Necro Butcher

Real name: Dylan Keith Summers

Birth date: July 13, 1973

Trained by: Black Bart and Jay Diego

Ring Names: CP Munk, Dylan Summers, Michael Van Slyck, Necro Butcher, Pvt. Dee Summers, Pvt. Dylan Sanders

Debut: January 2, 1998

Retired: June 11, 2016

 
     
     
 

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Asiatic Spike (Thumb choke hold)
    • Choose Death (Sidewalk slam on top of two folded steel chairs placed back
      to back)
    • Necro Bomb (Sitout double underhook powerbomb)
  • Signature moves
    • Chokebomb
    • Death Valley driver
    • Diving crossbody
    • Life Constrictor (Rear naked choke)
    • Body slam while holding a chair
    • Multiple stiff headbutts
    • Multiple stiff punches
    • Necro–canrana (Avalanche frankensteiner)
    • Lariat
    • Pumphandle slam
    • Release powerbomb
    • Swinging neckbreaker
    • West Virginia Violence Parade (Multiple punches to an opponent in the
      turnbuckle followed by multiple foot stomps to opponent seated in corner)
  • Theme music
    • "Hurt" by Johnny Cash (JCW)
    • "When the Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash (IWA Mid-South)
    • "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd (CZW)
    • "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty (ROH, Pro Wrestling Syndicate)
    • "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" by Nickelback (FREEDOM)
    • "Metal Health" by Quiet Riot (Wrecking Ball Wrestling)
    • "Epic" by Faith No More (ZERO1-MAX)
    • "Miseria Cantare (The Beginning)" by AFI (sped up, as CP Munk)
    • "Holy Diver" by Dio (Juggalo Championship Wrestling)

Championships and accomplishments

  • Capital of Texas Power Wrestling
    • CTPW Tag Team Championship (1 time)
  • Championship Wrestling Association
    • CWA Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Combat Zone Wrestling
    • CZW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Toby Klein
    • CZW Ultraviolent Underground Championship (1 time)
    • CZW Tournament of Death IV
  • Frontier Wrestling Alliance
    • FWA Brass Knuckles Championship (1 time)
  • Independent Wrestling Association Deep-South
    • Carnage Cup (2006)
  • Independent Wrestling Association East-Coast
    • IWA East-Coast Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IWA East-Coast Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Mad Man Pondo
  • Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
    • IWA Mid-South Deathmatch Championship (1 time)
    • King of the Deathmatch (2002)
  • Insane Hardcore Wrestling
    • IHW Championship (1 Time)
    • IHW Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Insane Wrestling Federation
    • IWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Jersey All Pro Wrestling
    • JAPW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Brodie Lee (1) and Nick
      Gage (1)
  • Juggalo Championship Wrestling
    • JCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • JCW Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Mad Man Pondo
  • NWA Southwest
    • NWA Texas Hardcore Championship (4 times)
  • Pro Wrestling All-Stars of Detroit Heavyweight Championship
    • PWASD Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #190 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500
      in 2010
  • Texas All-Star Wrestling
    • TASW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • TASW Brass Knuckles Championship (2 times)
  • Texas Championship Wrestling
    • TCW Hardcore Championship (2 times)
  • Westside Xtreme Wrestling
    • wXw Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Xtreme Intense Championship Wrestling
    • XICW Xtreme Championship (2 time)
  • Wrecking Ball Wrestling
    • Match of the year- 2009 vs Dr.Knuckles in Venus, TX )
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Best Brawler (2008, 2009)
 
     
     
 

Dylan Keith Summers (born July 13, 1973) is an American retired professional wrestler best known
by his ring name Necro Butcher. Throughout the years he has worked for various promotions,
including Ring of Honor, Full Impact Pro, IWA Mid-South, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Big Japan
Pro Wrestling, and Combat Zone Wrestling.

Summers is well known for his willingness to participate in a creative and dangerous mix of
hardcore wrestling, deathmatches, and brawls, as well as his appearance in the 2008 film The
Wrestler.

