Wrestler: Zach Gowan
Real Name: Zachary Gowen
Birthday: March 30, 1983
Hometown: Melvindale, MI
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5' 11" - 155lbs
Trained by: Truth Martini & Tommy Johnson
Debut: March 16, 2002
Previous Gimmicks: Tenacious Z (TNA & Indys)
Finishing Move: One-Legged Moonsault
Favorite Moves: One-Legged Dropkick
One-Legged Asai Moonsault
Swinging Neckbreaker
Notable Feuds: Vince McMahon
Roddy Piper
Brock Lesnar
Matt Hardy

[Tenacious Z Gallery]

[Zach Gowan Interview]

  • CAPW (Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling) Junior Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Gargano (February 11, 2007);

  • In the Beginning:
  • Zach Gowan lost his left leg to cancer when he was 8, but the amputation has not hindered his wrestling ability at all..
  • Zach Gowan is the ONE-AND-ONLY one-legged wrestler in the history of wrestling..

    Getting into the Business:
  • March 16, 2002: Tenacious Z is defeated by Truth Martini..
  • August 17, 2002: Tenacious Z & Kamikaze d. The Threat to win the Tag Team titles..
  • August 18, 2002: Tenacious Z wrestles in front of 10,000 people..
  • January 12, 2002--Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling: Frankie the Face b Tenacious Z..

    NWA: Total Nonstop Action:
  • January 29, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Tenacious Z steals the show in a dark match against Truth Martin, wowing the crowd!
  • January 18, 2002--Marquee Wrestling: Tenacious Z b Maverick..
  • January 25, 2002--Independent Wrestling Revolution: Kamikaze b Tenacious Z..
  • Fenruary 5, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Tenacious Z defeats BG James!!
  • February 12, 2003 - NWA^TNA: Ron Killings/Jorge Estrada/Tenacious Z beat Mike Sanders/Glen Gilbertti/BG James..

