Ian Rotten



Height: 5'11"

Weight: 240 lbs

Real Name: John Williams

DOB: 6/01/1990

Hometown: Louisville, Kentucky

Other Names: Johnny Lawler, Zach Blades, Ian Bloody(IWA Mid-South), "The King of Hardcore" Ian Rotten

Wrestler Since: 1990

Finishing Maneuver: Rotten Rush, Kentucky Roll

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #352(2000), #347(1999), #310(1998), #181(1997), #178(1996), #180(1995), #301(1994), #277(1993)

Official Website: http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling2/ianrotten/

Other Related Websites:
Ian Rotten - Cagematch Bio
Ian Rotten - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Ian Rotten - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (29 - 32, 2 NCs)
- ECW NWA Bloodfest, Part 1 (October 1, '93) = The Rotten Brothers (Ian & Axl Rotten) defeated Chad Austin & Todd Shaw. Later on, the Rotten Brothers fell to Bad Company.
- ECW NWA Bloodfest, Part 2 (October 2, '93) = The Rotten Brothers beat Chad Austin & Don E. Allen. Later on, the Rotten Brothers lost a "Three Way Steel Cage" Match to The Public Enemy. Bad Company were the other participants.
- ECW Terror At Tabor (November 12, '93) = The Rotten Brothers were taken down by The Public Enemy. Later on, the Rotten Brothers won a "Non-Title" Match over the ECW Tag Champs, Tony Stetson & Johnny Hotbody.
- ECW November To Remember '93 (November 13) = The Rotten Brothers lost to the ECW Tag-Team Champions, Tony Stetson & Johnny Hotbody.
- ECW Heat Wave '94 (July 16) = The Rotten Brothers defeated Rockin' Rebel & Hack Meyers.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '94 (August 13) = The Rotten Brothers lost a "Basebrawl" Match to the ECW Tag Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW November To Remember '94 (November 5) = The Rotten Brothers lost a "Losers Must Split" Match to the Pitbulls.
- ECW Double Tables (February 4, '95) = Ian Rotten pinned Axl Rotten.
- ECW Return of the Funker (February 25, '95) = Ian Rotten lost a "Barbed Wire Baseball Bat" Match to Axl Rotten.
- ECW Three Way Dance (April 8, '95) = Ian Rotten lost a "Hair vs. Hair" Match to Axl Rotten.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '95 (April 15) = Ian Rotten won a "Barbed Wire Baseball Bat" Match over Axl Rotten.
- ECW Enter Sandman (May 13, '95) = Ian Rotten lost a "Barbed Wire Baseball Bat Barbed Wire Chair" Match to Axl Rotten.
- ECW Barbed Wire, Hoodies, & Chokeslams (June 17, '95) = The Rotten Brothers lost, via forfeit, to The Public Enemy.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '95 (July 1) = Ian Rotten lost a "Taipei Death" Match to Axl Rotten.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '97 (July) = Rotten won a "Thumbtack Bat Barbed Wire Boards" Match over Ca$h Flo, a "Spider Net Death" Match over Rollin Hard, and an "Electrified Lightbulb Death" Match over Axl Rotten to win the tournament.
- CZW Bloodbath '00 (January 8) = Rotten fought to a No-Contest with Mad Man Pondo.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '00 (October) = Rotten lost a "Barbed Wire Boards & Bat" Match to Mark Wolf.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '01 (June) = Rotten won a "Fans Bring The Weapons" Match over Peter B. Beautiful, a "Light Tube Tables Fans Bring The Weapons" Match over Nick Mondo, and a "Triple Threat House of Pain" Match over Rollin Hard and Mean Mitch Page to win the tournament.
- 3PW A War Renewed (June 29, '02) = Ian & Axl Rotten fought to a No-Contest with The Public Enemy.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '02 (July) = Rotten won a "Fans Bring The Weapons" Match over Hugh Rogue, then lost an "Electrified Light Tubes" Match to 2 Tuff Tony.
- 3PW A Funkin' Classic (May 3, '03) = Rotten lost a "Hardcore" Match to Balls Mahoney.
- IWA Mid-South Revolution Strong Style Tournament '03 (June 27) = Rotten lost in the first round to the eventual winner, BJ Whitmer.
- CZW Extreme 8 (June 28, '03) = Rotten won an Extreme 8 Qualifying Match, winning a "Barbed Wire Thumbtack Bat" Match over Louie Ramos.
- CZW Deja Vu 2 (July 20, '03) = Rotten won a "Winner Gets Tournament Choice Lumberjack Taipei Death" Match over John Zandig. With his choice, Rotten placed Nate Webb into the Tournament of Death brackets.
- CZW Tournament of Death II (July 26, '03) = Rotton won a "Barbed Wire Board Light Tub Tables" Match over Nick Gage and a "Fans Bring Weapons" Match over Necro Butcher, before losing a "200 Light Tubes Barbed Wire No Ropes Death" Match in the finals to Nick Mondo.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '03 (August) = Rotten won a "175,000 Thumbtack Death" Match over the Messiah and a "Fans Bring The Weapons" Match over Balls Mahoney, before losing a "Fans Bring The Weapons" Match to JC Bailey.
- CZW Aftermath (August 9, '03) = Rotten won a "Four Way Hardcore" Match over Necro Butcher, Nate Webb, and Corporal Robinson.
- CZW Respect (August 23, '03) = Rotten lost a "Honeycomb Barbed Wire Explosive Cage Scaffold" Match to John Zandig.
- IWA Mid-South Ted Petty Invitational Tournament '03 (November) = Rotten defeated Mickie Knuckles and Jimmy Jacobs, then fell to Alex Shelley. Danny Daniels won the tournament.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '04 (June) = Rotten won a "Fans Bring The Weapons" Match over Nate Webb, then lost a "Barbed Wire Light Tubes Rubbing Alcohol" Match to Corporal Robinson.
- CZW Liberated (March 12, '05) = Rotten lost a "Light Tube Log Cabin" Match to the CZW Ultraviolent Underground Champion, JC Bailey.
- Hardcore Homecoming (June 10, '05) = Bad Breed (Axl & Ian Rotten) had a brawl with the Gangstinators.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '05 (July) = Rotten lost a "Barbed Wire Light Tubes Rubbing Alcohol" Match to Corporal Robinson.
- CZW Tournament Of Death IV (July 30, '05) = Rotten lost a "Home Run Derby Death" Match to the eventual winner of the tournament, Necro Butcher.
- Hardcore Homecoming II (September 16, '05) = Rotten & Balls Mahoney fell to Team 3-D.
- Hardcore Homecoming III (September 17, '05) = Rotten lost a "Three Way Dance" Match to New Jack. Balls Mahoney was the other participant.
- Hardcore Homecoming IV (November 5, '05) = Ian Rotten lost a "Taipei Death" Match to Axl Rotten.
- CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix '06, Night One (February 24) = Team IWA Mid-South (Rotten & Mickie Knuckles) lost in the first round of the Tag World Grand Prix Tournament to BLK OUT (Eddie Kingston & Sabian). The Kings of Wrestling won the tournament.
- CHIKARA Tag World Grand Prix '06, Night Three (February 26) = In a non-tournament match, Rotten, Arik Cannon, & Joker defeated Kevin Steen & The Iron Saints.
- IWA Mid-South Tag-Team Death Match Tournament (November 4, '06) = Rotten & Drake Younger beat Die Hard & Vortekz, then lost to Tough Crazy Bastards. Mad Man Pondo & 2 Tuff Tony won the tournament.
- IWA Mid-South Chris Candido Cup Tag-Team Tournament '07 (May 25 - 26) = Rotten & Mickie Knuckles defeated Ricky Morton & Z-Bar, then fell to Basham & Damaja. Sal & Vito Thomaselli won the tournament.
- IWA Mid-South Double Death Tag-Team Tournament '07 (October 26) = Rotten & Insane Lane took down Mickie Knuckles & Storm and Devon Moore & Joker, before losing in the finals to Brain Damage & Deranged.
- CZW Lights! Camera! CZW! (March 8, '08) = Rotten lost a "Fans Bring The Weapons Ultraviolent Gauntlet" Match to Necro Butcher. The other participants were Freak Show, Danny Havoc, and Shane Storm.
- IWA Mid-South King of the Death Match Tournament '08 (June) = Ian Bloody survived the first round along with Devon Moore (eliminating Corey Shaddix). Bloody was then beaten by Moore, who went on to win the tournament.

