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[Paul Birchall Gallery]
Wrestler: "The Ripper" Paul Birchill
Real Name: Paul Birchall
Birthday: 1979
Hometown: Guildford, Surrey, ENGLAND
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'4" - 281 lbs
Trained by: FWA Training Academy
Mark Sloan
Debut: August 2002
Other Names: Burchill (FWA)
THE Paul Birchall
Finishing Move: The C4 (Backflip Exploder)
Favorite Moves: Rolling Samoan Crash
Standing Moonsault
Standing Shooting Star Press
No-handed flip dive
Pumphandle Sidewalk Slam
Northern Lights Suplex
Moonsault
Double Jackhammer
Notable Feuds: Hampton Court (Danger/Simmons)
The Family/The Triad
Scotty Too Hotty
William Regal
Steve Lewington

  • IWP Heavyweight title (August 1, 2004);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Chet The Jett (December 20, 2006);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Cody Runnels (February 18, 2007);


  • Wrestling in England:
  • Paul Burchill wrestled in FWA/TWA/All Star/Premier Promotions/GBH/HCW/High Impact Promotions/WXW Germany/IWP/BCW..
  • October 13, 2002 - FWA British Uprising I: Paul Burchill attacked popular tag team The New Breed, taking out one member..
  • ~~~This left the other New Breed member to face The UK Pitbulls all by himself.....
  • October 25, 2002 - FWA London Calling: Paul Burchill dismantled Jack Xavier and Duke of Danger during their match..
  • December 15, 2002 - FWA Season's Beatings: Paul Burchill destroyed Chris Justice, Raj Ghosh & Hade Vansen during a six man tag..
  • February 8, 2003 - FWA New Frontiers: Paul Birchill interfered in a 4-WAY between The Duke, Hade Vansen, James Tighe & J-X..
  • May 17, 2003 - FWA/ROH Frontiers of Honor: Dean Ayass revealed Paul Burchill as his new client..
  • ~~~Paul Burchill destroyed tag team Double Dragon, neither member was able to answer the 10-count..
  • June 22, 2003 - FWA Vendetta: Paul Burchill defeated Mark Sloan and Simmons by knockout..
  • October 18, 2003 - FWA British Uprising II: Paul Burchill defeated Hampton Court by knockout..
  • October 19, 2003 - Premier Wrestling: Doug Williams defeated Paul Burchill by Disqualification..
  • End of 2003 - Paul Birchall was voted Total Wrestling 'Rookie of the Year'..
  • January 2, 2004 - Paul Burchill debut in Italian Championship Wrestling, winning a 15-man Battle Royal..
  • ~~~Later on the same card: Andy Simmonz defeated Paul Birchill by COUNT OUT..
  • February 9, 2004 - All Star Promotions: Paul Burchill & Mike Hughes defeated Chris Hero & Nigel McGuinness..
  • February 16, 2004 - Premier Wrestling: Paul Burchill vs Doug Williams ended in a 1-1 draw..
  • ~~~~~~~Ricky Knight then defeated Paul Burchill by Technical Knockout..
  • February 19, 2004 - All Star Promotions: Chris Hero defeated Bruiser Burchill..
  • February 28, 2004 - WZW Border Breakout (Day Show): Mark Sloan & Aviv Maayen beat Burchill & James Tighe..
  • February 28, 2004 - WZW Border Breakout (Night Show): Iceman beat Burchill in a Last Man Standing match..
  • February 2004: 1 Stop Wrestling voted Paul Burchill their Rookie of the Year..
  • March 26, 2004 - FWA New Frontiers: Paul Burchill & Simmons beat Stevie Knight & Jorge Castano in a #1 Contenders match..
  • June 2004 - FWA Carpe Diem: Simmons defeated Paul Burchill by COUNT OUT after Drew McDonald attacked Burchill with a chair!
  • August 1, 2004 - IWP The Gathering: Paul Burchill defeated Doug Williams and Zebra Kid in a No Holds Barred 3-WAY..