    World Wrestling Entertainment:
  • February 14, 2002: Zach Gowan accepts a WWE developmental contract..
  • May 7, 2003: Tenacious Z has a meeting with WWE officials in Stamford, CT to discuss his introduction..
  • May 15, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan debuts on Smackdown! as a "fan", who jumps the rail and tries to help Mr. America..
  • ~~~Zach was attacked by Roddy Piper, who shockingly pulls Zach's prosthetic leg off!
  • May 18, 2003 - Judgment Day: Mr. America w/Zach Gowan defeats Roddy Piper w/Sean O'Haire & Vince McMahon..
  • May 22, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan gives an interview where he explains how he lost his leg and his dreams of wrestling..
  • ~~~Later, Vince McMahon gets Zach arrested for assault and this causes Mr. America to be counted out of his match!!
  • June 12, 2003 - Smackdown!: Vince McMahon beats Mr. America and then Zach Gowan in special Arm Wrestling contests!
  • June 19, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan falls victim to Sable's seduction, until Sable turns on him and laughs with Vince McMahon!
  • June 26, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan stands up to Vince McMahon, and low-blows him instead of joining the Kiss My Ass club!!!
  • July 3, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan & Stephanie McMahon beat The Big Show with help from Brock Lesnar & Kurt Angle!
  • July 10, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan signs a contract and then finds out that he'll face Vince McMahon at Vengeance 2003..
  • July 24, 2003 - Smackdown!: The Big Show/Shelton Benjamin/Charlie Haas defeated Brock Lesnar/Kurt Angle/Zach Gowan..
  • July 27, 2003 - Vengeance: Vince McMahon defeated Zach Gowan in a match that saw Vince McMahon bleed A LOT!
  • July 31, 2003 - Smackdown!: Shannon Moore defeated Zach Gowan and then Matt Hardy attacked Zach after the match!
  • August 14, 2003 - Smackdown!: John Cena defeated Zach Gowan and was attacked by Matt Hardy again afterwards!
  • August 21, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zack Gowan beats Brock Lesnar by DQ when Brock breaks Zack Gowan's leg in two places...
  • September 4, 2003 - Smackdown!: In an attempt to impress Vince McMahon, Brock Lesnar tossed Zach Gowan down a flight of stairs..
  • October 2, 2003 - Smackdown!: Zach Gowan returns to Smackdown! via sattelite interview, says he'll be returning next week!
  • October 9, 2003 - Smackdown!: Shannon Moore defeated Zach Gowan after Matt Hardy pushed Zach off the top rope!
  • October 19, 2003 - No Mercy: Zach Gowan defeated Matt Hardy with, you guessed it, the moonsault!
  • October 23, 2003 - Smackdown!: Tajiri defeated Zach Gowan - Afterwards, Jimmy Yang & Ryan Sakoda viciously attacked Zach..
  • February 13, 2004--IWA Mid South Wrestling: Chris Sabin won three-way over Jimmy Jacobs and Zach Gowen..
  • March 6, 2004 - IWA Mid South Wrestling: Steve Stone defeated Zach Gowen (working as a heel)..
  • April 10, 2004--IWA Mid South Wrestling: Zach Gowen defeated Trik Davis..
  • May 29, 2004--House of Truth Wrestling: Zach Gowen & Truth Martini defeated Eddie Venom & N8 Mattson..
  • May 30, 2004--Border City Wrestling: Alex Shelley defeated Zach Gowan..
  • June 27, 2004--Border City Wrestling: Alex Shelley/Ruffy Silverstein/Conrad Kennedy III b Zach Gowen/Petey Williams/Chris Sabin..
  • September 4, 2004--IWR: Zach Gowen & Truth Martini & Ed Fagen beat Conrad Kennedy III & Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin..
  • October 7, 2004--IWA Mid South: Mad Man Pondo defeated Zach Gowen..
  • December 13, 2004 - Night of Appreciation for Sabu: ICP & Rude Boy beat Corporal Robinson & Zach Gowen & Breyer Wellington..
  • March 17, 2005--IWA East Coast: Zach Gowen defeated Truth Martini..
  • March 19, 2005--Whiplash Wrestling: Zach Gowen/Rory/Robbie McAllister beat Conrad Kennedy III/Truth Martini/N8 Mattson..
  • April 23, 2005--BWCW: Chris Sabin beat Truth Martini and Zach Gowen and Petey Williams to win the Cruiserweight title..
  • May 7, 2005--IWR: Nate Mattson & Breyer Wellington & Anthony Rivara beat Zach Gowan & Mr.Meaner & Jaime Coxx..
  • May 15, 2005 - TNA Hard Justice: Zach Gowan made his return to TNA as the #2 Entrant in a 20-Man Gauntlet Match..
  • June 19, 2005 - Slammiversary: Shark Boy defeated Elix Skipper & Zach Gowan & Amazing Red & Delirious & Jerrelle Clark (6-WAY)..
  • July 8, 2005 - TNA Impact: Zach Gowen vs Mikey Batts ended in a NO CONTEST when Jeff Jarrett showed up!
  • September 6, 2005--IWA East Coast: The Juggulator defeated Zach Gowen (Gowen replaced an injured Ian Rotten)..
  • September 24, 2005--IWR: Zach Gowen won four-way over N8 Mattson and Eddie Venom and Gutter..
