"The Instant Classic" Tyler Lawson (semi-retired)

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Tyler Lawson

"The Instant Classic" Tyler Lawson (semi-retired)

Postby TJtheShizz » Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:52 am



Ring Name
Tyler Lawson

Birth Name
Tyler Jeffrey Lawson

Former Nicknames
"The Instant Classic"
"Lawless" / "The Lawless One"
"The Closet Gay" *see Character section

Birth Date
September 11, 1980

Height and Weight
6'5" | 238 Lbs

Pittsburgh, PA


Picture Base
Hurricane Helms (current)

Toxic Spike (Modified Spike Brainbuster)
Mutiny I (Double Underhook Double Knee Backbreaker)

Signature Moves
Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker + Saito Suplex combo
Steel City Special (Double-Arm-Trap Neckbreaker)
Texas Cloverleaf

Signature Setup Moves
Various Suplexes
Air Lawson (Running Side Leg Lariat/Hip Attack to a cornered opponent)
Big Boot

To sum up Tyler Lawson's career succinctly, he was a great talent saddled with a very unfortunate story for most of his tenure. Despite immense technical wrestling skill and a spot with one of the hottest stables around, Lawson was plagued with rumors from friend and foe alike that he was in the closet, and despite them being unfounded he unfortunately let them get under his skin on several occasions. The truth of how it started or who proposed the angle is lost to time, but the gimmick remained an albatross that plagued Lawson's career and prevented him from ever taking the next step into the main event scene. Now retired and working as a trainer, Tyler looks back at his old gimmick as being in bad taste and having not aged well, so he prefers not to talk about it. He's not necessarily ashamed of his career, but he knows he didn't reach his full potential and wants to help Frank achieve the things he never could.

He was also a Pirate once. People might reference that.

Career Record
32-22 (Original Run)
5-3 (The Pirate)

XWA Record

Massacre 58 - vs Caleb Spires & Razor Xtreme [Tag Team Match w/Frank Lawson] (L) no show

SIW Impact Division Champion
July 1, 2009 - September 24, 2009 (85 Days)
Won From: Vacant [7 Man Ladder Match] (Road to Victory)
Defenses: 2
- Dario Nicolas Corsillo (Collision 7)
- Killer J / Kyle Kross (Superslam)

Lost to: Vacated

XWA (Association) Rising Star Division Champion
March 15, 2010 - May 31, 2010 (77 Days)
Won From: Chris Kanimaniac (Vendetta 20)
Defenses: 0
Lost to: Vacated

SIW World Television Champion
April 15, 2010 - August 31, 2010 (138 Days)
Won From: Vacant [Defeated J Glick A] (Collision 9)
Defenses: 1
- J Glick A (Big Ass American Bash)
Lost to: Robert Hope (Sinner: Night of Blood)

XWA (Association) International Champion
February 22, 2011 - March 20, 2011 (26 Days)
Won From: HHH619 (Main Event [before XtremeMania 2])
Defenses: 0
Lost to: Vacated

TNL Hardcore Champion
July 30, 2011 - November 16, 2011 (109 Days)
Won From: Vacant [Defeated Don Octavio] (Aggression 6)
Defenses: 1
- Hitman Alex / Axel Anvil (Bad Attitude)
Lost to: Vacated

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