Current Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn tweeted about touring Ireland with Tracy Smothers in 2007. Wash on gentle, cold water. On June 18, 2005 at a Championship Wrestling event, Smothers challenged WWE employee John "Bradshaw" Layfield to a fight after JBL shot on The Blue Meanie during a brawl at the end of One Night Stand. They moved on to Southeast Championship Wrestling where they feuded with The Stud Stable. Smothers was the first person in Springfield High School history to go to the state championship in wrestling. He was also a very important player on the independent scene, being a mentor and guiding light to many young wrestlers. – Smothers brought up how he faced The Blue Meanie on the card and how JT Smith was out there as well.  His entire gimmick was a rib on Gerald Brisco and Jack Brisco, as they both came from Bowlegs, Oklahoma (the same home town Freddie Joe Floyd was billed as being from). 235 lbs (107 kg) He was a mainstay in indy scene for two decades and many guys have told Tracy stories over the years as he literally worked with Trainer Wrestling News Live welcomed former WWF, WCW and ECW star and a good friend of the show Tracy Smothers this past week. Keep fighting!”. During his 30-plus years of wrestling, Smothers worked for numerous promotions including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW), Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). is an American professional wrestler. RIP Tracy Smothers. He brought up how JBL tried to make up an excuse about why he did what he did. At Flashlight Wrestling: Legends and Loonies, Tracy was defeated by "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan. Sami Zayn’s best friend, Kevin Owens, praised and paid respect to Tracy Smothers. We send our best wishes to Smothers and his family. The Big Guy tweeted about how Tracy made him feel comfortable at his first independent show. Former ECW and WWE Superstar The Blue Meanie posted the following update on Smothers, saying, “My mind and heart are with Tracy Smothers tonight as I’m hearing of his battle with cancer and other complications have him hospitalized.  Tracy quickly became the company's main villain by defeating much of their roster and ending most of his matches by choking out his opponents. He was one of a kind.The Wild Eyed Southern Boy, and he left his mark on the wrestling business. He said what makes it bad is that he won’t get punished in the end for what he did and noted that if this took place in the “old days” that guys would have “beat his ass” for what he did to Meanie in the ring. After SMW folded, Smothers continued to work for the USWA (and the WWF). Tracy later caught Isabella engaging in sexual actions with Boondox, through storyline, and assaulted him. The bear, incapable of understanding the situation, thought they were playing. Former Smokey Mountain Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion. He said it will never be about that because it is personal to him and that he is ready to meet him anywhere at this point to resolve it. Both Zayn and Owens have to credit Tracy for their early careers in wrestling. The organizers modified the main criteria, forgoing the intricacies typically demanded of riders in favor of discovering who was the fastest on the course. Smothers said the building was packed that night and the crowd was electric, making it feel just like old times. , Smothers announced on his Facebook page in December 2019 that he was diagnosed with lymphoma on November 14, but that it was not terminal. He attacked hero 2 Tuff Tony in the sixth episode of the internet wrestling show SlamTV!, causing Tony to be knocked out of action for several weeks. — Kevin (@FightOwensFight) October 28, 2020. On the main-event, there was an altercation between JBL and The Blue Meanie. Smith, and accompanying Little Guido to ringside for his match with Yoshihiro Tajiri and Super Crazy at ECW One Night Stand 2005. He also wrestled at all four of the Hardcore Homecoming events. The following night at Bloodymania IV, he lost to Booker T, who was accompanied by Boondox. World Championship Wrestling (1990-1992) Smothers and Armstrong competed in World Championship Wrestling for a number of years and were known as the Southern Boys and later the Young Pistols upon turning heel.Smothers and Armstrong had a long feud with The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin).Smothers' last major appearance for WCW was on January 21, 1992 at Clash of the Champions, as he teamed with Terry Taylor in a loss to Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Brian Pillman.Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1992-1995) Smothers achieved his greatest singles success in Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling promotion which was based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Weight On February 25, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Smothers defeated Corporal Robinson to win the Pro Wrestling Unplugged Hardcore Championship. – Smothers said when Bradshaw first started in the wrestling business he was a really nice guy. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation and ExtreSmothers was from Springfield, TN. It was my first real Indy show and he came over and helped make me feel comfortable telling me if I needed anything to let him know. He is an actor, known for IWA Mid South: Point Proven (2007), Starrcade (1991) and IWA Mid South: Double Death Tag Team Tournament 2008 (2008).  At Bloodymania, Smothers lost to Ron Killings.. Publicity Listings This hurts my heart. He asked if the heat on the WWE guys was really as loud and strong on pay per view as it was live. Tracy Smothers debuted in Juggalo Championship Wrestling by cutting a series of promos in which he insulted the company, the owners (Insane Clown Posse), and the Juggalo fanbase. Tracy Smothers was born on September 2, 1962 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Smothers had notable feuds during this time against "Prime Time" Brian Lee, Chris Candido, Tony Anthony, The Heavenly Bodies, and The Gangstas. Smothers also appeared on shows for Cleveland-based Absolute Intense Wrestling as a singles wrestler and teaming with Little Guido as The F.B.I. