Orlando Jordan
professional wrestler
Orlando Jordan
Orlando Jordan is an American professional wrestler. Jordan is best known for his tenure in World Wrestling Entertainment, where he was a one-time United States Champion. Following his departure from WWE, he spent nineteen months signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
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This Date in Pro Wrestling History (May 5): 75 years worth of memorable moments
Cageside Seats - almost 4 years
¡ Es hora de Cinco de Mayo, Cagesiders, para hablar sobre lo que ocurrió en esta fecha en la historia de lucha Pro! Today we are going to do something a little bit different in your This Date in Pro Wrestling History post since it's a holiday, but mostly just because a lot of noteworthy things have happened on this date in the world of wrestling. With that in mind, here are the top stories worth remembering from May 5th over the past 75 years -- May 5, 1939 Cowboy Bill Watts is born William F. Watts, Jr. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma He grows up to become an NWA, Mid-South & WWWF legend, as well as a WWE Hall of Famer and the former owner/promoter of Mid-South Wrestling and the UWF. Watts was also the proud father of former WCW & TNA star, Erik Watts. Titles held by Cowboy Bill Watts: AWA (Boston) United States Heavyweight Champion MSW North American Heavyweight Champion Additional Heavyweight Championships in: NWA Florida, Southern (Florida), Gulf ...
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Wizards stop skid with win over Orlando
Fox News - about 4 years
Jordan Crawford led five Washington players in double figures with 27 points, as the Wizards downed the Orlando Magic, 105-97, on Friday at Verizon Center.
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Scott Steiner leaves TNA, shoots on Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff on Twitter
Cageside Seats - almost 5 years
In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that Scott Steiner had decided to leave TNA instead of re-signing with the company when his contract recently expired, likely upset at how little he had been used by management of late: Scott Steiner (Scott Rechsteiner, 49) is off the TNA roster because his contract expired and he decided against signing an extension. He hadn't been used in months on television so he wasn't a major part of plans, which may have been why he didn't care to sign the new deal. Really, if Steiner has indeed left TNA, then he did them a big favour, as at his age and immobility he's expensive deadwood taking up vital television time that could go toward establishing their next generation of stars, even though he still has presence as a monster heel and can cut a mean promo. However, we can't be certain that Big Poppa Pump is gone from TNA for good when he took to his Twitter page to bury Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Bruc ...
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DVD Review: Impact Wrestling's 'TNA Lockdown 2011′ - Icon Vs. Icon
Google News - over 5 years
Also in my “needs to be improved” category was the fatal four way tag team #1 contender's match with Shannon Moore/Jesse Neal, Scott Steiner/Crimson, Eric Young/Orlando Jordan, and Doug Williams/Brutus Magnus. After a nice start, this match broke apart
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The Wannabe Booker: Re-Booking John Cena's Career as the WWE Posterboy - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
JBL is passed the WWE title by Orlando Jordan and goes to hit Cena. Cena ducks and hits the FU. He climbs the cage with the cabinet beneath. Orlando grabs a chair, but from nowhere, Cena jumps from the cage onto the whole cabinet!
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TNA STATS REVIEW - August: Current champions, 2011 Win/Loss Records, Most ... - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - over 5 years
(2) Ink, Inc. (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal) beat British Invasion (Doug Williams & Magnus), Scott Steiner & Crimson, and Eric Young & Orlando Jordan in a four-way tag match. ... (3) Mickie James beat Knockouts champion Madison Rayne to capture the
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The View From Down Here – Half Year Review 2011 - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Ink Inc def Scott Steiner & Crimson, The British Invasion, Orlando Jordan & Eric Young (TNA Lockdown, Apr 17) 46. Abyss def Brian Kendrick, Kazarian (TNA Slammiversary, Jun 12) 47. Mexican America def Ink Inc (TNA Sacrifice, May 15) 48
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This Eric Young Angle Has to Go Away - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Now, he is just a farce and has no credibility (I would say he is on par with Orlando Jordan right now with his former gimmick). Why not have him lose or be forced to give up the belt because of his actions and hold a tournament to have a new champion
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Dixie Carter: Is the TNA President Too Nice or Is She Just Wrong for Wrestling? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Orlando Jordan, Mr Anderson, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Scott Steiner, and even Ric Flair have all become major polarizing figures. Whether it be due to their age (and inability to wrestle consistently), personal problems,
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Two Sheds Review: The TNA Lockdown 2011 DVD Review - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
The multi-man action continued with a four corners tag team match featuring Crimson and Scott Steiner; Ink Inc, Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore; the British Invasion, Magnus and Doug Williams; and the ever-annoying team of Eric Young and Orlando Jordan
