Jesse Sorensen

Sep 13, 2011 - by Jamie Cruickshank

photo credit: Impact Wrestling

Real name: Jessy Ryan Sorensen
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 200 lbs.
Date of birth:
From: Katy, TX
Pro debut: 2008
Trained by: Team 3D & Brian Knobs
Finishing move: Lifting inverted DDT


– Sorensen began wrestling on the Texas indies in 2008 as Ryan Sorensen
– On May 17, 2011, Sorensen defeated D’Lo Jordan to win the vacant FUW Flash Title, but would lose it one week later to Romeo Razel
– On May 31, 2011, Sorensen (as Jesse Sorensen) wrestled a TNA dark match, defeating Dakota Darsow
– On June 28, 2011, Sorensen competed in TNA’s X-Division Showcase Tournament, but lost in the first round to Jack Evans
– On July 19, 2011, Hunks In Trunks (Sorensen & Nick Fame) defeated NVUS (Dakota Darsow & Kennedy Kendrick) and Pain Management (Biff Slater & Ralph Mosca) in a 3-Way Match to win the FUW Tag Team Titles
– On July 23, 2011, Hunks In Trunks defeated The Nuyoricanz (Carlos Rivera & D. Ramos) to retain the FUW Tag Team Titles
– On July 30, 2011, Hunks In Trunks defeated Sinn Bodhi & Sideshow to retain the FUW Tag Team Titles
– On August 9, 2011, Sorensen returned to TNA. He signed an official contract 9 days later
– At No Surrender 2011, Sorensen defeated Kid Kash to become Number 1 Contender to the TNA X-Division Title
– On December 17, 2011, Sorensen defeated Matt Conrad & Joey Vengeance to make the final of the APWA Holiday Grand Prix, but lost to Christian York
– On February 7, 2012, Sorensen defeated Nick Fame in a No Holds Barred Street Fight
– At Against All Odds 2012, Sorensen suffered a serious neck injury in a match against Zema Ion. It was initially feared that Sorensen would not walk again, but he would go on to make an incredible recovery
– On November 6, 2012, Sorensen was officially cleared to return to the ring
– Sorensen was released by TNA in July 2013
– On August 31, 2013, Sorensen & Nick Fame defeated FUW Tag Team Champions James Alexander & JD Maverick by DQ
– In September 2014, Sorensen announced his retirement from pro wrestling
– In December 2014, Sorensen came out of retirement for Ronin Pro Wrestling, teaming with Aaron Solo to defeated Buff Swellington & Joey Bricco
– On March 3, 2015, Sorensen fought PPW Heavyweight Champion Caleb Konley to a time-limit draw
– On April 7, 2015, Sorensen defeated Caleb Konley in a Lumberjack Match to win the PPW Heavyweight Title
– On June 9, 2015, Sorensen defeated Caleb Konley & Wes Brisco in a Triple Threat Match and Joey Ryan in a Singles Match, retaining the PPW Heavyweight Title on both occasions
– On July 11, 2015, Sorensen defeated Caleb Konley to retain the PPW Heavyweight Title
– A week later, Sorensen made an appearance on NXT, losing in short order to Baron Corbin
– On August 13, 2015, Sorensen returned to NXT, teaming with Aaron Solo, Jesus De Leon and a local wrestler in a loss to Colin Cassady, Enzo Amore, Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley
– On November 19, 2015 Sorensen made another NXT appearance, losing to Apollo Crews
– In early 2016, Sorensen continued making occasional jobber appearances for NXT
– Sorensen made three enhancement appearances for AEW in late 2020

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