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Rick Fuller
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From: Middleboro, MA
Height: 6'8"   Weight: 305 lbs.
Finishing Maneuver: Fuller Effect
 
Promotions Worked For:
  • American Wrestling Alliance (New Hampshire)
  • Century Wrestling Alliance (CWA)
  • Chaotic Wrestling
  • Eastern Wrestling Alliance (EWA)
  • East Coast Championship Wrestling (ECCW)
  • HVW
  • Millennium Wrestling Federation (MWF)
  • NAWF
  • National Wrestling Alliance (NWA)
    • NWA New England
  • New England Championship Wrestling (NECW)
  • New England Wrestling Association (NEWA)
  • New World Wrestling (NWW)
  • North End Promotions (NEP)
  • Powerhouse Wrestling Of New England
  • Power League Wrestling (PLW)
  • Showcase Pro Wrestling (SPW)
  • South Coast Championship Wrestling (SCCW)
  • Top Rope Promotions (TRP)
  • Universal Championship Wrestling (UCW)
  • World Championship Wrestling (WCW)
  • World Wrestling Federation (WWF)
  • Yankee Pro Wrestling (YPW)
Career Highlights:
  • Chaotic Wrestling
    • Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Champion
  • Eastern Wrestling Alliance
    • First-ever EWA Heavyweight Champion
  • HVW
    • HVW Heavyweight Champion
  • NAWF
    • NAWF Heavyweight Champion
  • New England Wrestling Association
    • NEWA Tag Team Champion
    • NEWA Heavyweight Champion (3)
  • National Wrestling Alliance
    • NWA New England
      • NWA - New England Brass Knuckles Champion
      • NWA - New England Heavyweight Champion
    • NWA World
      • NWA World Tag Team Champion
  • Powerhouse Wrestling Of New England
    • Powerhouse Wrestling Tag Team Champion
  • Top Rope Promotions
    • TRP Heavyweight Champion
  • Yankee Pro Wrestling
    • YPW Heavyweight Champion

Career
Early life and career

Born in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Fuller graduated from Middleborough High School in 1987 and soon began training under "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka and "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas at their wrestling school in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Touring the Northeast during the 1990s, Fuller won championship titles in several promotions and, most notably, feuded with Scott Garland while in the New England Wrestling Association later fighting over the NEWA Heavyweight Championship during 1992 & 1993.

World Championship Wrestling

In early 1997, Fuller made debut in World Championship Wrestling losing to Lex Luger at the The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 3, 1997. Regularly appearing on Monday Nitro, WCW Saturday Night during the year, he would also lose to Chris Benoit on February 22 and Diamond Dallas Page on March 3. Later that month, he would also face Roadblock and Johnny Swinger on WCW Saturday Night before teaming with Roadblock vs. Lex Luger & The Giant at Monday Night Nitro on March 31, 1997. Suffering losses to Booker T and Jeff Jarrett during the next two months, he would lose to Meng in a dark match on Monday Nitro on May 12. After another loss to Jeff Jarrett on WCW Saturday Night on May 24, he also lost to The Giant in a Handicap Match with Johnny Swinger and Jerry Flynn at Monday Nitro on May 26.

In early June, he would also suffer additional losses to Ice Train, Buff Bagwell and later to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan on Monday Nitro in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 13. One of the first victims of Bill Goldberg's winning streak during early 1998, Fuller was pinned by Goldberg at WCW Thunder on February 2. He later appeared on WCW Worldwide losing to Konnan on February 21, as well as appearing on WCW Saturday Night facing Hugh Morrus, Jim Duggan and Prince Iaukea as well as to Booker T and Steve McMichael on WCW Thunder before defeating Doc Dean on July 25, 1998. During the next few months however, while scoring victories over preliminary wrestlers, he would lose matches to Scott Norton, Bryan Clark, Marty Jannetty and Jerry Flynn before losing to WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg at WCW Thunder in Lexington, Kentucky on September 10. He would also lose to Ernest "The Cat" Miller and Rick Steiner before defeating El Dandy on WCW Worldwide on October 17, 1998.

Defeating Lash Leroux at WCW Worldwide on January 26, Fuller later teamed with Knuckles Nelson at the NWA Parade Of Champions, substituting for the injured Erich Sbraccia, winning the then-vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship against Team Extreme (Kit Carson & Khris Germany) winning by reverse decision at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas, Texas on June 10, 1999. However, the two would hold them for less then a week before losing the titles to Public Enemy in Bolton, Massachusetts on June 17. Fuller would make only occasional appearances with WCW for most of the year, defeating Sick Boy at WCW Thunder in Birmingham, Alabama on July 14 instead wrestling for independent promotions including an appearance at Ultimate Professional Wrestling's Slam & Jam '99 defeating former trainer "Mr. U.S.A." Tony Atlas at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine on December 30, 1999. Returning to WCW in early 2000, Fuller faced Tank Abbot at Monday Nitro on February 14 and later appeared on WCW Saturday Night during its last months on the air facing The Wall, The Demon and, in the last episode, participated in a 6-man Hardcore Battle Royal won by Brian Knobbs and included Norman Smiley, Adrian Byrd, Dave Burkehead and The Dog on April 1, 2000.

Return to the independent circuit

After the close of WCW, Fuller returned to the independent circuit and, while in East Coast Championship Wrestling joined the stable Alliance of Defiance with Kevin Kelly and Billy Fives in early 2001. He would also make an appearance in the World Wrestling Federation facing Devon Storm at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut on May 21. In December 2001, he assaulted then-referee Barry Ace during a match for NWA New England after he had unintentionally caused Fuller to mistime a wrestling move. NWA New England Vice President Vinnie Capelli later made a public statement accepted full responsibility for the incident as Barry Ace was not a fully trained referee at the time. Despite this incident, Fuller remained with the promotion and, the following year, he won the NWA New England Heavyweight Championship.

Recent years

During 2006, Fuller would continue his feud with Brian Milonas in East Coast Championship Wrestling defeating him on May 6 although he was later eliminated by Milonas in the ECCW "Road to the Championship" Tournament on May 20. The following month he debuted in New England Championship Wrestling defeating Nat Turner on July 15 although he would later lose to NWW United States Champion "The Widowmaker" Eric Shred by disqualification on October 7 and, with Evan Siks, defeated Eddie Edwards & DC Dillinger by disqualification on October 28, 2006. Defeating Triplelicious and Chris Green during the next several weeks, he joined Team Nightmare (Evan Siks, Jason Blade and Brian Fury) defeating Team Sabotage (Kristian Frost, John Walters, Eddie Edwards & DC Dillinger) in an Eight Man Elimination Match on December 16, 2006. In early 2007, and Abyss in a Hardcore Match fought to a no contesr due to the interference of Jimmy "Jact" Cash & The Outpatient during a Powerhouse Wrestling of New England event on January 27 and, the following month in Big Time Wrestling, defeated Eddie Edwards on February 25 before loosing to Mister TA in a dog collar match on March 2, 2007. On May 18, Fuller faced Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Brian Milonas in the main event of the Homecoming benefit show in Byfield, Massachusetts, a fundraising event held by Chaotic Wrestling and Fabulous Productions to raise money for charities in the New England area including the Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Newbury Police Association and the Trista Zinck Scholarship Fund.

The match, which featured WWE Champion John Cena as special referee, also saw Vince McMahon in a rare appearance on the independent circuit who attempted to interfere in the match to be stopped by John Cena.

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