Professional wrestling career

In 1998, Summers made his professional wrestling debut after teaming with Aaron White to take
on Victor Pain and Canyon. Summers, enlisted in the 20th Special Forces Group, continued to
work small independent shows across Texas as "Michael Van Slyck", later changed to Sanders.
On March 16, 1999, as Necro Butcher, he won his first professional wrestling championship,
after defeating Damon Richards to become IHW Hardcore champion. Butcher's popularity
continued to dominate Texas wrestling, and at his debut in TCW, he defeated rival Jay Diego to
become the company's Hardcore champion. His success in TCW came to a halt after a dispute
with its promoter. He lost the Hardcore title to Hellhammer before leaving the company. Butcher
continued to build up his reputation as the most violent Death Match wrestler in Texas. On
October 10, 1999, Butcher faced "Mad" Man Pondo for the first time.

IWA Mid-South

Throughout 2001, Butcher had worked IWA Mid-South in an attempt to make a name for
himself in the top independent leagues. Becoming a regular across the NWA promotions,
Butcher gained widespread visibility in 2002. In July 2002, competing in IWA Mid-South, he
defeated Mark Wolf, Mitch Page, 2 Tuff Tony, and finally Spyder Nate Webb to become the
2002 King of the Deathmatch. Necro would go to the finals in the 2005 Strong Style
Tournament, defeating Eddie Kingston and B.J. Whitmer, but losing to Chris Hero.

In 2005 and 2006, Necro had two high-profile matches against both Samoa Joe and Low Ki.
He lost to Joe in their first match, the main event of IWA's debut in the ECW Arena. He then
went on to lose in January 2006 again to Joe. Three months later, in Low-Ki's second match in
the promotion, he took out Necro. The two met in a rematch in December, where the stipulation
was a tap out/knock out finish. Although Necro lost all four matches, his star remained high after
taking a lot of abuse from both Joe and Ki.

In mid-2007, at IWA MS Point Proven in Philadelphia, Necro and his frequent tag team
partner Toby Klein (aka The Tough Crazy Bastards) battled and were defeated by Low-Ki and
Homicide. The TCB were accompanied to the ring by Halfbreed Billy Gram. Necro eventually
won his first IWA gold, the Death Match title, on September 9, 2007, in Sellersburg, Indiana in
a three way dance against Corporal Robinson and Tank. He would lose the title on March 1, 2008,
to Danny Havoc.

Combat Zone Wrestling (2002–2016)

His success in IWA-MS lead him to become a name attraction for hardcore oriented indy
promotions in North America. For Combat Zone Wrestling, Butcher worked a program with
Wifebeater, losing to him in the first Tournament of Death in 2002. Butcher returned the following
year and was eliminated in round two by Ian Rotten. He reached the final at the 3rd annual
Tournament of Death before finally winning Tournament of Death 4 by defeating John Zandig and
Nick Gage. This victory made him the first person ever to win both the King of the Deathmatch
and Tournament of Death. At Cage of Death VII on December 10, 2005, Necro, along with Toby
Klein and Joker, took on Nick Gage, Justice Pain and John Zandig. During the match, Pain was to
perform a Pain Thriller on Necro, but Necro sandbagged the move. After a second attempt, Pain
threw Necro over the top rope and onto the floor. Necro got back up and returned to the ring only
to have a real conflict, known as Legit heat, with Pain. Necro began throwing punches and kicks
landing multiple shots to the shock of officials who were watching and taking care of the other
wrestlers in the cage. Both had no hard feelings after the match and the situation never continued
after. Necro returned to CZW at Cage of Death XI on December 12, 2009. Necro competed in
the 10th Annual Tournament of Death but was defeated by "Bulldozer" Matt Tremont in the first
round.

Necro returned to CZW at Cerebral on October 13, 2012 in a losing effort against reigning CZW
World Heavyweight Champion Masada.

Juggalo Championship Wrestling (2003–2013)

Summers debuted in Juggalo Championship Wrestling at the 2003 Gathering of the Juggalos
where he faced "Hollywood" Chuck Hogan in a Light tube Deathmatch. The match was set to be
released on video, but footage from the entire event was scrapped due to the amount of injuries
sustained by the wrestlers and the rowdiness of the fans. Later that year, Summers fought Mad Man
Pondo in a deathmatch which was released on JCW, Vol. 3. Soon after, the two men began
teaming together. Summers also began appearing every year at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos,
and quickly became a staple in the company.

