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[Ian Rotten Gallery]
Wrestler: Ian Rotten
Real Name: John Williams
Birthday: June 1, 19??
Hometown: Originally: Baltimore, Maryland
Lived in Florida with Dad
Moved to Louisville, Kentucky
Marital Status: Married to Patti
Height & Weight: 5'11" - 240 lbs
Trained by: Axl Rotten
Debut: 1990
Previous Gimmicks: Johnny Lawler
Zach Blades
Finishing Move: Rotten Rush (Double Underhook DDT)
Favorite Moves: Career Killer
Weapon Attack
Notable Feuds: Axl Rotten
Supreme
Bull Pain
Corporal Robinson
CM Punk
Cash Flo
Chris Hero
Rollin' Hard
"Mean" Mitch Page
Dysfunction
JC Bailey
The Thomaselli Brothers
Website: Ian Rotten's Website

  • GWF Tag Team titles w/Axl Rotten defeating John Hawk & Bobby Duncum Jr (January 29, 1993);
  • IWA Mid South King of the Deathmatches (1997);
  • IWA Mid South Heavyweight title (9);
  • MAW (Wisconsin) Heavyweight title (8);
  • IWA Mid South King of the Deathmatches (2001);
  • IWA Mid South Tag Team titles (2);
  • NWA (New Jersey) United States Tag Team titles;
  • NWA (Illinois) Revolution Tag Team titles;
  • WXW Germany Hardcore title defeating Iceman (January 29, 2006);
  • IWA Mid South Tag Team titles w/Madman Pondo defeated Vito & Sal Thomaselli (March 18, 2006);
  • IWA Deep South Tag Team titles w/Mickie Knuckles defeating The Iron Saints (November 24, 2006);


  • In The Beginning:
  • 1990: John Williams made his debut only after 10 days of training..
  • John Williams wrestled as Johnny Lawler, the illegitimate son of Jerry Lawler..
  • ~~~He dropped the gimmick when it garnered heat from Jerry Lawler..
  • John Williams then wrestled as Zach Blades, with a hockey player gimmick..
  • John Williams was then called to wrestle for Skandor Akbar who didn't like the character Zach Blades..
  • ~~~Axl Rotten suggested that John Williams and he do a brothers gimmick thus John became Ian Rotten..

    Global Wrestling Federation - The Bad Breed:
  • Axl & Ian Rotten first teamed up as the Bad Breed in the Global Wrestling Federation..
  • January 29, 1993 - GWF: Bad Breed (Ian & Axl Rotten) defeated John Hawk & Bobby Duncum Jr for the GWF Tag Team titles..

    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 defeated 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 2 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..

    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..
  • Ian Rotten felt he wasn't getting paid enough for what he put his body though and confronted Paul Heyman..
  • ~~~Paul Heyman was unwilling to pay Ian Rotten more so therefore Ian Rotten left ECW..
  • Ian Rotten moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be with his wife..
  • Ian Rotten started a wrestling hotline where many fans would call in requesting to get some ECW style wrestling..

    IWA Mid South & Combat Zone Wrestling & Mid American Wrestling:
  • Ian Rotten became the owner and operator of the IWA Mid South Wrestling promotion in Indiana..
  • July 7, 1997 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Bull Pain for IWA MS title..
  • 1997 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Axl Rotten to win King of The Deathmatch 1997..
  • May 28, 1998 - IWA MS: Ian RottenDefeated Tower of Doom for IWA MS title..
  • July 30, 1998 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Billy Joe Eaton for IWA MS title..
  • August 6, 1998 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Harry Palmer for IWA MS title..
  • August 11, 1998 - MAW: Ian Rotten defeated Billy Joe Eaton to win the MAW title..
  • December 4, 1998 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated C. Robinson for IWA MS title..
  • January 7, 1999 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated C. Robinson for IWA MS title..
  • April 29, 1999 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Dean Baldwin for IWA MS title..
  • May 23, 1999 - MAW: Ian Rotten defeated Frankie DeFalco & The Skull Krusher to win the MAW title..
  • February 17, 2000 - MAW: Ian Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson to win the MAW title..
  • June 24, 2000 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Rollin Hard for IWA MS title..
  • December 6, 2000 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Todd Morton for IWA MS title..
  • December 23, 2000 - MAW: Ian Rotten defeated Dino Bambino to win the MAW title..
  • June 2, 2001 - IWA MS: Ian Rotten defeated Rollin Hard and Mean Mitch Page to win King Of The Deathmatch 2001..
