Glen Gilberti


Height: 6'0"

Weight: 238 lbs

Real Name: Glen Gilburdy

DOB: 11/12/68

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Other Names: The Brooklyn Stud, The Teaser, Glen Gilbernetti, The Boogie Man, DISQO(WCW), The Disco Inferno(WCW), Glen Gilberti (NWA-TNA)

Wrestler Since: 1991

Finishing Maneuver: Chartbuster

PWI 500 2004 Ranking: #175

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #92(2003), #133(2001), #137(2000), #85(1999), #87(1998), #113(1997), #116(1996), #384(1993)

History: Who came to see the Disco Inferno dance? The Disco Inferno can definitely be called one of the more interesting gimmicks in wrestling history. Disco first began wrestling in Georgia, before moving on to Michigan, a brief shift in the WWF, then to the USWA in 1992. Disco first became a well-known wrestler in WCW in the early '90s without much success. In 1997, he had four months left on his contract when he "broke" contract by refusing to wrestle a woman. He then went to the PWE, managed by Nortorious Norm, for a short while. Next on Disco's travels was the MEWF, where he won the MWEF Heavyweight Title in April '97. A few months later, Disco returned to WCW with a splash, winning his first gold there by defeating Alex Wright for the WCW World Television Title. Disco held the title for nearly 2 months before losing to Perry Saturn.

A month after his loss, Disco won back the Television title from Saturn. His second title reign lasted less than one month before being beaten by Booker T. Since then, Disco has mainly been a midcarder and a "jobber" in WCW, facing such wrestlers as Bill Goldberg and the Flock. Disco recently has teamed with both Alex Wright and Tokyo Magnum to form the Dancing Idiots. So far the tag team has not been inspiring.

Disco also had a brief feud with Juvy Guerrera, after Juventud disputed his ability to wrestle as a Cruiserweight. This feud didn't last very long, however. Soon after, Disco began trying to join the Wolfpac, appealing to Konnan and other team members. When the new nWo Wolfpac formed, Disco continued to try and earn their favor, particularly Scott Hall's. Hall seems to have been receptive, as he's aided Disco many times in his matches, the biggest of which getting Disco a HUGE upset win over Wrath. This was the sign that Disco was finally getting a push, becoming connected with the nwo Wolfpac.

In '99, Disco's had a few good feuds without moving very far. Disco worked as Scott Hall's lackey for a time, aiding him against Bill Goldberg and Bam-Bam Bigelow. Disco also feuded with Booker T, who soundly defeated him at Superbrawl IX. Disco then moved on to other things, before beginning a good feud with Konnan. The feud began when Disco became envious of Konnan's rap videos and edited one, putting himself in it. Disco also started appearing as La Cookooracha, a masked 'cruiserweight' who apparently didn't speak English. Konnan saw right through this, however. The two met at Spring Stampede, with Konnan using Disco's finisher to get the win.

Disco stayed in the background for the next month, as Scott Hall was out for an extended period of time. The Disco Inferno returned to the 'front', though, in June '99, challenging some of the older talent and joining the youth revolution. However, Disco turned the other direction a few weeks later, facing "Buff" Bagwell at the Great American Bash, where he was soundly defeated. Disco then became involved in a feud with Ernest "The Cat" Miller, since both love to dance, Miller as James Brown, Disco as, well, Disco. The two signed a match at Bash at the Beach with the stipulation that whoever loses, can't dance anymore. Due to Sonny Onoo distracting Disco, Miller got the pinfall and the victory. Disco vanished for a while after that, leaving many to believe that "Disco" might be dead.

However, Disco soon made his reappearance, still dancing as always. It's still unknown if the "Last Dance" clause was just dropped, or simply ignored. At the beginning of October, Disco got the match he needed to renew his career, being the first defense of Psychosis, who had won the Cruiserweight Title just a few days before at a house show. Disco surprised everyone by getting the victory and becoming the Cruiserweight Champion. He went on to hold the belt for over a month, defending it against guys like Lash LaRoux and other worthy challengers. He defeated LaRoux cleanly at Halloween Havoc. Disco soon after started bringing a new ally to the ring, in the form of Tony Marinara, a half-crazed Brooklyn-style fan. Disco went to WCW Mayhem to face Evan Karagias, but lost the Cruiserweight Title after a chair shot from Disco accidentally knocked out Marinara. Disco was too shocked to dodge Karagias, and lost the belt.

