- Chaotic Wrestling
Chaotic Wrestling Acronym CW Founded 2000 Style Professional wrestling Headquarters North Andover, Massachusetts Founder(s) Jamie Jamitowski Owner(s) Jamie Jamitowski Website ChaoticWrestling.com
Chaotic Training Center
Chaotic Wrestling (CW) is an American independent wrestling promotion based in North Andover, Massachusetts owned by Jamie Jamitowski and formerly Killer Kowalski prior to his death in August 2008. In addition to the promotion is the Chaotic Training Center, a professional wrestling school where Kowalski would oversee the training of wrestlers. The promotion has worked with World Wrestling Entertainment on many occasions and is in the process of expanding its base of operations due to recent increases in attendance.
The Chaotic Wrestling roster is composed mainly of aspiring independent wrestlers and established veterans from major wrestling promotions. It was founded by Jamie Jamitzowski in North Andover, and is currently run by Jamitzowski and Randy Miller.
In addition to the company’s Massachusetts shows, Chaotic Wrestling promotes many wrestling events in southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley. On several occasions, the promotion has found it difficult to locate venues willing to host wrestling events. Jamitzowski blames this on other independent promotions that rely on “blood, cursing, and spitting on fans”. Chaotic Wrestling, however, has run events every two or three weeks since opening in 2000. In the promotion's first year of operation, Chaotic Wrestling was featured at New England's Locobazooka music festival. The wrestlers competed alongside musical acts such as Days of the New and Disturbed at the event, which was attended by an estimated 15,000 people.
Chaotic Wrestling has been described as a “feeder fed[eration]” for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and CW owner Jamitkowski is employed as a talent scout for WWE. Because of this relationship, WWE has been known to contact CW when they are in need of people to appear on WWE programming. Chaotic Wrestling was selected in 2006 to host a large WWE tryout session, and several Chaotic Wrestling competitors, including Kofi Kingston, have later been employed by WWE. Former Chaotic Wrestling referee and booker Todd Sinclair has also worked for WWE and currently works for Ring of Honor.
Chaotic Wrestling has also employed several wrestlers who had previously gained fame with major promotions. World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Famer Tony Atlas has competed for the promotion. After his previous employer, Extreme Championship Wrestling, went out of business, Spike Dudley joined Chaotic Wrestling and held the tag team championship before signing with WWE. Other notable wrestlers that have appeared for Chaotic Wrestling include Brutus Beefcake, King Kong Bundy, and WWE Hall of Famers Bret Hart, Tito Santana, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat. Chaotic Wrestling has also participated in a talent exchange program with the East Coast Wrestling Association, an independent promotion that has been operating since 1967. This program allowed wrestlers from each promotion to compete in both CW and ECWA.
Some wrestlers competing for Chaotic Wrestling have been noted for their unusual gimmicks. Writing for The Boston Phoenix, columnist Sean Bartlett commented on the "baroque characters" and wrestlers wearing "vinyl boots and fluorescent hot pants". Boston Magazine's Benoit Denizet-Lewis pointed to the "ambiguously gay" two-time Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Champions One Night Stand (Ronnie D. Lishus & Edward G. Xtasy) as well as Arch Kincaid, a man resembling a "1980s porn star" who "lectures about existentialism and philosophical theory" at Chaotic Wrestling events, as an example of the promotion's appeal. In a story about the promotion for The Boston Globe, Danielle Dreilinger described how a referee searched a wrestler named Psycho for foreign objects prior to a match. The referee was forced to confiscate many weapons, including a hula hoop and a slice of pizza.
Chaotic Wrestling owner Jamie Jamitowski states that the promotion has no desire to compete with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, preferring the "tight-knit community of wrestlers and fans". He views Chaotic Wrestling as an affordable alternative to major promotions and says that fans are able to feel more involved at independent wrestling shows. He also states that the promotion has benefited in some ways from the late-2000s recession, as more fans are attending independent shows run by independent promotions like CW rather than paying for more expensive tickets to attend WWE events. This increase in ticket sales has allowed Chaotic Wrestling to operate more shows and expand their market into new cities.
In May 2007, Chaotic Wrestling and Fabulous Productions announced a special charity event featuring then-World Wrestling Entertainment Champion John Cena acting as special guest referee between two of CW's wrestlers, Brian Milonas and "Big" Rick Fuller. Cena’s father, who works for Chaotic Wrestling as an announcer, was in Fuller’s corner. During the match, WWE CEO Vince McMahon made a surprise appearance, attacking Cena, only to receive an FU from him. The event also featured WWE wrestler Eugene competing against Handsome Johnny. Funds from the event went to the Newbury Police Association and several other charities.
Today, Chaotic Wrestling puts on an average of 2 shows a month in Massachusetts. Their shows are primarily located in there home locations of Woburn and Lowell.