  • June 16, 2001 - MAW: Ian Rotten defeated Hardcore Craig to win the MAW title..
  • June 28, 2003 - CZW Extreme 8: Ian Rotten over Low Life Louie Ramos in a BARBED WIRE BAT/THUMB TACK BAT match..
  • July 20, 2003 - CZW: Ian Rotten defeated John Zandig after Messiah, Backseat Boys, B-Boy & Nate Hatred turned on CZW!!
  • July 26, 2003 - CZW: Ian Rotten defeated Nick Gage & Necro Butcher, but lost to Nick Mondo in the Tournament of Death finals..
  • August 9, 2003 - CZW Aftermath: Ian Rotten defeated Necro Butcher, Corporal Robinson and Spyder Nate Webb in a bloodbath..
  • August 23, 2003 - CZW: Zandig defeated Ian Rotten in a Honeycomb Barbed Wire Explosive Cage Scaffold Match..
  • ~~~After the match, Ian Rotten proclaimed that he "respects" John Zandig..
  • October 11, 2003 - IWA Mid-South: Ian Rotten wrestled JC Bailey to a double pin in a "Fans Bring Weapons" match..
  • October 24, 2003 - IWA: Mid South: Ian Rotten defeated J.C. Bailey in falls count anywhere match..
  • November 14, 2003 - IWA: Mid South: JC Bailing defeated Ian Rotten in a "Falls Count Anywhere" match..
  • November 15, 2003 - IWA: Mid South: Ian Rotten wrestled JC Baily to a count out draw in a steel cage match..
  • November 27, 2003 - IWA: Mid South: Ian & Axl Rotten defeated JC Baily & "Spyder" Nate Webb..
  • January 16, 2004--IWA Mid South: J.C. Bailey beat Ian Rotten in an "I Quit" match..
  • January 17, 2004--IWA Mid South: Brad Bradley & Ryan Roz b Ian Rotten & Steve Stone in a "Falls Count Anywhere" match..
  • February 13, 2004--IWA Mid South: Rotten/Mahoney/Pondo/Stone b Bradley/Boz/Fannin/DeSpirito in a tornado barbed wire match..
  • March 6, 2004 - IWA Mid South Wrestling: Arik Cannon defeated Ian Rotten..
  • June 25, 2004--IWA Mid South King of the Death Match: Ian Rotten beat Nate Webb in "fans bring the weapons" match..
  • September 16, 2004--IWA Mid South: Arik Cannon defeated Ian Rotten..
  • October 23, 2004--IWA Mid South: Dusty Rhodes & Ian Rotten defeated Chris Candido & Steve Stone..
  • November 19, 2004--IWA Mid South: B.J. Whitmer defeated Ian Rotten..
  • November 20, 2004--IWA Mid South: Steve Stone beat Ian Rotten in a tables match (Ian Rotten suffered a cracked collarbone)..
  • November 26, 2004: Ian Rotten is hospitalized after a checkup on his cracked collarbone revealed a spider bite near his neck..
  • December 12, 2004--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten & Terry Funk & Danny Daniels beat B.J. Whitmer & Steve Stone & Chris Candido..
  • December 18, 2004--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten & Danny Daniels defeated B.J. Whitmer & Steve Stone..
  • January 8, 2005--IWA Mid South/NWA No Limits: Josh Abercrombie beat Ian Rotten in a "falls count anywhere" match..
  • January 15, 2005--Southern California Championship Wrestling: Ian Rotten won a 1-night Death Match Tournament..
  • ~~~Ian Rotten beat Angel (1st) | beat Carnage (2nd) | beat Lonestar in a No Ropes Barbed Wire Death Match..
  • January 21, 2005--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten defeated Steve Stone in a Cage match..
  • February 4, 2005--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten defeated Josh Abercrombie..
  • February 5, 2005--NWA No Limits: Josh Abercrombie defeated Ian Rotten (bloodbath)..
  • February 12, 2005--IWA Mid South: B.Thomaselli & M.Sydal & B-Boy & I.Rotten b Vito & Sal Thomaselli & T.Sexton & Tank..
  • March 12, 2005 - CZW: JC Bailey defeated Ian Rotten (sub for Chri$ Ca$h) to retain the Ultraviolent Underground title..
  • March 17, 2005--IWA East Coast: New Jack defeated Ian Rotten..
  • April 1, 2005--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten defeated J.C. Bailey in a Barbed Wire Tables match..
  • April 2, 2005--IWA Mid South: Chandler McClure & Bryce Benjamin defeated Ian Rotten & Mickie Knuckles..
