Open main menu

Jonathan Gresham (born March 20, 1988) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH).[1][4][5]

Jonathan Gresham
Born (1988-03-20) March 20, 1988 (age 31)[1][2]
Atlanta, Georgia[2][1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Jonathan Gresham
Hero Tiger[1][2]
Jonathan Davis[1]
Hieracon[1]
Suicide[1]
Billed height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)[1]
Billed weight161 lb (73 kg)[1][2]
Billed fromAtlanta, Georgia[2]
Trained byCurtis Hughes[1][3]
Jay Fury[1]
WWA4 Wrestling School[3]
DebutMarch 5, 2005[1]

Gresham has worked for many promotions, such as Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) where he is a former CZW World Heavyweight Champion as well as Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw), Chikara, IWA Mid-South, Full Impact Pro (FIP), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and Evolve among others.[6][7][3] He has wrestled in over fifteen countries.[8]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

Independent circuit (2005–present)Edit

Gresham trained under Mr. Hughes, Jay Fury and the WWA4 wrestling school in Atlanta.[1][9] His first match was in Douglasville, Georgia against Heath Miller.[3][10] At the time he was only 16 years old.[3] Gresham made his National Wrestling Alliance debut in 2006 as Jonathan Davis in a four-way tag team match losing to Darin Childs and Seth Shai.[11][6] In 2007, he defeated Amien Rios in his debut match for Great Championship Wrestling in Alabama.[12][13] In 2010, Gresham defeated AR Fox for GCW.[14]

Gresham debuted for Booker T's Pro Wrestling Alliance in 2008 as Hero Tiger defeating Chaotix.[15] He returned to the company in 2010 defeating Ryan Davidson to become the PWA Iron Man Championship.[16][6][17] He once again returned to the company (now known as Reality of Wrestling) in 2014 as Jonathan Gresham.[18] In the first round of Full Impact Pro's Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup in 2011, Gresham debuted losing to Bobby Fish.[19] At Declaration Of Independence, Gresham successfully defended his ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship against Lince Dorado.[20]

In 2015, Gresham made his Evolve debut losing to Matt Riddle.[21] At Evolve 65 he lost to Catch Point.[22] Gresham defeated Drastik Boy to win Desastre Total Ultraviolento's Alto Rendimiento title at Coyotes Hambrientos in 2015.[23][6] He lost the championship to Kim Ray on a Westside Xtreme Wrestling tour.[24]

Gresham debuted for International Wrestling Cartel in 2016 in the Super Indy 15 tournament making it to the finals only to be eliminated by Josh Alexander. At Reloaded 3.0, Gresham won a four-way Super Indy 16 qualifying match.[25] Gresham later won the IWC Super Indy title in June 2017 by defeating Chris LeRusso in the Super Indy 16 tournament in the semi-final only to lose it to Adam Cole in the finals.[26][6][27]

Gresham defeated Tracy Williams at Beyond Wrestling's Battle Of Who Could Care Less.[28][29] Gresham beat Zack Sabre Jr. at Beyond Ripped Off In The Prime Of Life.[30] The following month he defeated Sabre once again at Flesh.[31] This led to a two out of three falls match between the two later that month at Americanrana 2016.[32] Gresham defeated Sabre by pinning him twice.[33] At Americana 2017, Gresham defeated Brian Cage.[34][35] Gresham defeated Joey Lynch to become the inaugural Powerbomb.tv Independent champion in October 2017.[36] He successfully defended the title at Wazzup against Nick Gage.[37][38] Gresham lost the Powerbomb.tv championship to Tracy Williams in a three-way elimination match at Beyond Abbondanza.[39]

Chikara (2010–2012)Edit

 
Gresham as "Hieracon" with The Osirian Portal

Gresham made his Chikara debut in 2010 teaming with The Osirian Portal and defeating Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (Lince Dorado, Delirious and Pinkie Sanchez).[40][41] In January 2011, Gresham now as Hieracon and now part of the Osirian Portal stable defeated Team F.I.S.T (Johnny Gargano, Icarus and Chuck Taylor).[42] The group disbanded after Amasis retired.[43] Ophidian attacked Amasis and unmasked him, turning rudo (heel).[44] Gresham's last match in Chikara was a loss to Ophidian. After the match Ophidian took Hieracon's mask.[45]

