Wrestler: Axl Rotten
Real Name: Brian Knighton
Hometown: Born in Newcastle, England
Billed from Baltimore, Maryland
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'2" - 302 lbs
Trained by: Jim Leon
Debut: 1987
Previous Gimmicks:
Finishing Move: The S.S.T. (Severe Skull Trauma)
Favorite Moves: T-Bone Suplex
Inverted Powerslam
Short Arm Lariat
Sparring Punch
Weapon Attack
Notable Feuds: Ian Rotten
The Dudley Boyz
The Pitbulls

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  • SCW (Georgia) Tag Team titles;
  • SCW (Georgia) Heavyweight title;
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Commonwealth title;
  • GWF (Global Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Ian Rotten ();
  • UIW (Washington) Heavyweight title;
  • MEWF (Maryland) Heavyweight title (2);
  • MEWF (Maryland) Tag Team titles;
  • IWA Mid-South Heavyweight title;
  • IWA Mid-South Tag Team titles;
  • MAW (Wisconsin) Heavyweight title;
  • EWA (New England) Hardcore title;
  • NWL House of Pain Wrestling Federation Tag Team titles w/Morgus The Maniac (February 5, 2005);

  • In The Beginning:
  • Axl Rotten was a member of the Bad Breed in Global Wrestling Federation with his 'brother' Ian Rotten..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - The Rotten Brothers:
  • October 1, 1993--NWA Bloodfest: Ian & Axl Rotten defeated Chad Austin & Todd Shaw..
  • ~~~Later in the show, Bad Company (Paul Diamond & Pat Tanaka) defeated Ian & Axl Rotten..
  • October 2, 1993--NWA Bloodfest 2: Ian & Axl Rotten b Don E. Allen & Chad Austin..
  • ~~~Later, The Public Enemy defeated Ian & Axl Rotten and Bad Company in a "Triangle Steel Cage" match..
  • November 13, 1993--November to Remember: Johnny Hotbody & Tony Stetson beat Ian & Axl Rotten to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • July 16, 1994--Heat Wave: Axl & Ian Rotten defeated Rockin' Rebel & Hack Meyers..
  • Ian & Axl Rotten jobbed to Public Enemy many times however were able to get two wins against them..
  • ~~~One of the Bad Breed's victories over Public Enemy came at a Charity show outside of ECW..
  • ~~~The other was accidental because Paul Heyman jokingly told Rocco Rock that they were going to lose..
  • ~~~~~Rocco Rock took this serious so the Public Enemy lost to Ian Rotten & Axl Rotten..
  • ~~~~~When it was done, The Rottens were announced as #1 contenders and you could hear Heyman in the back yell "What?!"..
  • ~~~When the 2 teams got to the back Heyman asked what happened and Rocco Rock reminded Heyman of what he said earlier..
  • ~~~Heyman said it was a joke and this angered Ian Rotten & Axl Rotten who wondered why it was such a joke for them to win..
  • November 5, 1994--November to Remember: The Pitbulls (#1 & #2) defeated Axl & Ian Rotten in a "Losers Must Split" match..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - The Rotten Feud:
  • February 4, 1995--Double Tables: Ian Rotten defeated Axl Rotten..
  • April 8, 1995--Three Way Dance: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a "Hair vs Hair" match..
  • April 15, 1995--Hostile City Showdown: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a "Barbed Wire Baseball Bat" match..
  • July 1, 1995--Hardcore Heaven: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a "Taipei Death" match..
  • July 15, 1995--Heat Wave: The Sandman defeated Axl Rotten to retain the ECW World Television title..
  • October 28, 1995--ECW: Axl Rotten defeated Dudley Dudley..
  • November 18, 1995--November to Remember: Axl Rotten defeated J.T. Smith..
  • January 5, 1996--House Party: Rob Van Dam defeated Axl Rotten..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - Axl Rotten:
  • January 5, 1996 - House Party: Axl Rotten served as Rob Van Dam's first ECW opponent, in a losing cause..
  • April 20, 1996--Hostile City Showdown: Axl Rotten defeated Little Guido..
  • June 22, 1996--Hardcore Heaven: Axl Rotten & Hack Meyers vs The Samoan Gangsta Party ended in a NO CONTEST..
  • July 13, 1996 - Heat Wave: Tarzan Gotoh (Japanese hardcore legend) defeated Axl Rotten..
  • September 14, 1996--ECW: Axl Rotten defeated Buh Buh Ray Dudley..
  • November 16, 1996--November to Remember: Axl Rotten defeated Hack Meyers..
  • December 7, 1996--Holiday Hell: The Gangstas (New Jack & Mustafa) defeated DVon Dudley & Axl Rotten to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 11, 1997--House Party: The Eliminators (Kronus & Saturn) defeated Axl Rotten & DVon Dudley to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 22, 1997--CyberSlam: Axl Rotten defeated Spike Dudley..
  • May 10, 1997 - Chapter 2: Axl Rotten defeated Chris Chetti..
  • July 19, 1997--Heat Wave: Axl Rotten defeated Tracey Smothers..
  • November 8, 1997--Ultimate Jeopardy: Axl Rotten defeated DVon Dudley & John Kronus & Tracy Smothers in a "Four Corners" match..