The next month, Disco began a long war with Marinara and his thugs, Big Vito and Johnny the Bull. He was joined, surprisingly, by LeRoux. The two continually pulled gags on the thugs, and even went as far as to tar 'n' feather Marinara. But the tables were turned at Starrcade, when Disco accidentally hit LeRoux with the Last Dance, allowing Vito and Johnny to get the win. This led to Disco Inferno becoming a manager/enforcer for the Mamalukes tag-team, to pay off his debt and earn the 'forgiveness' of the Mafia-like family. Disco also teamed up with Big Vito in the WCW World Tag-Team Title tournament, but they were eliminated quickly by Buff Bagwell & Kanyon. Moving into 2000, Disco continued to earn his pay, eventually leading the Mamalukes to the Tag-Team Titles. He also became more arrogant, if that was possible, continually paying for his mouth's sins.

When Eric Bischoff and Vince Russo returned to WCW in April '00, forming the New Blood, the Disco Inferno was quick to sign up with the Mamalukes. Disco again, however, found himself without a major role, doing the dirty work for the New Blood and, usually, paying for it. As the Mamalukes began wrestling on their own, trying to become a power again, the Disco Inferno jumped groups, joining with Rey Mysterio Jr, Juventud Guerrera, and Konnan in the Filthy Animals. The Animals then became embroiled in a major war with the Misfits in Action, who were against the New Blood after being 'fired' by Eric Bischoff. Disco was the first one to really step up, challenging Lt. Loco (Chavo Guerrero Jr) for his Cruiserweight Title. The two met up in a match at the Great American Bash '00, which quickly had a lot of interference by both the Filthy Animals and the MIA. In the end, Lt. Loco landed his Tornado DDT, taking the win, and keeping Disco from reclaiming his title.

The feud with the MIA continued for another month, leading to Lt. Loco vs. Guerrera at the next PPV. Both stables were banned from ringside, but Disco and the rest of the Animals got around it by wearing masks, interfering for Juvy. However, the MIA had the same idea, and eventually Lt. Loco again left with the belt. At Fall Brawl '00, Disco and the rest of the Filthy Animals were made "enforcers" by Ernest "The Cat" Miller in the four-way Tag-Team Title match between Kronic(c), Jindrak & O'Haire, General Rection & Corporal Cajun, and the Perfect Event. While Disco was the special referee, the rest stayed on the outside, interfering every so often, while Disco kept doing a slow count. Eventually, Chavo Guerrero Jr came down during the melee and took Disco's shirt, making the count and giving the win to Kronik. Later that night, Kronik lost the belts to Vampiro & the Great Muta. At the next Nitro, with Disco & Konnan helping, Guerrera & Mysterio were able to take the tag-team titles from them.

Disco's relationship with the Filthy Animals began going downhill in the next month. He lost the tag-team titles for his stable, after challenging Ernest "The Cat" Miller for his Commissioner spot and losing the fight. Jindrak & O'Haire later won the belts in the Battle Royal. Things continued to intensify between the Disco Inferno and his compadres, even as the Filthy Animals began battling against the Natural Born Thrillers. After various encounters, the two stables decided on an 14-person Elimination match at Fall Brawl. The teams consisted of Disco, Mysterio Jr, Guerrera, Konnan, Big Vito, "Mr Wonderful" Paul Orndorff, and Tygress fighting against Mike Sanders, "The Total Package" Chuck Palumbo, "PerfectSean" Stasiak, Mark Jindrak, Sean O'Haire, Reno, & Johnny the Bull. The match didn't go well in many ways. First, after the match had progressed a few minutes, Disco accidentally hit Konnan with the Last Dance, allowing Jindrak to get the easy pin. This was the last straw, and the Filthy Animals later refused to tag Disco. Big Vito finally did tag him, with a fist, allowing Reno to take him out of the match. The fight later ended when Orndorff badly injured himself doing a piledriver.