  • February 26, 2006--IWR: Truth Martini & N8 Mattson co-won a 6-WAY to capture the King of Indies championship..
  • ~~~Truth Martini & N8 Mattson defeated Zach Gowen and Jimmy Jacobs and Gutter in a 6-WAY to win the title!
  • March 25, 2006--AAW: Black & Brave beat Safari Stu & Machine and Zach Gowen & Eddie V and Truth Martini & N8 Mattson (4-WAY)..
  • April 16, 2006--Hybrid Pro Wrestling: Rastakhan defeated Zach Gowen | Bull Wheeler defeated Zach Gowen..
  • May 5, 2006--Insane Wrestling Federation: Larry Sweeney & Eddie Kingston defeated Zach Gowen & Jimmy Jacobs ..
  • May 7, 2006--XICW & PWAS: Jimmy Jacobs defeated Zach Gowen...
  • June 3, 2006--NWA No Limits: Ryan Boz/Mississippi Madman/Zach Gowen beat Danny Daniels/Mikey Lovemuffin/Woody McGuire
  • June 11, 2006--Action Packed Wrestling: Zach Gowen defeated Phil Atlas in Pontiac, Michigan..
  • June 14, 2006--Twin Wrestling Entertainment: Zach Gowan defeated six other guys to capture the first ever Nacho Cup!
  • ~~~Zach Gowan beat Tyson Dux and Angel de Guerra and Cody Deaner and Brown Hornet and Jimmy Jacobs in a 6-WAY!
  • June 17, 2006--AWA World Wide: Zach Gowen defeated Ricky Landell....
  • July 9, 2006--Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling: Zach Gowen defeated Gutter....
  • August 27, 2006--Independent Wrestling Revolution: Zach Gowen defeated Truth Martini in a Student vs Teacher match..
  • September 9, 2006--AAW: Zach Gowen defeated Eddie V and Jason Dukes and C.J. Otis in a 4-WAY...
  • September 10, 2006--Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling: Eddie Venom defeated Zach Gowen..
  • September 16, 2006--World-1 Wrestling: The Blue Meanie & Zack Gowen defeated Team Clash..
  • September 22, 2006--NWA Wisconsin: Zach Gowen defeated Peter B Beautiful in Del Perre, Wisconsin..
  • October 7, 2006 - Ring of Honor: Delirious defeated Zach Gowen (booed heavily) by Submission with the Cobra Clutch..
  • October 8, 2006--CAPW: Johnny Gargano defeated Josh Prohibition and M-Dogg 20 and Zach Gowen in a 4-WAY
  • October 17, 2006--Twins Wrestling Entertainment: Zach Gowen defeated Phil Atlas in Toronto, Ontario ...
  • October 22, 2006 - TNA Bound For Glory: Zach Gowen was in the Kevin Nash Open Invitational X-Division Gauntlet Battle Royal!
  • November 3, 2006--NWA Wisconsin: Zach Gowen defeated Peter B. Beautiful in a bloody hardcore match in Depere, Wisconsin..
  • November 4, 2006--AAW: Trik Davis defeated Zach Gowen in Berwyn, Illinois...
  • November 5, 2006--Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Johnny Gargano beat Zach Gowen to retain the Junior Heavyweight title
  • November 17, 2006--MSPW: Zach Gowen defeated Bobby Valentino in the 1st Round of the Fallen Heroes Tournament..
  • November 18, 2006--MSPW: Jason Hades defeated Zach Gowen in the 2nd Round of the Fallen Heroes Tournament..
  • November 25, 2006--AAW: Zach Gowen & Ryan Boz & Dan Lawrence defeated The Michigan Invasion....
  • December 3, 2006--CAPW: Cristopher Daniels & Zach Gowan & M-Dogg20 beat Josh Prohibition & Johnny Gargano & N8 Mattson..
  • December 10, 2006--Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling: Zach Gowen defeated Anthony Rivera....
  • December 16, 2006--AAW: Zach Gowen defeated Eric Priest in Berwyn, Illinois....
  • January 7, 2007--Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling: Zach Gowen defeated Jason Harris
  • January 13, 2007--Stranglehold Wrestling: Eddie Venom defeated Zach Gowen in Hamilton, Ontario...
  • January 14, 2007--Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Zach Gowan defeated Josh Prohibition w/Johnny Gargano
  • January 20, 2007--AAW: Jimmy Jacobs vs Zach Gowen ended in a No Contest in Berwyn, Illinois..
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: The Michigan Invasion & Jimmy Jacobs defeated Silas Young & Zach Gowen & Ace Steel...
  • January 28, 2007--Pro Wrestling All-Stars: Zach Gowen & Fifth Element defeated Truth Martini & N8 Mattson
  • February 3, 2007--Extreme Wrestling Federation: Richard Cannon defeated Zach Gowen in Marion, Indiana..
  • February 9, 2007--Twins Wrestling Entertainment: Zach Gowen defeated Phil Atlas in the main event..
  • February 10, 2007--Insane Wrestling Federation: N8 Mattson/Truth Martini/Zach Gowen beat Danny Daniels/Trik Davis/Tyler Black
  • February 11, 2007--Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling: Zach Gowan defeated Johnny Gargano to win the Junior Heavyweight title
  • February 19, 2007--All American Wrestling: The Phoenix Twins defeated Zach Gowen & Phil Atlas in Berwyn, Illinois...
  • February 27, 2007--Juggalo Championshit Wrestling: Zach Gowen defeated Tracy Smothers by Disqualification..