  • April 8, 2005--IWA Mid South: Samoa Joe vs Ian Rotten ended in a NO CONTEST..
  • April 23, 2005--IWA Mid South/NWA No Limits: Ian Rotten defeated Eddie Kingston..
  • May 6, 2005--International Catch Wrestling Alliance: UK Pitbulls defeated Ian Rotten & Pierre Fontanie in France..
  • May 20, 2005--IWA Mid South: Jimmy Jacobs defeated Ian Rotten to retain the IWA Heavyweight title..
  • May 21, 2005--UXW Chris Candido Memorial: C.M. Punk defeated Ian Rotten..
  • June 3, 2005--NWA No Limits/IWA Mid South: Eddie Kingston defeated Ian Rotten in a Death match..
  • 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 18, 2005--IWA Mid South: Sabu defeated Ian Rotten..
  • July 1, 2005--IWA Mid South: Jimmy Jacobs vs Ian Rotten ended in a NO CONTEST (Jacobs retains IWA title)..
  • 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 8, 2005--IWA Mid South/NWA No limits: Ian Rotten beat Eddie Kingston in an I Quit Cage match..
  • July 9, 2005--IWA Mid South: Axl & Ian Rotten defeated Vito & Sal Thomaselli to win the Tag Team titles..
  • July 26, 2005--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten participated in the King of the Death Match Tournament..
  • ~~~ROUND #1: Corporal Robinson beat Ian Rotten in a "Barbed Wire Ropes, Lightubes and Pool of Rubbing Alcohol" match..
  • September 16, 2005--Hardcore Homecoming: Team 3-D (Ray & Devon) defeated Balls Mahoney & Ian Rotten..
  • September 17, 2005--Hardcore Homecoming: New Jack defeated Ian Rotten and Balls Mahoney in a 3-WAY..
  • October 14, 2005--IWA Mid South: Justin Credible & Ian Rotten defeated Iron Saints (Vito & Sal Thomaselli)..
  • October 15, 2005--IWA Mid South: Vito & Sal Thomaselli vs Justin Credible & Ian Rotten ended in a No COntest..
  • November 4, 2005 - Hardcore Homecoming: Axl Rotten defeated Ian Rotten in a Taipei Death Match!
  • November 15, 2005--IWA East Coast: Mad Man Pondo & Ian Rotten defeated Necro Butcher & Toby Klein ..
  • November 26, 2005--AAW: Jimmy Jacobs came out with the IWA Mid South title belt and threw it in the garbage can!
  • ~~~Jimmy Jacobs claimed it was because Ian Rotten had canceled four shows. Jacobs badmouthed the IWA-MS promotion..
  • December 3, 2005--IWA Deep South King of the Death Match Tournament: Ian Rotten made it to the second round..
  • ~~~Ian Rotten defeated "Mean" Mitch Page (1st Round) | Tank defeated Ian Rotten (2nd Round)..
  • January 7, 2006--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson in a fans bring the weapons match..
  • January 12, 2006--IWA Mid South: Claudio Castagnoli defeated Ian Rotten..
  • January 29, 2006--WXW Germany: Ian Rotten defeated Iceman to win the WXW Hardcore title..
  • February 17, 2006--IWA Midsouth: Chris Hero vs Ian Rotten ended in a Double Countout..
  • February 18, 2006--IWA Mid South: The Iron Saints defeated The Bad Breed (Ian & Axl Rotten) in a Barbed Wire Match..
  • February 25, 2006--CHIKARA Tag Tournament: Eddie Kingston & Sabian defeated Ian Rotten & Mickie Knuckles in the 1st Round..
  • March 17, 2006--IWA Midsouth: Ian Rotten beat Mad Man Pondo and Deranged in a Barbed Wire Boards & Barbed Wire Bat Match
  • March 18, 2006--IWA-Mid South: Ian Rotten & Madman Pondo defeated The Iron Saints (Sal Thomaselli & Vito Thomaselli)..
  • ~~~This was a No Rope Barbed Wire Taipei Death match and Rotten & Pondo captured the IWA Mid South Tag Team titles..
  • March 24, 2006--IWA Midsouth: Ian Rotten/Madman Pondo vs Team Underground (Chandler McClure/Eric Priest) was a No Contest..
  • April 1, 2005--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten defeated "Mr. Wrestling" Kevin Steen..
  • April 21, 2006--IWA MS: Necro Butcher beat Rotten and JC Bailey in a Texas Death Elimination 3-WAY to win the WXW Hardcore title..
