Joey Ryan

Joey Ryan

Full NameJoseph Ryan Meehan

BornNovember 7, 1979

Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)


Relation(s)Laura James (Spouse)


Being a fan of wrestling since his childhood, Ryan began his training for professional wrestling in February 2000 with Jesse Hernandez's Empire Wrestling Federation in San Bernardino, CA under Bobby Bradley. In 2001, he moved to Rick Bassman’s Ultimate Pro Wrestling and later he also trained under Tom Howard and Brian Kendrick.

  1. Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
  2. WWE Debut
  3. Further WWE Career
  4. WWE Return

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In 2004, he returned to training and trained under Bryan Danielson.

Becoming regular in his early career at several southern California promotions such as EWF and UPW, he got his first match against Super Dragon and also fought against Mike Quackenbush.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla

In 2003, Ryan founded SoCal promotion Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, also known as PWG with five other fellow founders.

He began in the PWG with Funky Billy Kim and Scott Lost and teamed up for the first show of PWG but lost to the team of Adam Pearce, Hardcore Kidd, and Al Katrazz.

Later, he competed in the Bad Ass Mother 3000 tournament to determine the first PWG Champion.

Later in 2012, he also signed a contract with TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling), appearing in the several matches for it.

WWE Debut

After gaining fame in PWG, Ryan appeared in WWE as enhancement talent and competed against several wrestlers including Mark Henry, John Morrison and Big Show.

His debut in WWE came on 31 October 2005 in a dark match against Rosey, which he had lost.

After few days, on 4 November, he appeared in SmackDown but lost to Sylvan.

Further WWE Career

After losing two games in a row, he didn't appear in WWE for some time.

On 12 May 2006, he returned to SmackDown, teaming up with Mike Wellington. However, they lost to The Gymini (Jake and Jesse).

On July 2007, he was given one more SmackDown game against Mark Henry.

This time, he had come with a new ring name, Joey Blalock but lost the match eventually.

On 29 February 2008, WWE teamed him up with Jay Garland to fight against The Big Show for a Handicap Squash Match.

On 2 June 2008, he got back to the RAW for a dark match against Super Crazy, losing once again at the end. Later in the year, he lost a knockout match Demonstration against The Big Show.

WWE Return

Since 2008, Ryan had not made any appearances for WWE but on 14 August 2011, he returned at SummerSlam, portraying a fan during a match between Mark Henry and Sheamus.

Later on, 17 August, he featured in a dark match against Bo Rotundo at the SmackDown tapings in Bakersfield, California. However, he lost the match.

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Ring Names

  1. Joey Ryan
  2. Joey Blalock
  3. Joey Hollywood
  4. Joey Shadow
  5. Chase Walker
  6. El Gallinero
  7. Forsaken
  8. Juicy Joey


  1. The Technical Wizard
  2. Magnum
  3. The Hollywood Submission Machine
  4. Trending
  5. King of Dong Style

Billed Weight

210 lbs. (95 kg)

Place of Birth

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Finishing Moves

  1. Kimura with body scissors
  2. Super swinging neckbreaker
  3. Crossface chickenwing
  4. Double underhook facebuster
  5. Super '70s Superkick

Major Titles

  1. NWA World Tag Team Championship with Karl Anderson
  2. PWG World Championship
  3. PWG World Tag Team Championship with Scott Lost
  4. WCWC Legacy Championship
  5. AWS Tag Team Championship with Scott Lost
  6. CWA Tag Team Championship with Scott Lost
  7. CWFH Heritage Tag Team Championship with Ryan Taylor
  8. Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship
  9. Dreamwave Tag Team Championship with Candice LeRae
  10. EWF Heavyweight Championship

Signature Moves

  1. Dropkick
  2. Folding powerbomb
  3. Lariat
  4. Boob-plex
  5. German
  6. Northern Lights
  7. Pumphandle
  8. YouPorn Plex (Crotch flip, with theatrics)


  1. Bobby Bradley
  2. Daniel Bryan
  3. Tom Howard
  4. Brian Kendrick

Entrance theme

  1. “Come On" by Dale Oliver (TNA)
  2. “Escape” by Rupert Holmes (independent circuit)
  3. “L's Theme” by Yoshihisa Hirano and Hideki Taniuchi (Championship Wrestling from Hollywood)

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