Ken Doane

Ken Doane

Infobox Wrestler
name=Ken Doane
names=El Diablocite web|url=|title=IGN: Kenny Dykstra|publisher=IGN|accessdate=2008-05-20]
Ken Doane
Kenn Phoenix
Kenny Dykstra

weight=convert|234|lb|kg st|abbr=on|lk=on
birth_date= birth date and age|1986|3|16cite web|url=|title=SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Kenny Dykstra|publisher=SLAM! Sports|accessdate=2007-09-27]
birth_place=Southbridge, Massachusetts
resides=Richmond, Virginia
billed=Worcester, Massachusetts
trainer=Killer Kowalski
OVW staff

Kenneth George Doane (born March 16, 1986) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its "SmackDown" brand under the ring name Kenny Dykstra. [ Kenny Dykstra at] ]

Early career

Doane made his professional wrestling debut in 2001 at the age of fifteen. [ Kenny Dykstra at OwW] ] He started his professional wrestling career in the New England area under the name "Broadway" Kenn Phoenix. [ [ PWF title history and New England Championship Wrestling] ] He was later trained by professional wrestler and trainer Killer Kowalski. After being contacted by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), he was asked to make appearances for their developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).

World Wrestling Entertainment


Doane made his first national television appearance in WWE at the age of 17 on the May 12, 2003 episode of "WWE Raw" as Ken Phoenix. Along with his brother, Mike Phoenix, he was a participant in Rodney Mack's ongoing "5-Minute White Boy Challenge" where Mack defeated Caucasian wrestlers in under 5 minutes. Mack defeated the pair in 1:31, forcing them both to submit to his new Blackout finishing hold. [ [ CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - WWE RAW Report - May 12, 03] ] He made another appearance, losing to Lance Storm on an episode of "Sunday Night Heat" before being officially signed to a developmental deal and to OVW full time on June 4, 2004. [cite web|url=|title=Wrestling Information Archive - WWF Sunday Night Heat Archives - 2004|accessdate=2007-04-18|quote=March 21, 2004: Lance Storm defeated Ken Phoenix]

After two years in OVW, where he won the OVW Television Championship, Doane debuted on "Raw" as a member of the Spirit Squad. [cite web|url=|title=Spirit Squad at OwW|accessdate=2007-04-18|quote= January 23, 2006 - RAW: The Coach defeated Jerry Lawler in a Royal Rumble Qualifier with helpful distraction from the Spirit Squad. The 5 Man Squad debuted with members: Ken Doane, Mike Mondo, Nick Mitchell (TE), Johnny Jeter and Nick Nemeth..] The Squad became closely associated with The McMahons and feuded with DX, [cite web|url=|title=Spirit Squad at OwW|accessdate=2007-04-18|quote= The Spirit Squad vs Degeneration-X] and Ric Flair. [cite web|url=|title= Spirit Squad at OwW|accessdate=2007-04-18|quote=Kenny Doane had another fit and challenged Ric Flair -- Kenny Doane w/The Spirit Squad defeated Ric Flair w/The Flair Squad..] Kenny and Mikey won the World Tag Team Championship on the Raw after WrestleMania 22 from Kane and The Big Show. [cite web|url=|title = Spirit Squad at OwW|accessdate=2007-04-18|quote=(WWE) World Tag Team titles (all five members recognized) defeating The Big Show & Kane.(April 3, 2006)] Under the Freebird Rule, any combination of the 5 members could defend the titles. They held the titles for 216 days until they lost them to Flair and Roddy Piper at Cyber Sunday.


After the breakup of the Spirit Squad, Kenny became interested in joining Rated-RKO (Edge and Randy Orton), who insisted that he "prove himself" first. [cite web|url=|title = Kenny Dykstra at OwW|accessdate=2007-04-18|quote=(Kenny Doane returned to Raw alone and wanted to join the Rated R Superstars (Edge & Randy Orton)..] During this time, Doane debuted new attire, new theme music, and a new name; Kenny Dykstra (the moniker a homage to baseball player Lenny Dykstra). He continued the feud with Ric Flair that led to the breakup of the Spirit Squad, managing to pick up three straight victories over Flair before finally losing to him. After the feud with Flair, Dykstra become a mainstay on "Raw"'s sister show "Heat", having feuds with both Eugene and Val Venis.