In 2007, Summers went on tour with JCW to film the internet wrestling show SlamTV!. On the
first episode, Insane Clown Posse announced that the JCW Tag Team Championship had been
vacated, which caused several tag teams to emerge. Summers aligned himself with Mad Man
Pondo, and the team dominated competition for several weeks. However, animosity grew
between the two as miscommunication cost both members multiple matches. The following
weeks saw the duo break out into fist fights, which led to a series of matches between the two.
The team reunited at "East Side Wars", though, and eventually established themselves as top
contenders for the vacant tag team titles. At Bloodymania, the duo won an 8 Team Tag-Team
Elimination match to become the new JCW Tag Team Champions. The reign was short lived,
however, as Summers signed a contract with Ring of Honor, forcing Pondo to team with several
partners before losing the title at a live event in Cleveland, Ohio on January 26, 2008.

Summers returned to Juggalo Championship Wrestling at Big Ballas X-Mas Party 2009 where
he teamed with Pondo to face The Thomaselli Brothers. At Bloodymania IV, Summers and Pondo
lost to the team of Balls Mahoney and Hollywood Chuck Hogan. On March 9, 2011, at
Hardcore Hell, the team of Summers and Mad Man Pondo defeated The Haters in a hardcore
Barbed Wire, Thumbtacks, and Ladders match for their second JCW Tag Team Championship.
The duo lost their championship to Ring Rydas the following month. On October 31, 2013,
Butched defeated 2 Tuff Tony to win the JCW Heavyweight Championship.

Ring of Honor (2006–2010)

Necro first wrestled in the Ring of Honor promotion in 2006. He came in as part of Chris
Hero's invasion of the company, representing CZW. He had several big matches, including
being part of Team CZW in the Cage of Death match at Death before Dishonor IV. His final
appearance in ROH as a representative of CZW was in a No Ropes Barbed Wire Match
against B.J. Whitmer.

He returned to ROH a year later in August 2007 at ROH's third pay-per-view Man Up, as part
of debuting stable The Age of the Fall with Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black and Lacey. With barbed
wire around his arm and fist, the three attacked The Briscoe Brothers. Later that night he was
responsible for the end of two matches. First, he threw a chair into the ring, hitting Jack Evans as
he was wrestling Tyler Black, and then he broke up an ensuing Six Man Tag Team match after
punching the referee.

In early October 2007, as a result of the incident at Man Up, Butcher won two back-to-back
Anything Goes Matches against Jay Briscoe. Since then Butcher has been featured in a number
of high-profile 'brawling' and hardcore-style matches, including a loss to Bryan Danielson in a
'Relaxed Rules' match, losing to Jack Evans in a No Disqualification Match, losing to Kevin Steen
in a Street Fight, and a loss in a 3-Way No Disqualification Match to Roderick Strong for the FIP
World Heavyweight Championship. On October 25, 2008, Necro fought Go Shiozaki for the FIP
World Heavyweight Championship, but lost when he and Shiozaki fought to a double count-out.
Afterwards, The Age of the Fall came out and assaulted Butcher.

Necro feuded with Prince Nana's heel stable The Embassy, before turning heel himself and joining
the stable in their battle against Rasche Brown on May 21, 2010. At the October 2, 2010, tapings
of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Necro was defeated by Homicide in a Butcher's Rules match in his
final ROH appearance before being let go by the promotion.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2006–2009)

Necro Butcher made his debut for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla on April 9, 2006, the second night of
All Star Weekend 3: Crazymania, as the surprise opponent to challenge Joey Ryan for the PWG
World Heavyweight Championship in a No Disqualification, Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Despite the conditions being in his favor, Necro lost to Ryan who pinned him while pulling his tights.

Necro returned at the 2006 Battle of Los Angeles, competing in the tournament against Super
Dragon in a No Count-Out, No Disqualification Match that was the main event of the second
night on September 2. Dragon would get the win after hitting Necro with the Psycho Driver onto
an open chair. Necro then wrestled in the special attraction eight-man tag team match the next
night teaming with Rocky Romero and the Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli)
against Colt Cabana, M-Dogg 20, Quicksilver, and Delirious. Necro's team lost when Quicksilver
pinned Hero.