Combat Zone Wrestling (2010–2017)Edit

Gresham debut for Combat Zone Wrestling in 2010 at CZW Fist Fight.[46][47] Gresham picked up his first win against Greg Excellent in November 2010.[48] Gresham won Best of the Best 15 after defeating David Starr.[49][50][2] At Down With The Sickness 2016, Gresham won the CZW World Heavyweight Championship for the first time.[51] At Cage of Death 18, Gresham lost the CZW World Heavyweight Championship to Joe Gacy thus ending his reign.[52][53]

Westside Xtreme Wrestling (2011–2015)Edit

Gresham debuted for Westside Xtreme Wrestling in 2011 winning against Bernd Föhr in the first round of the Chase The Mahamla Tournament. He would make it to the semi final only to lose to Shinya Ishikawa.[54] At wXw Payback 5, Gresham alongside Jay Skillet challenged the Sumerian Death Squad (Michael Dante and Tommy End) for the wXw World Tag Team Championship in a losing effort.[55] Gresham and Skillet formed RockSkillet in 2012.[56] In August 2012, RockSkillet defeated Dante and End in a two out of three falls match to become wXw World Tag Team Champions for the first time as well as ending Dante and End's record breaking reign.[57][58][59] At Fight Club 2012, RockSkillet defeated OI4K.[60] RockSkillet defeated The Young Bucks at wXw Back To The Roots XII.[61] In March 2013, RockSkillet lost the wXw World Tag Team Championship to AUTsiders (Big van Walter and Robert Dreissker).[62]

Pro Wrestling Zero1 and affiliates (2012–2017)Edit

Gresham debuted for Pro Wrestling Zero1 at Beach Pro Wrestling ~ Chapter 5.[63][64] Gresham defeated Oliver Cain for the Zero1 USA Midwest X-Division Championship in a cage match at Zero1 USA Supreme in 2013.[65]

Gresham made his return to Zero1 USA Supreme in 2017 to take part in the Zero1 USA Tenkaichi Junior Tournament. Gresham made it to the finals only to lose to Joey O'Riley.[66]

Ring of Honor (2011, 2014–present)Edit

Gresham made his Ring of Honor debut against Kyle O'Reilly in 2011 in the Top Prospect Tournament.[67]

He returned in 2014 losing to Will Ferrara in a dark match.[68]

In 2015, Gresham returned to Ring Of Honor at the Winter Warriors tour.[69] In December 2015, he defeated Cedric Alexander.[70]

In 2017, it was announced that Ring of Honor had signed Gresham to a contract.[71] In April 2017, Gresham teamed with Chris Sabin where they defeated Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara.[72][73] Gresham along with Jay White, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley formed Search and Destroy.[74][75][76] On June 24, Gresham defeated Flip Gordon.[77][78] At Best in the World, Search and Destroy defeated the Rebellion (Rhett Titus, Kenny King, Shane Taylor and Caprice Coleman) were the losing team must disband.[79][80][81][82] Gresham took part of the Honor Rumble in 2017.[83] On the September 9th, 2017 episode of Ring Of Honor, Search and Destroy defeated The Bullet Club.[84] At Final Battle, Gresham defeated Josh Woods in a pre-show dark match.[85] Gresham then went on to lose to Jay Lethal at Honor Reigns Supreme[86] and to Chuckie T at Supercard of Honor XII.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2016)Edit

In 2016, he made his Total Nonstop Action Wrestling debut for a TNA One Night Only X-Travaganza 2016 taping under his real name losing to DJZ after a DDT.[87] He later portrayed Suicide defeating David Starr on the same night.[88]

