Joey Matthews



Height: 5'9"

Weight: 213 lbs

Real Name: Adam Birch

DOB: 7/18/1979

Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

Other Names: "The Future" Joey Matthews(ECW/OVW), Joey Mercury(WWE), Joseph Mercury(WWE)

Wrestler Since: 1996

Finishing Maneuver: Super Frankensteiner, Rebel Yell

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #295(2011), #302(2010), #153(2008), #155(2007), #207(2006), #74(2005), #156(2004), #183(2003), #151(2002), #124(2001), #154(2000), #207(1999), #384(1998), #425(1997)

Other Related Websites:
M-N-M - Rollercoaster Bio
Straight Edge Society - Rollercoaster Bio
Joey Matthews - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Joey Matthews - Wikipedia Bio

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (23 - 58)
- ECW Arena (July 8, '00) = Joey Matthews & Christian York lost a "Four Corners" Match to Tony DeVito & Angel. Chris Chetti & Nova and the Full-Blooded Italians were the other participants.
- ECW Arena (August 20, '00) = Matthews & Christian York fell to the Full-Blooded Italians.
- ECW World Tag-Team Title Tournament (August 25, '00) = Matthews & Christian York lost in the first round to Julio Dinero & EZ Money. Mikey Whipwreck & Yoshihiro Tajiri won the tournament.
- ECW Anarchy Rulz '00 (October 1) = Matthews & Christian York lost to Danny Doring & Roadkill.
- ECW November to Remember '00 (November 5) = Matthews & Christian York were taken down by Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger.
- ECW Massacre on 34th Street (December 3, '00) = Matthews & Christian York defeated Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger.
- ECW Arena (December 23, '00) = Matthews, Christian York, & Tommy Dreamer were beaten by Chris Hamrick, Julio Dinero, & EZ Money.
- ECW Guilty As Charged '01 (January 7) = Matthews & Christian York fell to Jerry Lynn & Cyrus.
- 3PW Inaugural Show (February 15, '02) = Matthews, Christian York, & Ric Blade beat Colt Cabana, Paul E Normous, & CM Punk.
- RoH Round Robin Challenge (March 30, '02) = Matthews & Christian York defeated C.W. Anderson & Elax.
- RoH Night of Appreciation (April 27, '02) = Matthews & Christian York lost to Divine Storm.
- 3PW Three Men & A Bodybag (May 18, '02) = Matthews & Christian York took down Rapid Fire Maldonado & Dylan Knight. Later on, Matthews & Christian York fell to The Public Enemy.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #1, June 19, '02) = Matthews & Christian York were beaten by the Dupps.
- 3PW A War Renewed (June 29, '02) = Matthews defeated Murder One.
- IWC Heavyweight Title Tournament (July 20, '02) = Matthews & Christian York lost to the IWC Tag-Team Champions, Sexual Harassment (JT Rodgers & Eric Xtasy).
- RoH Crowning A Champion (July 27, '02) = Matthews & Christian York took down Prince Nana & Jacob's Ladder.
- 3PW Babes, Belts, & Blood (August 24, '02) = Matthews lost in the first round of the 3PW Heavyweight Title Tournament to the eventual winner, Gary Wolfe.
- 3PW This One's For You (September 21, '02) = Matthews & Christian York defeated Danny Doring & Amish Roadkill.
- RoH Glory By Honor I (October 5, '02) = Matthews, Christian York, & Alexis Laree fell to Allison Danger & the Christopher Street Connection.
- 3PW A Night For The Flyboy (October 19, '02) = Matthews beat Josh Daniels.
- RoH All-Star Extravaganza (November 9, '02) = Special K (Matthews & Dixie) lost a "Tag Scramble" Match to the SAT. Divine Storm and Da Hit Squad were the other participants.
- RoH Scramble Madness (November 16, '02) = Special K (Matthews, Angeldust, Deranged, Izzy, & Slim J) lost a "Scramble" Match to Divine Storm, the SAT, & the Amazing Red.
- 3PW Return of the Dream (November 23, '02) = Matthews won a "Three Way Dance" over Josh Daniels and Rob Eckos.
- RoH Night of the Butcher (December 7, '02) = Special K (Matthews & Deranged) lost a "Tag Scramble" Match to the SAT. Da Hit Squad and Jay Briscoe & the Amazing Red were the other participants.
- XPW Merry F'n Christmas (December 21, '02) = Matthews lost a "Television Title #1 Contender Elimination" Match to Jerry Lynn and Jonny Storm (double pin). The Zebra Kid was the other participant.
- 3PW Year-End Mayhem (December 28, '02) = Matthews took down Nosawa.
- XPW My Bloody Valentine '03 (February 14) = Matthews & Christian York fell to Mexico's Most Wanted.
- 3PW Legends Collide (March 29, '03) = Matthews lost to the 3PW Heavyweight Champion, Gary Wolfe.
- 3PW A Funkin' Classic (May 3, '03) = Matthews & Christian York were beaten by Amish Roadkill & the Blue Meanie.
- 3PW A New Era (June 21, '03) = Matthews & Christian York lost to Rob Eckos & Matt Striker.
- RoH Death Before Dishonor (July 19, '03) = Matthews & Krazy K lost a "Handicap" Match to Jeff Hardy.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #56, August 6, '03) = Matthews lost a "Four Corners" Match to Michael Shane. Shark Boy and Danny Doring were the other participants.
- NWA-TNA PPV (Show #57, August 13, '03) = In a dark match, Matthews was beaten by Chris Sabin.
- 3PW That's Incredible! (August 16, '03) = Matthews took down Mike Kruel.
- 3PW Raven's Rules (November 22, '03) = Matthews fell to Low Ki.
