Tracy Smothers

Real name: Tracy Stanton Smothers

Birth date: September 02, 1962

Trained by: Stan Lane, Steve Keirn

Ring Names: Freddie Joe Floyd, Jason
The Terrible, Shaguille Ali, Tracy Smothers

Debut: 1982

 
     
     
 

Championships and accomplishments

  • All-Star Wrestling
    • ASW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • ASW Southern Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • All-State Wrestling
    • ASW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Bad 2 The Bone Wrestling
    • BBW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Celtic Wrestling
    • CW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Central Wrestling Federation
    • CWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Paul Diamond
  • Championship Wrestling from Florida
    • NWA Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve Armstrong
  • Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling
    • CAPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Cloverleaf Radio Hall of Fame
    • Class of 2008
  • Continental Wrestling Association / Championship Wrestling Association
    • CWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with John Paul
    • NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Destination One Wrestling
    • D1W Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Extreme Championship Wrestling
    • ECW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Little Guido
  • Georgia Wrestling Federation
    • GWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Heroes And Legends Wrestling
    • HLW Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) – with Bobby Fulton
  • Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South
    • IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • IWA Mid-South Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Hamrick
  • International Wrestling Association of Japan
    • IWA Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Cactus Jack
  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Chris Hamrick
  • Jersey All Pro Wrestling
    • JAPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Little Guido
  • Main Event Championship Wrestling
    • MECW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Midwest Wrestling United
    • MWU Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
  • Mountain Wrestling Association
    • MWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • New Focus Wrestling
    • NFW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with "Marvelous" Mitch Ryder
  • New South Championship Wrestling
    • NSCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • NWA Mid-South
    • NWA Mid-South Unified Heavyweight Championship (2 time)
  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve Armstrong
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #371 of the 500 best singles wrestlers during the "PWI Years"
      in 2003
  • Pro Wrestling Unplugged
    • PWU Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • Smoky Mountain Wrestling
    • SMW Beat the Champ Television Championship (3 times, first)
    • SMW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)
    • SMW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dirty White Boy
    • SMW Carolina Cup Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Dirty White Boy
  • Southeastern Championship Wrestling / Continental Wrestling Federation
    • CWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve Armstrong
    • NWA Southeastern Continental Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve
      Armstrong
  • National Wrestling Federation
    • NWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with The Golfer
  • Omni Wrestling Productions
    • OWP Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Coliseum Championship Wrestling
    • CCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Southern Wrestling Alliance
    • SWA Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Steel Domain Wrestling
    • SDW Television Championship (1 time)
  • Premier Destination Wrestling
    • PDW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Southern States Wrestling
    • SSW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • United States Wrestling Association
    • USWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Jesse James Armstrong
  • World Championship Wrestling
    • WCW United States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Steve Armstrong
  • Wrestle Zone Wrestling
    • wZw British Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter
    • Most Improved Wrestler (1993)

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • Jaw Jacker (Diving back elbow smash to the opponent's face)
    • Southern Kick (Spinning heel kick)
    • Punch with a Chain
  • Signature moves
    • Back elbow strike
    • Spinebuster
    • Baseball slide
    • Knee drop
    • Sicilian Slam (Pumphandle slam)
    • Superkick
    • Hip-Breaker (Falls and Breaks Hip)
  • Managers
    • Brandon Baxter
    • Tommy Rich
    • Marcus Woodrow III
    • Victor Quiñones
    • Jason James
    • Sherri Martel
    • Spragga Benz
    • L.A. Warren
    • Jimmy Falcon
    • Jake Johnstone
    • Tim Lawler
    • Isabella Smothers
    • Cortland Moore
  • Nicknames
    • "The Main Man"
    • "The Wild Eyed Southern Boy"
  • Entrance music
    • "Long-Haired Country Boy" by Charlie Daniels Band (CWA)
    • "South's Gonna Do It Again" by Charlie Daniels Band (SMW)
    • "Duelling Banjos" by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (JCW)
    • "Stayin' Alive" by N-Trance (ECW)
    • "The Corvette Song" by George Jones (WWA)

 

 
     
     
 