Personal lifeEdit

Gresham amateur wrestled until he was 17.[3] Some of Gresham's influences were Rey Mysterio, Hayabusa, Bam Bam Bigelow, Dean Malenko, Jushin Thunder Liger, Low Ki, The Hardy Boyz, Ikuto Hidaka and Alex Shelley among others.[3][89] Gresham is engaged to fellow professional wrestler, Jordynne Grace, since 2018.[1]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Jonathan Gresham profile". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Jonathan Gresham". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "WWA4 JONATHAN GRESHAM INDIES". Atlanta World Wrestling Alliance & Professional Wrestling School of WWA4. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "JONATHAN GRESHAM". Ring Of Honor.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Gresham". IMDb. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Jonathan Gresham". onlineworldofwrestling. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=2&nr=4890&page=20
  8. ^ "THE SHOOT: JONATHAN GRESHAM". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  9. ^ Meltzer, Dave (2016-04-14). "Daily Update: Cauliflower Alley Club 2016; exit the Dragon". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  10. ^ "Jonathan Gresham Interview". The Johnson Transcript. 2012-05-11. Retrieved 2017-06-26.
  11. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "PWE « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  12. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=15058
  13. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=2&nr=4890&page=4&year=2007&promotion=325
  14. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=53778
  15. ^ "Matches « Jonathan Gresham". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e "Titles « Jonathan Gresham". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  17. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=50502
  18. ^ "Matches « Jonathan Gresham". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup 2011 - Tag 1". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  20. ^ "FIP Declaration Of Independence". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  21. ^ "Csonka's Evolve 49 iPPV Review 10.17.15". 411Mania. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  22. ^ "Csonka's Evolve 65 Review 7.17.16". 411Mania. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  23. ^ "DTU Coyotes Hambrientos « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". cagematch. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  24. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=5&nr=1425&page=5&reign=12
  25. ^ "IWC Reloaded 3.0". Cagematch. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  26. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=167879
  27. ^ http://www.pwponderings.com/2017/07/03/iwc-super-indy-16-review/
  28. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=160294
  29. ^ Powell, Jason (August 29, 2016). "8/28 Beyond Wrestling results: Zim's in-person report on Tommy End vs. Donovan Dijak, Matthew Riddle vs. Chris Dickinson, Eddie Edwards vs. David Starr, Jonathan Gresham vs. Tracy Williams". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  30. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=155628
  31. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=155629
  32. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=158082
  33. ^ "Matches « Jonathan Gresham". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  34. ^ "Beyond Wrestling Americanrana 2017 Results 7.30.17". 411Mania. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  35. ^ "Beyond Americanrana 2017". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  36. ^ "Powerbomb.tv Futures". Cagematch. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  37. ^ "Powerbomb.tv Wazzup". Cagematch. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  38. ^ Gianfortune, Joseph (November 25, 2017). "NICK GAGE VS. JONATHAN GRESHAM & MORE: POWERBOMB.TV WAZZUP IN PHILADELPHIA, PA LIVE REPORT". PWInsider. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  39. ^ "Beyond Abbondanza". Cagematch. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  40. ^ Ford, Kevin (2010-12-25). "100 Percent Fordified: CHIKARA Reality is Relative". 411Mania. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  41. ^ "CHIKARA Reality Is Relative". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  42. ^ "CHIKARA Chaos In The Sea Of Lost Souls". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  43. ^ Boutwell, Josh (2011-07-30). "Viva La Raza! Lucha Weekly". WrestleView. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  44. ^ Radican, Sean (2011-11-13). "Radican's Chikara "High Noon" iPPV coverage 11/13 -Quackenbush vs. Kingston, Young Bucks vs. The Colony". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  45. ^ Ford, Kevin (2012-01-29). "Chikara Results 1.28.12 - Easton, Pennsylvania". 411Mania. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  46. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "CZW Fist Fight « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  47. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Matches « Jonathan Gresham « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  48. ^ "CZW LIVE in Germany". www.cagematch.net.
  49. ^ http://www.profightdb.com/cards/czw/best-of-the-best-15-24030.html