  • April 22, 2006--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten vs Eric Priest ended in a Double Countout
  • May 19, 2006--IWA MS: Ian Rotten & Madman Pondo beat Eric Priest & Chandler McClure in a Street Fight to retain the Tag Titles!
  • May 20, 2006--IWA-Deep South: Ian Rotten defeated Insane Lane and Spydar Boodrow in a 3-WAY Weapons Match....
  • June 2, 2006--IWA MS (King of the Death Match): Ian Rotten beat Brandon Prophet and Insane Lane in a Fans Bring Weapons Match
  • June 3, 2006--IWA Mid South (King of the Death Match): Ian Rotten defeated Mickie Knuckles in a Fans Bring the Weapons Match
  • ~~~Dysfunction defeated Ian Rotten in a Barbed Wire Ropes/Pool of Rubbing Alcohol Match in the 3rd Round of the Tournament...
  • June 16, 2006--IWA MS: Ian Rotten & Madman Pondo beat Corporal Robinson & Hardcore Craig in a Fans Bring the Weapons Match..
  • June 17, 2006--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten vs Mickie Knuckles ended in a No Contest --- leading to:
  • ~~~The Iron Saints defeated Eric Priest & Chandler McClure and Ian Rotten & Mickie Knuckles in a 3-WAY..
  • June 23, 2006--Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Ian Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson and Hellaware Assassin in a 3-WAY
  • July 14, 2006--IWA Mid South: Toby Klein beat Bull Pain & Ian Rotten & Mitch Page & Brandon Prophet & Insane Lane in a 6-WAY!
  • July 22, 2006--Pro Wrestling Unplugged/Dragon Gate: Ian Rotten defeated Corporal Robinson in a Hardcore match
  • July 26, 2006--Pro Wrestling Unplugged - Caged at the Alhambra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at ECW Arena..
  • ~~~Helter Skelter & Z-Barr & Danny Demanto beat Steve Williams & Gary Wolfe & Ian Rotten in a War Games match.
  • August 11, 2006--IWA Mid South: Deranged & Brain Damage beat Ian Rotten & Drake Younger (sub for Pondo) to win the Tag Titles
  • August 19, 2006--PWU: Corporal Robinson beat Ian Rotten in a Tai Pei Panes of Death Cage Match to win the Hardcore title..
  • August 24, 2006--Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Ian Rotten defeated Joe Ettell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...
  • August 26, 2006--IWA-Deep South: BLK OUT (Eddie Kingston & Joker) defeated Ian Rotten & Corporal Robinson.....
  • September 1, 2006--IWA Mid South Wrestling: Ian Rotten & Vito Thomaselli defeated Jason Dukes & Mike Elgins...
  • Sept 15, 2006--IWA MS: Corporal Robinson beat Ian Rotten in a Four Corners of Pain Match to retain the PWU Hardcore title
  • September 13, 2006--Pro Wrestling Xplosion: Ian Rotten & Amy Lee defeated Mana & Mickie Knuckles in a Hardcore match..
  • September 16, 2006--Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Ian Rotten defeated Johnny Kashmere in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ..
  • October 14, 2006--IWA Mid South: Chuck Taylor defeated Ian Rotten to retain the IWA-MS World title
  • October 20, 2006--IWA Mid South: "Sweet & Sour" Larry Sweeney defeated Ian Rotten
  • October 21, 2006--IWA Mid South: Tarek the Great defeated Ian Rotten
  • November 4, 2006--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten & Drake Younger entered the IWA-MS Tag Team Death Match Tournament..
  • ~~~Ian Rotten & Drake Younger defeated Die Hard & Vortex in a TLC Light Tubes Cage Match to advance to Round #2..
  • ~~~The Tough Crazy Bastards (Toby Klein & Necro Butcher) beat Ian Rotten & Drake Younger to advance to the Finals..
  • November 5, 2006--Pro Wrestling Xplosion: Mana defeated Ian Rotten in Long Island, New York..
  • November 18, 2006--Pro Wrestling Unplugged/JCW: Ian Rotten defeated The Juggulator
  • November 24, 2006--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten & Mickie Knuckles beat The Iron Saints to win the IWA-DS Tag Team titles
  • December 15, 2006--IWA Mid South: Ian Rotten beat The Iron Saints in a Handicap Match with help from Jimmy Jacobs!
  • December 16, 2006--PWU vs JCW: Devon Moore defeated Ian Rotten w/Amy Lee to retain the PWU World title..
  • January 5, 2007--IWA MS: Ian Rotten & Mickie Knuckles beat The North Star Express to retain the IWA-DS Tag Team titles