Tyler James Callahan (born April 15, 1982) is a Canadian Professional Wrestler and actor known for his time with True Honor Wrestling (THW). Callahan is a second-generation professional wrestler; his father Dean Callahan competed in the professional wrestling industry. Callahan also has a younger brother who has also been in the professional wrestling industry, John Callahan.
Before being signed by RWE, Callahan trained in and wrestled for Extreme Wrestling Alliance based in Toronto, Ontario for a few months before being signing with RWE in February 2011.
After signing with RWE, Callahan was sent to their developmental brand where he would be working with his younger brother, John. As the two had both been signed to a multi year contract.
Early life Edit
Tyler James Callahan was born in Toronto, Ontario Canada but soon moved to Manhattan, New York where he was raised by his father, Dean. Tyler would go to the wrestling shows that his father competed in and that was when he aspired to become a professional wrestling just like his father. Tyler was a good kid, went to school and graduated from high school with stellar grades. Tyler before he pursued wrestling was into acting and even took part in various school plays while he was in high school. Tyler would move back to Toronto for a few years and started his wrestling career in the Toronto based EWA promotion.
Professional wrestling career Edit
Revolutionary Wrestling Entertainment (February 2011 - May 2011) Edit
Callahan signed a contract with RWE along with his brother and was sent to their developmental brand under his real name. The first show is scheduled to be a PPV, Night of Champions however the details of the first card unclear at the moment. Tyler is scheduled to compete at Night of Champions against a mystery opponent, in the opening match of the night. Tyler faced Development Trainer, Jennifer Rodriguez and lost thanks due in part to Jennifer blindsiding Tyler and getting the win. Following this, Tyler's brother John was released from the company.
Return to RWE and Mayhem (May 2011) Edit
After RWE re-opened it's door, Callahan wasted little time in signing with the company once again as a face and a short while later RWE would sever it's ties to SCW, following a final special show thus having Callahan brought up to Mayhem. Shortly after this the company folded leaving Callahan without work so he decided to take time off from wrestling and focus on his acting career.
True Honor Wrestling (2012) Edit
Evolution; Pursuit of the THW Evolution Championship Edit
After taking nearly a year away from wrestling, Callahan signed a contract with True Honor Wrestling. Callahan made his debut on the April 3rd, 2012 episode of Evolution and suffered a loss to Justin Feight following the match Callahan speared Feight establishing himself as a heel. On the April 10th, 2012 episode of Evolution Callahan was able to get an upset victory over former THW World Champion and Hall of Famer, Jack Napier. On the April 17th, 2012 episode of Evolution Callahan was able to secure another victory this time over Landon Crabtree. Following his victory Callahan would be attacked by Nick Larsson who was tired of hearing about Callahan's upset victory over Jack Napier the previous week only for the General Manager Julia Rivera to come out and make a match between Larsson and Callahan for Lethal Lottery where the winner will become the number one contender for the THW Evolution Championship.
At Lethal Lottery, Callahan was able to defeat Nick Larsson in an Ultimate X Match to become the number one contender for the THW Evolution Championship currently held by Harley St. James. On the May 1st, 2012 episode of Evolution Callahan teamed with Harley St. James to take on the THW Tag Team Champions in Minimimax and Brian Gun however the two were defeated. Later in the night when Harley was being looked at in the trainers room she would be attacked by Keegan Ryan despite the damage already being done, Callahan would make the save teasing a possible face turn. On the following May 8th, 2012 episode of Evolution Callahan faced Keegan Ryan in a one on one match and was able to pick up the victory after a pretty close contest, in storyline Ryan had started a rumor that Callahan was having an affair with St. James behind their respective partners' backs. Later on in the night on Evolution following Harley St. James' victory over Noah Van Dyke, Keegan Ryan attacked her from behind once again however Callahan ran down for the save and landed a few chair shots to the head of Ryan before going for a one last shot, however Keegan was able to duck out of the way as Callahan drilled St. James by accident.