He then formed a tag team with Johnny Nitro [cite web|url=|title=Dykstra's foxy new look|author=Andrew Rote||accessdate=2007-06-01] , but the duo split when Kenny was drafted to "SmackDown!" on June 17 2007 as part of the WWE Supplemental Draft while Nitro was drafted to ECW. [cite web|url =|title=WWE Supplemental Draft|access date=June 17th, 2007]

Dykstra made his debut on the July 6, 2007 edition of Smackdown! in a losing effort to the re-debuting Chuck Palumbo. [cite web|url=|title=A big surprise|author=Andrew Rote||accessdate=2007-07-06] On the July 20, 2007 edition of Smackdown!, Dykstra participated in a 20 man Battle Royal for the World Heavyweight Title and was eliminated by Chris Masters; later on that evening, he lost to Matt Hardy in singles competition. [cite web|url=|title=Giant change to Friday nights|author=Lennie DiFino||accessdate=2007-07-20]

Dykstra formed an on-screen relationship with Victoria on the July 27 edition of SmackDown!. [cite web|url=|title=SmackDown results - July 27, 2007|author=Alissa Fuhrman||accessdate=2007-12-17|date=2007-07-27] The two teamed together in mixed tag team matches, usually against Jimmy Wang Yang and Torrie Wilson, and more recently Chuck Palumbo and Michelle McCool. [cite web|url=|title=SmackDown results - September 14, 2007|author=Lennie Difino||accessdate=2007-12-17|date=2007-09-14] They also regularly accompanied each other to the ring for matches. [cite web|url=|title=SmackDown results - August 3, 2007|author=Alissa Fuhrman||accessdate=2007-12-17|date=2007-08-03] [cite web|url=|title=SmackDown results - August 10, 2007|author=Alissa Fuhrman|publisher=WWE|accessdate=2007-12-17|date=2007-08-10]

After a leave of absence from television in the first half of 2008, Dykstra made his return to SmackDown on August 15, losing to WWE Champion Triple H. [citeweb|url=|accessdate=2008-08-16|date=2008-08-15|last=Burdick|first=Michael|title='Til death do us part|publisher=World Wrestling Entertainment]

In wrestling

*Finishing and signature moves:*"Doane–Nation" (Diving clothesline) – OVW:*"RK–Doane" (Jumping cutter) – OVW; Copied from Randy Orton:*"Sky High Leg Drop" (High elevation diving guillotine leg drop)cite web|url=|title=WWE: Superstars > SmackDown > Kenny Dykstra > Bio||accessdate=2007-09-27] :*Whiplash – Early 2007:*Delayed belly to back suplex lift dropped into an elevated neckbreaker slam:*Jumping high–angle back elbow smash:*Rolling arm drag followed by repeated short–arm clotheslines

*Managers:*Kenny Bolin:*Dean Ripley:*Sosay:*The rest of the Spirit Squad:*Victoria

*Nickname:*The Future Hall of Famer

*Entrance themes:*"Pure Control A" by Sonoton production library

Championships and accomplishments

*Ohio Valley Wrestling:*OVW Television Championship (1 time)cite web|url=|title=Ohio Valley Wrestling Television Championship|date= June 22, 2005|accessdate=2007-12-24]

*Premiere Wrestling Federation – Northeast:*PWF-NE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Johnny Curtis

*Pro Wrestling Illustrated
**PWI ranked him #123 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in PWI 500 in 2007 [citeweb|url=|accessdate=2008-07-15|title=Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 2007|publisher=Wrestling Information Archive]

*World Wrestling Entertainment:*World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – as a member of the Spirit Squad [cite web|url=|title=WWe World Tag team Championship|date=April 3, 2006|accessdate=2007-12-24]

Personal life

In early July 2006, a man named James Wilson claimed that Doane and his then-fiancee, Mickie James were in a car when he approached them for an autograph. According to Wilson, James was friendly and signed his poster but Doane grabbed it and sped off, tearing the poster and causing him to fall and injure his shoulder. As a result, Doane was charged with assault, battery, and vandalism. WWE officials offered Wilson autographs, but he refused and said that he wanted money from Doane.cite web | | url= | accessdate=2007-01-01]

Doane was once engaged to WWE Diva Mickie James, however they have since broken up. [ [ On a side note, he no longer dates Mickie James.] ]

Doane has a signature designed tattoo on his upper biceps.

Bret "The Hitman" Hart has said of him - "I look at him and he reminds me of Steve Austin when I first saw him. I think he has a lot of talent. He could be a big star down the road." [cite web|url=|title=Hitman Bret opens his Hart|date=April 3, 2006|accessdate=2007-04-12]


External links

* [ WWE Profile]
* person|id=443833|name=Ken Doane

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