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. In his incredible career that spanned nearly four decades, he wrestled under almost every major promotion in America. , United States Wrestling Association (1995–1997), Extreme Championship Wrestling (1997–1999), Juggalo Championship Wrestling (2007–2015), Learn how and when to remove this template message, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Continental Wrestling Association / Championship Wrestling Association, International Wrestling Association of Japan, SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship, Southeastern Championship Wrestling / Continental Wrestling Federation, NWA Southeastern Continental Tag Team Championship, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25BIVy7g0X8, "Gathering of the Juggalos Wrestling Recap! Smothers said it was a cool event to be apart of and mentioned how Paul Heyman and Tommy Dreamer were basically running the show with everything going through Vince McMahon in the end. RIP Tracy , Fresh from a shower, covered in soap and barely holding a towel to his body he fought police dogs during a riot in ECW. He was often mocked by the crowd with chants of "Freddy Joe!!" Smothers said to bottom line it, he just wants to fight him and he isn’t trying to get jobs elsewhere because of what took place. | Smothers laughs and said that is what he heard. Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers started teaming as The Wild-Eyed Southern Boys in Florida Championship Wrestling in 1987 where they feuded with The New Breed. So, this is Tracy Smothers… Smothers said the first person he went after was Matt Morgan and noted how he almost broke him in half. On June 18, 2005 at a Championship Wrestling event, Smothers challenged WWE employee John "Bradshaw" Layfield to a fight after JBL shot on The Blue Meanie during a brawl at the end of One Night Stand. All garments are made to order, please check size chart before ordering. Smothers said many of them didn’t know what to expect when they came down those stairs and described them as a bunch of tough strong guys. Smothers said it was great to see the old security guys and how back in the day you would never have to worry about a thing with them around at ringside. He said they were able to pull off an authentic ECW show just like Shane Douglas and his crew did with Hardcore Homecoming two days earlier. Springfield, Tennessee, USA Along with Little Guido, Big Sal, and Jack Victory, was part of the F.B.I.  Despite this, Smothers died from the illness on October 28, 2020 at the age of 58. He quickly noted he didn’t think it was cool what he did to The Blue Meanie later in the night though, calling him a “chickensh*t.”. Owens offered his condolences to Smothers’ friends and family and even wished he could be around him a lot more than he actually did. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Smothers, long associated with being a stereotypical southern wrestler, was billed as being from "Nashville, Italy" or "Southern Italy" during this time.Smothers wrestled at both of the June 2005 ECW reunion shows, defeating The Blue Meanie at Hardcore Homecoming with the help of J.T. This hurts my heart. Born Smothers called JBL a “punk ass bitch” for what he did and that there was no reason to do something like that with 50 guys brawling in a ring. Along with his career in the independent scene, he met and mentored a lot of the current crop of WWE superstars. Both were massively popular on the independent scene as El Generico and Kevin Steen. He worked there for two years before returning to the independent scene.  The following week TNA president Dixie Carter gave each member of EV 2.0 TNA contracts in order for them to settle their score with Fourtune. Smothers was the first person in Springfield High School history to go to the state championship in wrestling. US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant dismissed the case in September 2018. In the first episode, both men faced off in a match which saw Tracy win after a fast count by the referee, who was later revealed as Tracy's illegitimate daughter, Isabella. He joked that he has no rhythm and can’t even spell rhythm. He also competed as a heel in the United States Wrestling Association during the SMW vs. USWA feud in 1995. regarding his WWF stint and was most notably remembered for doing a goofy dance, that ECW announcer Joey Styles often commented on by saying "what the hell is with that awful dance." He put over how great WWE’s production style was, but gave them credit for making it ECW authentic the way it came across on pay per view. ", "Caldwell's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV results 8/8: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of ECW-themed PPV headlined by RVD vs. Sabu", "TNA News: Spoilers - detailed Impact TV taping report for "Whole F'n Show" featuring new angle, MOTY candidate?, three title matches", "TNA's 'The Whole F'n Show': Beer Money, Machine Guns put on match of year candidate; Fortune makes statement", "Wilkenfeld's TNA Impact report 8/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast", "WWE sued in wrestler class action lawsuit featuring Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Paul 'Mr Wonderful' Orndorff", "Piledriver: WWE uses 'Hell in a Cell' as springboard to future shows", "Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South Heavyweight Title", "NWA Mid-South Unified Heavyweight Championship History", "Supreme Wrestling - Champions and Title History", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tracy_Smothers&oldid=986117532, Articles needing additional references from May 2007, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, ASW Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time), CWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with, HLW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with, IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with, IWC Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Chris Hamrick, MECW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time), NWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The Golfer, NFW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with "Marvelous" Mitch Ryder, NWA Mid-South Unified Heavyweight Championship (2 times), SMW Carolina Cup Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dirty White Boy, AWA Central States Heavyweight Championship (1 time), wZw British Heavyweight Championship (1 time), This page was last edited on 29 October 2020, at 22:10.