Disco began feuding with both the Filthy Animals & the Natural Born Thrillers, allying himself once again with his dancing buddy, Alex Wright. The Boogie Knights battled against the tag-team champions Jindrak & O'Haire and Mysterio & Guerrera at Halloween Havoc '00. It was a wild affair, with three men legal at any time. The Boogie Knights had the advantage near the end of the fight, with Disco getting the Last Dance on Jindrak. But with Wright outside of the ring, Disco was left alone, and O'Haire came in to hit the Swanton Bomb on Disco and get the pin, keeping the tag-team belts for his team. Disco would continue appearing with Wright in both tag-team and singles competition, keeping the feud with the Filthy Animals going by recruiting Kronik, the paid enforcers, to attack the cruiserweights. Disco, meanwhile, was nursing injuries, keeping him off the circuit. He was partially announced as the tag-team champions with Wright for a week, when Wright (with General Rection) won the belts over Jindrak & O'Haire in Germany. WCW tried to play this off as if the Boogie Knights had won the belts. With Disco still injured, though, Wright lost the belts soon after to the Perfect Event, with Elix Skipper as his partner.

At Mayhem '00, Disco paid off Kronik with all the money he had, for them to join Wright in a Handicap match against Kidman & Mysterio. But after over 7 minutes of brutality from the duo, Kronik suddenly left, saying that Disco had only paid them for a certain amount of time. Wright was then decimated by Kidman & Mysterio and taken out, getting another loss for the Boogie Knights. After the defeat, both Disco & Wright faded back out of the scenes, losing to up-and-coming tag-teams. Disco stayed more in the background, as one of the 'bookers' for WCW. Throughout 2001, Disco rarely had a major role in any WCW events.