Callahan would challenge St. James for her Evolution Championship however he would be unsuccessful. Callahan would go on to compete in the annual Gateway to Glory match however he was unsuccessful in his attempt to win the match. On the following episode of Evolution Callahan would face Jack Napier a man he defeated not long after he debuted in what was being billed as a rematch between the two men. Callahan almost had the match won however a timely counter from Napier allowed him to get a victory over Callahan. On the June 12th, 2012 episode of Evolution Callahan was able to get a victory over Noah Van Dyke with some help from Jack Napier, whom Van Dyke is feuding with.
Rivalry with Keegan Ryan and departure Edit
Following Callahan's brief rivalry with Harley St. James and Aiden Reid he has entered into a rivalry with Keegan Ryan which started after Ryan attacked Callahan on the May 22nd, 2012 episode of Evolution. On the June 5th, 2012 episode of Evolution Keegan attempted to attack Lance Harris and set him on fire however Callahan managed to chase off Ryan. The week before Heartbreak Hell, Callahan would suffer a loss to the returning Gemini only to be brutally beaten and bloodied following the match. Later in the night while getting tended to Keegan Ryan would target Callahan, wanting to inflict more damage to him, only to attack his wife as the two are scheduled to meet at Heartbreak Hell. On June 22nd, 2012 Callahan was suddenly released from his contract. When word of Callahan's sudden release, all Callahan had to say regarding the reasons for his departure from THW were "silly and stupid" on the company's part.
Other media Edit
Film career (2011 - present) Edit
In 2009 Callahan made his acting debut in a direct to DVD film entitled 'Bloody Warfare' it was released in Summer of 2010. In 2011 Callahan starred in his first blockbuster film Captain America: The First Avenger starring alongside such names as Tommy Lee Jones and Hugo Weaving. The film was released on July 22, 2011 which became a critical and commercial success, grossing a total of $368.6 million worldwide and catapulting Callahan into Hollywood stardom. Callahan reprised the role in the film The Avengers (2012) and has been signed to at least two sequels to Captain America.
|2009||Bloody Warefare||Ryan Perez||Direct to DVD Release|
|2011||Captain America: The First Avenger||Steven "Steve" Rogers / Captain America|| Lead Role|
Nominated – Scream Award Scream Award for Best Superhero
Pending – Saturn Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Scream Award for Best Science Fiction Actor
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Summer: Movie Actor
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Superhero
|2012||The Avengers||Steven "Steve" Rogers / Captain America|
|2014||Captain America 2||Steven "Steve" Rogers / Captain America|
Personal Life Edit
Tyler was married to his wife Erin for a little over two months before she filed for divorce citing that her husband was unfaithful, the divorce was finalized in May. Callahan was previously in a relationship with TV star, Angelina Pivarnick from the Jersey Shore. Callahan also dated model and occasional wrestler Brooke Adams. Callahan is very close friends with then RWE Star, John Hennigan better known as John Morrison and his mentor, Adam Copeland better known as Edge. Callahan is currently in a relationship with English actress, Elizabeth Spencer. On April 1st, 2012 the couple announced their engagement. On June 9th, 2012 Callahan and Spencer got married in New York City.
In wrestling Edit
- Infestation (Spinning fireman's carry facebuster) - (2012)
- Spear (adopted from Edge) - (2011-present)
- Lazarus Rising - (Suplex lift dropped in a Uranage Side Slam)
- Callah-ban - (Swinging Reverse Neckbreaker)
- Sovereign's Pain - (Superkick)
- LeBell Lock
- Leaping Clothesline
- Snap DDT
- Rolling Fireman's Carry Slam
- Rope Hung Spike DDT
- European Uppercut
- Standing Dropkick
- Russian Leg Sweep
- Running Big Boot
- Inverted Headlock Backbreaker
- German Suplex
- Snap Suplex
- Scoop Powerslam
- Full Nelson Slam
- RWE's Resident Party Boy
- The New Rated R Superstar (bestowed upon by Edge)
- THW's Resident Party Boy
- The Best In The World
- "Loaded Gun" by Rev Theory (RWE; 2011)
- "Last Breath" by Attack Attack! (THW; April 3, 2012 – May 1, 2012)
- "Say It To My Face" by Jim Johnston and performed by Downstait (May 8, 2012–June 22nd, 2012)
Championships and accomplishments Edit
- True Honor Wrestling
- None Yet