The Blade

Mar 25, 2016 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Jesse Guilmette
Height: 6’0
Weight: 220 lbs.
Date of birth: June 3, 1980
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Pro debut: July 20, 1999
Trained by: Les Thatcher
Finishing move: Pepper Shaker

Biography

– Guilmette began his career in Les Thatcher’s HWA promotion as ‘Pepper Parks’
– On October 7, 2000, The A Squad (Parks & Chet Jablonski) defeated Bobby Casanova (whose partner didn’t show) and Anthony McMurphy & Cody Hawk in a 3-Way Match to win the HWA Tag Team Titles
– On October 28, 2000, The A Squad defeated BJ Whitmer & Logan Caine to retain the HWA Tag Team Titles
– On January 9, 2001, The A Squad defeated Hellena Hunks (Chad Collyer & Matt Stryker) to retain the HWA Tag Team Titles
– On June 26, 2001, Parks defeated Matt Stryker to win the HWA Cruiserweight Title
– On August 4, 2001, Parks defeated Stryker & Shark Boy in a 3-Way Match to retain the HWA Cruiserweight Title
– Betweem 2002 and 2005, Guilmette made only sporadic wrestling appearances
– On January 21, 2006, Parks defeated Jon Moxley in the final of a tournament to win the vacant HWA Heavyweight Title
– In February 2006, Parks defended the HWA Heavyweight Title against Moxley, Chad Collyer & Matt Stryker
– On March 19, 2006, Parks defeated Jimmy Yang to retain the HWA Heavyweight Title
– On November 7, 2006, Parks defeated Chad Collyer in a Title vs Career Match to regain the HWA Heavyweight Title
– In November 2006, Parks defended the HWA Heavyweight Title against Collyer, Aaron Williams, Sami Callihan & Tack
– On December 2, 2006, Parks defeated Brian Jennings by DQ to retain the HWA Heavyweight Title
– Three days later, Parks defeated Deja Vu to retain the HWA Heavyweight Title
– In early 2007, Guilmette ended his long association with HWA and took the Pepper Parks character to the wider independent scene
– On May 19, 2007, Parks defeated Brodie Lee with Mo Mantha as special guest referee to win the NWA Empire Heavyweight Title
– On July 21, 2007, Parks defeated Gabe Saint to retain the NWA Empire Heavyweight Title
– On August 7, 2007, Guilmette (under his real name) made an appearance on WWE-ECW, losing to The Boogeyman
– On November 2, 2007, Parks defeated Josh Daniels to retain the NWA National Title
– On December 8, 2007, Parks fought Jonny Puma to a double-countout to retain the NWA Empire Heavyweight Title
– On January 18, 2008, Parks defeated Sonny Samson to retain the NWA National Title
– On February 15, 2008, Parks defeated Chris LeRusso to retain the NWA National Title
– On May 5, 2009, Guilmette returned to WWE-ECW, this time losing to Vladimir Kozlov
– On September 5, 2009, Parks defeated Danny Doring to win the NWA New York Title
– On October 9, 2009, Parks defeated Gabe Saint to retain the NWA New York Title
– On December 5, 2009, Parks again defeated Saint to retain the NWA New York Title
– On May 11, 2010, Guilmette (as ‘Jesse Guyver’) made an appearance on Smackdown, losing to Shad Gaspard
– On September 11, 2010, Parks & Kevin Grace defeated Famous (Chris Cooper & Will Calrissian) to win the ESW Tag Team Titles
– In October 2010, Parks embarked on a tour of Japan with Zero-1
– On November 6, 2011, Parks & Grace defeated Caesar’s Legion (Tommy Mandrake & Superbeast) to retain the ESW Tag Team Titles
– On November 12, 2011, Parks defeated Michael Elgin in the final of a tournament to win the vacant SCW Premier Title
– On January 21, 2012, Parks & Tiberious King fought NSPW Tag Team Champions The Piss Beaters (Anthony Darko & Jake O’Reilly) to a no-contest
– A week later, Parks defeated Brent Banks to retain the SCW Premier Title
– On March 3, 2012, Parks defeated The KGB to retain the SCW Premier Title
– On May 6, 2012, Parks defeated Anthony Fiasco to retain the SCW Premier Title
– In February 2013, Parks debuted in ROH, but would not become a regular for the promotion
– On September 21, 2013, Guilmette married long-time partner Laura ‘Cherry Bomb’ Dennis
– A week later, Parks defeated ESW Champion Chris Cooper by countout
– Parks made appearances at several TNA One Night Only events in 2015
– On December 12, 2015, #TVReady (BLK Jeez & Pepper Parks) defeated Dan Barry & Sozio to win the CZW Tag Team Titles
– In January 2016, Parks wrestled two further matches for TNA, losing to Mike Bennett & Trevor Lee
– On February 13, 2016, #TVReady defeated EYFBO (Angel Ortiz & Mike Draztik) to retain the CZW Tag Team Titles
– A week later, Parks & Mike Rollins defeated Chris Hero & Eddie Edwards, Super Smash Brothers (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) and La Tabarnak de Team (Mathieu St-Jacques & Thomas Dubois) to win the SMASH F8tful Eight Tournament
– In March 2016, Guilmette signed a TNA contract and would be renamed ‘Braxton Sutter’. He would continue to compete as ‘Pepper Parks’ on the indies
– At House of Hardcore XII, Parks defeated Colt Cabana
– At House of Hardcore XIII, Parks defeated Tommy Dreamer
– At Joker’s Wild ’17, Sutter & Mike Bennett defeated Crazzy Steve & Tyrus
– At Rivals ’17, Sutter defeated Rockstar Spud
– On the Slammiversary XV pre-show, Sutter, Allie & Mahabali Shera defeated Laurel Van Ness, Kongo Kong & KM
– On September 9, 2017, Sutter & Andy Williams defeated Colby Red & PB Smooth to win the PWR Tag Team Titles
– On January 21, 2018, Parks & Mike Rollins defeated Le Tabarnak de Team (Mathieu St-Jacques & Thomas Dubois) to win the Smash Tag Team Titles
– A week later, Parks & Rollins defeated Kill Screen (Kevin Blackwood & Scotty O’Shea) to retain the Smash Tag Team Titles
– On March 25, Parks & Rollins defeated The Super Smash Brothers (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) to retain the Smash Tag Team Titles
– In April 2018, Guilmette announced that he had left Impact Wrestling
– On May 19, Parks defeated Kevin Bennett to win the ESW Heavyweight Title
– On August 25, Parks defeated Bennett to retain the ESW Heavyweight Title
– The next day, Parks & Mike Rollins defeated The Super Smash Brothers (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) to retain the Smash Tag Team Titles
– On November 24, Parks defeated Rickey Shane Page to retain the ESW Heavyweight Title
– In November 2019, The Butcher (Andy Williams) and The Blade (Jesse Guilmette) signed with AEW, aligning themselves with MJF

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