  • ~~~~ to become the first IWP Champion in a match voted one of the best British matches of 2004..
  • November 6, 2004 - IWP: D'Lo Brown defeated Paul Burchill in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to win the IWP title..
  • November 11, 2004: Paul Birchall signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment..
  • November 13, 2004 - FWA British Uprising III: Terry Funk/Paul Burchill/Paul Travell beat Drew McDonald/Raj Ghosh/Thunder..
  • ~~~After the match, Burchill received a standing ovation and a 'Please Don't Go' chant from the 1800 fans in attendance..
  • November 28, 2004 - FWA Gold Rush: Alex Shane defeated Paul Burchill (final appearance) to retain the FWA title..

    Ohio Valley Wrestling:
  • March 2005: Paul Birchall arrived at Ohio Valley Wrestling..
  • March 30, 2005 - OVW TV Taping: Paul Birchall wrestled Vik Dalishus in a non-televised match..
  • May 21, 2005 - OVW TV Taping: Paul Birchall debut on OVW TV, defeating Nick Nemeth in the first round of a TV Title tournament..
  • June 3, 2005 - OVW TV Taping: Deuce Shade defeated Paul Birchall in the 2nd Round of the TV Title Tournament..
  • June 7, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Paul Birchall & Ken Anderson beat The Thrillseekers (Johnny Jeter & Matt Cappotelli) by DQ..
  • July 1, 2005--OVW Six Flags: Nick Nemeth defeated Paul Birchall..
  • July 29, 2005--OVW Six Flags: Paul Birchall & Seth Skyfire were the final 2 in a Battle Royal to win a Tag Team title shot..
  • ~~~The Blond Bombers (Tank & Chad Toland) defeated Paul Birchall & Seth Skyfire to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 7-8, 2005--Live Event: Paul Birchall went on the road with the Smackdown! crew teaming with William Regal..
  • August 31, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Deuce Shade defeated Paul Birchall..

    World Wrestling Entertainment:
  • August 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Scotty Too Hotty defeated William Regal by DQ when Paul Birchall interfered (taped for Velocity)..
  • September 1, 2005 - Smackdown!: William Regal & Paul Burchill defeated Scotty Too Hotty & Sho Funaki..
  • September 7, 2005--OVW: Deuce Shade & Elijah Burke & Seth Skyfire defeated C.M. Punk & Paul Birchall & Nigel McGuiness..
  • September 9, 2005 - Smackdown!: Paul Birchall w/William Regal defeated Scotty Too Hotty by Submission..
  • September 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Paul Burchill defeated Scotty Too Hotty in a dark match..
  • September 21, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Elijah Burke defeated Paul Burchill..
  • September 23, 2005 - Smackdown!: William Regal & Paul Birchall defeated Scotty Too Hotty & Sho Funaki taped for Velocity..
  • September 28, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Paul Birchall defeated Elijah Burke in a dark match..
  • October 1, 2005--OVW Katrina Benefit: Deuce Shade & The Riggs Brothers beat Aaron Stevens & Paul Birchall & Robert Fury..
  • October 5, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Stevie Richards defeated Paul Burchill in a dark match with help from Elijah Burke..
  • October 7, 2005 - Smackdown!: The L.O.D. w/Christy Hemme beat William Regal & Paul Burchill by DQ when MNM interfered
  • October 9, 2005 - No Mercy: William Regal & Paul Burchill defeated Brian Kendrick & Paul London on the pre-show..
  • October 12, 2005--OVW Taping: Johnny Jeter was approached by Paul Burchill, who offered to be Jeter's bodyguard..
  • October 14, 2005 - Smackdown!: Mercury & Nitro & Regal & Birchall beat The Legion of Doom & Psychosis & SuperCrazy..
  • October 28, 2005 - Smackdown!: MNM beat The L.O.D. and Mexicools and Regal/Birchall in a 4-WAY to win the Tag Team titles!
  • November 2, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Matt Cappotelli defeated Paul Birchall..