Title Summary:
- NWA Revolution Tag-Team Champion (??/??/??)
- GWF Tag-Team Champion w/ Axl Rotten (1/29/1993 - 2/26/1993)
- IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatches Champion (1997)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion (7/19/1997 - 7/31/1997)
- NWA United States Tag-Team Champion w/ Blaze (9/20/1997 - 1/22/1998)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/28/1998 - 7/12/1998)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(3) (7/30/1998 - 8/06/1998)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion (11/08/1998 - 3/27/1999)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(4) (12/04/1998 - 1/06/1999)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(5) (1/07/1999 - 1/14/1999)
- IWW Heavyweight Cup Champion (2/13/1999 - 2/14/1999)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(6) (4/29/1999 - 8/07/1999)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/23/1999 - 9/17/1999)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(3) (2/17/2000 - 3/17/2000)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(7) (6/24/2000 - 7/01/2000)
- IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Champion(8) (12/06/2000 - 12/30/2000)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(4) (12/23/2000 - 1/13/2001)
- IWA Mid-South King of the Deathmatches Champion(2) (2001)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(5) (6/16/2001 - 11/17/2001)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(6) (3/30/2002 - 4/20/2002)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(7) (6/15/2002 - 6/2002)
- MAW Heavyweight Champion(8) (11/23/2002 - 1/13/2003)
- IWA Mid-South Tag-Team Champion w/ Axl Rotten (3/02/2002 - 4/05/2002)
- IWA Mid-South Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Cash Flo (5/03/2002 - 5/10/2002)
- IWA Mid-South Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Tarek The Great (5/10/2002 - 5/18/2002)
- wXw (Germany) World Heavyweight Champion (6/12/2004 - 6/19/2004)
- IWA Mid-South Tag-Team Champion(4) w/ Axl Rotten (7/09/2005 - 9/09/2005)
- wXw (Germany) Hardcore Champion (1/29/2006 - 4/21/2006)
- PWU Hardcore Champion (7/22/2006 - 8/19/2006)
- IWA Deep South Tag-Team Champion w/ Mickie Knuckles (11/24/2006 - 3/03/2007)
- JCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Lane Bloody (8/09/2008 - 12/20/2008)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1995 Feud of the Year (Ian Rotten vs. Axl Rotten)