.
– Also in 1995, following an unsuccessful try out with the WWF, Lynn popped up in World Championship Wrestling as the masked Mr. J.L.
– Mr. J.L. faced Sabu at the 1995 Halloween Havoc. It would be Lynn’s one and only appearance on a WCW pay-per-view.
– Despite having spectacular matches in WCW, the promotion never gave him a push.
– Having no use for his services, then WCW boss Eric Bischoff fired Lynn.
– In 1997, the WWF offered Lynn a second try out. He worked matches with Taka Michinoku and the late Louie Spicolli, but once again was not offered a contract.
– On September 5, 1997, Lynn made his ECW debut in Waltham, MA against Chris Candido. Upon his arrival in ECW, Lynn teamed regularly with Tommy Rogers.
– Lynn defeated Danny Doring at the 1998 Cyberslam.
– At Cyberslam 99 in Philadelphia, Lynn pinned Yoshihiro Tajiri.
– Then ECW World Television Champion Rob Van Dam and Lynn beat Justin Credible and Lance Storm at Heatwave 1999 in Dayton, OH.
– On August 31, 1999, Credible, Lynn, and Giant Kimala II beat Van Dam, Buh Buh Ray and D-Von Dudley in Philadelphia.
– Lynn defeated Tajiri and Super Crazy in a “three way dance” at the 1999 November 2 Remember PPV.
– Lynn pinned Van Dam at Hardcore Heaven 2000.
– The Sandman and Lynn beat Rhino and Steve Corino at the ECW Arena on July 8, 2000.
– At Heatwave 2000 in Los Angles, CA, Lynn defeated Steve Corino.
– In August, Lynn teamed with Tommy Dreamer for a one-night tournament to crown new ECW World Tag Team champions. Lynn and Dreamer advanced to the finals.
– At Anarchy Rulz 2000 in St. Paul, MN, Lynn pinned Justin Credible to capture the ECW World Heavyweight title.
– On November 28, 2000, Lynn met with Jim Ross in Minneapolis, MN, about a possible jump to the WWF.
– Lynn defeated Essa Rios in his WWF ring debut on March 25, 2001 in Baltimore, MD.
– Lynn made his WWF television debut on the April 29, 2001 episode of “Sunday Night Heat” in Chicago, IL. He pinned Crash Holly for the WWF Light Heavyweight title.
– In August 2001, Lynn underwent surgery to repair a torn patella.
– In late 2001, Lynn received his release from the WWF.
– Lynn appeared at the WWA’s PPV in Las Vegas, NV, entitled “Revolution.” Lynn cut a promo on Eddy Guerrero.
– On April 7, 2002, Lynn and Nova defeated AJ Styles and Chuck E. Chaos in Sydney, Australia.
– On July 3, 2002, Lynn and Styles defeated the Rainbow Express (Lenny Lane and Bruce) to capture the NWA World Tag Team title in Nashville, TN.
– Three weeks later, Lynn and Styles successfully defended the NWA World Tag Team title against the Flying Elvises (Jorge Estrada and Jimmy Yang).
– At the August 21, 2002 NWA TNA PPV taping in Nashville, TN, Lynn won a three way dance over Low Ki and Styles to win the X division title.
– On November 6, 2002, Lynn pinned Styles to regain the X division title.
– Lynn and the Amazing Red defeated Elix Skipper and Christopher Daniels on April 16, 2003 for the NWA World Tag Team title.
– On May 21, 2003, Lynn won a tournament to win the WWA (World Wrestling All-Stars) Cruiserweight title in Sydney, Australia.
– On January 16, 2004 in Oolitic, IN, Lynn pinned Danny Daniels to capture the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title.
– At Hardcore Homecoming ’05 in Philadelphia, PA, Lynn defeated Justin Credible.
– At the 2005 Sacrifice PPV, Lynn defeated Sean Waltman.
– Lynn won a triple threat match against Heavyweight Champion Trent Stone and Cameron Cage to capture the Gateway Championship Wrestling title in Mt. Vernon, IL.
– At Sacrifice ’07, Lynn defeated Tiger Mask, Senshi, and Alex Shelley.
– At Slammiversary ’07, Lynn and former Tennessee Titan Frank Wycheck defeated James Storm and Ron Killings.
– On April 3, 2009, Lynn defeated Nigel McGuinness in Houston, TX to capture the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight title.
– In March 2012, Lynn announced his intention to retire from active ring duties at the end of the year. He would later extend this date slightly so that his retirement would coincide with his 25th year of competition
– On April 28, 2012, Lynn defeated Devon Storm at Extreme Reunion in Philadelphia.
– On November 10, Lynn defeated Kristopher Haiden, Andy Dalton & Steven Kirby in a 4-Way Match to win the MPX Title
– On December 8, Lynn fought APW Worldwide Internet Champion Will Rood to a double DQ
– Lynn returned to TNA for one night only at X-Travaganza ’13, losing to old rival Rob Van Dam in a No-DQ Match
– Lynn wrestled his last match on March 23, 2013, exactly 25 years to the day since his debut. He defeated Horace the Psychopath, Sean Waltman & JB Trask in a 4-Way Match
– In 2014, Lynn began working for Ring of Honor in a behind-the-scenes role
– Lynn was on commentary for the main event of ROH Final Battle 2015
– In 2019, Lynn signed with All Elite Wrestling as a coach and producer
– On November 2, 2022, Lynn was voted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame

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