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Thunder
Statistics
Real Name Michael Knight
Ring Name(s)Thunder
NicknameThe Root Of All Evil
Height6 ft 1 in
Weight230 lbs
BornMay 11, 1985
HometownPittsburgh, PA (now resides in New York, NY)
Current FederationsGWC, WFWF
Former FederationsPWA, WCF,
Debut2004

Thunder is a professional wrestler best known for his work in PWA, WCF, GWC, and WFWF.

WFWF (Run 1)

Upon entering WFWF in 2004, Thunder joined the dominant stable UIA along with Immune and Saku. Shortly after that, he won the Television Title via no-show and embarked on his first feud against Drakz. Drakz defeated Thunder for the title a few weeks later.

Eventually Thunder left UIA and joined their rival group, Los Hobos, along with Percy and Obo. During this time Thunder received a Young Gunn Title Match against Juba in his first main event. Thunder and Percy both turned on Obo shortly before Thunder left in 2005.

WFWF (Run 2)

While away from wrestling, Thunder became rich, but it is not known how. He made his return in 2006 and began competing for the Internet Title. The title was abandoned when WFWF came under new ownership before Thunder could get his shot.

More recently, Thunder joined The Revolution along with Kurt Burton and International Champion Wayne McGurk. At the WFWF PPV Crimson Existence, Thunder lost his first PPV main event, a #1 contender's match for the International Title. At WFWF Ascenion, Thunder and fellow Revolution member Kurt Burton defeated The Vagrancy and The New Phenomenom to become WFWF Tag Team Champions.

After winning the Tag Team Titles, The Revolution (now renamed The Axis) embarked on a feud with the team of Miguel Sanchez and Yukio Blaze. Despite Sanchez's exit from WFWF before the team's title match, Blaze still won the tag titles from the duo at Forever Unscarred.

A couple of weeks later, Thunder's scheduled match with Burton at Veni, Vidi, Vici took place on Felo-De-Se instead. During the match, Burton was injured and would remain on the shelf for several months, leaving Thunder to try his hand at singles competition. After winning a #1 contender's battle royal, Thunder went on to defeat Josh Dean for the International Title, his first taste of singles gold in nearly three years.

Things only got better from there. At Survival of the Fittest, he eliminated Pierce Deville to become #1 contender. His shot came against Obo at Scars & Stripes, where he finally captured the World Title.

PWA

Pure Wrestling Alliance was the federation co-owned by Thunder, Miguel Sanchez, and (at one point) Justin Tyme. He became involved in a bitter feud with Sanchez, his former friend. Thunder defeated Sanchez in a cage match at Redemption and won his stock. In December, PWA closed.

WCF

Thunder achieved his greatest success in WCF, holding both the People's and Television Titles at the same time. He fueded with David Alastair over the People's Title, but won of all of the matches and later pinned Alastair in a multi-man match to win the Television Title. On December 10th, Thunder teamed with Skyler Striker to defeat Disorder By Design, winnin the Tag Team Titles in the process. This gave Thunder his record-setting three title reigns at the same time. Recently, he has embarked on a feud with Danny Vice. It all began when Thunder stole Danny's sister, Janie Vice, away from. She currently manages Thunder in WCF.

On April 8th, Thunder defeated Skyler Striker and Danny Vice to win the Hardcore Title, although he lost it on April 29th to Danny Vice. With this title win, Thunder held every WCF title except for the World Title, which he nearl won when he facedSkyler Striker in a Pyramid Match for at WCF Timebomb.

Following the match, Thunder took a leave of absense. As he was making his return, WCF closed.

GWC

Thunder went undefeated in his first three matches in the GWC World Title Tournament. He then lost to Miguel Sanchez in the semi-finals and to David Alastair in a #1 contender's match. Thunder defeated Skyler Striker at GWC's first PPV, Alpha.

On March 21, 2007 at the GWC PPV Unholy Coronation, Thunder defeated Miguel Sanchez to become World Champion. Thunder lost the World Title at GWC's next PPV, Reign of Terror (April 18th) to T-Money. He regained the title on May 23 at Kingdom Come in a singles match before losing it back to T-Money after a successful defense against Ryder.

At Viva La GWC, Thunder defeated Triple X to become one of only two Tapout champions, Kevin Hardaway being the other. Recently, Thunder has formed an alliance with GWC Commissioner Danny Vice to take out Xavier Cross, but he has one ultimate goal: to become World Champion for the third time. At GWC's final PPV of the year, Revelations, Thunder has the chance to do just that as he takes on Kevin Hardaway.

Facts

  • Thunder has been in three stables: UIA, Los Hobos, and The Revolution/Axis.
  • "Cult of Personality" by Living Colour is Thunder's current theme music.
  • A version of the cobra clutch (called "The Million Dollar Dream") and a death valley driver ("Thunder and Lightning") are Thunder's finishing moves.

Championship Succession

WFWF Television Championship
Preceded by:
Stuart2k1
First
9/19/04 to 10/03/04
Succeeded by:
Drakz
WCF People's Championship
Preceded by:
First Champion
First
9/24/06 to 2/04/07
Succeeded by:
Chris Avery
WCF Television Championship
Preceded by:
Creeping Death
First
11/12/06 to 1/28/07
Succeeded by:
JJ Biggs
WCF Tag Team Championships
Preceded by:
Danny Vice & JJ Biggs
First
12/10/07 to 1/14/07
Succeeded by:
Danny Vice & JJ Biggs
WFWF Tag Team Championship
Preceded by:
First Champion
First
2/28/07 to 4/28/07
Succeeded by:
Yukio Blaze
GWC World Championship
Preceded by:
Miguel Sanchez
First
3/21/07 to 4/18/07
Succeeded by:
T-Money
Preceded by:
T-Money
Second
5/23/07 to 6/27/07
Succeeded by:
T-Money
WCF Hardcore Championship
Preceded by:
Skyler Striker
First
4/08/07 to 4/29/07
Succeeded by:
Danny Vice
WFWF International Championship
Preceded by:
Josh Dean
First
7/07/07 to 10/11/07
Succeeded by:
Yukio Blaze
GWC Tapout Championship
Preceded by:
First Champion
First
7/18/07 to 9/05/07
Succeeded by:
Kevin Hardaway
WFWF World Championship
Preceded by:
Obo
First
11/21/07 to present
Succeeded by:
Current Champion

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