Wright first made his appearance in the wrestling industry when he took part in Tough Enough, a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) produced reality television competition. He managed to become one of the eight finalists but admitted after the first day of eliminations that he was actually 40 years old, five years older than the competitions cutoff age. He was kicked out of the competition as a result, but was later invited to train at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), WWE’s developmental territory. He made his OVW debut on 25 June 2005, and gained his gimmick after making an interference in a dark match between Seth Skyfire and Robert Fury against Robbie Dawber and his partner, where he squashed all three men and left the place quoting that he was “The Boogeyman”.
- Main Roster
- Boogeyman Championships and Accomplishments
The Boogeyman was initially was expected to make his debut on Raw as horror movie style vignettes began airing to promote the debut of Wright in his "Boogeyman" gimmick, however were changed to SmackDown soon after. His debut was further delayed as he suffered a hyperextension on both knees and required time to recover. He officially made his first appearance on the 13th October 2005 episode of SmackDown. He terrorised people by appearing in unexpected places backstage, creating a creepy vibe by reciting different nursery rhymes and laughing maniacally.
At the 2005 Survivor Series, The Boogeyman helped the-then SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long in defeating his Raw counterpart, Eric Bischoff. He made his official in-ring SmackDown! debut on 2nd December that year, where he defeated Simon Dean. During the match, he particularly took a handful of live worms from his pocket and stuffed them into his mouth horrifying the commentators Michael Cole and Tazz who screamed in disgust. The Boogeyman continued to win matches in similar fashion as he left his opponents with worms in their mouths and/or spit on their faces.
He began feuding with John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL) and managed to defeat him in under two minutes at the Royal Rumble. After suffering multiple injuries, he was reported to have been released from the company but was resigned a month later.
In 2007, he was moved over to Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in the annual WWE draft. His run of injuries even continued there and he was finally let go by the company in 2009. Wright continued wrestling in the independent circuit but failed to make a name for himself.
Boogeyman Championships and Accomplishments
Alabama Wrestling Federation
- AWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Bobby Lashley
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Rookie of the Year (2006)
Boogeyman Finishing Moves
- Boogeyslam/Supernatural Driver (Inverted falling powerslam)
- Fall forward chokebomb
- Goodnight (Pumphandle slam)
- Stinger splash
- Two-handed chokelift
Boogeyman Theme Song
- "Coming To Get You" by Jim Johnston
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54 years (15 July 1964)