Tracy Stanton Smothers (born September 2, 1962) is an American professional wrestler. He is best
known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling, Smoky Mountain, the World
Wrestling Federation and Extreme Championship Wrestling, as a member of the Full Blooded
Italians throughout the 1990s. Tracy has also worked numerous shows for Insane Clown Posse's
JCW. Smothers now hosts a podcast titled "School of Smothers" on the Homers Radio Network
(HomersRadio.com)

Professional wrestling career

Early career (1982–1990)

Smothers was from Springfield, TN. He graduated from Springfield High School, where he played
football, golf, and wrestled. Smothers was the first person in Springfield High School history to go to
the state championship in wrestling. Smothers started his career in the Memphis promotion on
Saturday morning TV. Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers started teaming as The Wild-Eyed
Southern Boys in Florida Championship Wrestling in 1987 where they feuded with The New Breed.
They moved on to Southeast Championship Wrestling where they feuded with The Stud Stable. In
1989, he won the CWF Tag Team Championship in the newly renamed Continental Wrestling
Federation. While in Continental, Smothers wrestled an unmuzzled bear that was announced as
550 lbs; Tracy took the bear to the mat several times.

World Championship Wrestling (1990–1992)

Smothers and Armstrong competed in World Championship Wrestling for a number of years and
were known as the Southern Boys and later the Young Pistols upon turning heel. Smothers and
Armstrong had a long feud with The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin).
Smothers' last major appearance for WCW was on January 21, 1992 at Clash of the Champions,
as he teamed with Terry Taylor in a loss to Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Brian Pillman.

Smoky Mountain Wrestling (1992–1995)

Smothers achieved his greatest singles success in Jim Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling
promotion which was based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Between 1992 and 1995, "The Wild
Eyed Southern Boy", competed as a babyface for SMW and won the Heavyweight title twice, the
tag team titles once (with "Dirty White Boy" Tony Anthony, known as the "T.H.U.G.'S"), and the
"Beat the Champ" TV title on three separate occasions. Smothers had notable feuds during this time
against "Prime Time" Brian Lee, Chris Candido, Tony Anthony, The Heavenly Bodies, and The
Gangstas. He also competed as a heel in the United States Wrestling Association during the
SMW vs. USWA feud in 1995.

United States Wrestling Association (1995–1996)

After SMW folded, Smothers continued to work for the USWA (and the WWF). Smothers and at
one point even joined the USWA branch of the Nation of Domination, changing his name to
Shaquille Ali (a take off of NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and legendary boxer Muhammad Ali).

World Wrestling Federation (1996–1998)

In the summer of 1996, Smothers began wrestling in the WWF as Freddie Joe Floyd, a babyface
jobber to various up and comers, most notably Hunter Hearst-Helmsley and Stone Cold Steve
Austin. His only meaningful win under the Floyd gimmick was an upset of Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw
in his debut, which resulted in Bradshaw beating Floyd in a subsequent rematch. He also scored a
count out win over Triple H, thanks to Mr. Perfect distracting Helmsley. His entire gimmick was a
rib on Gerald Brisco and Jack Brisco, as they both came from Bowlegs, Oklahoma (the same home
town Freddie Joe Floyd was billed as being from). Jack Brisco's real name is Fred Joe Brisco, and
Gerald's full name is Floyd Gerald Brisco.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1997–2000)

Later in his career he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling as "The Main Man" Tracy Smothers.
He was often mocked by the crowd with chants of "Freddy Joe!!" regarding his WWF stint and was
most notably remembered for doing a goofy dance, that ECW announcer Joey Styles often
commented on by saying "what the hell is with that awful dance." He was part of The Full Blooded
Italians (FBI), a comedy heel tag team, which also included Little Guido, "The Big Don" Tommy Rich,
and (briefly) the "Italian Stallion" John T. Smith. Smothers, long associated with being a
stereotypical southern wrestler, was billed as being from "Nashville, Italy" or "Southern Italy" during
this time.

Smothers wrestled at both of the June 2005 ECW reunion shows, defeating The Blue Meanie at
Hardcore Homecoming with the help of J.T. Smith, and accompanying Little Guido to ringside for
his match with Yoshihiro Tajiri and Super Crazy at ECW One Night Stand 2005. On June 18, 2005
at a Championship Wrestling event, Smothers challenged WWE employee John "Bradshaw" Layfield
to a fight after JBL shot on The Blue Meanie during a brawl at the end of One Night Stand. He also
wrestled at all four of the Hardcore Homecoming events.