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A2Z Analysiz: TNA Lockdown 2011 (Sting, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam) - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 5 years
Eric Young & Orlando Jordan This is quite the motley crew of guys. Jesse Neal starts off with Young and they have a nice little exchange. Shannon Moore tags in and hits Young with a headscissors and then uses the armbar. Douglas Williams tags in and
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Orlando Jordan Speaks on TNA Release, How He Left & More - Wrestlezone
Google News - over 5 years
Now, back from making an Impact, Orlando Jordan comes home to the Insanity and speaks out in his first post-TNA interview with James Guttman. In his 55 minute return, Orlando talks about it all including what was in the infamous "white liquid" squirt
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Orlando Jordan Talks About His TNA Release - TNAStars.com
Google News - over 5 years
Orlando Jordan was recently interviewed by World Wrestling Insanity, his TNA Impact Wrestling gimmick and release was discussed. Orlando Jordan on his time in TNA: “I enjoyed my time there. I was a little bit disappointed with the progression of the
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IMPACT Wrestling: The Worst Gimmicks in Company History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
The most recent of the bunch, Orlando Jordan. OJ debuted in TNA under no gimmick, he wrestled his first match without a gimmick. I was kind of happy that TNA had signed the former WWE United States Champion. Weeks later, Jordan debuts his openly
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WWE/TNA Roster Cuts: An Evaluation of Our Hypocrisy as Fans - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
The company had no solid plans for all three of these gentlemen, plus it seemingly fit in with the company's roster-cutting plan that also saw the release of Orlando Jordan. What's noticeable about their releases is the fact that TNA wasn't widely
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WWE SummerSlam: The 13 Most Shocking Moments in SummerSlam History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Chris Benoit Wins US Title in Quick Fashion Chris Benoit would become United States champion at SummerSlam in 2005 by defeating Orlando Jordan. It didn't take too long for that victory to happen. In fact, Benoit defeated Jordan in about the amount of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Orlando Jordan
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 41
    Orlando Jordan stunned the AWE fan's at the Innerwest rumble event when he was a surprise entry. Jordan won the event that guaranteed him a championship opportunity against AWE champ Luke Knight taking place at Menai Mania June 3, 2016.
    More Details Hide Details In a recent interview Jordan explained "I love Australia and the people here in Sydney make me feel like I am at home. The opportunity I have earned can make further great things to come regarding competition all over the world. Hardcore Bob Holly is coming to AWE June 18, 2016 to settle an old score with me and we both intend to take this business AWE to another whole new level and it's amazing how I got fan support from all over the world to all the amazing places I have been." Jordan was misdiagnosed with autism as a child. He also had speech difficulties, and attended classes to help him overcome them. He competed in gymnastics as a child, and participated in amateur wrestling.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 38
    Jordan is openly bisexual. On October 10, 2013, he announced his marriage to a woman in Australia.
    More Details Hide Details Jordan appeared as a playable character in the video games WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006 and WWE Day of Reckoning 2.
    At Outback Championship Wrestling's Battle for Ballarat event on May 31, 2013, Jordan defeated Andy Phoenix in what would be his final match before retiring from professional wrestling.
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  • 2012
    Age 37
    On August 20, 2012, Jordan opened another wrestling school in Melbourne, where he currently resides.
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  • 2011
    Age 36
    On November 5, 2011, at a NWA event, Jordan faced Steve Anthony in a lumberjack match but lost the match.
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    As of June 2011, Jordan is the co-owner (along with independent wrestler Luke Hawx) of WildKat Sports & Entertainment, a professional wrestling training center located outside New Orleans.
    More Details Hide Details Their school has since spawned a Louisiana-exclusive wrestling federation, WILDKAT Pro, which was briefly a member territory of the National Wrestling Alliance.
    On July 11, 2011, it was reported that Jordan had been released from TNA.
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    Jordan last TNA match took place on July 2, 2011 at a TNA Live Event where Jordan, Eric Young and Amazing Red defeated Robbie E, Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams in a six-man tag team match.
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    Jordan competed in a battle royal to become the #1 contender for the world heavyweight championship but failed to win the match. on June 28, 2011, Jordan faced Magnus in the 1st round of the Xplosion Championship Challenge but lost the match.
    More Details Hide Details After this point, Eric Young went on a singles run and won the TNA Television Championship, the title formerly known as the TNA Global Championship, while Jordan was taken off television.