Necro was absent until he returned for Giant-Size Annual #4 on July 29, 2007. He was
originally scheduled to compete against Kevin Steen in a Street Fight, but the no-show of the
Briscoe Brothers resulted in a number of matches being changed. Necro would instead answer
Bryan Danielson's open challenge and they fought in a Necro Rules Match that Danielson would
win.

Necro would then compete in the 2007 Battle of Los Angeles, defeating Kevin Steen with a
roll-up in a first-round tournament match on the second night on September 1, only to lose to
Nigel McGuinness in a second-round tournament match the next night.

Necro became a regular member of the PWG roster through the majority of 2008, teaming with
Chris Hero to defend the honor of Candice LeRae against the Human Tornado and his allies in
Claudio Castagnoli and Eddie Kingston. It started with the main event of the first night of All Star
Weekend 6 on January 5 with a Six-Person No Disqualification Tag Team Match that Tornado's
team won when Kingston pinned Hero with the Back Drop Driver. The next night, Necro saved
Candice from humiliation at the hands of Tornado before engaging in a Necro Rules Match against
Claudio. Necro would win with the O'Connr Roll.

At ¡Dia De Los Dangerous! on February 24, Necro faced The Human Tornado in a one-night
tournament match for the vacant PWG World Heavyweight Championship. Despite the match
being contested under Necro Rules, Tornado won and would go on to win the belt by the end of
the night. Necro Butcher would then face Eddie Kingston in a Necro Rules Match at Scared
Straight on March 7. Again, Kingston would win despite the conditions being in Necro's favor.

Necro would take a break before returning on the second night of the 2008 DDT4 on May 18.
He was originally scheduled to face The Human Tornado in a non-title Necro Rules Match, but
Tornado suffered a serious quad injury the week prior. Tornado enlisted Jay Briscoe to take his
place in a match that Necro ultimately won.

At It's It (What Is It?) on June 8, Necro was originally scheduled to team with Chris Hero to
challenge Roderick Strong and Jack Evans for the PWG World Tag Team Championship. Strong
suffered an injury the weekend before, so it was decided that the others would compete in a
Three-Way Match to determine the Number One Contender to the PWG World Heavyweight
Championship. Hero would win the match pinning Necro.

At Life During Wartime on July 6, Necro competed in a Necro Rules Match against popular
Japanese comedy wrestler Kikutaro. Necro would eventually win the "Dangerous Comedy
Match" when Kikutaro was knocked out as he was being pelted and buried underneath a pile
of chairs that were being thrown into the ring by Necro and the fans. Necro would later help fight
off Claudio Castagnoli from interfering in the main event, which saw Chris Hero defeat The
Human Tornado for the PWG World Heavyweight Championship in a Steel Cage Guerrilla
Warfare Match.

As a gesture of thanks for helping him, Hero granted Necro a spot in a Four-Way Match for
the PWG World Heavyweight Championship on the first night of All Star Weekend 7 on
August 30. The other challengers were Eddie Kingston and Low Ki. Low Ki had Necro
locked in a Dragon Sleeper submission hold, but he refused to give up, which allowed Hero
to successfully pin Kingston to retain the title. The next night, Necro would avenge his earlier
loss to Kingston in another Necro Rules Match, pinning him with a Diving Crossbody.

Hero would once again give Necro an opportunity to go over on him in the 2008 Battle of Los
Angeles as they faced each other in a non-title No Disqualification tournament match that was
the main event of the first night on November 1. Hero would get the win through submission.
The next night, Necro formed an unusual alliance with El Generico and Nick Jackson in a
special attraction Nine-Man Three-Way Tag Team Match against the team of Joey Ryan,
Chuck Taylor, and Kenny Omega as well as the team of Austin Aries, Davey Richards, and
Roderick Strong. The chaotic match, made even more chaotic when the top two ropes
collapsed and was later turned into an impromptu battle royal following nearly everyone chasing
Omega in and out of the venue, finally ended when Richards pinned Necro under a referee
fast count. When Generico and Nick Jackson could not reason with the referee, Necro
smashed a chair over his head in retaliation.

Necro's appearances in PWG began to diminish in 2009. He faced Austin Aries at Express
Written Consent on February 21 in a Necro Rules Match. Aries would get the win with a
Brainbuster onto the chair. Necro would not return until The Secret of Guerrilla Island on June
28, losing in the main event to Joey Ryan in a Necro Rules Match. This was Necro's last
appearance for the promotion as he has not returned since.