  • November 4, 2005 - Smackdown!: The Mexicools (Psycosis & Super Crazy) defeated Paul Burchill & William Regal..
  • November 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated William Regal & Paul Birchall on VELOCITY..
  • November 25, 2005 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & John Bradshaw Layfield vs William Regal & Paul Birchall was a No Contest..
  • December 7, 2005--OVW TV Taping: Chris Cage & Matt Capotelli beat Nick Nemeth & Paul Burchill in a dark match..
  • December 16, 2005 - Smackdown!: Bobby Lashley defeated Paul Burchill w/William Regal..
  • December 18, 2005 - Armageddon: Bobby Lashley defeated William Regal & Paul Birchall in a Handicap match!
  • January 11, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Brent Albright & CM Punk defeated Ken Doane & Paul Burchill (Doane walked out)..
  • ~~~Punk & Albright started to fight, Aaron Stevens attacked Albright, Albright tapped out, Abright shook hands with Burchill..
  • January 13, 2006 - Smackdown!: Paul Burchill participated in a 20-Man Battle Royal for the World title (won by Kurt Angle)..
  • January 18, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Ken Doane w/Kenny Bolin (The Spirit Squad cheered for Ken Doan)..
  • January 20, 2006 - Smackdown!: Paul Birchill defeated Simon Dean in a dark match..
  • January 22, 2006--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Chet the Jet & Paul Birchall defeated Dean Visk & K.C. Jamez..
  • January 25, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Roberto Dawber w/Osama Rodriguez Alejandro ..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - Smackdown! (The Pirate):
  • February 1, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill was going to tombstone Shelly but looked at her panties and decided to take her..
  • February 3, 2006 - Smackdown!: William Regal & Paul Birchall parted ways as Birchall wanted to become a pirate character..
  • February 10, 2006 - Smackdown!: Paul Birchall briefly appeared for the first time in a pirate costume and said "Hello"..
  • February 15 , 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Shelly was spotted in a pirate's wench outfit banging on Paul Burchill's locker room door..
  • February 17, 2006 - Smackdown!: Paul Birchall put his sword up to Mr. Kennedy's throat when he said he didn't like the gimmick..
  • February 22, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Charlie Haas..
  • February 24, 2006 - Smackdown!: Paul Birchall defeated Orlando Jordan in a dark match..
  • March 1, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall w/Shelly Martinez defeated Deuce Shade w/Cherry Pie..
  • ~~~Shelly Martinez was still going crazy talking about having Paul Birchall's little pirate babies..
  • March 3, 2006 - Smackdown!: William Regal tried to talk Paul Birchall out of being a pirate and set up a match for next week..
  • March 10, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall (whose gimmick was a big hit with the fans!) defeated William Regal..
  • ~~~Birchall swung off a platform onto the stage on a rope, tossed beads to the crowd and pulled his sword on William Regal!
  • March 17, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall & Kristal Marshall defeated William Regal & Jillian Hall in a mixed tag..
  • March 24, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall participated in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Battle Royal (won by Bobby Lashley)
  • March 31, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall defeated Booker T by Countout when The Boogeyman abducted Sharmell...
  • April 7, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall defeated William Regal in a "Winner Choses Losers Outfit" match..
  • April 14, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall w/William Regal (dressed as a "buxem wench") defeated Rasheed Brown..
  • April 21, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall spent the night making William Regal try on different costumes preparing for their match..
  • ~~~The Gymini (Jake & Jesse w/Simon Dean) defeated Paul Birchall & William Regal after Regal walked out on Birchall..
  • April 28, 2006 - SmackDown!: Paul Birchall defeated Nunzio in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 5, 2006 - SmackDown!: Animal defeated Paul Birchall w/Shelly Martinez (try-out as Birchall's pirates wench!) on VELOCITY..
  • May 12, 2006 - SmackDown!: Mark Henry defeated Paul Birchall in a squash match...
  • May 19, 2006 - SmackDown!: "Pirate" Paul Birchill defeated Simon Dean in a match taped for Velocity..