- 3PW Su-Su-Superfly (December 27, '03) = Matthews won a "Three Way Dance" over Low Ki and Ruckus.
- RoH Battle Lines Are Drawn (January 10, '04) = Special K (Matthews, Hydro, Slim J, & Dixie) won a "Scramble" Match over the Carnage Crew & the Ring Crew Express.
- 3PW Got Head? (January 24, '04) = Matthews defeated AJ Styles.
- 3PW 2nd Anniversary Show (February 21, '04) = Matthews won a "Three Way Dance #1 Contenders" Match over Jerry Lynn and Sabu.
- 3PW The Future Is Now (April 17, '04) = Matthews won the 3PW Heavyweight Title, beating Raven.
- 3PW Not Enough Time (May 15, '04) = Matthews, as the 3PW Heavyweight Champion, lost, via Countout, to Jerry Lynn.
- OVW Super Summer Sizzler Series (June 4, '04) = Matthews & Mike Bell lost to Adrenaline.
- OVW Super Summer Sizzler Series (June 18, '04) = Matthews & Melina fell to Matt Cappotelli & Alexis Laree.
- 3PW Splintered (June 19, '04) = Matthews retained the 3PW Heavyweight Title, winning a "Falls Count Anywhere Three Way Dance" over Jerry Lynn and AJ Styles.
- 3PW No Limits (July 17, '04) = Matthews stayed the 3PW Heavyweight Champ, beating Slyk Wagner Brown.
- OVW Super Summer Sizzler Series (July 23, '04) = Matthews & Johnny Nitro were beaten by Johnny Jeter & Seven.
- OVW Super Summer Sizzler Series (August 13, '04) = MNM (Matthews, Johnny Nitro, & Melina) lost to Johnny Jeter, Seven, & Synn.
- 3PW Five-Star Four-Way (August 21, '04) = Matthews lost the 3PW Heavyweight Title, losing a "Four Way Dance" to Christopher Daniels. Chris Sabin and AJ Styles were the other participants.
- 3PW Till We Meet Again (October 16, '04) = Matthews lost to the 3PW Heavyweight Champion, Christopher Daniels.
- OVW Crusade Rumble (November 12, '04) = Matthews lost a "Leather Strap" Match to Ken Doane.
- 3PW For The Gold (November 20, '04) = Matthews was beaten by Chris Sabin.
- WWE Judgment Day '05 (May 22, '05) = M-N-M (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) retained the Smackdown World Tag Titles, beating Charlie Haas & Hardcore Holly.
- OVW Six Flags Summer Sizzler Series '05 (June 3) = M-N-M were beaten by Rey Mysterio & Seth Skyfire.
- WWE Great American Bash '05 (July 24) = M-N-M lost the Smackdown World Tag Titles to Animal & Heidenreich.
- OVW Six Flags Summer Sizzler Series '05 (August 12) = M-N-M & Melina fell to Tommy Dreamer, Seth Skyfire, & Maria Kanellis.
- OVW Rasslin For Relief Benefit Show (October 1, '05) = M-N-M lost to the Heartbreakers.
- WWE No Mercy '05 (October 9) = M-N-M & Melina were beaten by Road Warrior Animal, Heidenreich, & Christy Hemme.
- WWE Armageddon '05 (December 18) = M-N-M took down the Mexicools (Super Crazy & Psicosis).
- WWE Royal Rumble '06 (January 29) = Mercury competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Rey Mysterio.
- WWE No Way Out '06 (February 19) = M-N-M, as the Smackdown Tag Champs, lost a "Non-Title" Match to Matt Hardy & Tatanka.
- WWE Wrestlemania 22 (April 2, '06) = In a dark match, Mercury competed in a "Battle Royal", which was won by Viscera.
- WWE Judgment Day '06 (May 21) = M-N-M lost the Smackdown Tag Titles to Brian Kendrick & Paul London.
- ECW December To Dismember '06 (December 3) = M-N-M fell to the Hardy Boyz.
- WWE Armageddon '06 (December 17) = M-N-M lost a "Four Corners Ladder" Match to the WWE Smackdown Tag-Team Champs, Brian Kendrick & Paul London. The Hardy Boyz and William Regal & Dave Taylor were the other participants. (This was the match where Mercury took a ladder to the face and left mid-match to be rushed to the hospital with a broken nose & other injuries)
- WWE Royal Rumble '07 (January 28) = M-N-M were beaten by the Hardy Boyz.
- WWE No Way Out '07 (February 18) = M-N-M & MVP lost to Chris Benoit & the Hardy Boyz.
- WWC 34th Anniversary Show (July 13, '07) = Mercury was pinned by Vito.
- TNA Bound For Glory '07 (October 14) = In a dark match, Joey Matthews & Johnny Swinger fell to the Motor City Machine Guns.
- RoH Breakout (January 25, '08) = The Age of the Fall (Matthews & Jimmy Jacobs) were beaten by the No Remorse Corps (Rocky Romero & Roderick Strong).
- RoH Without Remorse (January 26, '08) = Matthews lost to Mark Briscoe.
- RoH 6th Anniversary Show (February 23, '08) = Matthews was taken down by Kevin Steen.
- RoH Double Feature, Night 1 (March 14, '08) = The Age of the Fall (Matthews & Tyler Black) defeated the Briscoes.
- RoH Double Feature, Night 2 (March 15, '08) = Matthews fell to Kevin Steen.
- RoH Take No Prisoners (March 16, '08) = The Age of the Fall (Matthews & Necro Butcher) lost a "No Rules Tag-Team War" to the Briscoes.
- RoH Tag Wars '08 (April 18) = Matthews took down Jigsaw.
- RoH Return Engagement (April 19, '08) = The Age of the Fall (Matthews, Tyler Black, & Zach Gowen) defeated the Vulture Squad (Jack Evans, Jigsaw, & Ruckus).
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '08 (May 23) = Matthews fell to Jamin Olivencia.
- OVW Summer Sizzler Series '08 (May 30) = Matthews lost to Rudy Switchblade.
- RoH Battle For Supremacy (June 27, '08) = The Age of the Fall (Matthews & Jimmy Jacobs) were beaten by Kevin Steen & El Generico.
- WWE Summerslam '10 (August 15) = The Straight Edge Society (Joseph Mercury, Luke Gallows, & CM Punk) lost a "Handicap" Match to the Big Show.