Independent circuit (2001–present)

Smothers still competes on a regular basis in various independent promotions throughout the
country, although based largely in the south/mid-south/midwest area. He formed a tag team with
fellow SMW and ECW alumni Chris Hamrick known as "Southern Comfort" and together they
won several tag team championships on the indy circuit.

In late 2005 and early 2006, Smothers worked a full-time schedule at various independent promotions
in Tennessee and around the midwest and eastern United States. He also toured the United Kingdom
and teaming with Chris Hamrick on One Pro Wrestling shows as 'Southern Comfort', where they
competed in a tag team ladder match for the Tag Team Championship against Team SHAG (Darren
Burridge and Colt Cabana) and Jonny Storm and Jody Fleisch, eventually losing to Team SHAG.

On February 25, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Smothers defeated Corporal Robinson to win the Pro
Wrestling Unplugged Hardcore Championship.

Smothers was the Cleveland All Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion until he was defeated by the
Blue Meanie on June 3, 2007.

Smothers also shows up in Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South wrestling from time to
time. Most Recently beating the legendary Ricky Morton from The Rock 'n' Roll Express on July 22
at Gory Days 3 in Sellersburg, Indiana.

On October 19, 2008 in Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South's Double Death Tag
Team Tournament, Smothers teamed with Corporal Robinson to face Cult Fiction's Vulgar Display
of Power, Brain Damage and Deranged managed by Halfbreed Billy Gram. Smother's turned on his
partner and joined Cult Fiction.

Juggalo Championship Wrestling (2007–present)

Tracy Smothers debuted in Juggalo Championship Wrestling by cutting a series of promos in which
he insulted the company, the owners (Insane Clown Posse), and the Juggalo fanbase. Tracy quickly
became the company's main villain by defeating much of their roster and ending most of his matches
by choking out his opponents. He attacked hero 2 Tuff Tony in the sixth episode of the internet
wrestling show SlamTV!, causing Tony to be knocked out of action for several weeks. Per storyline,
Smothers was arrested just days before Tony's return on the eighth episode, leaving Tony with no way
to seek revenge. At Bloodymania, Smothers lost to Ron Killings.

Tracy and 2 Tuff Tony continued their rivalry into season two. In the first episode, both men faced off
in a match which saw Tracy win after a fast count by the referee, who was later revealed as Tracy's
illegitimate daughter, Isabella. Two weeks later, Tracy caught Isabella listening to Boondox, the rapper
who sings 2 Tuff Tony's entrance music. The following week, 2 Tuff Tony attacked Tracy after his
match. Tracy later caught Isabella engaging in sexual actions with Boondox, through storyline, and
assaulted him. Tracy and Isabella Smothers were then scheduled face Boondox and 2 Tuff Tony at
Bloodymania II. However, Isabella was replaced by Bull Pain after she injured her leg, and Smothers
and Pain lost to Tony and Boondox.

At Flashlight Wrestling: Legends and Loonies, Tracy was defeated by "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.
The following night at Bloodymania IV, he lost to Booker T, who was accompanied by Boondox.

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2010)

On August 8, 2010, Smothers took part in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's ECW reunion show,
Hardcore Justice, where he, Little Guido and Tony Luke defeated Kid Kash, Simon Diamond and
Johnny Swinger in a six-man tag team match. On the following edition of Impact!, the ECW alumni
, known collectively as Extreme, Version 2.0 (EV 2.0), were assaulted by A.J. Styles, Kazarian,
Robert Roode, James Storm, Douglas Williams and Matt Morgan of Ric Flair's Fourtune stable, who
thought they didn't deserve to be in TNA. The following week TNA president Dixie Carter gave each
member of EV 2.0 TNA contracts in order for them to settle their score with Fourtune.

Personal life

In July 2016, Smothers was named part of a class action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged
that wrestlers incurred traumatic brain injuries during their tenure and that the company concealed the
risks of injury. The suit is litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number
of other lawsuits against WWE.

 

 
   
   

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