  50. ^ a b "CZW Best Of The Best 15". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  51. ^ "CZW Down With The Sickness 2016". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  52. ^ "CZW Cage Of Death 18". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  53. ^ "Cage Of Death 18". Combat Zone Wrestling.com. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  54. ^ "wXw Dead End XI". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  55. ^ "wXw Payback 5". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  56. ^ "RockSkillet". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  57. ^ http://www.moonsault.de/newzboard/index.php?news=28056
  58. ^ http://www.wxw-wrestling.com/pages/wrestler/champions/world-tag-team-championship.php
  59. ^ "wXw Fans Appreciation Weekend 2012 - Tag 2". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  60. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=75981
  61. ^ "wXw Back To The Roots XII". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 26, 2017.
  62. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=1&nr=85506
  63. ^ "ZERO1 BEACH PRO-WRESTLING ~ CHAPTER 5". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  64. ^ http://wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=shows&show=188148
  65. ^ "ZERO1 USA Supreme". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  66. ^ "ZERO1 USA Supreme". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  67. ^ "ROH on HDNet #95". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  68. ^ "ROH on SBG #149". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  69. ^ "ROH Winter Warriors TOur". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  70. ^ "ROH on SBG #224". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  71. ^ "ROH SIGNS JONATHAN GRESHAM". Ring Of Honor.com. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  72. ^ "ROH on SBG #295". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  73. ^ Powell, Jason (May 17, 2017). "5/17 Powell's Ring of Honor TV Review: Bully Ray, Jay Briscoe, and Mark Briscoe vs. The Rebellion, Bobby Fish vs. Silas Young, Chris Sabin and Jonathan Gresham vs. Cheeseburger and Will Ferrara". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  74. ^ "WAR MACHINE TAKE ON MEMBERS OF SEARCH AND DESTROY AND LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON IN A TRIPLE THREAT TAG MATCH AT WAR OF THE WORLDS NYC". Ring Of Honor.com. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  75. ^ "Search And Destroy". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  76. ^ "Jonathan Gresham".
  77. ^ "ROH HITS & MISSES 6/24: The match to watch this week is Silas Young vs. Bobby Fish, plus Gordon vs. Gresham, Martinez vs. White, White promo". PWTorch. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  78. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=178632
  79. ^ "ROH Best In The World 2017". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  80. ^ "06/23/17 BEST IN THE WORLD PPV - LOWELL, MA". Ring Of Honor.com. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  81. ^ "Ring of Honor Best in the World 2017 live results: Daniels vs. Cody, Young Bucks vs. War Machine, more!". CagesideSeats. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  82. ^ http://24wrestling.com/ring-of-honor-best-in-the-world-results/
  83. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=182704
  84. ^ "ROG in SBG #312". Cagematch. Retrieved October 23, 2017.
  85. ^ "ROH Final Battle 2017". Cagematch. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  86. ^ "ROH Honor Reigns Supreme 2018". Cagematch. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  87. ^ "Jonathan Gresham". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  88. ^ "MOOSE, EDWARDS, SUICIDE, BFG AND MORE TNA NEWS". PWInsider. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  89. ^ ROHWorld.com (15 April 2017). "Jonathan Gresham Talks Signing with ROH and More".
  90. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "CZW World Heavyweight Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". www.cagematch.net.
  91. ^ "CZW World Heavyweight Title". Wrestling-Titles.com.
  92. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=5&nr=1425
  93. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=26&nr=4994
  94. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=26&nr=2289
  95. ^ a b "NWA Mid-America X-Division Championship". Cagematch - The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  96. ^ "Beyond Apocalypse Dudes". Cagematch. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  97. ^ "FULL FREE MATCH - Jonathan Gresham vs Joey Lynch - Powerbomb.tv's FUTURES". YouTube. Oct 23, 2017. Retrieved November 4, 2017.
  98. ^ Crockett, Paul (October 30, 2017). "10/29 BEYOND WRESTLING IN WORCESTER, MA LIVE REPORT". PWInsider. Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved November 6, 2017.
  99. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=26&nr=4673
  100. ^ "ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  101. ^ "Zero1・6月シリーズ 後楽園大会「Evolution」". Pro Wrestling Zero1 (in Japanese). June 11, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  102. ^ "NWA Midwest (2003/09-2011/11) ZERO1 USA (2011/11-2013/09) Midwest X Division Title". wrestlingtitles.com. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  103. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=26&nr=2407
  104. ^ Jonathan Gresham on Twitter
  105. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2017". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  106. ^ "wXw Championships". wXw.com. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  107. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=188131
  108. ^ https://www.cagematch.net/?id=1&nr=188443
  109. ^ "WWA4: Jonathan Davis & Ric King v Hooligans 2/5/07". YouTube. Feb 5, 2007. Retrieved November 4, 2017.

External linksEdit