Chaotic Training Center
Chaotic Wrestling also operated the Chaotic Training Center until July 1, 2011, also known as the Killer Kowalski School of Wrestling. Kowalski, who has been described as one of the “most respected trainers” in the world and trained such wrestlers as Big John Studd, Triple H, Perry Saturn, and Chyna, oversaw training at the school prior to his death.
At the Chaotic Training Center, the students were trained by Chaotic Wrestlers Brian Milonas, Brian Fury and Todd Smith (Handsome Johnny). The school has also hosted many guests from the wrestling industry including John Cena, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, The Rock and Goldberg, Dr. Tom Prichard, Tommy Dreamer, Percy Pringle, Nunzio, Charlie Haas and others.
On July 1, 2011 Chaotic Wrestling released a statement saying it had reached an agreement with trainer Brian Fury to sell the school to him. At this time the promotion has no affiliation with any pro wrestling school.
Several graduates have appeared on WWE television, wrestled tryout matches, signed developmental contracts, or have appeared on TNA programming.
- Kofi Kingston
- Aaron Stevens
- "Hurricane" John Walters
- Chad Wicks
- John Cena (Cena spent some time at the CTC while he was signed with the WWE)
- Darren Young
- Kenny Dykstra
Championship Current champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Championship "American Sasuke" Mikaze Vacant September 12, 2011 Woburn, Massachusetts Chaotic Wrestling New England Championship Max Bauer "American Sasuke" Mikaze February 11, 2011 Lowell, Massachusetts Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Championship vacant The Logan Brothers (Matt & Bryan) June 24, 2011 Woburn, Massachusetts Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship Alexxis Nikki Roxx June 3, 2011 Lowell, Massachusetts
Retired and defunct championships
Championship Current champion(s) Previous champion(s) Date won Location Chaotic Wrestling Television Championship Dukes Dalton John Walters February 12, 2002 Lowell, Massachusetts Chaotic Wrestling Light Heavyweight Championship Dukes Dalton Arch Kincaid January 14, 2001 Lawrence, Massachusetts Chaotic Wrestling King Of Chaos Ali Muhammad (New Title) The King Of Chaos 4 Man Tournament Held June 02 2001(Title retired title on August 16 2002) Worcester, MA
- "Golden Greek" Alex Arion
- "Straight Edge" Brian Fury
- "Kingpin" Brian Milonas
- "Real Deal" Brandon Locke
- Bryan Logan
- Chase Del Monte
- Danny E.
- Elia Markopoulos
- "Extreme Strongman" Gino Martino
- "East Coast Cowboy" Greeley Matthews
- Handsome Johnny
- Julian Starr
- Mercedes KV
- Matt Logan
- Matt Spectro
- Matt Taven
- "The Enforcer" Max Bauer
- "American Sasuke" Mikaze
- Mike Nice
- Mistress Belmont
- Nikki Roxx
- Rich Palladino (Ring Announcer & Commentator)
- "Big" Rick Fuller
- Rudiger J. DeLuise (Commentator)
- Scotty Slade
- Sean Gorman (manager)
- Taeler Hendrix
- Taka Suzuki
- Tommaso Ciampa
- "Head of Security" Tony Omega
- Mike Crockett (Senior Official)
- Tony S.
- Aaron Stevens
- Adam Booker
- Ali Muhammad
- Andre Lyonz
- Antonio Thomas
- April Hunter
- Arch Kincaid
- Austin Aries
- Bret Hart
- "Manliest Man" Biff Busick
- Billy Bax
- Billy Kryptonite
- Brian Black
- Brutus Beefcake
- Charlie Haas
- Cherry Payne
- Chief Fox
- Christopher Nowinski
- Craig Stratton
- "The Immortal" Dan Murphy
- Dawn Marie
- Dr. Reginald Heresy
- Dukes Dalton
- Edward G. Xtasy
- Fred "Bonecrusher" Sampson
- Frankie Armadillo
- Jason Blade
- Jimmy Snuka
- John Cena
- Johnny Fabulous
- John Kronus
- "Hurricane" John Walters
- J.T. Franks
- Kenn Phoenix
- King Kong Bundy
- Kofi Nahaje Kingston
- Little Guido Maritato
- Low Ki
- "Latin Fury" Luis (Demon) Ortiz
- Matthew Evagrius
- Maverick Wild
- Matt Bennett
- Mike Kruel
- "Hot Shot" Mike Reed
- Nick Gamma
- Nick Logan
- Peter Mulloy
- Pristine Kristine
- Rich Lannon
- Ricky Steamboat
- Rob Eckos
- Ronnie D. Lishus
- Short Sleeve Sampson
- Scott Reed
- Simon Diamond
- Slyck Wagner Brown
- Spike Dudley
- Stevie Richards
- Tim McNeany
- Tito Santana
- Todd Sinclair
- Tony Atlas
- Vince Vicallo
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