Title Summary:
- OMEGA Light Heavyweight Champion (??/??/??)
- OMEGA Light Heavyweight Champion(2) (??/??/??)
- NCW Light Heavyweight Champion (4/1997 - ??)
- NWA 2000 Light Heavyweight Champion (9/06/1997 - 1/03/1998)
- MEWF Tag-Team Champion w/ Christian York (10/23/1997 - 11/13/1997)
- SCW Junior Heavyweight Champion (11/22/1997 - 1/29/1998)
- AWC Light Heavyweight Champion (5/08/1998 - 1998)
- SCW Junior Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/08/1998 - 7/31/1998)
- SCW Junior Heavyweight Champion(3) (8/20/1998 - 11/21/1998)
- SCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Christian York (12/20/1998 - 4/01/1999)
- IPWA Light Heavyweight Champion (1/09/1999 - 1/23/1999)
- MCW (Maryland) Cruiserweight Champion (5/21/1999 - 6/17/1999)
- ATCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Christian York (1/15/2000 - 7/15/2000)
- MCW (Maryland) Tag-Team Champion w/ Christian York (5/17/2000 - 8/02/2000)
- NWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Christian York (2/03/2001 - 2/17/2001)
- MCW (Maryland) Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Christian York (11/03/2001 - 5/22/2002)
- VCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Christian York (12/01/2001 - 2001)
- MCW (Maryland) Television Champion (1/29/2003 - 5/15/2003)
- 3PW Heavyweight Champion (4/17/2004 - 8/21/2004)
- OVW Southern Tag-Team Champion w/ Johnny Nitro (11/10/2004 - 1/19/2005)
- WWE Smackdown World Tag-Team Champion w/ Johnny Nitro (4/18/2005 - 7/24/2005)
- WWE Smackdown World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Johnny Nitro (10/25/2005 - 12/13/2005)
- WWE Smackdown World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Johnny Nitro (12/27/2005 - 5/21/2006)
- MCW Heavyweight Champion (7/08/2007 - 12/26/2007)
- OVW Television Champion (3/12/2008 - 4/16/2008)

PWI Achievement Awards: (1 win, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 2005 Tag-Team of the Year (M-N-M)