The Disco Inferno didn't make an appearance during the Season Finale of the Turner-ran WCW, ending his career there quietly. He also was not picked up by the WWF, leaving him to wrestle on the independent circuit for a time. Disqo's next major appearance would be in Australia, when he joined up with the WWAS along with many other former WCW wrestlers. He competed in the First-Round of the WWAS Heavyweight Title Tournament in a Battle Royal, but was tossed out early on. Still, the wrestler is once again struting his stuff in front of large audiences, proving that Disco is not dead yet.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (28 - 65)
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 = Disco defeated Joey Maggs in a dark match.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '95 = Disco lost to Eddie Guerrero in a dark match.
- WCW World War III '95 = Disco competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXII (January '96) = Disco lost to then-WCW United States Champion the One Man Gang.
- WCW Slamboree '96 = Disco and Alex Wright lost to Dick Slater and Bobby Eaton.
- WCW Great American Bash '96 = In a dark match, Disco lost to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '96 = Disco was defeated by then-Cruiserweight Champion Dean Malenko.
- WCW World War III '96 = Disco was involved in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by the Giant.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '97 = Disco was beaten by Jacquelyn.
- WCW World War III '97 = Disco was unable to win the WCW TV Title from Perry Saturn. Later in the night, Disco competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW Superbrawl VIII ('98) = Disco got a win over La Parka.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '98 = Disco was forced to submit to Konnan.
- WCW Road Wild '98 = The Dancing Fools (Disco and Alex Wright) lost to Public Enemy.
- WCW Fall Brawl '98 = The Dancing Fools were defeated by Jim Neidhart and the British Bulldog.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '98 = Disco defeated Juventud Guerrera. Later in the night, Disco lost to Billy Kidman, who retained the WCW Cruiserweight Title.
- WCW World War III '98 = Disco competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Kevin Nash.
- WCW Superbrawl IX ('99) = Disco was defeated by Booker T after a Harlem Hangover.
- WCW Spring Stampede '99 = Disco was defeated with his own move, the Last Dance Stunner, by Konnan.
- WCW Great American Bash '99 = Disco was hit with the Buff Blockbuster and pinned by Buff Bagwell.
- WCW Bash at the Beach '99 = Disco lost a "Dance" Match with Ernest "The Cat" Miller, due to a distraction from Sonny Onoo.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '99 = Disco defeated Lash Laroux with the Last Dance Stunner, retaining the Cruiserweight Title.
- WCW Mayhem '99 = Disco lost the Cruiserweight belt to Evan Karagias.
- WCW Starrcade '99 Disco and LaRoux were pinned by Big Vito and Johnny the Bull.
- 3rd Annual Brian Pillman Memorial Show (May '00) = Disco & Billy Kidman were beaten by the Harris Brothers.
- WCW Great American Bash '00 = Disco was defeated by the Cruiserweight Champion Lt. Loco (Chavo Guerrero Jr).
- WCW Fall Brawl '00 = Disco, Rey Mysterio Jr, Juventud Guerrera, Konnan, Big Vito, Paul Orndorff & Tygress fought in an Elimination match against Mike Sanders, Chuck Palumbo, Sean Stasiak, Mark Jindrak, Sean O'Haire, Reno, & Johnny the Bull. Disco was pinned by Reno. The match ended in a No-Contest.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '00 = The Boogie Knights (Disco & Alex Wright) lost a Triangle match to the Tag-Team Champions Mark Jindrak & Sean O'Haire. Rey Mysterio Jr & Billy Kidman were the other participants.
- WCW Millenium Final (November '00) = Disco competed in a Battle Royal, which was won by Mike Awesome.
- BCW Leamington Show (June 23, '01) = Disco fell to Gutter.
- BCW Windsor Show (July 14, '01) = Disco & Jim Duggan took down Scott D'Amore & Cyrus.
- WWAS Sydney Superdome (October 26, '01) = Disqo competed in the First Round Battle Royal of the WWAS Title Tournament, which was won by Buff Bagwell.
- IWC Monroevilla Show (November 10, '01) = Disco fell to the IWC Champion, Orion.
- IWC Uniontown Show (December 14, '01) = Disco won over the Sandman.
- GCW Birmingham Show (January 25, '02) = Disco took down Curtis Hughes.
- EWF Houston Show (January 26, '02) = Disco beat Tony Fortune.
- WWA "Revolution" (February 24, '02) = Disco was forced to submit to Scott Steiner.
- IWC West Mifflin Show (March 2, '02) = Disco won a "Lumberjack" Match over the Sandman.
- ICW Sierra Vista Show (April 20, '02) = Disco was beaten by Konnan.
- MCW (Michigan) Muskegon Show (May 5, '02) = Disco & Jack Starr lost to Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson.
- USPW Nashville Show (June 1, '02) = Disco, Kory Williams & Hot Rod Biggs fell to Cassidy O'Reilly, Chase Stevens & Spellbinder.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #12, September 18, '02) = Disco competed in the "Tag-Team Rumble", which was won by Chris Harris & Brian Lee.
- Superstars & Legends Jersey City Show (September 21, '02) = Disco was beaten by Jimmy Snuka.
- NWS Sayreville Show (September 28, '02) = Disco took down Simon Diamond.
- PCW Reunion Show (October 19, '02) = Disco & Buff Bagwell defeated Scotty Riggs & Ray Lloyd.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #30, February 5, '03) = Glen Gilberti was pinned by Jorge Estrada.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #31, February 12, '03) = Gilberti, BG James & Mike Sanders fell to Ron Killings, Jorge Estrada & Tenacious Z.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #34, March 5, '03) = Gilberti & Mike Sanders defeated America's Most Wanted.
- IWC Penn Hills PD Fundraiser (March 14, '03) = The Disco Inferno won, via DQ, over Dustin Ardine. Later on, the Disco Inferno fell to Dennis Gregory.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #36, March 19, '03) = Gilberti & Mike Sanders were beaten by Jim Duggan & Moondog Spot.
- NWS Wall Township Show (March 29, '03) = The Disco Inferno won over Danny Doring.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #39, April 9, '03) = Gilberti was beaten by AJ Styles.