Non-deathmatch accomplishments

Outside of the lighttubes and barbed wire which gave him his fame, Butcher has also gained
critical acclaim for his wild brawls and very physical "slugfests". Perhaps the most famous of
these was his first match against TNA and ROH veteran Samoa Joe at the IWA Mid-South
"Something To Prove" in 2005. Despite no weapons beyond a chair and a guardrail coming
into play, the match was exceptionally brutal and well received by deathmatch fans and purists
alike, proving that Butcher could put on compelling matches without necessarily needing the
weapons with which he was normally associated.

He also competed in the Chikara Tag World Grand Prix 2005 along with Mad Man Pondo
(making it to the quarter-finals before being eliminated via disqualification for illegal tactics)
and has wrestled (and won) a European catch wrestling match with Chris Hero. On April 9,
2006, he challenged for the PWG World Championship, but lost to the champion Joey Ryan.
Most recently, many promoters have taken note of Butcher's brawling skills and have
increasingly begun to put him in non-deathmatch competitions with wrestlers he would not
normally be paired up against. IWA-MS in particular has attempted matches between Butcher
and Samoa Joe (twice), Homicide, Roderick Strong, Chris Hero, Super Dragon, Low Ki and
Eddie Kingston.

Butcher once wrestled in Chikara as part of 'Team WWF' on their February 24, 2006, Tag
World Grand Prix as CP Munk – the 'Straight Edge' Chipmunk (Almond Free, Acorn Free
and Better Than You), a parody of CM Punk as it was a large chipmunk costume with 'CM
Punk-style' markings (including a large Pepsi logo on his arm and tape over his fists with a 'X'
drawn on each). He was partnered by 'Colt Ca-Bunny' (a parody of Colt Cabana, Punk's
tag-team partner, in the form of a rabbit costume) who was actually Joker. They would defeat
ROH students Matt Turner & Anthony Franco in the first round, but lose to Eddie Kingston &
Sabian in the second.

Butcher also wrestled regularly for Full Impact Pro, where he first gained notoriety as both a
brawler and as half of a hardcore tag-team with the "Mad Man" Pondo especially in their feud
for the FIP Tag-Team Championship against The Briscoe Brothers. Since then he had memorable
matches against Roderick Strong in an unsuccessful challenge for the FIP World Heavyweight
Championship, and an Anything Goes match against Delirious.

Butcher participated in the first Dragon Gate show in the United States on September 5, 2008
in Bell Gardens, California. He faced "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa as part of the latter's
Reckless Run Series in a "Dangerous Comedy Match." Butcher initially won in eighteen seconds
after knocking Ichikawa out with a punch in retaliation for getting slapped in the face. Ichikawa
asked for an immediate restart and they a match that lasted longer until Butcher won with a
Necro Bomb onto a pile of chairs.

In a recent RF video shoot interview Summers confirmed through hours of rigorous concentration
and zen like training he has mastered the art of the chokeslam. He claims that no two Necro
Butcher chokeslams are the same and that even though most fans won't notice the subtle
differences, other experts on the move should appreciate his dedication and finesse.

Butcher appears often at Dallas, TX based Wrecking Ball Wrestling. He feuds with Skandor
Akbars men, most notably Dr. Knuckles.

Butcher has also appeared in the Queens, NY based Impact Championship Wrestling where
he was defeated by Maximus Sex Power in his debut.

Butcher was also the (kayfabe) Commissioner of The NJ Based Pro Wrestling Syndicate
promotion. Necro has competed for PWS from 2007–present taking on stars such as Sabu,
Sandman, and his upcoming March 5 match against The Amazing Red. He also faced New
Jack in Jack's retirement match night two of PWS Supercard in April 2013.

Retirement match

His retirement match took place on June 11, 2016, in Sayreville, New Jersey, as the main
event of Pro Wrestling Syndicate's Super Card 2016. Necro Butcher teamed with Grim
Reefer and Smokey C in a losing effort against Sabu, Rhino, and Devon Moore.

Personal life

On June 11, 2008, Summers became the father of a baby daughter, named Amy Virginia
Summers. He became the father of a second daughter, Mary Jane Summers, in June 2009.

 

 
   
   

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