    Extreme Championship Wrestling - Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney:
  • November 30, 1997--November to Remember: The FBI beat The Dudleyz and Balls/Axl and The Gangstinators in a 4-WAY..
  • January 10, 1998--House Party: Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten & Tommy Dreamer beat The FBI (Guido/Rich/Smothers)..
  • January 31, 1998--Hostile City Showdown: Rob Van Dam & Sabu defeated Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney by Disqualfication..
  • February 21, 1998--CyberSlam: Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten defeated John Kronus & New Jack & Spike Dudley..
  • March 1, 1998--Living Dangerously: New Jack & Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz and Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten in a 3-WAY..
  • April 18, 1998--ECW: Axl Rotten defeated Chris Candido..
  • May 3, 1998--Wrestlepalooza: Chris Candido & Lance Storm defeated Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten..
  • June 6, 1998--ECW: Axl Rotten defeated Al Snow..
  • June 27, 1998--ECW: Axl Rotten defeated Jack Victory via Disqualification..
  • August 2, 1998--Heat Wave: Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten defeated The FBI (Tracy Smothers & Little Guido) in a DARK match..
  • August 28, 1999--ECW: Axl Rotten pinned Balls Mahoney..
  • January 16, 1999--House Party: Sabu & Rob Van Dam defeated Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • April 3, 1999--CyberSlam: Mr. Mustafa & Buh Buh Ray & DVon Dudley beat New Jack & Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney in a "Cage" match..
  • November 7, 1999--November to Remember: Da Baldies (Angel & DeVito & Vito & PN News) beat New Jack & Axl & Balls Mahoney..
  • January 10, 1999--Guilty as Charged: Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney beat The FBI and Danny Doring & Roadkill in a 3-WAY..

  • November 27, 2003 - IWA: Mid South: Ian & Axl Rotten defeated JC Baily & "Spyder" Nate Webb..
  • February 14, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Balls Mahoney won three-way over Axl Rotten and Chris Candido..
  • November 19, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Axl Rotten defeated "Low Life" Louie Ramos..
  • February 5, 2005--House of Pain: Axl Rotten & Morgus The Maniac beat Super Destroyer & Samu for the vacant Tag Team titles..
  • February 26, 2005--Frank Goodman's UXW: Axl Rotten vs Mana ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~Later on, Mick Foley came out saying that there is no point waiting for June for an ECW reunion..
  • ~~~Mick Foley called out Axl Rotten, Chris Candido, Tammy Sytch, Balls Mahoney, Raven, Al Snow, Sandman & Justin Credible..
  • April 3, 2005 - Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Chris Hamrick defeated Axl Rotten to retain the Unified Heavyweight title..
  • April 15, 2005--Frank Goodman's UXW: Axl Rotten defeated Louie Ramos..
  • April 29, 2005--IWA Mid South: Axl Rotten & Trik Davis defeated Eric Priest & Bryce Benjamin..
  • May 21, 2005--UXW Chris Candido Memorial: Axl Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson in a Hardcore match..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - ECW One Night Stand:
  • June 6, 2005 - RAW: Eric Bischoff & the anti-ECW crusaders (Edge/Christin/Tomko) called out Paul Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman came out with the Dudleyz to cut a promo on Bischoff and then said "ECW never backs down from a fight"..
  • ~~~Eric Bischoff then called out some additional "Crusaders" to stack the deck against Heyman & The Dudleyz..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman acted scared, but then declared.... ECW NEVER BACKS DOWN FROM A FIGHT and pointed to the rafters..
  • ~~~Tommy Dreamer, Sandman, Rhyno, Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten showed up and the brawl insued with ECW coming out on top!
  • June 10, 2005 - Hardcore Homecoming: The Gangstinators (New Jack & Kronus) had a bloody brawl with The Bad Breed (Axl & Ian)..
  • ~~~This was not an official match, just pure unadulturated violence!!!!! | New Jack cut his usual promo after the match...
  • June 11, 2005--IWA Mid South: Axl & Ian Rotten & Nate Webb defeated JC Bailey & Mad Man Pondo & Toby Klein..
  • June 12, 2005 - ECW One Night Stand: The blue World order interrupted the main event and proclaimed "we're taking over!"
  • ~~~Balls Mahoney, Axl Rotten & Kid Kash came out and brawled with the bWo all the way to the backstage area......
  • ~~~~~After the main event was over, Steve Austin showed up after the main event to throw a beer bash in honor of ECW..
  • ~~~~~Steve Austin, surrounded by ECW, challenegd the anti-ECW crusaders sitting in the balcony to come to the right for a fight!
  • ~~~~~The anti-ECW crusaders came down and squared off with ECW in a huge brawl which ended with ECW standing TALL!!
  • July 2, 2005--IWA Mid South: Team Rotten defeated Team Whitmer and Team Team Thomaselli in a 3-WAY War Games Cage match..
  • ~~~Team Rotten = Ian & Axl Rotten & Chris Hero & Corporal Robinson..
  • ~~~Team Whitmer = B.J Whitmer & Eddie Kingston & Mark Wolf & J.C. Bailey & Steve Stone..
  • ~~~Team Thomaselli = Eric Priest & Chandler McClure & Vito & Sal Thomaselli & Tank..
  • July 9, 2005--IWA Mid South: Axl & Ian Rotten defeated Vito & Sal Thomaselli to win the Tag Team titles..
  • July 11, 2005 - RAW: Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney defeated Johnny Candido & Damian Adams in a dark match..
  • July 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Balls Mahoney & Axl Rotten defeated The Shane Twins in a dark match..
  • July 18, 2005 - RAW: Garrison Cade & Trevor Rhodes defeated Axl Rotten & Balls Mahoney in a dark match..
  • October 1, 2005--Fort Meade Wrestling: Axl Rotten defeated The Bruiser..
  • November 4, 2005 - Hardcore Homecoming: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a Taipei Death Match!
  • February 18, 2006--IWA Mid South: The Iron Saints defeated The Bad Breed (Ian & Axl Rotten) in a Barbed Wire Match..

    Axl Rotten:
  • June 2006: Axl Rotten no-showed his first scheduled event back with the new ECW and was put in the dog house with WWE..
  • October 28, 2006--Jersey All Pro Wrestling: Axl Rotten defeated Danny Demento