- IWC Uniontown Show (April 13, '03) = The Disco Inferno lost to Raven.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #40, April 16, '03) = Gilberti won a "No DQ" Match over AJ Styles.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #41, April 23, '03) = Gilberti & Mike Sanders lost, via DQ, to AJ Styles & D-Lo Brown.
- WPW Lincoln City Show (April 26, '03) = The Disco Inferno fell to Buff Bagwell.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #43, May 7, '03) = Gilberti won the "Anarchy in the Asylum" Battle Royal.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #44, May 14, '03) = Gilberti pinned Perry Saturn.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #47, June 4, '03) = Gilberti lost to the NWA World Champion, Jeff Jarrett.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #50, June 25, '03) = Gilberti & Shane Douglas lost, via DQ, to Jeff Jarrett & Raven.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #57, August 13, '03) = Gilberti, Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger fell to Dusty Rhodes & America's Most Wanted.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #58, August 20, '03) = In a dark match, Gilberti defeated Pogo the Clown.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #59, August 27, '03) = Gilberti won a "Bullrope" Match over Dusty Rhodes.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #62, September 24, '03) = Gilberti, Simon Diamond & David Young won over Three Live Crew. Diamond kept the NWA Tag Titles (with Johnny Swinger).
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #63, October 1, '03) = In a dark match, Gilberti took down Jarod Steel.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #64, October 8, '03) = Gilberti, Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger fought in an "Elimination" Match against Three Live Krew. Gilberti was the sole 'survivor'.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #65, October 15, '03) = In a dark match, Gilberti & David Young defeated Mike Foxx & Masada.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #67, October 29, '03) = Gilberti & David Young fell to America's Most Wanted.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #68, November 5, '03) = Gilberti & David Young were beaten by Ron Killings & BG James.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #69, November 12, '03) = Gilberti competed in a "Gauntlet" Match, which was won by Ron Killings.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #70, November 19, '03) = In a dark match, Gilberti & David Young beat Mikey Tenderfoot & Z-Barr.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #71, November 26, '03) = Gilberti, Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger lost to Three Live Krew, who gained the vacated NWA World Tag Titles.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #72, December 3, '03) = Gilberti & David Young lost a "Triangle" Match to America's Most Wanted. Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger were the other participants.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #74, December 17, '03) = Gilberti & David Young lost a "Nashville Street Fight" Match to America's Most Wanted.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #75, January 7, '04) = In a dark match, Gilberti & David Young defeated Sean Lee & Matt Power.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #77, January 21, '04) = Gilberti & David Young fell to Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #79, February 4, '04) = Gilberti & David Young were beaten by the Insane Clown Posse.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #81, February 18, '04) = Gilberti & Kid Kash lost a "Juggalo Street Fight" Match to the Insane Clown Posse.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #83, March 3, '04) = Gilberti, Kid Kash, David Young, Michael Shane & Johnny Swinger fell to Sonny Siaki, D-Lo Brown, Simon Diamond, Ron Killings & Konnan.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #84, March 10, '04) = Gilberti, Kid Kash & David Young won a "6-Man Dark Carnival" Match over Too Tuff Tony & the Insane Clown Posse.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #85, March 17, '04) = Gilberti competed in the "10 Man Elimination #1 Contenders" Match, which was won by Ron Killings.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #86, March 24, '04) = Gilberti & David Young lost in the first round of the NWA World Tag-Team Title Tournament to the New Church.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #87, March 31, '04) = Gilberti & David Young lost a "Four Corners Tag-Team #1 Contenders" Match to D-Lo Brown & El Leon. Simon Diamond & Sonny Siaki and the New Franchise were the other participants.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #90, April 21, '04) = Gilberti & Johnny Swinger defeated Simon Diamond & Sonny Siaki.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #91, April 28, '04) = Gilberti, Johnny Swinger & Trinity fell to Pat Kenney(Simon Diamond), Sonny Siaki & Desire.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #97, June 9, '04) = Gilberti & Johnny Swinger fell to America's Most Wanted.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #98, June 16, '04) = Gilberti & Johnny Swinger lost a "Humiliation Box" Match to Sonny Siaki & Pat Kenney.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #100, June 30, '04) = Gilberti & Johnny Swinger lost a "Double or Nothing Humiliation" Match to Sonny Siaki & Pat Kenney.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #106, August 11, '04) = Gilberti lost a "Final Gutcheck Challenge Loser Leaves NWA-TNA" Match to David Young.
- NWA-TNA Turning Point (December 5, '04) = The NYC (Gilberti & Johnny Swinger) fell to Pat Kenney & Johnny B. Badd.
- World Wrestling Legends PPV (March 5, '06) = The Disco Inferno was beaten by Koko B. Ware.

Title Summary:
- NGWA Tag-Team Champion (??/??/??)
- MEWF Heavyweight Champion (4/03/97 - 4/09/97)
- WCW World Television Champion (9/02/97 - 11/03/97)
- WCW World Television Champion(2) (12/08/97 - 12/29/97
- WCW Cruiserweight Champion (10/04/99 - 11/21/99)
- GCW Heavyweight Champion (10/14/04 - 10/30/04)
- GCW United States Junior Heavyweight Champion (10/14/04 - ??)
- GCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Johnny Swinger (1/01/05 - 2/12/05)