Joey Ryan Shoots LIVE on TNA Gut Check





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Published on May 31, 2012

Joey Ryan's Wiki:
Joseph "Joey" Ryan Meehan[2] (born November 7, 1979)[2] is an American professional wrestler from Southern California best known by his ringname Joey Ryan. He is a former PWG World Champion, PWG World Tag Team Champion with "The Professional" Scott Lost and former NWA World Tag Team Champion with Karl Anderson. He is currently performing for various wrestling promotions, including Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), Ring Ka King, NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, Lucha Va Voom and as "Chase Walker" in the Wrestling Retribution Project. He worked for the short-lived MTV promotion Wrestling Society X and in Ring of Honor (ROH) in 2009-2010. He also works for WWE on a regular basis as local talent. In 2007-2008, he was a trainer at Ultimate Pro Wrestling's training school and is currently the head trainer at Mach One Wrestling's training school in Anaheim, California. He worked as an assistant trainer for the television series Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling. From January 2011 to August 2011, he was the head booker of NWA Championship Wrestling from Hollywood.[6] In 2012, he was featured as a trainer on RuPaul's Drag Race (season 4) episode 2. Also in 2012, Meehan made the top 30 finalist of 22,000 in the Major League Baseball Fan Cave contest.

Professional wrestling career
Training and early years (2000--2006)

Joey Ryan started his professional wrestling training in February 2000 with Jesse Hernandez's Empire Wrestling Federation in San Bernardino, CA under Bobby Bradley. He then went on to Rick Bassman's Ultimate Pro Wrestling in 2001 in Huntington Beach, CA and later El Segundo, CA where he trained under Tom Howard and Brian Kendrick to whom he credits with most of his training. He returned to training in 2004 at the Inoki Dojo in Santa Monica, CA under Bryan Danielson.[7]

During his early years, Ryan became a regular at many southern California promotions including EWF and UPW where he trained, as well as Revolution Pro Wrestling where he had his first matches against Super Dragon and also competed against Mike Quackenbush and had his first inter-gender matches with Sara Del Rey.[4] His first national exposure came when he was brought into Gary Yap's EPIC Pro Wrestling where he has matches against Xtreme Pro Wrestling (XPW) alum The Messiah, Frankie Kazarian and Brian Kendrick on high profiled cards featuring names like Sabu, New Jack, Vampiro, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe and Bryan Danielson.[4]

After training at the Inoki Dojo, Ryan received his first television exposure from NJPW-USA Toukon Fighting Spirit.[8] Although mostly used as an enhancement talent, he was able to get exposure by competing in matches against Bryan Danielson with CM Punk on commentary.[9] On May 19th, 2006, he competed in The Best of American Super Juniors Tournament, however losing to Roderick Strong in the first round.[10]
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2003--present)

Joey Ryan is one of the six founders of SoCal promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, collectively known as the "PWG Six". He began in PWG as part of the X-Foundation with Funky Billy Kim and "The Professional" Scott Lost. They teamed together at PWG's first show, losing to the team of Adam Pearce, Hardcore Kidd, and Al Katrazz.[11] Ryan then took part in the Bad Ass Mother 3000 tournament to determine the first PWG Champion. Ryan made it to the finals, but lost to Frankie Kazarian.[12] Ryan then teamed with Scott Lost in the Tango & Cash Invitational tournament for the PWG Tag Team Championship. They made it to the semi-finals, but lost to Super Dragon and American Dragon.[13] Ryan and Lost won the titles at the next show by defeating inaugural champions Homicide and B-Boy,[14] but lost them in their first defense against Quicksilver and Chris Bosh.[15] Ryan continued teaming with the X-Foundation, and regained the tag team titles with Scott Lost on June 19, 2004 at Rocktoberfest.[16] Problems began within the X-Foundation, leading to a ladder match between Joey Ryan and Scott Lost for the titles. Scott Lost won the match and chose Chris Bosh as his new partner.[17][18] At Use Your Illusion 4, Ryan lost a 60 Minute Iro

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They left the money on the table, and Lucha Underground snatched it up.
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The Mad Viking
This guy is money , TNA never. hired any gut check winners they sat in purgatory in HWA or just walked like Tyler Hendrix did ... but these things were usually shoots on the wrestler to get ratings , Joey figured that out and shit shot back making for great tv.
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Elefterios Makis
taz is the biggest wannabee tough guy
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Kelsey McGee
Joey forever! Remember Taz promos in ECW? "SABU......................... ... ... ... I'M GONNA CHOKE YOU OUT!" What the fuck kind of promo is that anyway? Not to mention he has his own segment in Botchamania.
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William The Young Buck
I don't like him, but the guy has the crowd on his side. This is almost like WWE pushing down Zack Ryder and telling the crowd you don't matter. Joey Ryan vs Taz would've been great even if it was a short quick match. Hell Lawler did it for ECW why can't Taz do it? New Jack was right he is a punk
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Kevon Bain
TNA must have been crazy not picking this guy, Joey Ryan has bring something new to TNA and that entertainment !!
just wasted 5:22 of my life watching a "shoot"
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Nicky Reyna
I love how he stayed in his gimmick the whole time.
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