    On April 17, 2011, at Lockdown, Jordan and Young were unsuccessful in becoming the number one contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championship in a four tag team steel cage match, which was won by Ink Inc. on May 12, 2011 edition of Impact!
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  • 2010
    Age 35
    On the January 4, 2010, live, three-hour, Monday night edition of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Impact! television show Jordan made his debut for the company in a backstage segment with D'Angelo Dinero.
    More Details Hide Details He then as a heel, defeated Dinero in a singles match on the January 21 episode of Impact! After scoring an upset victory over Samoa Joe on the February 18 edition of Impact!, Jordan disappeared from TV, before re-surfacing on the March 29 edition of Impact!, debuting a new look and starting the bisexual angle he had proposed to WWE creative before his release from that company. On April 9 Jordan announced that he had signed a new multi-year contract with TNA. On the May 3 edition of Impact!, Jordan debuted his new interview segment, O-Zone, during which he attacked and started a feud with the Global Champion Rob Terry. At Sacrifice Jordan challenged Terry for the Global Championship, but was unsuccessful. The following Thursday on Impact!, Jordan scored a non-title victory over Terry, after capitalizing on Terry's injured knee, which he had injured at Sacrifice. Jordan's feud with Terry came to an end on the June 3 edition of Impact!, when the Global Champion pinned him in a tag team match, where he teamed with Desmond Wolfe and Terry with Abyss.
  • 2008
    Age 33
    Jordan lost the title to Warrior on June 25, 2008 in Barcelona, while holding the honor of being Warrior's very last opponent.
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    Later in that month, he was involved in a confrontation with the Ultimate Warrior, leading to the return of Warrior after a ten-year absence to face Jordan in a match in June 2008.
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    Jordan became NWE Champion in April 2008.
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  • 2005
    Age 30
    After JBL began a feud with a now-face John Cena over the WWE title leading up to WrestleMania 21, Jordan faced off with Cena on the March 3, 2005 edition of SmackDown! from the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.
    More Details Hide Details Orlando defeated John Cena with the help of JBL to win the United States Championship, his first and only title in WWE. After losing his WWE Title to John Cena at WrestleMania 21, JBL stated that his Cabinet had been holding him back, which led to the departure of the Bashams. His first major successful title defense was against Heidenreich at Judgment Day. At The Great American Bash, Jordan began feuding with the newly drafted Chris Benoit. Jordan defeated Benoit and retained his United States Championship after removing the turnbuckle pad and shoving Benoit head-first into the exposed steel and covered him for the win. Feeling cheated, Benoit continued to chase Jordan for the title. He finally defeated Jordan (in a record 25.5 seconds) at SummerSlam to win the title. Following this quick match, Jordan attempted to win his title back on multiple occasions, leading to 3 consecutive losses with all matches lasting less than a minute. The first rematch lasted 23.4 seconds. During the second rematch, Jordan actually almost knocked out Benoit with a punch in the opening moments but still lost at 22.5 seconds, which was even faster than the first match. During the third match, Jordan stalled until the time, which was being displayed on the TitanTron, went over 25 seconds. He got so excited when his time went over 30 seconds that he dropped his guard and Benoit took the opportunity to lock on the Sharpshooter for a win at the 49.8 second mark.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 28
    On June 26, 2003, Jordan made his first SmackDown! appearance as a face at Madison Square Garden, where he lost to John Cena.
    More Details Hide Details Although he did not win the match, he was impressive enough that when Cena attacked Jordan after the match was over, The Undertaker, with whom Cena was feuding with, came to the ring and helped Jordan to his feet. After being a face for several months, Jordan turned heel by joining John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL)'s Cabinet and being appointed as his "Chief of Staff". This happened when he saved JBL from an attack from The Undertaker. A few months after joining, Jordan began changing his look by growing out his hair. While a part of The Cabinet, Jordan, along with the Basham Brothers (who became the newly appointed "Co-Secretaries of Defense"), helped JBL manage to keep his WWE Championship for nine months by interfering in his title matches against Eddie Guerrero, Booker T, the face run of Big Show, and The Undertaker, who was the first person to show Jordan respect.
    Jordan made his WWE television debut on the May 31, 2003 episode of Velocity, where he defeated Jamie Noble.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1993
    Age 18
    He attended Boise State University after winning the 1993 state championship at 189 pounds for Hermitage High School in Richmond, Virginia.
    More Details Hide Details Before becoming a professional wrestler, he was a member of the United States Forest Service. He then relocated to Florida, where he became a reputable amateur boxer.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Born
    Born on April 21, 1974.
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