  • May 26, 2006 - SmackDown!: Fit Finlay defeated Paul Birchall (After the match Finlay's Leprecaun attacked Birchall!)..
  • June 2, 2006 - SmackDown!: Mark Henry defeated Paul Birchall and destroyed and bloodied him after the match..

    Ohio Valley Wrestling:
  • August 23, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: C.M. Punk defeated Paul Birchill in a dark match....
  • August 30, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated "Bad Seed" Shawn Osborne in a dark match...
  • September 6, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated The Real McCoy in a dark match............
  • September 8, 2006--OVW: Paul Birchall won a Battle Royal | Chet the Jet beat Paul Burchill to retain the OVW Title.
  • September 9, 2006--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Chet the Jet defeated Paul Birchall to retain the OVW Heavyweight Title.
  • September 13, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Devin Driscoll....
  • September 20, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Chris Rombola...
  • September 27, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Joey Mercury...
  • October 4, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated "Hearthrob" Romeo Roselli...
  • October 25, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Vic D. Vine in a dark match...
  • November 1, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Jason Bates
  • November 4, 2006--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Jacob Duncan & Paul Burchill defeated Chet the Jet & Steve Lewington
  • November 8, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchill beat Mason Raige in a dark match | Paul Birchill beat Pat Buck...
  • November 22, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Devon Driscoll
  • November 29, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Chris Rombola
  • December 6, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Jacob Duncan vs Paul Birchall ended in a No Contest after Chet the Jett interfered!

    Ohio Valley Wrestling - The Most Dangerous Man In OVW:
  • December 13, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Seth Skyfire & Paul Burchall won a 4-WAY Tag Team Elimination Christmas Present match..
  • ~~~Seth Skyfire/Paul Birchall beat Justin LaRoche/Charles Evans and Ryan Reeves/Mike Kruel and T.J. Dalton/Steve Lewington..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Paul Birchall defeated Seth Skyfire to earn a shot at the OVW Heavyweight title any time any place he wants..
  • December 20, 2006--OVW TV Tapings: Chet The Jett defeated Jacob Duncan to recapture the OVW Heavyweight title!
  • ~~~Paul Birchall (who cashed in his "any time" shot) defeated Chet The Jett to win the OVW Heavyweight title!
  • January 6, 2007--OVW House Show: Paul Burchill beat Chet the Jet and Jacob Duncan in a 3-WAY to retain the OVW Title..
  • January 10, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: "The Ripper" Paul Birchill defeated Chris Rombola to retain the OVW Heavyweight title!
  • January 13, 2007--OVW House Show: Paul Burchill beat Chet the Jett and Steve Lewington in a 3-WAY to retain the OVW Title..
  • January 17, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Steve Lewington to retain the OVW Heavyweight title...
  • January 20, 2007--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels & Shawn Spears defeated Paul Birchall & Jacob Duncan ......
  • January 24, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Jacob Duncan and Chet The Jett to retain the OVW Title..
  • January 25, 2007--OVW House Show: Paul Birchall beat Jacob Duncan w/Armando Alejandro Estrada to retain the OVW Title..
  • January 27, 2007--OVW House Show: Paul Birchall defeated Cody Runnels to retain the OVW Heavyweight title
  • January 31, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill beat Chet the Jett and Jacob Duncan in a 3-WAY to retain the OVW Title
  • February 7, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Birchall defeated Chet The Jett in a 2/3 Falls match to retain the OVW Title..
  • February 12, 2007 - RAW: Paul Burchill defeated ?????? in a dark match..
  • February 17, 2007--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Cody Runnels defeated Paul Birchall to win the OVW Heavyweight title
  • February 18, 2007--Ohio Valley Wrestling: Paul Birchall defeated Cody Runnels to win the OVW Heavyweight title
  • February 21, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: Paul Burchill defeated Deuce w/Cherry to retain the OVW Heavyweight title
  • February 28, 2007--OVW TV Tapings: "The Ripper" Paul Burchill defeated Big Vito in a dark match