Adam John Pearce is an American retired professional wrestler. He is a former five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Pearce is currently employed by WWE as a producer and on-screen official. He also wrestles in the WWE as an independent wrestler and has appeared in several independent wrestling events.
About Adam Pearce in brief
Adam John Pearce is an American retired professional wrestler. He is a former five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Pearce is currently employed by WWE as a producer and on-screen official. Pearce lettered in both football and baseball in high school. He suffered from Acute Muscular Compartment Syndrome in both of his lower legs and underwent surgery. He stopped playing sports in 1995 and began training with professional wrestling trainers Sonny Rogers and Randy Ricci. Pearce was part of the ‘East Coast Invasion’ angle where he had an early breakout match near Thanksgiving 1997 against Reckless Youth. He was signed by WWF in 2001 and wrestled Chris Masters in Masters’ last independent match before being signed by the WWF. Pearce has worked several UPW events, most notably in the opening round by Roland Alexander’s All Pro Wrestling. He has also competed in the King of the Indies Tournament, promoted by the Ultimate Pro Wrestling promotion. He currently works as a trainer and coach at the WWE Performance Center. He also wrestled in the NWA Hall of Fame and is a member of the British Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships. He won the British Heavyweight Championship in 2007. He lost the British Championship Championship in 2008. He had a tryout with WCW, but felt ‘burnt out’ and decided to take off from professional wrestling for eight months. He returned to wrestling at the urging of both Christopher Daniels and Kevin Bassman and began working for Ultimate Prorestling. Pearce also wrestles in the WWE as an independent wrestler and has appeared in several independent wrestling events.
His last match was in May 2011. He appeared in the final round of the King Of The Indies Tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Diamond Dallas Page. He then went on to appear in the World Wrestling Federation’s Overload event. He later appeared in a number of independent wrestling promotions, including All-Star Championship Wrestling in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as the promotion’s top babyface and later, top heel. His matches against Dino Bambino were viewed as being among the area’s best, and their 1999 Cage Match in GreenBay was voted the 1999 Upper Midwest Match of the Year. He began wrestling for most notably for Carmine DiSpirito’s Mid American Wrestling promotion, and through Dispirito was booked on a tour of Europe in 1998. Pearce became a member. of the Gold Bond Mafia with CM Punk, Colt Cabana, Dave Prazak, and Chuck E. Smooth. He competed in IWA Mid-South Light Heavyweight Championships in 2001, and was also signed to be a part of I-Mid-WA’s IWA King of Indies Tournament. He worked in the I-WA South Championship Wrestling promotion in 2002, where he was the first student, under Ace Steel and Danny Dominion, of the Steel Domain Training Center. In 2003, Pearce was signed to work for World Championship Wrestling as an enhancement talent. He made several appearances as Enhancement Talent for the WXO promotion. When Taylor moved to World Championshiprestling Pearce was contacted by Paul Orndorff. After a stint in the short-lived WXo promotion in early 2000, Pearce worked for WW.